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All of these improvements add up to much more healthy, comfortable typing that allows you to get more done at work. You’ll immediately notice that the quality of your work improves when you aren’t getting fatigued or distracted by sore hands and wrists.
I've been searching for a mechanical keyboard with an ergonomic design; this fits my needs perfectly. There was a bit of a learning curve with the different key placements, but after about a couple days of using it, I feel a lot more comfortable typing on the keyboard.
I received my X-bows keyboard earlier this week and have been very satisfied with the product. I’m absolutely in love with the switches and beautiful design.
I highly recommend this if you've had to deal with a broken hand and don't want to give up your heavy diet of editing and gaming.
I've had my keyboard for a couple of weeks and it's one of -- if not "the" -- best keyboards out there.
The build quality is great and switches feel great. It'll definitely take some work to adjust to it, but after spending an hour on it, I can already tell a difference.
Of every ergonomic mechanical keyboard I found this was the closest to my ideal keyboard.
I received a unit a while back, and am still using it today - to type this in fact - It is by far the best keyboard I have used.
I had really bad typing habits before and this keyboard is now sort of forcing me to type properly, which is really nice.
I find the X-Bows is forcing me to correct my [typing] technique. When proper touch typing is used (which I never learned till now), it's very enjoyable to use.
The Learning Curve
X-Bows is not the first ergonomic keyboard ever created. Plenty of people have identified that the keyboard layout that we use could be dramatically improved. The biggest impediment to these keyboards gaining broader acceptance is that they require users to learn a whole new layout. Busy people inevitably get frustrated and revert back to their old keyboard when they need to work faster. Despite best intentions, a lot of ergonomic keyboards end up in a drawer never to be used again.
With X-Bows, we were dedicated to making that learning curve as manageable as possible. The letter keys have not moved from their QWERTY layout. Your right index finger is still hitting “J” and your left ring finger is still responsible for typing “W”. You don’t need to memorize a new key layout, your hands already know where all of the letters are on X-Bows.
The keys that we did move- ENTER, Backspace, ALT and Control- can also be found on the right side of the keyboard. We call these our “training wheel keys”. While we think that the keys in the middle are more convenient, as you’re beginning to type on X-Bows, it is no problem if you find yourself reaching for the backspace in the top-right. They are there while you adjust. Since X-Bows' keys are fully remappable, once you find yourself no longer needing these training wheel keys, you can program them to become shortcuts or macros; increasing your productivity even further!
While you won’t be able to take X-Bows out of the box and feel 100% comfortable typing on it immediately. Our testers have all reported adjusting to the new layout in under a week, some in as little as a few hours. Compared to other ergonomic boards that can take a month or more to adjust to, X-Bows makes ergonomic typing more accessible than ever before.
What the Experts Are Saying
With the intuitive X-Bows software, you can:
Set custom macros and functions
Set custom keyboard layers
Create custom backlight settings
Knight Plus magnetic connection
We built the numpad on Knight Plus to function on either the left or right side of the keyboard. The magnetic connection is strong enough to never accidentally come disconnected from the keyboard.
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Is Your Keyboard Killing Your Career?
Have you ever encountered someone who just seems to get an impossible amount of work done in a day? Someone who can enter into their flow state right away when they sit down? Having an uncomfortable desk setup is a surefire way to ensure that you are NOT one of those people. When you work uncomfortably, you’re proven to be less efficient and less creative.
The biggest benefit of X-Bows is in how much better you’ll feel while you’re typing. Your whole body will feel more comfortable and you’ll find yourself enjoying your work more. Reduced strain on your joints will cause you to feel noticeably less tired at the end of the day. You’ll be able to enjoy your time outside of work even more too!
When you customize your X-Bows to use macros and shortcuts, you’ll find that your work gets done even faster. You won’t believe how many simple, repetitive tasks can be automated using our intuitive driver software.
We can’t guarantee that using X-Bows will immediately get you a raise or spark an idea for the next billion dollar start-up, but it will ensure that your mind can focus on work, and not be distracted by typing discomfort.
Invest in yourself and invest in better typing.
What's In the Box?
X-Bows comes with:
- Keycap and key switch puller
- USB-C to USB-C cord (2 for Knight Plus)
- 2 rubber feet (4 for Knight Plus)
- 4 extra Gateron switches
- Instruction booklet