I purchased X-Bows Lite very satisfied. As my new hobby, I rewriting books to learn better English. Plus macro feature that you may configure to your liking. There is no comeback to the old layout keyboard.
I have used a "standard" layout keyboard for over 40 years, so this layout takes some getting used to, but I am getting used to it surprisingly quickly. The layout is great and definitely reduces excess reach for keys. The silent red keys feel wonderful and are quiet enough for work. I have also remapped several keys using the QMK Configurator website and the QMK Toolkit. It is comfortable and customizable and I really like it!
The layout of the keys makes typing comfortable and painless, although it takes time to get used to. The workmanship is very solid; the only fault is that one key is a bit louder than the others, which can be fixed by swapping it with some f-key. The wide very customization options are amazing. I consider the purchase very successful.
Got a very well built keyboard, and the support on discord helped me set it up and fix some issues.
I'm so thankful that X-Bows allow these to be bought separately. I was able to fix a key on my keyboard with this. Thanks!
I love and use my X-bows ergo keyboard so much that I wore out my first cord pretty fast. Luckily the cords are replaceable so I ordered more, unfortunately, I blundered when placing my order (selecting the wrong variety of cord) but was pleasantly surprised when I reached out and was able to have my order quickly and easily rectified! I could not be more pleased with my experience! A+ for X-Bows.
I'm not yet used to my new keyboard but I can say that it's high quality ! And the platic pad as well. (Lite)
X-Bows is an Excellent keyboard, solved a few pains I've had when typing over time.
The layout takes a few days to get used to but after that - typing speed and comfort drastically increased.
I've ordered already x2 keyboards (X-Bows Knights, Brown Gateron Switches) for home and work usage, very satisfied from them both.
The 1 year old keyboard is missing lights on 3 keys, probably a glitch but I've enjoyed the keyboard so much so it didn't really bother me.
The wrist rest in my opinion is a must have for every keyboard purchase since there is a need to elevate the hands while typing, the keyboard is quite high due to it's metal base so fingers must be aligned on the same height of the keys - I've bought x2 of those wrist rests for home and work as well, they are sturdy and comfortable.
Using the QMK Toolbox application is an amazing companion for that keyboard, it supports higher levels of customization, specially for the centered keys which made me very productive.
All in all this is an excellent keyboard and I'll recommend it to anyone who types a lot and/or suffers from hands pains/discomfort.
Top quality and made for the X-bows. I'm so glad I didn't rush to a local store and ordered this.
Excellent build and craftsmanship. The layout is a refreshing improvement over typical keyboards. The center keys are reached with comfort and the "lowered keys" in the "pinky" column do reduce the need to stretch and move your hand to hit the 1 and 0 keys.
My only nit is that the keys to the right of the 'P' key are relatively far away from where your hands rest as compared to a regular keyboard. But this comes from the fact that the 'P' column is aligned so that your pinky only moves up and down. This pushes the '\|' key further to the right compared to where your hands are on a regular keyboard. I used the QMK programmability of the keyboard to remap things to my liking so that I'm not reaching out to the right in any event.
i accidentally entered the wrong address but i was able to email them and fix it quickly. also the keyboard is very good
Buying my second keyboard from xbows.
I bought the Xbows Nature keyboard years ago and I bought another xbows keyboard now (1 for work & 1 for home) because I like it soo much.
if I can suggest some improvements:
the keyboard software can be improved, eg have more keyboard layouts like Colemak-DHm.
the letters on the keys can be bigger.
This keyboard is the most wonderful I have ever used. I had to learn the keys at first, but eventually noticed that my wrist was no longer strained.
I plan to repeat my purchase for my workplace.
Purchased these to replace the stock switches on my mechanical keyboard and they work just as expected and similar to my other keyboards with Gateron Browns. Price was great too!!!
It took me a few weeks to adapt to the keyboard, but it was well worth the effort. I type all day, so a quality ergonomic keyboard is important. I’m a lifetime X-Bow customer now.
I am in love with this keyboard. I take it to the office when I go there, because any other keyboard is pitiful. My only complaint is that I chose the Mac layout, which means there is no delete key, just multiple backspace keys. I know it's configurable, but it's a bit of effort to get the software up and running.
Oh one other issue - not complaint - I often hit Enter instead of the letter B. That's the only problem I still have after about a month of using it.
The magnetic numberpad is outstanding. The whole setup feels great, very solid, and I love the metallic casing.
I have no intention of ever buying another keyboard - this is just about perfect.
Obviously takes some time to get used to, but worth the effort. Hard work is moved almost entirely to the thumbs and forefingers, and positioning for the little finger is also very useful. Very happy with purchase.