The best switches.
To put it bluntly, most ergonomic keyboards “cheap out” on their keyswitches. They use rubber, instead of metal. Compromising here can ruin an otherwise good keyboard.
We’ve used the BEST keyswitches for typing... Matias Quiet Click mechanical switches.
Their ALPS-inspired design delivers generous amounts of tactile feedback, while providing enough resistance to support the weight of your hands — exactly what you need for fast, comfortable typing.
Plus, unlike every other mechanical switch, they are quiet enough to use in office environments. You don’t need to worry about disturbing your co-workers.
Low Force option also available.
For those who need (or prefer) typing with a lighter touch, aLow Force Edition of the Ergo Pro is also available.
It uses Matias Quiet Linear switches for a smooth, low force feel. These same switches are used in stenotype machines, capable of typing speeds upwards of 225 words per minute.
A better navigation cluster.
Navigation keys have always been a big problem for ergonomic keyboards.
If you follow the standard, the keyboard is too wide.
If you don’t follow the standard, there’s a long learning curve, and users are stuck having to suffer with an awkward, unfamiliar layout.
We’ve designed a truly new and better navigation cluster — one that’s much closer to standard AND more ergonomic...