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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 12:35 PM - Thread Starter
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No gimmickie half keyboard for gaming

Why can't we get something like this instead of Razers, Dactyls, Kenises and other Ergodox EZ gimmickies?



I mean they look cool but the truth is that 99% of people are already used to the standard keyboard layout(this includes offset rows, long shift near AZ etc) which all of them fail to replicate.
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Why would anyone want a half keyboard for gaming though? Use a normal keyboard.

If you want it for macros - then add a second normal keyboard for 1/2 the price and 3x the amount of keys.

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Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Why would anyone want a half keyboard for gaming though? Use a normal keyboard.

If you want it for macros - then add a second normal keyboard for 1/2 the price and 3x the amount of keys.
For the same reason people consider TKL keyboards more suitable for gaming - the space between the left and right hand is narrowed down increasing the comfort and performance. Some people even turn the keyboard 60-80 degree to the right to narrow it even further. I've noticed that effect using Razer's Orbweaver but the straight rows and disfunctional spacebar with an uncomfortable hump for a wristwrest it's not so comfy.
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Still failing to see how another device on the desk is going to free up space for a mouse. If you're implying people replace their keyboard with that, then I think you overestimate the amount of people who only use their PCs for gaming.

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I agree these peripherals should have the offset row like a keyboard. Same reason why I haven't been able to get used to them.

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Quote: Originally Posted by PounceAlot View Post
Why can't we get something like this instead of Razers, Dactyls, Kenises and other Ergodox EZ gimmickies?
Not sure what's wrong with the Kinesis Freestyle 2, as it uses a standard layout, just with some extra buttons on the left that might come in handy.

Otherwise there's the Mistel Barocco, which is mechanical, but lacks function keys, because it uses the standard 60% layout.
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Quote: Originally Posted by PounceAlot View Post
Why can't we get something like this instead of Razers, Dactyls, Kenises and other Ergodox EZ gimmickies?



I mean they look cool but the truth is that 99% of people are already used to the standard keyboard layout(this includes offset rows, long shift near AZ etc) which all of them fail to replicate.
You could probably get a kit made to do that but the issue is the ones you are talking about are made to supplement a keyboard and mainly from mmos and most mmos you want to actually type in.
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