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http://www.diatec.co.jp/en/det.php?prod_c=1322

What do you guys think about the layout? rolleyes.gif
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Layout looks rather awkward, especially that tiny right-offset space bar. I see that you can set either of the function keys to become part of the space bar, but it'll still be less comfortable to use (because of the gap) than a real space bar. Also, I fear that, given the reliance of this layout on the function layer, I wouldn't want to give up the left function anyway.

Small backspace is another negative; I know from experience that I can live with it, but it's not preferable, especially since you're not getting an enormous enter key in return (slight pun, sorry).

More generally, the size has been reduced far past the point where I feel that I might derive some benefit from it being smaller; I don't take my keyboards to work with me, and would really rather have something that didn't require so much function-layer use (or where there was more space on the function layer for media controls and shortcut keys, both of which seem to be lacking here) even if that meant that it were a bit bigger.
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Interesting...I'm just happy to see Filco deviating from the typical norm. They've gotten so stagnant in their product development lately.
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Well, it's a lot better than the initial picture I saw that had the right shift in the location of where delete is in those pictures.
I think they should have made it slightly wider to increase the width of the right shift and space bar and also removed one of the function keys to help increase the width of the space bar.
Other than that it looks alright, but for the functionality this is trying to offer over standard 60% board I would rather go a little larger and spring for 75% with a Choc Mini or Race.
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With the way I press the space bar, the placement of these FN keys are going to annoy me.

If priced nicely, it could be a nice alternative to that Happy Hacking keyboard (I think that's what it's called.)
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Another thing I noticed looking at the pictures is that the entire Z row is shifted to the left.
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post

Another thing I noticed looking at the pictures is that the entire Z row is shifted to the left.
Oh yea, didn't notice that.
Thinking, if there're a spacebar could fit the 3 switches, to make it a one single long spacebar? rolleyes.gif
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