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Offline Scra818

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« on: Wed, 09 June 2010, 11:47:19 »
Computer Ergonomics?

I would send anyone to this site to order anything computer related.
I have worked with them for several years and they have come a long way. They have completely redone their site and it looks amazing by the way!

Ergo's upgrades


-added about 50 new products.
-Real people to talk to when you call
-30 day money back - NO restocking fee!
-News letter that gives out savings coupons and specials

Right now they have a huge specials page up and some of the stuff they have up there is amazing!

Offline aegrotatio

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« Reply #1 on: Mon, 14 June 2010, 18:54:35 »
I'm not really sure about that.
This is a $40 BTC-5100C, also sold as SIIG Minitouch Plus, and this web site is selling it for $80.  It even lists the retail price as $95.
I don't know what to say about this kind of thing.  Many of the other items are also priced this way.

http://www.ergonomicsmadeeasy.com/store/ergonomic-keyboards-and-keypads/product/black-mini-keyboard/
Daily Drivers: Ducky DK1087XM || DSI ASK-6600 || Rosewill RK-9000 BL, BR, BL, and RE || ABS M1 || Das Keyboard Silent || HHKB Lite and Lite 2 || DSI Big Font (kids love it)
Yearning for: Any ALPS keyboard || Any tenkeyless mechanical keyboard
Permanent collection: Poker Blue and Brown || Adesso MKB-125B || SIIG MiniTouch Geek Hack Space Saver || Chicony 5181 Monterey Blue || Chicony 5191 Clone Cherry Blues || Key Tronic 3600 || Unicomp Endurapro & SmarTrex || A crate of IBM Model M and Model M Space Saving boards || NeXTstation Slab || Amiga 3000 || BTC-5100C black and beige || SIIG MiniTouch Plus black and beige
Retired collection: SIIG MiniTouch Monterey Blue || Razer BlackWidow

Offline chimera15

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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 14 June 2010, 19:02:38 »
Yeah, they're quite a large bit above what current retail/ebay prices are.
Alps boards:
white real complicated: 1x modified siiig minitouch kb1903,  hhkb light2 english steampunk hack, wireless siig minitouch hack
white with rubber damper(cream)+clicky springs: 2x modified siig minitouch kb1903 1x modified siig minitouch kb1948
white fake simplified:   1x white smk-85, 1x Steampunk compact board hack
white real simplified: 1x unitek k-258
low profile: 1x mint m1242 in box
black: ultra mini wrist keyboard hack
blue: Japanese hhk2 lite hack, 1x siig minitouch pcb/doubleshot dc-2014 caps. kb1903, 1x modified kb1948 Siig minitouch
rainbow test boards:  mck-84sx


Offline hyperlinked

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 14 June 2010, 22:36:15 »
Quote from: ripster;193094
They had a nice pic there though.

I love how they always exaggerate the extra mouse reach by positioning the keyboard as far to the right as possible without making it obvious that they're accentuating the setup a little.

Not a bad site overall though. Say what you want about their pricing, but a shop like that might be the best way for a lot of people to see a good lineup of their more "ergo-friendly" accessories. Well, they could use some more mechanical keyboards and fewer crappy overpriced split boards.

The advice they give is a little chaotic, but it's about as detailed as you can get without confusing people who aren't ergonomics specialists.
« Last Edit: Mon, 14 June 2010, 22:53:27 by hyperlinked »
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Topre: Realforce 103U Cherry: Filco Majestouch 104 (Brown), Ione Scorpius M10 (Blue)
Buckling Spring: IBM Model M1391401 ALPS: Apple Extended Keyboard II (Cream), ABS M1 (Fukka/Black), MicroConnectors Flavored USB (Black)
Domes: Matias Optimizer, Kensington ComfortType, Microsoft Internet Keyboard
Scissors: Apple Full Sized Aluminum
Pointy Stuff: Razer Imperator, Razer Copperhead, DT225 Trackball, Apple Magic Mouse, Logitech MX1000, Apple Mighty Mouse
Systems: MacPro, MacBook Pro, ASUS eeePC netbook, Dell D600 laptop, a small cluster of Linux Web servers
Displays: Apple Cinema Display 30", Apple Cinema Display 23"
Ergo Devices: Zody Chair, Nightingale CXO, Somaform, Theraball, 3M AKT180LE Keyboard Tray

Offline majestouch

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 15 June 2010, 01:18:17 »
Quote from: aegrotatio;193092
I'm not really sure about that.
This is a $40 BTC-5100C, also sold as SIIG Minitouch Plus, and this web site is selling it for $80.  It even lists the retail price as $95.
I don't know what to say about this kind of thing.  Many of the other items are also priced this way.

http://www.ergonomicsmadeeasy.com/store/ergonomic-keyboards-and-keypads/product/black-mini-keyboard/


I know what to say about it (in the words of the OP):

"NO restocking fee!"

