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I have one of these and its great except for lack of programmability and a few issues that could/should be patched*. Tex seems very reluctant to even issue any firmware updates at all, and seem to imply that if you want programability or open firmware you will probably have to buy a whole new revision of the keyboard when they eventually decide to offer it. So the keyboard you buy here will likely never be programable and may never get updates and fixes despite what Tex vaguely imply. ("Firmware Upgrade-able over USB")
I urge you to email them and voice concern over this to help persuade them. This keyboard would be hundreds of times better with open firmware and I honestly find it insulting and selfish that Tex refuse to offer this feature or updates at all when it wouldn't harm them at all, just make the product better.
After hassling Justin via email I managed to get him to say he might offer an update for trackpoint sensitivity (yes that's all), but I'm not holding my breath.
*FYI: Horizontal scrolling is not supported in firmware and middle click to open links in browser (and paste in linux) does not work properly. These features COULD work if the firmware supported it but Tex seem to refuse, they will probably be used to try to make you buy a whole new keyboard in the future.
That's my Yoda review.
Also read this post (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=58458.msg1412840#msg1412840)
Jan 23, 2015
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