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* Please Recommend a Keyboard
* Jargon
* Keyboards
* Mice and Other Pointing Devices
* Chairs
* Desks
* Software
* You, the User
About this list:
This thread is locked - if you want to suggest anything, then please take a look at the discussion thread (link is just below).
The discussion thread

Please recommend a Keyboard:
We'd love to, but everyone is a bit different.  We won't stop you from lurking around the forum, but you are more than welcome to create a new thread and we'll try to help you out.  By the way, have you seen your doctor?

(Looking for suggestions on a rough guide of things to mention, such as where the pain is, current keyboard, number of hours typing each day)


* Ergonomic Glossary
* Geekhack Glossary

* Photo Gallery
* Comparisons
Specific Keyboards

* Kinesis Advantage (Cherry Brown/Red) + rubber domes
* Kinesis Advantage 2 (Cherry Brown/Red) + Cherry ML
* Matias Ergo Pro (Alps)
* Maltron (Cherry Black)
* Ergodox (Cherry)
* Truly Ergonomic (Cherry)
* µTron (Topre)
* Goldtouch (Rubber Dome)
* Kinesis Freestyle Edge
* Kinesis Freestyle (Rubber Dome)
* MS Ergo/Sculpt
Keyboards in Development -

* Keyboard.IO - almost shipping
* Ergoduck
* CombiMouse
* Nexus
Extinct Keyboards

* Datahand (Optical/Magnetic)
* IBM M15 (Buckling Spring)
* Cherry MX5000 (Cherry Brown/Black)
* Kinesis Evolution (Alps)
One Handed/Chorded Keyboards

* Maltron
* Matias
* Chord Keyboards
* Stenography
DIY Keyboards

(in no particular order)

* Planet 6 - The start of a new keyboard by kurplop
* [Promethium51 Build Log/url]
* Oobly builds an ergo board!
* Do you think the 3/4" spacing between keys is optimum?
* Bison keyboard build
* Re-Create the DataHand
* Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
(if you have any suggestions, please let me know)

The qwerty layout hasn't had it's day yet, but there are other layouts to take a look at.  A lot of the layouts have claimed improved speed and accuracy, but you might find comfort to be a better reason to switch.  Both Dvorak and Colemak will reduce finger travel distance to around 50%.

* Staggered
* Non staggered (sometimes called columnar, matrix or xy)
* Comparisons
* Colemak
* Dvorak
* Maltron
* Workman
* Dual use keys
* Dual use keys
* SpaceFN
* Other Layouts
The type of switch used can make a huge difference to the keyboard.  A lot of keyboards are available in a choice of switches, and it's possible (with varying degrees of difficulty from prising open the switch case to desoldering the whole board) to change the switches in an existing keyboard.
Bottoming out (pressing the key through it's full travel distance so it hits the bottom) can be a source of discomfort to some users - it also contributes to louder typing).   
Switch Review Directory


* Wristrests
(Always open to suggestions for sub categories)

Mice and Other Pointing Devices:

* Photo Gallery
* Comparisons

* Vertical
* Ambidextrous
* Left Handed
* Trackballs
* Other
(Always open to suggestions for sub categories)


(Looking for suggestions for sub categories)

* The Ergonomic Task Chair Guide & Discussion

* Photo Gallery
* Comparisons

* Keyboard Trays
* Standing Desks (including sit to stand)
* Recommended Standing Desks (<$1000)
* Custom Desks
* Footrests

(Always open to suggestions for sub categories)


* Rest Break
* Text Expansion/Prediction/AutoCorrect/Macros
* Speech Recognition
You, the User:

* Health Issues
* Sciatica, any other GH members suffering from it?
* Typing
* Posture
* Breaks
* Exercise

Thank, hoggy, this looks great so far.  Get enough info here, and maybe one of us can use the information as a thesis for graduate school.


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