I am in Europe. Will there be an ISO version, and when can I get one?
now how does it stand up go an ergodox?
It is much easier to go from standard layout to this split standard layout, than from standard to a columnar layout such as the ErgoDox's.
With the ErgoDox, Kinesis etc. you have to
touch-type correctly, with each finger in the correct column according to the school of touch typing.
With a somewhat standard layout, you can do like most people and wing it a bit.
I noticed when I got a Goldtouch that just
having the keyboard split is a big improvement in itself.
* Matias wrote that the Ergo Pro is not programmable.
ErgoDox is programmable in that you can reflash the firmware with a firmware with your own custom layout. You can also have multiple layers. Getting special features such as half-keyboard, embedded numpad, VI cursor keys etc. is real easy in Massdrop's layout configuration editor.
No realtime remapping or macros like the Kinesis, though.
* ErgoDox has more thumb keys. Ergo Pro's left Space Bar can not be used for anything but Space (?).
* The Matias Quiet switches feel a bit different than any Cherry MX. Matias Quiet feel a bit more like rubber dome, but good
rubber dome with a metallic tang
to them ... Which is best is a question of personal taste, though.