The Miniguru Keyboard

The Miniguru Keyboard

Gregory Han
Feb 8, 2010

The Miniguru Keyboard is a highly configurable mini-sized character input device which offers users the ability to access the whole range of keyboard commands in an edited layout size by assigning two layers of keys with touch typing in mind. The Miniguru also offers switching between clicky, tactile or linear style for audio and tactile feedback, making it easier for touch typists to efficiently pound out characters.

The idea was to keep the second layer simple. The major editing keys are on the right because they are often used with Ctrl and Shift combinations which are usually pressed with the left hand. There is a one key distance to the Enter and Backspace keys to avoid problems should a typo happen. And the most often used keys are on the stronger fingers, not the pinky.

Missing something? Programming a key just takes seconds and the result is permanently stored in the keyboard's firmware. In most cases programming isn't even necessary because the Miniguru comes with many presets. And presets can be exported and imported too so complex layouts can be easily shared.

The Guru Board Miniguru won't be available until the later part of this year, but in the meantime, you can mess around and customize your own keyboard with various customizable colourways via their website configurator page.

[via Like Cool]

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