While i’m a hardcore mechanical keyboard fan, this is my very fisrt split (partially), ergonomic keyboard. The keyboard comes in tenkeyless size and a separated numpad. It’s a bit bigger for my taste but I can live with that. I’m more accustomed to a smaller board. 60%-65% is usually the sweet spot for me. The sculpt keyboard uses wireless but probably not Bluetooth which makes me wonder if I can find the replacement USB receiver dongle if I ever lost it.
Over the years, I customized my keyboard layout a lot (Bootmapper client then and QMK Toolbox now) and this is what I ended up using. It’s pretty much HHKB layout with some QMK hacks on top. Change CAPLOCK to CTRL # CAPLOCK is useless to me so I change it to CTRL. I also set it up to use Mod-Tap key which will act as CTRL if I hold it but works as BACKSPACE if I tap it.
macOS media keys # macOS media keys are supported on QMK: KC__MUTE, KC__VOLUP, KC__VOLDOWN, etc… This is essential if you’re using macOS. Grave Escape # If you’re using a 60% keyboard, or any other layout with no F-row, you will have noticed that there is no dedicated Escape key. Grave Escape is a feature that allows you to share the grave key (` and ~) with Escape.
This is a short review of a Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja TKL (Italian Red version). I ordered mine from eBay and the keyboard arrived 3 days later. The keyboard came with some additional keycaps (WASD and Escape keys in red and black) and a keycap puller. First impression # This thing is sexy as hell. This was one of the main reason I purchase this board to begin with.
My latest addition to my keyboard collection: an Italian Red Filco Majestouch 2 (tenkeyless version) with blue switches. It’s really hard to find a shop with Filco in stock here in Thailand. I could only find one with black switch in stock, which I am not a huge fan of as it’s the linear type with no tactile feedback and too stiff for my taste. Other shops mostly stock Razer, Rocco, SteelSeries and Ducky.
I’m thinking of getting a Poker 2 keyboard and a Granite keycap set just for the sake of looking at “her”. She’s so beautiful, it hurts. My current favorite keyboard is the Laptop Pro with the Matias Silent Switch. It’s so fun to type on though I prefer the shape of the HHKB Pro 2. The downside of HHKB Pro 2 is the lack of supply for novelty keycaps. Poker 2 is the closest thing to HHKB’s form factor at the moment I believe.
A short review of the Matias Laptop Pro, a wireless mechanical keyboard by Matias.