Best Keyboards for Emacs
Here's what i consider the best keyboards for emacs.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic
This is the cheapest here.
Particularly nice is the huge Alt and Ctrl keys placed symmetrically for left and right hands, and very close to the thumb.
Kinesis Freestyle Edge Keyboard
If you are used to traditional keyboard, this one is best.
It has driverless programing. Set one of the space bar to Ctrl or Alt.
Mistel Barocco Keyboard
If you want compact and not too expensive, get this. It features driverless key remap/macro programing. Note, it doesn't have physical arrow keys.
Set one of the space bar to Alt or Ctrl.
Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
a bit expensive.
Compact, and most feature-rich programable, with the most easy-to-use software.
Compact, easy to adopt. Features large and many thumb keys. Programable. Not expensive.
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 Advantage 2 Keyboard
This is my main keyboard since 2016.
This is bowl shaped. Bowl shaped makes your wrist posture more natural when typing.
The other big advantage is lots thumb keys. Thumb keys for Control and Alt, or, you can put Shift key there too if you want.
Kinesis Advantage2's driverless programable keys are wonderful. To remap keys, just press keys to set them. Can also record key macros.
There are quite a lot emacs+Kinesis users. You see them on social networks. (goto reddit.com or twitter.com, search for “emacs kinesis” to see.)
This is my current main keyboard.
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