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Offline The Cat Whisperer

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Is the Keebio Sinc Good For Small Hands?
« on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 14:37:33 »
Im worried that my small hands won't be able to comfortably type on the Sinc. My hands (8x17 cm) are very small. Would they be able to reach the keys comfortably or would I need a wrist rest?

Offline nevin

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Re: Is the Keebio Sinc Good For Small Hands?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 14:51:30 »
sinc is 75%. have you ever used smaller boards (+-60%)? or is this your first jump into the hobby?
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Re: Is the Keebio Sinc Good For Small Hands?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 16:18:42 »
its my first jump! this place seems really welcoming so I'm just trying to learn as much as I can

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Re: Is the Keebio Sinc Good For Small Hands?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 16:23:57 »
Iris looks pretty awesome

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Re: Is the Keebio Sinc Good For Small Hands?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 16:54:04 »
unless you really, really, really, need dedicated F-keys, i'd suggest the Quefrency

the biggest thing with custom keyboards is programability, and with that comes tons of alternate/unique layouts.
- if you're just getting into it, 60-65% is a great starting point.

here's just one generic example (this is a pretty normal-ish 60% and how we make use of these smaller keyboards)
- hold the key marked "MO 1" momentary, layer 1, and you activate Layer 1, all of the F-keys are there
    hold "MO 1" and tap any of the number keys to get the corresponding F-key.
    this is probably one of the most common layer/Fn functions and is super easy to use & get used to.
- tap the key marked "TG 2" toggle, layer 2, and you turn on/off arrows instead of the default mods & shift in the bottom right.
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again, this is just an example. because these are programmable, you can make they keymap whatever you like.

if you want a more complex example, look up the default keymap for the plank (40%)

figure out what you can & can't live without and use that as your guide for picking a keyboard to build
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Offline equalunique

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Re: Is the Keebio Sinc Good For Small Hands?
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 14:43:50 »
What's better than a wrist rest is an adjustable height desk and a chair with adjustable height arm rests. Position the desk underneath the arm rests, with arm rests over and past the edge of the desk, and each half of the keyboard spread to where your hands hover while resting on the arm rests. You'll be able to sit back instead of leaning forward like most typists do. Balancing yourself in this way will lessen your risk of carpal tunnel more than a wrist rest can.

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Re: Is the Keebio Sinc Good For Small Hands?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 20 November 2020, 15:57:11 »
If you're able to reach keys on most standard keyboards you'll probably be fine with the Sinc. I have trouble with a lot of key combos on regular keyboards, so I switched to a split ergo (lily58). I actually just sold my
Quefrency because I realized I couldn't go back to a normal row staggered layout after using the ergo board for a while.

Offline nevin

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Re: Is the Keebio Sinc Good For Small Hands?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 20 November 2020, 16:27:16 »
Yes, it's hard to go back to a normal staggered layout once you've been on ortho or columnar stagger for a while (or non split for that matter)
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