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Foldaway natural keyboard

I've been using a Natural Keyboard for years, and I'm now in a situation where I have to carry a laptop around and do a lot of work on it. I really don't want to do a lot of typing on my laptop keyboard; my wrists are bad enough already. Has anyone ever come across a portable "natural" keyboard? One that's small enough to fit into a rucksack along with a laptop, mouse etc?

Adrian
Thursday, June 24, 2004

Every natural I've had has been huge. What about a split keyboard? Normal form factor, but physically two pieces so you can put them on the desk at an angle? Would that work? (Does it exist?)

Philo

Philo
Thursday, June 24, 2004

I've had the same problem and the only solution I came up with was a wireless keyboard and mouse.  I travel with it and pull it out when I need to do any serious typing/dev on the road.  Its not hte most convienent travel thing though - get yourself an oversized bag :)
Mike

MikeG
Thursday, June 24, 2004

Thanks Philo, the split keyboard thing looks like the way to go. The magic google phrase was "split keyboard" which threw up this, if anyone's interested:

http://www.safecomputing.com/splitkey.html

Adrian
Thursday, June 24, 2004

Anyone have any experience of the ErgoFlex or ErgoMagic? Would they suit someone who's used to a MS Natural?

Adrian
Thursday, June 24, 2004

Here is an option.  Very conservative people would probably dismiss it outright without trying it, but it sounds quite compelling.  I'd try one if I wasn't already heavily invested in another ergonomic system for my machines.  (What I use is definitely not portable.)

http://www.fingerworks.com/

Gus
Thursday, June 24, 2004

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