Typematrix 2030 USB Ez Reach US Ergo Keyboard Qwerty
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* Narrow width that moves the mouse in closer.
* Quality, I've never had any problems with my keyboard.
* Typing feel is nice.
* Layout is very nice (once you get used to it).
* The ability to switch to Dvorak mode if you want to go to the next stage of optimizing your keyboarding experience.
* Availability of membrane skins with the alternate keyboard layout (e.g. Dvorak) so that you can be add the skin and have a different keyboard layout.
* Price is pretty high.
* The number of features available can make the keyboard confusing to use at times. Sometimes when I hit a wrong set of keys at the same time I end up putting it into a different mode and then have to switch it back.
* Using the skins over the keyboard is a little bit harder than just the keyboard. I've used my first Typematrix 2030 for over 2 years without a skin with no problems, so I guess the skin is a personal choice.
Overall, I really like this keyboard and recommend it highly. The only people that I wouldn't recommend it to would be heavy users of the numeric pad. It gets it's narrow width from integrating the numeric pad over the other keys so it isn't quite as convenient as a normal 104 key keyboard if the numeric pad is used frequently. But for normal typing, it works great!
About 2 years ago I came down with a really severe case of tendonitis. I couldn't use a mouse, type, ride my bike, or even carry groceries. It was terrible. I tried every ergo-keyboard I could find on amazon at the time and none of them helped at all until a friend told me about this particular type. Granted, recovering from the tendonitis was more than just a keyboard switch, but, since getting the 2030 I haven't gone back, and I don't think I ever will.
WHY I LOVE THIS KEYBOARD
This keyboard takes about 2 days to get used to, but, it's worth it. You type faster and more your fingers less awkwardly, even in querty. The square layout is far far far more normal for my fingers than the offset on most keyboards. I spend much less time reaching for keys at an angle. The function key allows really easy flipping between arrow keys (sort of like vim, if you're a vim user) and typing, so, you can scroll through web pages or code or text without ever moving your hands. I found that one thing that really aggravated my wrists was hitting backspace and enter with my pinky. The backspace and enter being in the middle has completely fixed this for me. Also the space bar is less awkwardly placed than on my macbook pros built in keyboard. OH, and I'm constantly using the quick play button to turn my music on and off. I would recommend this keyboard to really anyone, regardless of if they have issues with their wrists or hands.
I now own 5 of these keyboards - 1 at work, 1 at home, and 3 backups in case I spill coffee on 4 of them (though, that's not an issue if you use the skins)
This keyboard took me about 1.5 days to get used to. I wasn't super fast at first. Though I could get by just fine, typing was a touch frustrating.Read more ›
- aligned keys (i.e. not staggered)
- hardware switch for dvorak, my preferred layout
- nice key response (it' somewhere between a laptop keyboard and regular keys)
- solid build
- requires an USB adapter for non-PS/2 interfaces (the adapter is included with the package)
- no extra num-pad, I don't use the integrated one at all
- some manual remapping of keys might be required to fit your needs
- there is no means for raising the back of the keyboard (most keyboards have expandable feet)
This is my keyboard of choice, the pro's by far outweigh the cons for me. The only thing I would wish for future versions is a complete separation of the left and the right keyboard parts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have wait several months to write this review, because I wanted to become fully accustomed to it and provide an opinion that had reached stable equilibrium. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amit Roy
I bought 2 of these keyboards and received one free replacement when i reported damage to the manufacturer in the last 4 years. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of the more mushy rubber-dome keyboards I've used. The grid positioning is fine, but maybe TOO many keys are moved around, and since some of the labels are pictures instead of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kevin W.
Fantastic keyboard, perfect for development, especially with emacs (the way keys are positioned). My favorite keyboard right now in Linux. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dmitry
I bought mine from Type Matrix itself before I knew it was sold on Amazon too. I work in medical transcription 8 to 12 hours a day 5 days a week and this keyboard is fantastic. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Winniej
The keyboard seemed solidly-constructed. It's larger and heavier than I expected, making it a less than ideal travel keyboard. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Not My Real Name
I have RSI and this keyboard literally saved my bacons. However, I've gone through 5 of these. First, I'm a Mac user so some of these keys do not work for me. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bearie Luv Amazon
Unfortunately this seems to be a small company that can't make a big hit out of it. Just beware of spills, I killed two of them spilling some water over them. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Damian
The keyboard is great, but I never got used to it, so I really don't use it.Published 15 months ago by Pablo Rosales