Typematrix is an American computer keyboard design and manufacturing company specializing in ergonomic TCO99-compliant keyboards, and is based in Santa Barbara, California. The company was founded in 1990 by Henry Webber, who set out to design a superior ergonomic keyboard to alleviate typing pain and prevent the development of typing injuries. The most popular TypeMatrix product is the TypeMatrix 2030 Keyboard.
Design and Ergonomics
TypeMatrix keyboards are significantly different than a standard computer keyboard. The primary difference is its matrix architecture (straight vertical key columns), which is intended to increase typing accuracy and decrease wrist distortion. Large centered Backspace and Enter keys move usage of some of the most-used keys from the pinky to the index finger. TypeMatrix keyboards are designed to have a smaller footprint and decrease the reaching distance to a user's mouse, in an attempt to lessen arm and shoulder stress.
Size and Weight
- Length: 12.75 inches (324 mm)
- Width: 5.25 inches (133 mm)
- Height: 0.5 inches (12.7 mm)
- Weight: 1.56 pounds (709 grams)
- Standard size: 19 mm center to center spacing
- Switch lifecycle: 10 million strokes
- Travel: 3.0 mm ± 0.5 mm
- Force: 55 gm ± 10 gm
- Switch: membrane technology with "double-scissors" mechanism