The Uni is a minimal, unibody-split-ortholinear keyboard made for stenography. It is a pre-built keyboard, meaning there is no assembly required and works right out of the box with Plover (once you set it up). The keyboard has full N-key rollover (NKRO) and uses QMK firmware's Gemini PR protocol.
The Gemini PR protocol allows you to use your steno keyboard and a normal keyboard at the same time with ease, without having to turn Plover on and off.
The spring weight of the Gateron Clear switches is 35 grams which is perfect for beginners because you won't be pressing keys accidentally. You can replace the springs with 20-gram springs from our store if you want to go faster.
Stenography is fast, and ergonomic, and did I mention that it's fast? You can type any word, symbol, number, command, shortcut, or emoji that you want with stenography at blazing fast speeds of over 200 WPM (with enough practice)!
The Uni is also US patent pending.
- The Uni v3 keyboard
- USB-C to USB-A cable
To learn how to install and set up with Plover, please see the Documentation.
To use the keyboard, you must have the latest version of Plover installed on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, otherwise, the keyboard strokes will not be recognized and cannot be interpreted by the computer.
The Uni uses the English stenotype layout with outer thumb number bar, split S, and split asterisk keys. The number keys are located on the outside of each of your thumbs to allow a compact and minimalistic design.
The left and right halves are spaced apart horizontally to provide better ergonomics for the shoulders and wrists. Additionally, the thumb keys are spaced apart vertically to provide better ergonomics for the thumbs. The space between the bottom row and thumb keys is equivalent to the space between home-row and spacebar on a normal keyboard.
Install and setup with Plover: Documentation
Learn the layout: Art of Chording
Practice steno: TypeyType
- 248mm x 76mm
- 13u x 4u
- 28 keys
- Gateron Clear 35g switches (not hot-swappable)
- No switch plate for easy disassembly of switches
- MX Spacing
- Only MX switches compatible PCB
- M2 Screw holes
- QMK Gemini PR protocol
Anyone can learn
Steno is something that anyone can learn. Just practice, practice, practice! 200+ WPM is just within reach!