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Offline yensteel

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X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« on: Sun, 03 September 2017, 15:37:17 »
Hi, I'm not sure if its been shared before, but I saw this video on youtube which caught my interest.


It describes an upcoming keyboard that is ortholinear and slightly ergonomically arranged but still on a single board. Its mechanical, and there's also a bluetooth verison which is nice. Its also backlit.

Looking at the site, I don't think there a blank version, which is a bummer for a lot of people. I don't know the price yet.

Here's the site:

http://www.x-bows.com/

Personally, I'm not buying it, I still like my keyboard more.
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 September 2017, 15:39:05 by yensteel »

Offline Findecanor

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 03 September 2017, 16:43:41 »
Yes, there are a few older threads about it.
Most noteworthy might be the one where the designer himself (herself?) describes it and asks for comments: 4th generation ergonomic layout.

There are also a few videos on Youtube where people test an earlier prototype.
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Offline yensteel

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 03 September 2017, 16:45:14 »
Oh, crap. I did search the forums but couldn't find it. Please delete this thread if you can.

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 03 September 2017, 19:01:13 »
Oh, crap. I did search the forums but couldn't find it. Please delete this thread if you can.

//suspicious..


are you sure you're not a paid forum ad poster ?


hahahahaha...

Offline ChrisFleguel

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 01:02:17 »
Hi Guys,

I am working with X-Bows in advance of their Kickstarter campaign so I will try not to be too intrusive in this thread. Just thought I'd give some info.

The site linked in the Unbox Therapy video is pretty outdated, info.x-bows.com/x-bows/ is the domain that is maintained. It should have more up-to-date information.

The price will be $119 on Kickstarter and our campaign will be running from September 12- November 8.

Hope this helps,
Chris

Offline yensteel

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 01:42:56 »
I used the term X-Bows, didn't get anything. I'm not paid at all!

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 01:57:02 »
I used the term X-Bows, didn't get anything. I'm not paid at all!

calm down yensteel, the more you deny it,  the more suspicion you draw..

I was just kidding.. hahahahah..  /or was i... ??

board looks good, probably a 60% is next for them,

Offline Findecanor

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 02:10:20 »
It describes an upcoming keyboard that is ortholinear ...
I wouldn't call it "ortholinear". It is "columnar" for sure but an ortholinear keyboard would have the main keys in rows and columns with 90 angles (i.e. orthogonal) between them.
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Offline yensteel

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 02:31:51 »
So, its more like non-staggered as the term?

Looking at the layout, I actually quite like it the more I planned my own layout on the keyboard. You have a normal arrow key orientation which is very handy for a lot of people, and enough keys to not be restrictive or forceful. There are F keys as well, very handy. I'm pleasantly surprised by the price. Very big deal. It will reach quite a lot of newcomers.

Speaking of blank version, I think its a good idea, considering some keys are not normally shaped.

I'll be taking a close look on kickstarter. Good luck.

Offline yellowfour

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Re: X-Bows ergonomic keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 03:07:17 »
the most appropriate description is "radial".