That doesn't sound bad at first, if you then need CTRL, you have to wait a bit. I loved the layout, with exception of the crap switches for the F-keys. This is not so tragic if you can touch type (like me), but it also irritates me. Huge on-board memory. The button for changing from the normal to the "FN" layer (this is what the second layer is called) is freely assignable (thank god) and the switch can either be a toggle (so press it and you are in the FN layer until you press it again) or similar to Shift (i.e., FN Layer is active only as long as the key is pressed). Apparently the 100% keyboard just doesn't exist for me ... the question remains: what is the best compromise? The LEDs corresponding to the number keys are then highlighted by the LEDs. One problem is that the letters on the left half slant up to the left, like on a normal keyboard. Such as: I used all of these functions in my layout, and so I am stuck to the QMK sources. In my layout, CTRL and y are on the same key, if you type briefly, if a y is typed, if you hold the key, CTRL is pressed. SmartSet + F10: Switch on/off N-key rollover. Really big guys may even want to consider the wider version of the Freestyle, which can split up t… Split won out over concave for me. Just the automatic change between the profiles for the Razer Chroma is a feature that should also somehow find its way into the software of the Kinesis Keyboard. The build quality is really good for a Kickstarter project. It feels better built, has a wider switch variety, and has incredible ergonomics. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. And in the "Reactive LED scheme", which highlights the pressed key a different color for a short time, does not work with keys, that have Tab'n'Hold enabled. My configuration can be found here. I have now saved the number keys in profile 3. on the ergodox I could switch to those with just hitting another Layer Toggle key. It sells somehow, but I don't think it's great. However, it might be noticeably harder to get used to than the Kinesis. Kinesis offers a similar keyboard without RGBs (Freestyle Pro), but that would have been more expensive, for whatever reason. The small number of buttons - I always miss one or the other. Then you should leave out the stupid profile button right away, because I cannot use it to call up profiles over 4. As it's both split and has a concave key well. So they don't slip and you don't fiddle around all the time. It would be better if they were attached to the keyboard. 5行目のキーが打ちやすい ergodox ezはスプリットされたkinesisを目指して作ったのだろうけど、 実装のしやすさからか基盤を平面にしてしまったため5行目が大変打ちにくい; リマップ方法が直感的 This variable split eliminates the need to scrunch your arms inward, and also accommodates different shapes and sizes of users. Wow ... that's great when one's broken. What is also striking is that the keyboard is probably a little under-powerd in terms of computing power. (I would later learn that many Ergodox and Atreus design elements are inspired by the now-25-year-old Kinesis Model 100 design.) At the moment I think it's all very good, I just have to get used to it. On the basic model, you can split them up to eight inches, which is the length of the cord connecting them. And I may have configured it probably 10 times. I'm a big fan of the Ergodox EZ keyboard and have already written a hymn of praise here. However, this may lead to the fact that you can no longer type normally ... a vicious cycle ...: smirk: by having up to 32 such layers, you get confused about which switch is which, The configuration is quite graphical, but sometimes cumbersome. I don’t love the default kinesis layout, but you’re just stuck with what they give you. I really think the Ergodox-EZ is a great keyboard, but this is a bit annoying. I really like the split layout of the EZ but also am a fan of the concave key Wells on the kinesis. The EZ also has a lot more customization options but might be a lot harder to learn than the Kinesis, and the Edge has RGB lighting, while our unit of the ErgoDox EZ doesn't have any, although there are variants that have it. Over the past two weeks, I’ve switched out my trusty, well-worn Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard for an ErgoDox EZ mechanical keyboard. That is not really a problem for me, but it is already cumbersome ... unfortunately. What's better is that with a single keypress I can toggle between colemak and qwerty on the hardware. Both are great keyboards but overall I prefer the ergodox because of its customization options, community, and lack of key wells. Ergodox-EZ has now released a web based configurator that you can use to configure your keyboard. Kinesis Advantage Software is crap. SmartSet + F9: Set playback