...what? You expected free lunch?

Offline audioave10

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 June 2010, 19:05:12 »
I have the Siig Mini Touch Plus from Newegg that has the media controls and is rubber-dome but its different and only $25...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823191005

Is this a third different model and is it mechanical?
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Offline hyperlinked

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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 28 June 2010, 19:17:33 »
Quote from: audioave10;197402
Is this a third different model and is it mechanical?

Quote from: A Newegg Reviewer
SMALL FORM FACTOR, NICE KEY RESPONSE, HAS A GOOD FEEL TO IT WHILE TYPING. AND IT'S NICE AND QUIET!

That should answer the mechanical question.
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Topre: Realforce 103U Cherry: Filco Majestouch 104 (Brown), Ione Scorpius M10 (Blue)
Buckling Spring: IBM Model M1391401 ALPS: Apple Extended Keyboard II (Cream), ABS M1 (Fukka/Black), MicroConnectors Flavored USB (Black)
Domes: Matias Optimizer, Kensington ComfortType, Microsoft Internet Keyboard
Scissors: Apple Full Sized Aluminum
Pointy Stuff: Razer Imperator, Razer Copperhead, DT225 Trackball, Apple Magic Mouse, Logitech MX1000, Apple Mighty Mouse
Systems: MacPro, MacBook Pro, ASUS eeePC netbook, Dell D600 laptop, a small cluster of Linux Web servers
Displays: Apple Cinema Display 30", Apple Cinema Display 23"
Ergo Devices: Zody Chair, Nightingale CXO, Somaform, Theraball, 3M AKT180LE Keyboard Tray

Offline TexasFlood

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 28 June 2010, 19:39:45 »
Quote from: audioave10;197402
I have the Siig Mini Touch Plus from Newegg that has the media controls and is rubber-dome but its different and only $25...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823191005

Is this a third different model and is it mechanical?

Looks like you probably have the USB mini and what "Ergonomics Made Easy" is selling is equivalent to the PS/2 mini.  Here is the  Amazon link.  It's listed right there on the SIIG website with MSRP of $49.99 rather than $95.  "Ergonomics Made Easy" lists it as SKU BT40/5100-BLK.  But it is apparently same as both the SIIG mini PS/2 as well as the BTC-5100c.  Here is the Newegg BTC-5100c white version link (deactivated item).  Same board, just different part numbers.  These are out of stock everywhere I find them listed, seems like the PS/2 version is giving way to the newer USB ones.
« Last Edit: Mon, 28 June 2010, 20:07:50 by TexasFlood »

Offline audioave10

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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 28 June 2010, 20:02:58 »
Thanks...that makes it a little high-priced but possibly unavailable elsewhere.
I still wonder if that PS/2 mini is mechanical.
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Offline TexasFlood

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 28 June 2010, 20:14:11 »
Quote from: audioave10;197414
Thanks...that makes it a little high-priced but possibly unavailable elsewhere.
I still wonder if that PS/2 mini is mechanical.

My guess would be no based on both general chatter on current SIIG type boards and the 20 million key switch cycle rating which is typically what rubber domes are rated at vs. mechanical more like 50 million IIRC.

Offline CeeSA

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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 08 October 2010, 17:40:31 »
there are a lot of funny things in this shop. but also some stuff makes me curious:

http://www.ergonomicsmadeeasy.com/store/mac/product/mac-modular-keyboard/
with brown or blue cherry mx

http://www.ergonomicsmadeeasy.com/store/integrated-pointing-devices/product/desk-saver-keyboard/
switches?

http://www.ergonomicsmadeeasy.com/store/specialty/product/large-font-keyboard/
"High quality mechanical switch keys"
which one??

i would love ergorest ;)
http://www.ergonomicsmadeeasy.com/store/splints-and-forearm-supports/product/ergorest/

somebody know the original keyboardnames for the boards above?

Offline Ekaros

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So I should add something useless here yes? Ok, ok...
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Offline Lanx

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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 09 October 2010, 07:11:00 »
Yea heh, every other product is a "heated" this or "heated" that, like why? along with 50% markup from a regular retail store I'm thinking the OP just posted here to get free advertising, really no other reason.