Best Keyboard for Emacs
Here's what i consider the best keyboards for emacs.
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.
Kinesis Advantage 2 Keyboard
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
For detail, see Kinesis Keyboard Review
Full review at SmartYao Keyboard
Mistel Barocco Keyboard
Mechanical keys, compact, and features driverless key remap/macro programing.
Set one of the space bar to Alt or Ctrl.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic
The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic 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.
For detail and video, see Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Review
Matias Ergo Pro keyboard
This features traditional staggered keys layout. Mechanical keys, large Ctrl and Alt keys, split space-bar, and extra copy/cut/paste keys on the side is a nice touch.
For detail and video, see Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard
Get this one as extra, for on the go.
It's not on amazon. If you get this, tip me at https://www.patreon.com/xahlee
Efficient Keybinding for Emacs
Also, very important is to get a efficient keybinding for emacs.
Emacs Pinky Topic
- How to Avoid Emacs Pinky
- Why Emacs Keys are Painful
- Best Keyboard for Emacs
- Emacs: Xah Fly Keys
- Emacs's Command Frequency Statistics
- Emacs: Why You Should Not Swap CapsLock and Control
- Famous Programers with Repetitive Strain Injury
- My Typing/RSI Experience 1992 to 2017
- Programer Hand Health: vi Esc Key Syndrome
- Emacs, RSI, My Experiences
- Using Voice to Code Faster than Keyboard 📺
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