speed of macros. Then a few words about software / firmware. The outstanding feature of the Kinesis Freestyle is the separation of its two halves (“keying modules”). The most important thing is this SmartSet button. But I do not have to have them both on at the same time. Kinesis Advantage2 is ranked 4th while ErgoDox EZ is ranked 14th. One tends to move more with the kinesis board. The limitation of the keyboard to 9 profiles is probably due to the fact that it was not possible to assign more keys to it (switching is only possible with a SmartSet key + number - for the first 4 also with the Profile key). One point that I have not mentioned above is the "ortholinear" layout of the Ergodox board. On-the-fly programble keys. One of the biggest concerns I had regarding purchasing the Kinesis Advantage 2 is, could I be just as efficient and productive with it. This is particularly noticeable with the cables - with the Ergodox there are normal cables. So, here is a review of Freestyle edge RGB by an Ergodox user. The software supports the dark mode of MacOS inadequately, because the macros are then displayed with black writing on an almost black background - not really legible. There are up to 32 layers. However, there are a few minor "problems" (complaining about first world problems here ) that annoyed me: I would have liked a little more feedback for the last point, e.g. I used Layer 4 for ADNW-XOY. But with the blank keycaps from maxkeyboard.com it actually improved a bit as the keys are sculpted. To relieve these problems I did quite some investigation into different keyboards and keyboard layouts. With Remap I can directly change the mapping of the keyboard. The most important reason people chose ErgoDox EZ is: You can map any key to any position easily using a simple GUI, including making hardware key layers. I expect more for that price tag and I really hope that they will improve here. I am still learning how to use the keyboard and super swamped right now so unable to really dive in and learn how to use the advanced features. The RGB lighting is almost imperative! And that's probably true. Since one of my keyboards is starting to act crazy (after more then 5 years of heavy usage that is), I had really thought about ordering a new Ergodox EZ keyboard. Because you don't have "enough" keys for the entire German layout, you often have to assign keys twice. Both of those keyboards are programmable, so I won't say there is a margin, but I'll say I'm happy with my EZ, and I've got my own custom layout. It seems like they are this way because of additional columns put in the middle of the EZ, but I don't even use those columns. LEDs under each key, which can shine in 16 million colors) is not absolutely necessary, but a nice gimmick, at least for the home office and to recognize the layers mentioned. You have to get used to it if you use a "normal" keyboard again - which leads to strange mistakes there. ... Open-source split keyboard based on the Kinesis Advantage's This keyboard is available as a DIY Some commercial clones: pin. I've been using an advantage at work full time for about 6 months and an ergo EZ at home for about 4 months. With the Freestyle Edge, the cables are braided and by default 50% of the connecting cable between the halves is stowed in one half of the keyboard. You then have to select the layer again to get it working. So I can't really tilt the keyboard very far (maybe about 7 °) without a corner hanging in the air and then everything starts to shake when I type. It's motivated me to start learning about qmk and keyboard firmware programming which has been fun. And a lot just didn't work as it should, especially on Mac OSX. Shortly after this experience I ordered a Kinesis Advantage for myself. As I hope tomorrow will finally be the day my EZ will be delivered to me, I am planning to write something about this stuff in depth because I can really emphasize with people experiencing pain while typing as unfortunately for many years I am one of them. SmartSet + key 1-9: activate the corresponding profile. Pros: Mechanical keys. I gotta say the ergodox is way better. That was a really big deal for me. These keys are probably not mechanical - at least they don't feel that way, and you can't change the keycaps that easily. I don't know why they added more keys and moved them away. October 29, 2020 Written by . Unfortunately, for a German layout, those that are not backlit are also assigned normal buttons, e.g. Hey r/ergodox, I'm looking at picking up an EZ but I'm between that and a kinesis advantage. If you play a game from time to time, especially with first-person shooters or alike, the layout of the Ergodox is a bit of a hindrance. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I’m doing this because although I totally love my Kinesis Advantage, it has … Ergodox vs Kinesis Advantage. Personally, I love my EZ, but I built mounts to float it under my desk at armrest height with a nice adjustable inner tent and slightly downward slope. With the Macro button you can easily define macros on the fly. Tastatur. I couldn't find a review on the internet that compared an Ergodox to Kinesis' Freestyle Edge. This is something where kinesis should have had more courage. Since I have a few problems switching the layers, I had to be stick with FN a lot. I can hardly believe the 1ms response time here. The noise from pressing keys down on (not from the key switch) advantage is really loud. SmartSet button + Profile button: Reloading the current profile. I find that - frankly - stupid. But I would also like to put this into perspective: in comparison to the grotty software from the Razer Chroma keyboard, the SmartSet app for the Kinesis Freestyle Edge is a revelation! This helps reduce the risks of suffering repetitive strain injuries. Everytime you have to reinstall your computer you first have to install a GCC and cross-compiling environment, before you can change something on your keyboard. the most important: the two space keys are configured differently. published ErgoDox with Nuclear Data keycaps via geekhack. Then again, I fidget a lot, so there's that bit of bias. I had to do "real" programming to get my shift keys to work correctly (which they don't on most layouts I've seen including the default one) but I could do that. I got a replacement set from directly from USA (Maxkeyboard.com), without labels, but translucent to the LEDs. Especially when working in the shell, you often need CTRL-A or CTRL-E - and you have to wait a few hundred milliseconds before you can press the 2nd key so that this is recognized correctly. 2 megabytes. ErgoDox, by comparison, allows a number of options for key switches, color, and other features. Changing the key map with the web tool for the EZ blows my mind at how easy and effective it is. Ergodox vs Kinesis Advantage? Disadvantage: the cables are fixed and cannot be removed. No need to install or launch software. I can also use ˚ and ^ to achieve what would have been a pretty monkey grip. And you have to get your hand / fingers to those keys somehow. The Ergodox-EZ was the first keyboard that I really used for years and it showed me what is really important when it comes to keyboard for my daily use. And that these switches can also be replaced on the board. Just press keys to set them. The wrist rests on the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB are firmly attached to the keyboard. The ErgoDox layout is its major appeal. It's probably exactly what you're looking for, actually. The other buttons remain as they are defined in the default layout. The Kinesis Ergo keyboard is now in its brand new “Advantage 2” generation, which is an opportunity for a long term review. Well, who needs so many layers, you don't use that many anyway. Features bowl-shaped key surface. This makes all the difference for me, as I lose circulation if my wrists are raised above my elbows. They look somehow cheap. a text smiley. Looking at the layout, the wells seemed like it would take a little getting used to, but not unbearable. Actually, RGB (i.e. Unfortunately there are no German or OSX keycaps directly from Kinesis - at least not just like that. They are both roughly the same price so I'm more just trying to decide what's best ergonomically for me. The latter are gaming switches that have little tactile feedback but more speed. Typing feels surprisingly different than on the Ergodox, although both use Cherry-MX Brown switches. The Ergodox Infinity keyboard sports LEDs on all keys. very nice if English is accidentally set again instead of German to swap the y and z). The biggest "innovation" is that there is now a fantastillion number key switch types you can choose from. When you look at documentation of QMK firmware, which powers ErgoDox EZ, there are tons of possible tweaks which when applied can help you reduce your pain. I my opinion the "Cherry MX Brown" offer a good compromise, so that you also can use it in the office without getting everyone upset due to the noise. Sometimes messages pop up, telling you that Tap & Hold does not work on FN and when the same key as it in normal mode ... ok ... where does that come from? Because the keyboard is split, you can adjust it to your needs for your personal work - that's great and also indispensable for me. It feels really uncomfortable. the ä and the ß. Some of those are also available