Sunday, July 29, 2018

TinyMod Update

I've been using a TinyMod exclusively for the past two months. There was some question in my mind about whether or not I'd get used to or even like having the number key as the center thumb key and whether or not I would find it to be ergonomic enough. The answer is YES to both questions.

I don't think I can stress enough how much I like having the number key in the thumb position! I was pretty good with numbers before, but I feel much more fluid and confident doing numbers using my right thumb. I added a dictionary to make reversing pairs of numbers easier, see former post for details.

I haven't had any issues with my wrists either. This layout seems to be very good for my hands. This is something that varies from person to person of course, but the small layout can be very comfortable!

As you can see, I've also replaced the wood bottom with a bare printed circuit board and covered the Arduino with a little plastic case. It's even more compact than before, both a little smaller and a little lighter.

Price is still $160 plus shipping. $200 for the hinge or classic models. Email me at with your shipping address and which model you want if you're interested.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Stenomod Continues to Evolve

I'm always looking for ways to make stenomod better in some way. I have realized finally that I can replace the wood decks on a hinge or a TinyMod with an unstuffed copy of the PCB. The materials cost a little more than the wood and lacquer, but it makes for a more solid platform and consistent look.

Here's what the latest hinge model looks like.

And here it is from another angle.

You can see the unused holes and circuitry on the bottom.

I'm sure this is not the last version in the evolution of the stenomod, but I'm pretty happy with it for now. I hope you are too!

As before, the hinge will be $200 plus shipping, which is $13.65 in the US and around $23.50 out of the US. Prices in USD. If you'd like to buy one email me at and tell me which model as well as your shipping address so I can figure shipping. I'll send you a PayPal invoice that you can pay with a PayPal account or with a credit card.

I still have some of the classic model, which has a wood deck and a 3D printed case. Same price. I also have the TinyMod for $160. Check previous posts for pictures of those.