Best Keyboards for Emacs

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's what i consider the best keyboards for emacs.

Mistel Barocco

Mistel BAROCCO MD770 Keyboard 2020-11-29-s250
Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard

Wireless or wired. Excellent. Compact, driverless programable.

Kinesis Freestyle Edge

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Kinesis Freestyle Edge Keyboard

Driverless programable.

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

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Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

A bit expensive. Compact. Most feature-rich programable, and the most easy-to-use software.


x-bows keyboard 40438-s250
X-Bows Keyboard Review

Compact, easy to adopt. Features large and many thumb keys. Programable. Not expensive.


ly092 mini keyboard f3281-s250
Koolertron Keyboard

This one got the most number of keys. you got about 30 extra keys. You can program them to be one-key-press shortcuts.

Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

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Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

This is my main keyboard since 2016.

For full review, see Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard Review

My config. Kinesis/Ergodox Layout for Xah Fly Keys

Efficient Keybinding for Emacs

Also, very important is to get a efficient keybinding for emacs.

see Emacs: Xah Fly Keys

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