Here’s our ergonomic video review of the day. Check out “Mistel Barocco MD600 Split Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard – Unboxing & Review.”
We feature the Mistel Barocco in our Guide to Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboards. This is a compact (about 60%) ergonomic split keyboard with mechanical keys. You can usually order this keyboard and select from various Cherry MX keys like White, Black, Blue, Brown, Clear, Nature White, Red, and Silver. With this form factor, this keyboard is portable. The Barocco comes with 2 other preset layouts, Dvorak and Colemak. You can even use either side of the keyboard as a stand-alone keyboard (for gamers I presume).
This was the first time I have heard of Cherry MX Nature White. I looked it up. The Cherry MX Nature White switches are designed to offer a linear experience without a noticeable pressure point with a trigger force of 55 grams. This force is between the CherryMX Black and Red switches.
The programming layouts for this keyboard is done through keyboard bindings and not via computer software. The entire keyboard is programmable to assign a macro to any key.
Personally, I wish these came with a tenting kit like the Kinesis keyboards. You can get some tilt with this method. You can extend the top inner legs for some tilt. Then use soft towels under the lower part of the keyboard to both stabilize and provide a wrist rest.
Here is a view of the keyboard with the RGB lights on:
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