Lately I’ve been doing more programming at home on the iMac and I’ve been having some very noticeable wrist pains as a result of using that tiny keyboard. Since I use a fully split keyboard at work I figured I’d go ahead and find another one I could use at home. After a bit of research I ended up grabbing another Kinesis off eBay. I would say it’s a Kinesis classic, however there is no branding on it whatsoever. My guess is that it was their original model.
Almost everyone who has seen it thus far thinks I’m crazy, here are some pictures so you can see why:
I must say I’m quite happy with it so far. I’m having a lot of trouble with the curly-braces/square-brackets and the backspace keys. I’ve always hit the spacebar with my left thumb so now I’m gettinloosentencethaloolikthis. Once that muscle memory is gone I think I’ll be fine. I already feel almost up to speed when typing normal text but programming is significantly more difficult at this point.
Overall I think this was a good purchase. Maybe later this year I’ll buy one of the more modern (and much more expensive) models.
Oh, and for those who may be interested, here’s the label: