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Glove80

The Glove80 by MoErgo is the end result of hundreds of ergonomic A/B testing experiments.

The first time I heard of this mysterious project was the posting of the MCC keycap prototypes which was a low-profile cylindrical profile for exactly this keyboard.

Back then, MoErgo mentioned 500+ iterations so I was very curious about the outcome. Here it is.

Glove80 is wireless (BLE), but can also connect to a host via USB. There are no wires between the two sides. It runs the open-source ZMK firmware.

Years ago I was at a fun software company full of incredibly talented geeks. Like most geeks, we overused our hands and nearly everyone had some sort of repetitive strain injury. Kinesis Advantage was the best ergonomic keyboard at the time and quite a few colleagues had one. Unfortunately my hands just don’t fit an Advantage; my pinky is too short. Talking to others, I found out not all hand shapes fit an Advantage. Because of this, and because we realized many ergonomic aspects could be improved, we decided to make a better contoured keyboard that works for more people.

More info in the original post.

Published on Fri 8th Oct 2021. Featured in KBD #47 (source).


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