Why is KeyMouse expensive?

KeyMouse is definitely not for everyone.  Our target users are those that spend pretty much all day every day at the computer.  We've developed many features specifically with this in mind.  Our primary goal is to increase user efficiency and comfort.  Here are a few of our key features:

  • Genuine Cherry MX Mechanical Key Switches
    If you're not familiar with mechanical switches, they are much higher quality than typical keyboards. Even a basic keyboard that uses mechanical switches can run $219 (see below).  Cherry keys are manufactured in Germany with high precision. They have a premium feel that lasts up to 50 million presses per key.


  • Fully Re-programmable Keys
    You can change the function every key and button on KeyMouse Alpha (including the commands for scrolling up and scrolling down on the scroll wheel for both left/right hands).  There are 6 key layers that can be saved into the devices.


  • Built in USB Hub in Each Hand
    Each KeyMouse has a USB port on the back to allow easy chaining of the devices (or plugging in another device into the back of KeyMouse).

  • Diodes on Every Key & Button for Anti-Ghosting
    Each key has it's own circuit board with a diode to prevent ghosting.

  • High Resolution 12000 DPI Mouse Sensors (Both Hands)
    You can program keys to adjust the speed/DPI of left/right or both hands.  We have many options such as adjusting speed while a key is held down (and it reverts back to previous speed when key is up), adjust speeds faster, or slower, etc.

  • Custom 3 Color Key Caps
    Our key caps have white, blue, and yellow colors on them to show the various key layers (particularly for number pad and arrows).

  • Four Sizes Available (for KeyMouse Alpha only)
    We want KeyMouse to fit your hands as closely as possible since it's important for your hands to be comfortable with all keys within reach when operating keyboard & mouse at the same time.

KeyMouse has 2 separate devices that work together seamlessly. Bottom line, there's a lot more that goes into creating a KeyMouse set than you might think.

Other products to compare:

Just for comparison, we've assembled a list of other products with some, but not all features that are included in the KeyMouse.  Many of them are a single device (ours has 2 devices left/right hand with a circuit board in each - the circuit board is one of the most expensive parts).  Each device listed below has it's advantages and purpose, but we just show them here to show our pricing is competitive when you compare the feature set we offer:

  • Maltron Dual-Handed with Trackball - $546.00
  • Maltron Dual-Handed - $471.00
  • Kinesis Advantage2 Limited - $399.00
  • Genovation KB-170L - $345.00
  • ErgoDox EZ - $325.00
  • Razer Nostromo (one hand) - $299.99
  • Logitech G13 (one hand) - $249.99
  • Cherry MX Board 6.0 (basic mechanical keyboard) - $219.00

*Note, some of these devices may also be discontinued and prices may vary from time to time.

 

Order Your KeyMouse