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Every "split" mechanical keyboard currently being sold that I know of
@WieldSoftwareDevelopement

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WieldSoftwareDevelopement commented Jan 26, 2018

How long did it take you to get used to the ortholinear key layout on the ErgoDox?

I've got a Matias Ergo Pro. It is pretty nice, but in over a year of use I've got several sticky keys. I have other non split mechanical keyboards from steel series so I know there are better switches out there. Plus the keyboard is missing some important keys. Like insert for example.

@Gelmo

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Gelmo commented Mar 15, 2018

You're missing a couple good ones:
https://gaming.kinesis-ergo.com/fsedge/ - Kinese Freestyle Edge - Freestyle 2 w/ mechanical keys and programmable layers
https://ultimatehackingkeyboard.com - programmable mechanical

@darrennoble

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@theevocater

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theevocater commented Apr 5, 2018

Keeb.io makes a few different PCB's for splits

@contesi

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contesi commented May 25, 2018

Kinesis Advantage, Kinesis Maxim Combo and Maltron dual-handed might count.

@murmour

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murmour commented Jun 27, 2018

Freestyle Pro was released by Kinesis recently: https://www.kinesis-ergo.com/shop/freestyle-pro/.

It looks very similar to Freestyle Edge, but is a bit cheaper, and comes with no wrist rests.

@TMiguelT

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@Gerk

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Gerk commented Jul 12, 2018

Don't waste your time with the Matias Ergo Pros ... they are wonderful hardware with HORRIBLE firmware. I've owned 4 of them and every one has had different firmware issues from ghosting to phantom keypresses to caps lock lights randomly coming on (and staying on even when caps lock is not engaged), etc. I just sent back 2 of the new "soft touch" ones. The keys themselves are great, if they can ever get their firmware issues sorted out.

@jingpengw

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jingpengw commented Jul 24, 2018

this one is pretty cheap and beautiful, not sure about the quality though.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.29.68d16222La6Gri&id=556970472669&ns=1&abbucket=4#detail

@patmood

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patmood commented Sep 13, 2018

Thanks for this list! This is out of stock but this is exactly what I'm looking for:

https://keeb.io/collections/frontpage/products/quefrency-60-split-staggered-keyboard?variant=12204552880222

@joric

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joric commented Sep 18, 2018

A whole family of wireless splits I worked on https://github.com/joric/bluetosis (see end of README). Split keyboards are generally bad, your old typing habits become pretty much nil and you need different muscle memory for every possible distance between keyboard halves.

@tahia-khan

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tahia-khan commented Oct 30, 2018

been using matias ergo pro for about a year now (avg ~3 days a week) and i definitely have a number of keys that are ghosting/jammed up. i don't recommend it.

@mexilence

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mexilence commented Nov 20, 2018

Thanks for the good list. Are there any non-split ergo mechanical keyboards? If not, is there some physical limitation as to why that can't be? Thanks.

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