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Polyglot

Polyglot

Regular price $125.00 USD
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Description:

The Polyglot Keyboard offers a fast and efficient typing experience with 42 keys, a sleek design featuring black PCB, white keycaps, and artwork on the backplate. Easily switch between QWERTY and Steno modes, making it perfect for use with Plover. Get the most out of your workflow with the powerful Polyglot Keyboard.

Features:

  • No assembly required
  • Do steno and qwerty all in one keyboard.
  • Each switch's spring weight is 35 grams, and you can replace the springs without desoldering.
  • Made to work with Plover's Gemini PR machine settings, see the video for more info
  • Composed of three layers: backplate, PCB, and switch plate.

Includes:

  • Nice packaging
  • The Polyglot keyboard
  • USB-C to USB-A cable

Usage

To learn how to install and set up with Plover, please see the Documentation.

You must have Plover installed.

Layout

  • Steno mode

    Steno mode has the steno layout as well as a utility belt in the middle filled with modifiers and navigation keys.

  • Qwerty mode

    The traditional qwerty layout in an ortholinear arrangement.

  • Toggle Key

    The key on the bottom left corner of the second row allows you to switch between the steno and qwerty modes.

  • It is as small as a 40 percent keyboard.

Useful Links

Install and setup with Plover: Documentation

Learn the layout: Art of Chording

Practice steno: TypeyType

Specs

  • 248mm x 76mm (height ≈ 29.5mm)
  • 13u x 4u
  • 42 keys
  • Gateron Clear 35g switches
  • OEM R3 profile keycaps
  • Switch plate with cutouts for easy disassembly of switches
  • MX Spacing
  • Only MX switches are compatible
  • The PCB is not hot-swappable
  • M2 Screws and Stand-offs
  • QMK Gemini PR protocol
  • uses the rp2040 chip with 16 megabyte storage
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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Travis

Great keyboard for practicing steno, especially if you're a beginner and need to quickly switch back to qwerty frequently to send messages or look up how to chord a word. For some reason, part of the board had some sort of sticky residue on it when it arrived, but it was easily cleaned with an alcohol pad.

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Mitchell Labrecque
Awesome

Amazing keyboard, feels so nice to type on, I’m very satisfied with my purchase, trying to learn steno

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Ian Cawley
My Powerful Polyglot *WITH EMBEDED STENO*

I have taken quite a few months since my purchase to use the Polyglot before writing a review:

The Polyglot is now my go-to keyboard. Period.

It took me a few rough weeks of getting used to the ortholinear keys and the various layers. It WAS, at times, frustrating but I kept the map of keys handy and various use-cases made me learn where things were fast enough. I must say, the thought that went into the programing of the various layers is EXCELLENT. While at first I felt like I didn't know where things were, now I feel like I have SO MUCH at my fingertips.

I then followed the instructions online to re-flash my keyboard and use Javelin to embed Steno. HOLY COW this is wonderful! I am now able to plug my Polyglot into ANY device an write in Steno. Confirmed it works on my android phone, an iPad, a Windows computer, and more.

The keyboard layout is a little different when you switch to include javelin/embedded steno, but only a bit. I update the onboard dictionary via a DUPT stroke "Dictionary Update." This works fantastically!

At this point I really dislike when I have to use a non-ortholinear keyboard... especially one that wont let me write in Steno!

I am SO thankful to StenoKeyboards for creating the Uni AND Polyglot; and for those that have been working on the software that allows my hardware to be so powerful.

J
Jonathan

Nitro type kids will fear me!

V
Vincent

Not very ergonomic

Anyone can learn

Anyone can learn steno. All it takes is a little bit of consistent practice! 200+ WPM is just within reach!

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
88%
(7)
0%
(0)
13%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
T
Travis

Great keyboard for practicing steno, especially if you're a beginner and need to quickly switch back to qwerty frequently to send messages or look up how to chord a word. For some reason, part of the board had some sort of sticky residue on it when it arrived, but it was easily cleaned with an alcohol pad.

M
Mitchell Labrecque
Awesome

Amazing keyboard, feels so nice to type on, I’m very satisfied with my purchase, trying to learn steno

I
Ian Cawley
My Powerful Polyglot *WITH EMBEDED STENO*

I have taken quite a few months since my purchase to use the Polyglot before writing a review:

The Polyglot is now my go-to keyboard. Period.

It took me a few rough weeks of getting used to the ortholinear keys and the various layers. It WAS, at times, frustrating but I kept the map of keys handy and various use-cases made me learn where things were fast enough. I must say, the thought that went into the programing of the various layers is EXCELLENT. While at first I felt like I didn't know where things were, now I feel like I have SO MUCH at my fingertips.

I then followed the instructions online to re-flash my keyboard and use Javelin to embed Steno. HOLY COW this is wonderful! I am now able to plug my Polyglot into ANY device an write in Steno. Confirmed it works on my android phone, an iPad, a Windows computer, and more.

The keyboard layout is a little different when you switch to include javelin/embedded steno, but only a bit. I update the onboard dictionary via a DUPT stroke "Dictionary Update." This works fantastically!

At this point I really dislike when I have to use a non-ortholinear keyboard... especially one that wont let me write in Steno!

I am SO thankful to StenoKeyboards for creating the Uni AND Polyglot; and for those that have been working on the software that allows my hardware to be so powerful.

J
Jonathan

Nitro type kids will fear me!

V
Vincent

Not very ergonomic