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    X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    Fanned layout keyboard will come with choice of four types of mechanical keyswitches.
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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    Moving the enter key... err... no

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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    "If it had a numpad" - looks like it's an option from one of the pictures?

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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    Nope...my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 works just fine!

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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    This could probably work really well if you just started using a PC. But learning a different layout to the one you used for decades is probably very difficult. It takes me days to get used to a new keyboard with a similar layout. The price is okay though, if you compare it to other mechanical keyboards.

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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    The X-Bows team, have just written to say "We have a detachable numpad planned as a stretch goal. I'll send you an update message once it is released!"

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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    Looks nice enough, but may be a bit pricey for a pie in the sky Kickstarter project, especially with the wrist rest being optional. If I was to not like the 'feel' of the keys/layout after receiving it I would end up not using it.

    I have been using the Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro/Comfort ergonomic keyboards for 16+ years and even have 2 spare ones in the attic, because Logitech stopped making them. Best typing experience ever as far as I am concerned. Replacing that with an actual mechanical switch keyboard would have been pretty sweet.
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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    Looks good but where are the home/end keys. Like the tenkeyless approach as I use the Filco (with brown switches).

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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    I'd be really interested to try this. Trouble is, at £89 it's an expensive mistake if it turns out to be horrible!
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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    Just paid out £100 for a Unicomp to replace my 20 year old IBM Model M which has finally given up the ghost (on one key only). If this had a number pad and I had heard of it sooner I would have gone for it.

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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    I'm good with standard qwerty, thanks.
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