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    Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    Premium build input peripheral has optional left/right numpad, palm rest, and media dock.
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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    I'm keeping an eye on it but for me, it's like AU$335 for the Max which is quite a bit... Granted, there are just as expensive (if not more) keyboards on the market but anything over $250 is not something I'd usually consider buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain View Post
    Hot-swappable Cherry MX switches
    What, you can take the actual switches out, as well as popping keycaps off... while the keyboard is plugged in and running?
    OK... I guess I could see when that might have a use...

    Ya know... I think I like this one.
    I'd need an additional mini-screen, of course, but that's easily done.

    I might have to get me one of these!
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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    Can you add a second numpad? That would be interesting...

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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    Still a straight slab though. Split ortholinear is where the innovation is.

    I wonder if it can be customised enough to have an ISO layout instead of ANSI.

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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Still a straight slab though. Split ortholinear is where the innovation is.
    That'd be quite good for gaming around a HOTAS, perhaps.
    The real innovation would be to have all the different features (Tenkey, display, ortho split, media controls, macro keys, ports, docks, etc) in a massively modular package... but without looking like the MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E 7 keyboard did!!
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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    Ultimate Hacking Keyboard looking quite good in terms of modularisation. Not sure if they have swappable switches, but there are few companies offering that sort of thing now. My keyboard doesn't and it's a bit annoying as I'd actually like some lighter switches for modifiers like shift.

    I'm surprised at how religiously we as a whole seem to want to stick to cramped rectangular slabs, with staggering to allow for physical hammers - you'd think that this format would be a dying minority of users.

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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Ultimate Hacking Keyboard looking quite good in terms of modularisation.
    But not in terms of my financial stability... $350 for a base model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I'm surprised at how religiously we as a whole seem to want to stick to cramped rectangular slabs, with staggering to allow for physical hammers - you'd think that this format would be a dying minority of users.
    Well, I move my hands all around the keyboard, depending on what word I'm typing. I don't type in the standard fashion, with index fingers on F and J... so split boards would utterly stuff me up.
    I've also been criticised for this by people who insist I should learn to type 'properly', but they're usually the same people who snootily proclaim QWERTY utterly inferior to DVORAK or Aerty or Colemak... although the last one means you'd play games with WARS instead of WASD!

    How would you split a laptop format keyboard, though?
    I also see more and more people working on laptops (docked or otherwise) in offices nowadays, so changing those would be a challenge.
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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    To be honest, as nice as this looks, if I was going to spend ~£200 on a keyboard (which I'm not) it'd be more likely to be a Wooting Two Lekker Edition (just wish it came in a different colour scheme).
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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    But not in terms of my financial stability... $350 for a base model?


    Well, I move my hands all around the keyboard, depending on what word I'm typing. I don't type in the standard fashion, with index fingers on F and J... so split boards would utterly stuff me up.
    I've also been criticised for this by people who insist I should learn to type 'properly', but they're usually the same people who snootily proclaim QWERTY utterly inferior to DVORAK or Aerty or Colemak... although the last one means you'd play games with WARS instead of WASD!

    How would you split a laptop format keyboard, though?
    I also see more and more people working on laptops (docked or otherwise) in offices nowadays, so changing those would be a challenge.
    I know, insane prices. Though this one still isn't what I'd call cheap!!

    Your personal bad typing habits isn't really a good reason though - arguably if you were brought up on a split keyboard you'd have better typing habits.

    No reason in my mind why a laptop keyboard can't be ortholinear. Nor why on bigger laptops you couldn't provide an ergonomic curve to the keys, but obviously a lot less flexible. But come on, I've got a tiny laptop and ergonomics is not what it's for, if you need to type for any length on a laptop, you really ought to be plugging in a keyboard if you have any care for your wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    To be honest, as nice as this looks, if I was going to spend ~£200 on a keyboard (which I'm not) it'd be more likely to be a Wooting Two Lekker Edition (just wish it came in a different colour scheme).
    ISTR my G19 was £199... Years ago, though.
    This Lekker one isn't what I'd consider 'lekker' either. Looks like a minty version of a BBC Micro!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Your personal bad typing habits isn't really a good reason though - arguably if you were brought up on a split keyboard you'd have better typing habits.
    Mine are personally just down to poorly-rolled dexterity in life and a lop-sided drummer's mentality, but I know a lot of people with actual physical difficulties who really struggled on split boards. As is, a split board would be too restrictive for me and how I type at speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    No reason in my mind why a laptop keyboard can't be ortholinear. Nor why on bigger laptops you couldn't provide an ergonomic curve to the keys, but obviously a lot less flexible. But come on, I've got a tiny laptop and ergonomics is not what it's for, if you need to type for any length on a laptop, you really ought to be plugging in a keyboard if you have any care for your wrists.
    Actually, looking down at my 15" work machine right now, my first two fingers rest on the D & W on the left with thumb and 3rd covering ALT+TAB, while my right covers the J & I and there's a definite angle to my arms/wrists anyway. Who needs split boards!!
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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    My old Razer keyboard are pretty nasty, so i have been looking for a replacement.
    And while some keyboards in the insane price range look mighty nice to me ( like the Roccat vulcan 120 )
    Then the price are a turn off for me and i will probably have to make do with something at half the price.
    Also need a freaking mouse too, but that can wait as all i use it for is pointing as no one will make a game i like where a good mouse are a must have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Actually, looking down at my 15" work machine right now, my first two fingers rest on the D & W on the left with thumb and 3rd covering ALT+TAB, while my right covers the J & I and there's a definite angle to my arms/wrists anyway. Who needs split boards!!
    Maybe that's the answer: nobody has tried oversized keyboards! Forget this small button, giant keyboards for all!

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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    A stretch goal of a black anodised finish option has been announced.


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    Re: Everest customisable mechanical keyboard passes Kickstarter goal

    what to do if my new keyboard is off???!!

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