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Black Left-Handed Programmable Keyboard

KBC-3500C

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This programmable Left handed keyboard fulfils a long felt need, providing the most convenient layout for people who are naturally left-handed.
The keyboard has a brushed anodized metal frame with full height hybrid mechanical/membrane key switches, and it's 2nd layer can be hardware programmed (no software required) with macros as the user requires.

£129.98 (£108.32 ex VAT) 

Black Left-Handed Programmable Keyboard - KBC-3500C

  • USB 'plug and play' connection with durable braided cable
  • Black case, black keys, white legends
  • Manufactured with a sleek modern brushed metal faceplate with bevelled edge
  • High life cycle hybrid mechanical/membrane sealed contact key switches offering durability and tactile feel
  • Compatible with Cherry MX style keycaps
  • Full UK Left handed key layout with integrated multimedia functions
  • FN key to multiplex some keys and offering a second layer of programming
  • The keyboard is fully programmable off-line, meaning it is fully programmable without any software required on the computer. Macro's can be created, existing key programming can be changed and a new layer of programming can be created. User manual included
  • Full height keys, which are contoured and slope up towards the back of the keyboard offering excellent, tactile touch typing
  • Clear easy read key legends
  • Durable fold out feet to allow for keyboard tilt
  • Status LED's (Caps, Num & Scroll Lock)

Black Left-Handed Programmable Keyboard - KBC-3500C

Part Number
KBC-3500C
Connection
USB
Cable length
1.7 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
105
Length
448 mm
Depth
146 mm
Height
37 mm
Weight
1 kg
Compatible
PC and Mac (Mac's may experience limited functionality)
Gross Weight
1.3 kg

Black Left-Handed Programmable Keyboard - KBC-3500C

  Miles  09/04/2018
Previously I owned a keyboard that had the numeric keypad on the left. Not because I'm left handed, but because I wanted to have my hands closer together when gaming with keyboard + mouse. That wasn't quite close enough though, so I was pleased to see that a totally left-handed keyboard is now available.

It's about as small as a full-sized keyboard can be, so it does exactly what I wanted, letting me put the mouse close enough for my left hand to feel naturally positioned over the WASD keys. It's well-made, with a thick braided cable and aluminium top panel. I like that the keys are raised above the top panel, as it should reduce the amount of fluff and bits that get stuck behind the keys. I'm not sure what the key switches are, as they don't look like anything I could find pictures of. They are linear, light, and feel ok, but since this isn't a cheap keyboard I would have much preferred proper mechanical switches. The keycaps are compatible with Cherry MX keycaps, including the large keys with stabilisers, which is nice.

When they say that the keyboard can be programmed with no software, they really mean it. All programming is done through the keyboard itself, including the ability to add delay between keystrokes. That means it will always work with any OS, now or in the future. One thing I don't like is that the key to enter programming mode is in the place of the pausebreak key, so if you want to press pausebreak you have to press two keys together. Pausebreak isn't a frequently used key, but I use it more often than I program the keyboard. Leaving pausebreak alone and using a two-key combination to enter programming mode would have been better. The manual appears to only be available in paper form. A downloadable electronic version would be nice, especially since I'll never remember how to program it without the manual.

There is a toggleable n-key rollover mode, which is useful for games and certain other things.

The caps/scroll/number lock status LEDs are positioned such that I can't see them unless I lean forward. I would have liked it if they were built into the associated keys. I'm sure that would have been a fairly easy thing to do since there are already a few backlit keys for indicating other things.

The keyboard seems to completely turn off when I put my PC to sleep, which means I can't use it to wake the PC back up again. I'm not sure if that's something to do with the keyboard or the USB ports on the PC, though my old keyboard remained on, so it's probably the keyboard.

Overall it's a pretty good keyboard. It has a few flaws that should probably make it lose a star, but I'm still going to give it 5 anyway because it's the only left-handed keyboard available, and thus automatically the best one.

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