?TRON Keyboard Is Messing With Tradition

?TRON Keyboard (Images courtesy Akihabara News)
By Andrew Liszewski

I like change as much as the next guy (unless that next guy happens to be afraid of change) but when you start messing with the keyboard layout that I’ve been using since the early 80’s, I’m afraid I’m going to have to pass on your product. Such is the case with the ?TRON keyboard. I understand that the split-down-the-middle design can be more ergonomic than your standard keyboard, but why on Earth would you move around all of the non-QWERTY keys? ALT is now sitting to the left of the A key, PgUp, PgDn, Home and End are now sitting way over on the left side of the keyboard, and the space bar looks to be smaller than your average Enter key! Baffling.

Oh and get this, it’s currently available in Japan for around $525! Yeah that’s the best way to ensure your radical new layout catches on, make it completely unaffordable to 95% of the world’s computer users.

[ Akihabara News – ?TRON Keyboard and Its Impossible Layout ]