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geekhack Community => Ergonomics => Topic started by: Findecanor on Sun, 08 August 2021, 09:44:22

Title: New Lenovo ergo keyboard and mouse
Post by: Findecanor on Sun, 08 August 2021, 09:44:22
I came across a mention that Lenovo is planning to sell a line of wireless peripherals, including a  ergo keyboard (https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/lenovo-go/wireless-split-keyboard), and a vertical mouse (https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/accessories-and-software/keyboards-and-mice/mice/4y51c33792).

The keyboard is kind'a mainstream Microsoft-like, except that:
- The rows are straight, not curved like recent keyboards from Microsoft or Logitech, with an aggressive opening angle of 13 (which is the max angle on most competitor's keyboards with curved rows. I think Alice variants with straight rows have 10)
- The tenting angle is also relatively high at 11. Microsoft's keyboard often have around 8.
- It seems to have the same type of keys as Thinkpad laptops (but we'll see once reviews are in)
- Detachable foot for 4 negative tilt.

The vertical mouse looks kinda conventional also, for a vertical mouse. Both have parts of cork which isn't going to fly with everyone.

Unfortunately, they use USB-A receivers and there is no support for Bluetooth, which is really behind in 2021, especially if these are supposed to be used with laptops ...

Anyway. Even if not mechanical,  more options are good.
Title: Re: New Lenovo ergo keyboard and mouse
Post by: nevin on Sun, 08 August 2021, 09:57:37
thanks for the post. there was another member looking for something similar. i'll cross post & make them aware.

nice find.
Title: Re: New Lenovo ergo keyboard and mouse
Post by: sridhar on Thu, 02 September 2021, 03:48:50
No Mac support :mad:
Title: Re: New Lenovo ergo keyboard and mouse
Post by: timw4mail on Wed, 08 September 2021, 09:03:52
No Mac support :mad:

So, no command key? I do a lot on Macs, and have yet to see a mouse or keyboard that didn't work.
Title: Re: New Lenovo ergo keyboard and mouse
Post by: nevin on Wed, 08 September 2021, 10:21:59
correct. just about any keyboard will work on just about any computer.
if using a windows keyboard on a mac.... window key = command, alt = option, control = control
if there's a programming utility that's pc only, program it on the pc, and use on the mac...
Title: Re: New Lenovo ergo keyboard and mouse
Post by: _rubik on Wed, 08 September 2021, 10:26:53
No Mac support :mad:

Apple has done a fabulous job convincing people that the command key is entirely novel and not at all a re-branded super key.
Title: Re: New Lenovo ergo keyboard and mouse
Post by: rsantos97 on Mon, 13 September 2021, 08:07:06
I am going to have to try this keyboard out. I like the fact that it is TKL and uses Lenovo's awesome scissor switches. The only other thing I would have liked is matrix columns, but you can't have everything.  I was actually just researching to see if there were any new TKL scissor-switch or low profile switch keyboards out there.  I am currently using a Logitech MX Keys witch is awesome to type on but it's not TKL. I also have a Keychron K1 v4, but the switches are a bit too stiff for my liking. I have to use lighter switches due to RSI and CTS. I have been wanting to try the Matias Wired Aluminum Tenkeyless Keyboard, but have read in the reviews that the switches are stiff.
Title: Re: New Lenovo ergo keyboard and mouse
Post by: nevin on Mon, 13 September 2021, 08:29:47
@rsantos97 have you looked at choc switches?
- a customizable low profile switch, usually available in low profile & mx keycap mounts
- can change weight with sprit springs https://www.spritdesigns.com/product-page/choc

something like this https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=6969

or a custom like this https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=109577.0