First, a confession: Iâ€™m not typing on the Mercury Rocketeer keyboard right now. Itâ€™s not because I donâ€™t love the design, the colors, the keys, and the switches. Itâ€™s because I canâ€™t use the type of keyboard the Rocketeer is without driving myself nuts.
This keyboard, a collaboration between designer Zslane and Massdrop, is a 60% layout. This means its about as big as a standard typewriter but doesnâ€™t have arrow keys or a number pad. This means, in practice, you have to press a function key to access the arrow keys and other things that you might be used to if you use a lot of command lines and shortcuts.