Got myself a new, ergonomic keyboard after using the trusty magic keyboard for better part of a decade.
It’s split, curved, tented, raised, and blends better with my dark desk top.
It’s also taken a machete to my productivity! First time I used it, I entered my password wrong 4 times. Had to go back to the magic keyboard to successfully login :(
Very very glad that I only took this small step instead of the huge leap I was planning with the ZSA Moonlander.
So, what’s with the B key?
I never learnt to type properly – or touch type, as they say. I still use most of my fingers, but in a self learnt manner. On the first day of typing with the new keyboard I learnt that the only key for which my hand crosses the split is the B key. I use the index finger of my right hand to press the B key.
I’ve started learning proper key-finger use with free lessons by Typing Club*. But, it is satisfying to know that while all my fingers may be in wrong position, they at least mostly stay in their own halves.
Related: discovered this keyboard by Keychron. It’s got the same split, winged layout as the Ergo, but they’ve got two B keys – one in each half! Guess I’m not the only one who crosses the aisle on B matters :)