Best space-saving/compact keyboard 2013

[Final vote] Best space-saving/compact keyboard 2013

Poll ended at 09 Dec 2013, 01:11

Filco Minila Air
17
19%
IBM industrial Space Saving Keyboard
21
23%
IBM "Kishsaver"
28
31%
Matias Mini Tactile Pro
4
4%
PJE's OneHand - 20% keyboard
20
22%
 
Total votes: 90

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webwit
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Best space-saving/compact keyboard 2013

Unread post by webwit » 04 Dec 2013, 01:11

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Please vote for your winner of the award for the Best space-saving/compact keyboard or keyboard family in 2013.

By voting in this category you can win a keyboard cable from Pexon PCs.

This is the final round. See the first round and second round for reference.

The official nominees are:

Filco Minila Air
The Minila Air is the flagship of Filco's new compact Majestouch Minila keyboard family. It finally brings wireless bluetooth to mechanical keyboards of a main brand.

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Look mum! No cable!

IBM industrial Space Saving Keyboard
The IBM Space Saving keyboard is an 84/85 key Model M keyboard. The iconic design of the standard version is only topped by the rare industrial version of the same board.

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Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom.

IBM "Kishsaver"
The IBM "Kishsaver" is a 62-key keyboard for the IBM 4704, named after it's rediscoverer, Kishy. It is the only true compact IBM Model F keyboard known, and got again in the spotlight by this huge find from tinnie.

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Is it a HHKB Pro II? Is it a Poker? No, it's an IBM Model F with capacitive buckling springs.

Matias Mini Tactile Pro
The Matias Mini Tactile Pro is a "better keyboard for your Mac" and uses Matias Alps clicky keyswitches, making it an interesting alternative to compact MX keyboards.

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Bling bling. While Apple confuses keyboards with wafer-thin alu sheets, Matias delivers the goods!

PJE's OneHand - 20% keyboard
The OneHand chording keyboard is a custom keyboard project by PJE and a great example of how to build your own keyboard. It uses a custom PCB, Cherry MX switches and a Teensy controller.

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Operating a motor vehicle with one hand while posting to deskthority with the other. It is now possible.

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kint

Unread post by kint » 04 Dec 2013, 10:41

20% got my vote because it's special...
reminds me of http://www.knac.com/ online radio stations jingle:
"and now for the younger set who enjoy typing with one hand: my pants are around my ankles..."

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Daniel Beardsmore

Unread post by Daniel Beardsmore » 04 Dec 2013, 19:52

Kishsaver absolutely — it just seems too good to be true!

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Halvar

Unread post by Halvar » 04 Dec 2013, 20:37

I want to see more mech bluetooth compact keyboards. So I vote for Filco.

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bhtooefr

Unread post by bhtooefr » 05 Dec 2013, 18:10

Damnit, I can only vote for one...

Just flipped a coin. Heads for the Kishsaver, tails for Matias.

Got heads.

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webwit
Wild Duck

Unread post by webwit » 06 Dec 2013, 15:08

The vote closes on Monday 9 December at 20:00 UTC. Vote now!

The three nominees with currently the most votes are (in alphabetical order):
Spoiler:
Filco Minila Air
IBM industrial Space Saving Keyboard
IBM "Kishsaver"
(2 of these currently have an equal number of votes)

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Soarer

Unread post by Soarer » 09 Dec 2013, 20:08

"Poll ended at 09 Dec 2013 00:11"

Huh?!

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webwit
Wild Duck

Unread post by webwit » 09 Dec 2013, 20:23

Fixed, thanks.

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Soarer

Unread post by Soarer » 09 Dec 2013, 20:30

Thanks!

Voted KS, since I have typed something with one using my unreliable CPU->Teensy swap :P

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