The Squeezebox split ergonomic keyboard

Peter Lyons blogs about making a new split ergonomic keyboard, named the Squeezebox:

I designed and built a split ergonomic keyboard with some ideas I’ve been wanting to try for over a year. Here are the main features of the keyboard:

  • Split design, obvs
  • staggered linear columns
  • customizable tailor fit column offsets
  • tailor fit per-finger vertical offsets
  • thumb cluster with 6 keys

I think the main design element that sets this apart for other similar keebs is the shape of the middle and bottom rows. They are arranged in a steep 100-degree corner and the home position for the finger rests simultaneously with the point of the finger resting on the middle row and the pad of the finger resting on the bottom row. You can type the middle row while maintaining contact with the bottom row, and vice versa. So there’s 2 separate keys that can be typed without any reaching.

See the video below and the blog post here.


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