in the Configurator, but - of course - the most complex ones are missing. I must say, I may be switching full-time to this keyboard! The tenting of the keyboard is good, stable metal, it is well made. Because this also significantly reduces the strain on the wrists and shoulders. Mine went back because of this. I love it so much. The base price with tent kit and palm rests is $ 354, - about 325 € + import tariff 62 € + processing fees, shipping etc then makes this about 425 €. The curved keywell is great, but the lack of keycap sets, programmability, and switch choices is what turned me off of the kinesis. The thing is about the size of half an Ergodox EZ. The ErgoDox also allows for individual positioning of each side of the keyboard, custom tenting (check out the Kinesis V3 accessory) and has an easily programmable Teensy development board (featuring a gui for creating layouts and drag and drop to add to the board). Thanks! Everyone I've interacted with on the subreddit has been nice and helpful. The configuration itself is stored in "simple" text files on the keyboard. Since the keys are not staggered, as on a normal keyboard, but directly arranged one below the other. For example: I have a default layer and in the next active layer only some changes are defined. In general, newer features of the keyboard are still a bit buggy. How to configure your ErgoDox to feel like a Kinesis; The Field: Many aficionados of ergonomic keyboard design believe the Kinesis Advantage is the finest ergonomic keyboard ever made. The open-source design was inspired by an earlier Key64 concept, and in part by the Kinesis Advantage. The big case makes a loud hollow ring to typing which drives me crazy. Had severe pain in middle and ring finger on right arm, tried hhkb2 ,Microsoft curve 4000, real force topre 103, finally settle with ez now no more pain nice comfort still not able to settle the position of mouse in ez. A special feature of QMK is that the layouts can overlap each other and are "stacked". For tap dancing e.g. No other way to say it. There is a key cluster that sits on the top right half. When I press a button that changes Layer and therefore the the LEDs of several buttons (number cluser or something like that), I can almost watch the LEDs light up one after the other. From the accounts I could find, it seemed like people got used to it within a couple weeks. Late to the party on this thread, but I just want to throw in my opinion. oh yes, you can change the mapping directly without the software using the keyboard. In addition, support for German Mac layout is missing, which leads to strange effects. Fantastic service and product. The new Advantage2 features our patented Contoured keyboard design and low-force mechanical key switches to address the major risk factors associated with keyboarding for maximum comfort. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I left the special keys as they are now. Either this is programmed quite inefficiently, or the hardware is underpowered. This is awesome when you can "stack" more than one layer. if you want to store a macro, you have to enter the characters as if you were on an American keyboard and type it in. For e.g. If necessary, you can prolong the cable up to 20". However, QMK solved the switching between the layers superbly! I think you should consider Keymouse as well. This gives you the most opportunities and flexibility. [If you get an EZ don't hesitate to buy the tilt kit, but the wrist rests I found no better than any others because in use they don't nestle up to the keyboard like that.]. I ordered my first Kinesis Advantage, I'm very confident I will use it - or a similar keyboard like Ergodox or Axios - for a long time after. よいところ. And that is exactly the big advantage over the Ergodox - but also a small disadvantage, because it all takes up space on the desk. I loved my kinesis, until I met ErgoDox. The SmartSet button, used in conjunction with F7-F12, numbers or the Profile key, then offers the following functions. But you are not nearly as flexible in configuring the Kinesis as you are in Ergodox. Simply mini USB and a "stereo headphone cable" to connect the two halves. Cookies help us deliver our Services. This ton of options is really great. If they could build that in ... a dream. Was the change good or bad now? I actually don't like the key wells. Unfortunately, it was only available as DYI-kit and the individual parts for it are currently no longer in stock anywhere. But on the Kinesis, I need to switch profiles for that. I have been typing on ErgoDox for about 6 months now. I noticed a bug: when switching profiles the Tap'n'Hold keys do not work properly at first, they still