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so, i put the ergodox together.
there are probably 2 keys that get stuck. (one on the acryllic shell, so probably need to file it down), the other could be due to the keycaps (not sure)
1) what is the default layout? is there an info page for this?
2) how long does it take (or someone's experience) to learn how to use it?
3) one of the cables is too short for my desktop. is a USB extension cable ok to use? They seem to be USB 3.0.. ?
4) i saw that there was extra epoxy on the connections. is there anything needed to be done? like adding solder that the guide suggested?
5) They're not really space saving (like the pok3r...). How much space/layout do you use?
6) any general about Ergodox? newbie. seeing if there's an collection link before I have do some google work...
1. The default layout might be in the KLL repository, but I haven't run into it.
2. I've used the Kinesis and ErgoDox as well as jumping on my laptop from time to time and it really hasn't slowed me down much. Using it full time definitely increases speed of acquisition, as does blank keycaps.
3. The cable between the two is USB3, but only for the conductors, not the speed. The cable to your PC is only using USB2, so an extension or different longer cable should be fine.
4. The epoxy has taken care of the problem, shouldn't need any more solder.
5. Using them with a tilting kit is more about ergonomics than about space savings. Pok3r can cause wrist strain if you are prone to RSI.
6. There are G+ and Facebook groups.
1. I assume it's similar to the default on the configurator.
2. I could type ok within hours. Less than a week later I'm not up to full speed yet but can get pretty close for short bursts. OTOH I came over from a TypeMatrix which does have a fairly similar columnar layout. Problems right now stem from hitting wrong keys with my thumbs mostly, that's the biggest transition bit I've noticed.
3. I've got mine connected to an extension cable (usb2.0) it's no problem.
4. Nothing more should need to be done.
5. Not particularly no, I liked my old happy hacker II, my wrists however, like the ErgoDox much better.
6. Typing tutor for practice, and I took a screenshot of my keyboard layout in the configurator as a cheat sheet, primarly for the less used keys, layers etc.
Configurator: http://input.club/configurator-ergodox (put a flash key on BOTH halves, was one of the biggest problems I haven't seen mentioned yet, also, don't put the flash key right next to something sorta common, you can accidentally put your keyboard in flash mode....like I just did)