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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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    Re: X-Bows Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard hits Kickstarter

    You can now read about and see a numpad accessory for this keyboard on the fundraising page.

    "The numpad will be available for an additional pledge of CA$60 (~$50 USD). If you would like the numpad, you can make an adjustment to your existing pledge and then check off numpad on the backer survey at the end of the campaign."
    Interestingly the numpad works with a magnetic connection left or right, it can also work as a satellite but then requires its own USB connection.
    The projects seems to be doing well having raised CA$ 116,200, well past its original CA$ 40k goal. Another stretch goal is being drawn up.

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