show the behavior of the previous layer. You can also store predefined macros via the software, You can also define and play macros on the fly (those are added to your profile), Unfortunately, you cannot put the switch to a profile on a specific key. I've been using the Ergodox-EZ (s) for more than 5 years now and I really can't complain so far. In general, I think that they have held back a lot with innovation. Ergodox I think its strange that the "Wrist Rests" are separate, they slip again and again and you fiddle with things all the time. Advice: If you want to buy a freestyle edge or the freestyle pro, buy it in any case with the "Kinesis Edge Lift Kit" (unfortunately subject to a surcharge). I'd love to hear your initial thoughts tomorrow :), Yeah I came here to say exactly this. It all feels a little unpolished, unfortunately. As with the Ergodox I have space on the left and backspace on the right key. An ergo keyboard should have those slanting up to the right. Some things don't go the way you think. I have a Kinesis Freestyle for 10 years now, but was never really happy with it. However, on the EZ, the outside thumb buttons are about a far away as the inside thumb buttons on the advantage. by Disqus. through LEDs, preferably RGB LEDs under each key... Ergodox-EZ recently built something like this with the RGB LEDs, but only roughly. I took the Kinesis out to a coffee shop a few times before they all dried up into drive-thrus, … I also don't understand why this is done so half-baked. you can only switch between the profiles with a certain key ("profile") or by pressing the "SmartSet" key with one of the keys 1-9. They are both roughly the same price so I'm more just trying to decide what's best ergonomically for me. keyboards, tags: They look like they were bought in the next craft shop around the corner. The ergodox's benefits outweigh the advantage's benefits for me. Unless you’re a heavy typer, anyway. Originally bought because of wrist pain, I've had the kinesis advantage for 16 years, I'm on my third one and I've worn out keys on each one from so much use. with the Freestyle, however, it is quite helpful, because otherwise the different layers/profiles cannot be recognised at all. Kinesis Advantage 2. One thing that really bothers me about the EZ is the thumb clusters are farther away from your hands than on the advantage. So I have to stretch a little to hit those and hitting the inside buttons on the EZ is a pain. So that makes 18 layers in Ergodox terminology - just a bit more than half. As the market leader in computer ergonomics, Kinesis has been designing and building premium-grade ergonomic keyboards for more than 25 years. The Kinesis board feels better than the Ergodox-EZ, it all feels valuable. And that's where the layouts and settings are stored - simple text files that are just as easy to edit. I'm a full time dev and get finger pain after typing for a long day (sometimes forearm too but no wrist). The ErgoDox EZ is a better ergonomic keyboard the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB thanks to its better ergonomics, build quality, and its wider selection of switches. ... ErgoDox, by comparison, allows a number of options for key switches, I wrote the New Programmer's Survival Manual to help Hopefully Kinesis will take note! That makes so much sense, I don't want a keyboard without the feature anymore. ErgoDox EZ is ranked 9th while Kinesis Freestyle2 w/ VIP3 is ranked 32nd. After all, the cables are removable and not soldered. There’s a "remap" button that I mentioned above. The typing feel on the Kinesis keyboard is "firmer" and I find it more pleasant. This is very useful if you tweak the configurations (either using the software or by editing the file directly) and profiles and want to see / try it out. The Profile button actually makes no sense for this, especially since you can only switch between the first 4 profiles with the button anyway. In contrast to the fantastic number of key switch types at Ergodox, you can only choose between 2 key types for the Freestyle Edge RGB: Cherry MX Brown and Cherry MX Red. “I’ve tried other ergonomic keyboards, such as the Microsoft… The "Thumb Cluster" (the buttons that can be reached with the thumb) is ineffective - well, most of them. But why the hell is it only 3 feet? This allows "on the fly" keys to be reassigned (e.g. It also makes it very easy to experiment with different key maps on your normal layout. The ergodox is optimized for my brain, and it’s handy to be able to muck around with different layers and programs. Also the F keys ... because they are not assigned twice (as with the Ergodox), they can stay that way. I type a lot, in my free time (e.g. Both halves have an ortholinear main pad, plus a secondary thumb pad, similar to the Kinesis Advantage. There are no profiles at Ergodox-EZ. If it’s your fingers that are bothering you, moving to a more ortholinear set up like these may really benefit you. ErgoDox vs Kinesis Freestyle2 w/ VIP3 detailed comparison as of 2018 ErgoDox vs Kinesis Freestyle2 w/ VIP3 detailed comparison as of 2018 - Slant: pin. Typing on an ortholinear keyboard is better, the keys are more "ergonomic", it seems. So even with the perceived incomplete software, the Kinesis is clearly the winner in the sector against Ergodox EZ, even if the EZ offers significantly more features in programming. Again: good start, unfortunately not thought through to the end. All my configurations are done using graphical configurator. kinesis advantage vs ergodox ez kinesis advantage. Something has to be done by kinesis there. There are 6 buttons in total, but you can actually only reach 2 of them comfortably with your thumb. Configuration. Since I actually spend 75% of my time on / in front of a keyboard, this is an important topic for me. You’ll either have to buy one used on r/mechmarket, build yourself or have one built, but it definitely ticks both these boxes! I am, and I find that a slightly heavier switch actually keeps my hammer fingers under control better than lighter switches. Some functions of the firmware are also completely missing, e.g. SmartSet + F11: Game mode - deactivates the Windows key ... no matter what the key is is mapped to. Many of the functions are real gimmicks. The most important reason people chose Kinesis Advantage2 is: This keyboard is sculpted to fit the curvature of your hand more naturally than regular flat boards. Nothing rattles (apart from the buttons :smirk :), even better than with the Ergodox EZ. This is a bummer... so you more or less only have permanent macros. Thumb … I got the "Special" layer of the Ergodox layout (there are all brackets on the right half of the keyboard, helps a lot with programming) by just assigning the keys in the FN layer. Conceptually makes no sense. Still yeah, with QMK software you have absolutely full control. But at least the fallback to default layer 0 remains. (The staggered layout was developed for typewriters). Without that, the keyboard is only half as good! I'll check out mech market and see what I can find! I … Make sure to try different switches if you haven’t, as you may want something a little on the lighter side to lessen overall strain and fatigue. But I can already tell: Typing feels more valuable, but the software still has problems. That is fun at first, but grows awful soon. Good luck (StereotypedHipster) they're both good boards. Even with a configurator I don't know if the Kinesis gives that level of control. kinesis advantage vs advantage 2. You have full blown row of function keys F1 to F12 (which I really missed during programming) and cursor keys in "Inverse-T" alignment - and they had me: smirk: The palm rests are very comfortable and well padded. I ordered it after a few year of tendinitis-related wrist problems. They look like they were bought in the next craft shop around the corner. Of the three, the Advantage stood out. Kinesis Advantage 2. But the quality is still much better than with the Ergodox EZ. I would particularly like to have cursor keys in "inversed T" shape and that is unfortunately not possible here. You MUST move your hands to get to them. The configuration is really a bit cumbersome but good brain jogging. or give it some additional useful functionality - or make it programmable, so that you can decide, what it should do. Tap & Hold e.g. But that doesn't have to be a problem, because you have enough keys available. I wonder why is not any one talking about this. And, since the firmware is open source, you … In contrast to the dust magnets that come with the Ergodox. I've never owned a Kinesis and I also thought they were not really programmable but before I said so in a previous comment I googled and found this, http://xahlee.info/kbd/kinesis_keyboard_howto.html. The best thing would be to install QMK. The others are strictly "useless" and are not used. Cons: Expensive. They really attracted the dust extremely. The LEDs also highlight these buttons, which really improves orientation. In the last installment, I told you I was building an open-source, split, ortholinear keyboard called the ErgoDox. Kinesis Adavantage. Luckily they shipped me new switches for free and allowed me to switch the myself (at my request due to timing). The company has responded to both of my emails with meaningful and timely responses. 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