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Fargonaut
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May 19, 2017
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I've been using this keyboard for slightly over a month and I have to say it's definitely great. Aside from looking gorgeous, it feels really great. I recently switched to split keyboards in an attempt to help rehabilitate a bad shoulder. That was absolutely a step in the right direction. The other half was an ergonomic chair with highly configurable arm rests. The only issues I had making the switch to a split keyboard was needing to hit B with left hand instead of right. It took me maybe a week for it to feel natural again.
The PBT key caps feel great, sound great. The white caps on RGB are just stunning. The LED effects are great, but a bit hard to understand from the instructions on the accompanying card. It's not a big deal, you'll figure it out.
I haven't played around with the programming of the keys, but given the position of the Fn key, it's probably necessary. This is my first entry into any layout smaller than TKL. While I am very comfortable with shortcuts, I still found myself missing my dedicated arrow keys more than I was expecting.
I highly recommend this board as a first split keyboard, even beyond. The lights are vibrant, the caps look good, sound good, and the split is great. If I have to nitpick an issue, the cable that connects the two halves is very stiff, making the coiled aspect of it useless. I wish it were loose like the coiled cable on the ATH m50.
May 19, 2017
TheMagickConch
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May 19, 2017
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Yeah I'm lucky to have taken a typing course when I was younger. I never knee so many hit the b with their right hand. Heard that the other day as well. I feel fortunate.
May 19, 2017
Fargonaut
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May 19, 2017
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I disagree pretty heavily with traditional touch typing standards of middle on C, ring on X, and pinkie on Z. That's such an unnatural position for the left hand. Whoever decided that particular touch typing standard wasn't considering ergonomics. That in mind, it's so arbitrary as to which finger hits B on a nonsplit. Whatever is most comfortable.
May 19, 2017
TheMagickConch
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May 19, 2017
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I agree. Whatever is more comfortable is best. It's actually easier for me to hi Z,X, and C the touch typing method. B was more of a learned trait. Hand size is probably a huge factor as well though.
May 19, 2017
Edge.d
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May 22, 2017
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They recently replaced their coiled cable connecting both halves with a standard much longer cable that you can tie, it is far better and gives you a longer cable length for people who want to split both sides far apart. I guess they haven't updated the drop, but that is the cable that you will receive with your order based on my recent talk with them.
The good thing with Mistel is that they listen to the feedbacks and usually take action to quickly improve their products.

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May 22, 2017
zhanggoo
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Jun 1, 2017
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Where did you get the cable? I like the fact that they are L-shaped connector.
Jun 1, 2017
Edge.d
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Jun 1, 2017
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Not my keyboard in the picture actually. But you can ask their customer service to send you this cable if you find yours too short.
Jun 1, 2017
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