I am thrilled to receive my Keyboardio 01. I’ve had it a few days, and despite an atrocious error rate with it, I’m starting to get used to it, I think!
I’m having some difficulty figuring out how to position it and my hands for maximum comfort. I’m getting some wrist pain in both wrists, and some forearm pain on my right. Some of this I experienced with the Microsoft 4000 that I have been using for over a decade (hence the switch to Keyboardio) but some is new. I’m using only the default layout while learning. I use emacs and xmonad heavily, and vimperator in Firefox for reduced-mouse browsing.
One particular issue I’m having is with the thumbs. If I rest my hands on the keyboard in the recommended manner, it is an uncomfortable stretch to reach the shift keys. I can’t really see a way around that. The fn key position also requires me to rotate my hand to press it.
Any advice? I’m very much fond of this keyboard and want it to work out well for me!
I am using it at a traditional desk with a keyboard tray.