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Discussion on: Moving to Split Keyboard AND new layout!

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Daniel Mayovsky Author

I honestly get surprised when people mention that my keycaps are blank. I have this, probably unhealthy, assumption that most people that are involved with anything keyboards, are already touch typing, so they are not looking at their keyboard to see the legends.

I assembled the Lily58 myself. The actual kit only comes with a PCB and a case. Everything is soldered together by hand, which is why its significantly cheaper than the Ergodox keyboard.

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Michel Renaud

I was wondering because on their web site I only saw ones with markings. I don't look much at my keyboard myself - only when creating a new password, just to be on the safe side (that's when I don't just use a generated password).

A few years ago my coworker had one of those original Das Keyboard with blank keys at work. One morning I heard cursing and then saw a tech support guy walk by. A few minutes later he walked back with a regular keyboard. I walked by my coworkers office later and the support guy was at his computer with the regular keyboard on his lap, looking at it and then slowly typing on the Das Keyboard. I still get a chuckle when I think about that day.

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Daniel Mayovsky Author

That's worth a chuckle for sure. And what's even funnier is that he didn't connect his keyboard. He'd just look on his regular keyboard and type on the Das :)

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Michel Renaud

hahaha Yes. I didn’t ask. I figured he probably didn’t have much he needed to type and it wasn’t worth going under the desk and everything. I’m often surprised to see people who have been using keyboards for many years and still need to look at the keyboard and type with only two fingers. Oh well, they’re probably very good at something I suck at, soooooo..... :)