Okay, I admit to being a little biased towards Kinesis Ergonomic keyboards… But it’s hard not to be sorta tempted by the DataHand keyboard, which is honestly one of the coolest-looking keyboards I’ve ever seen.
Who am I kidding? I want one. I don’t know whether or not I’d get much mileage out
of it, but with the amount of writing I’m doing these days, any little bit helps. It’s just that, uhm, \$650 is a lot for a keyboard.
Anyway, if you’re a keyboard junkie, and you were put off by the \$2,100 price listed in the Typing Injury FAQ… These can be had for \$500-650, maybe \$900 with a lot of options. Pretty reasonable, as heavy-duty specialized ergonomic hardware goes.
The underlying issue here is that writing twelve hours a day is putting stresses on my hands that even the Kinesis Ergonomic keyboard cannot entirely alleviate, and I’m starting to think about switching around input devices more often. I’ll be giving them a call when the day-star is up again, maybe they can cut me a deal.
Date: 2005-02-24 08:48:10 -0600
I knew someone who cut off the tip of a finger fishing stuff out of a blender, and while she was recovering she used voice-recognition software. It worked pretty well then, and that was several years ago, so it’s probably better now.