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Author Topic: Any Opinions or Thoughts on Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit  (Read 901 times)

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Any Opinions or Thoughts on Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit
« on: February 25, 2016, 07:08:36 PM »
Massdrop (not sure if I mentioned it here before, but awesome site!) has a drop going for the Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit.  I'm thinking about joining (or going with the AJAZZ Geeks AK33 82 Key Mechanical Keyboard).  I've figured out I don't really need the extra features of most gaming keyboards (I currently have a Logitech 710+ and a Logitech Orion Spark and don't really use all the functions of either.  I have a K811 and it serves just as well for my use- which turned me on 60% keyboards), and would rather have the speed and programmability.  It's designed by input club, and everything is open - the hardware, the firmware, and the configurator.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2016, 07:22:33 PM by wraith808 »

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Re: Any Opinions or Thoughts on Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 08:35:45 PM »
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Re: Any Opinions or Thoughts on Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 08:50:05 PM »
I don't get the appeal of a 60% size keyboard.

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Re: Any Opinions or Thoughts on Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 09:51:57 PM »
I don't get the appeal of a 60% size keyboard.

Faster typing in a smaller space.  The smaller footprint allows all of the keys to be within the typists natural range of motion without moving the hands.  Of course, portability and the footprint on the desk.  And OMG the programmability.  My spark adds one row of function keys beside the layout (5 keys) and one row above (4 keys).  This literally has 7 layers of programmability (though most use only 4).  Full sized keyboards can have different layers (my spark does), but the added keys make that less relevant and a real pain to remember (ask me how I know).  But with 84 keys and those in the natural locations (rather than remembering some extra keys) make it more memorable and more importantly, more reflexive.

A couple of good threads/articles:

https://geekhack.org...ex.php?topic=38882.0

https://trulyergonom...omparison-difference

https://robots.thoug...-mechanical-keyboard

I've thought about just getting a TKL (Ten-Keyless) since I stopped using brief, but I figured that if I'm going to go, I can go all the way after using that logitech.  It's not considered a 60% (and it's not mechanical), but it's just about there.

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Re: Any Opinions or Thoughts on Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 09:58:48 PM »
I don't get the appeal of a 60% size keyboard.
Just wait until you've tried the 40%!
 

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Re: Any Opinions or Thoughts on Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 10:23:34 PM »
Check out the configurator to see the programmability:

http://input.club/co...ator-md-1-1-alphabet

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Re: Any Opinions or Thoughts on Infinity 60% Keyboard Kit
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 09:41:00 AM »
I am old. Therefore, I need my full numeric keypad.

Fair warning, anyone who tries to tell me different will be hit with my cane. :)