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Title: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: Findecanor on Sun, 22 November 2020, 17:07:14
I just found out about the Cloud Nine C989M (https://c9ergo.com/) ergonomic split keyboard. It seems to have been out for a couple of months but I couldn't find any mention about it here.
Anybody tried it?

It's like an mechanical version of the angled, tented Microsoft "Natural Keyboard" series.
I have heard requests for a new "Like the Microsoft 4000 but mechanical" so many times throughout the years (here and elsewhere), so I think it is about time that we got to see one on the market.
Unlike a pure MS4000 clone, this one is also split into two detachable parts. No detachable numpad though.

Besides a few in text, I could find only one Youtube-review:

Apparently only MX Red, Brown or Blue switches, and no adjustable tilt or tenting-angles.
The config software is Windows only, but according to one text-review (https://www.lifewire.com/cloud-nine-c989m-ergonomic-mechanical-keyboard-review-5072261) the macros are at least stored on the keyboard itself.

Before hearing about this keyboard, I had seen posts and images (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hbHpQMcMf34E7LdhDd4WAyxqIVoByAyX) from Velocifire about them having prototyped another mechanical "Natural Keyboard"-clone. But Cloud Nine beat them to it...
Title: Re: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: tp4tissue on Sun, 22 November 2020, 20:41:06
Dis' Tenting is 2 Low
Title: Re: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: Findecanor on Mon, 23 November 2020, 17:41:09
Still better than no tenting at all ... :-■
Title: Re: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 23 November 2020, 21:25:46
Still better than no tenting at all ... :-■

/Agreed

no tent = n00br
Title: Re: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: Findecanor on Thu, 24 March 2022, 12:07:07
Apparently, they have a 75%  version now. Has feet for negative tilt.

Title: Re: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: ander on Sun, 27 March 2022, 22:46:33
I just found out about the Cloud Nine C989M (https://c9ergo.com/) ergonomic split keyboard... It's like an mechanical version of the angled, tented Microsoft "Natural Keyboard" series...

That's really cool! Before rediscovering MKs, I always typed on MS Natural Keyboards, and bought a new one practically every month because the domes quickly lost their snap. But for the first couple of weeks they felt greatŚand were the most readily available implementation of a more natural typing position. I wouldn't be surprised if MS actually limited their durability, knowing they could get people hooked on them so they'd buy them over and over... I'm sure I wasn't the only person in Vancouver with a stack of used MSNKs in their closet that they didn't quite know what to do with.

So this is worth checking out. If it's as good as it seems, I may even end up selling a bunch of my "straight" MKs... Say, did my wife put you up this?
Title: Re: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: ander on Sun, 27 March 2022, 22:56:05
That said, I can't say I really get the TKL's right-side layout:


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Delete is such an often-used key... Wouldn't you always be groping for it, with no grouping there at all? (Ha, "grouping" or "groping", never thought of that.)
Title: Re: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: granola bar enthusiast on Mon, 28 March 2022, 13:15:38
definitely is unique to say the least, I kinda hate the "gamer" look to it but the thought is there
Title: Re: Cloud Nine Ergonomic Keyboard
Post by: Mr.Thompson on Thu, 31 March 2022, 07:54:18


Delete is such an often-used key... Wouldn't you always be groping for it, with no grouping there at all? (Ha, "grouping" or "groping", never thought of that.)

Very good point. Not to mention that Home and End are in the same category (cursor movement) as arrows and PgUp, so they should all be together and Delete on top.


I'm also used to Delete on top right. :)