I tried a Kinesis keyboard, as I've always kind of wanted to buy one. I expected to take longer to get used to typing on it, but the motion is quite natural and I adjusted rapidly. But after an hour, the honeymoon is over... and for surprising reasons:

  • Control key is too far away.
  • Said control key doesn't always work.
  • Windows key is the "context menu key" that nobody actually uses.
  • Said useless Windows key is easier to get to than Control and Alt.
  • Alt-tab, Control-C, and Control-V are ridiculously difficult to type.
  • No option to purchase with Dvorak key faces.
  • { and } are on opposite sides of the keyboard when using the Windows Dvorak keymap.

They still sell for a pretty penny on eBay though...