The TypeMatrix is an ergonomic, compact keyboard with keys arranged in a matrix pattern instead of the usual scattered pattern which is a legacy of the early mechanical typewriters.
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Pro Ergonomic keyboard
The matrix layout reduces the travel distance of fingers. The keys feature membrane switches with double-scissor substrate, which are quite comfortable and very quiet.
This keyboard has a small footprint, only 324 by 133 mm. This not only leaves more room on the desk, but also and mainly reduces the lateral travel distance of the right hand to grab the mouse. It still offers a good numeric keypad thanks to the matrix layout.
Numerous skins are available, making it simple to keep the keyboard clean and even quieter. They also allow for multiple layouts.
Pro Increased typing accuracy
This keyboard's matrix layout allows for increased typing accuracy. It gets rid of the typewriter keyboard legacy in favor of a more logical layout.
Pro The HOME, END, ARROW keys and PG UP, PG Down are close together and on a nice spot on the keyboard.
Pro BÉPO and Dvorak layouts
These layouts are not easy to find, especially the first one. While they don't necessarily increase the typing speed, they greatly reduce the travel distance of the fingers, and have a much better distribution of the keys than regular AZERTY or QWERTY layouts.
Con The skins won't last forever and are expensive to replace
Con Unusual layout
The central position of the Enter and Backspace keys, on top of the matrix arrangement, requires some time to get used to.