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Glove80 Product Information

Yes you can!

If you prefer not to connect to a computer or other host device using Bluetooth LE, you can directly connect to the host computer. No drivers are required.

The two halves of Glove80 communicate with each other using standard Bluetooth LE, which is a broadly used wireless protocol with decent security provisions designed in. The two halves of Glove80 are pre-paired at the factory, and physical access is required for the re-pairing of the two halves.

Details:

1. The two halves communicate via standard BLE, and not proprietary wireless protocols (unlike for example Logitech’s proprietary 2.4GHz wireless)

2. The controllers use the Nordic nRF52840 microcontroller, which supports BLE 5.x

3. The two halves are pre-paired with each other at the factory

4. To re-pair the two halves, physical access to both halves of Glove80 is required to remove the pairing configuration. This can be done via:

a. On each half of Glove80, erase the flash memory of the Nordic nRF52840; or

b. On each half of Glove80, initiate a special key combo during the bootloader execution to remove the BLE pairing information

5. The BLE stack is part of Zephyr OS (on which ZMK is based), and is open-sourced and therefore available for audit.

Design is all about finding a reasonable compromise between all the conflicting design goals.

Our first versions had 82 keys. One of our key objectives is to be able to easily bring the contoured ergonomics with us to meetings and on the road. We decided to remove the two keys so that we can reduce the height by 10 to 12mm, which makes a big difference in portability.

However we recognize that some people want to have F11 and F12 on the primary layer (by default they are on a secondary layer). F11 and F12 keycaps are included in the Glove80 box (if you choose labeled keycaps). So if you want to have physical F11 and F12 keys, please just remap the keys using the Glove80 Layout Editor and replace the keycaps.

Unlike many other keyboards, Glove80 is designed to facilitate the easy interchange of keycaps. Every key uses the same keycap profile.

With 80 full-sized keys, Glove80 has more accessible keys (with minimal hand movement) than any other ergonomic keyboard (contoured or not) on the market.

Glove80 comes with an innovative tenting system to adjust to the angle that is most comfortable for your wrists:

- Continuously adjustable

- Works with a wide range of tenting angles up to 35 degrees or more.

- Each Glove80 comes with extra pairs (16mm, 35mm, and 45mm) of longer threaded rods

- You can buy longer standard threaded rods off-the-shelf for even higher tenting angles. 

- Adds no height to the keyboard when tenting is not used

If you are experienced typing on keyboards with keys arranged in columns, such as Ergodox or Kinesis Advantage, the learning curve is short. It is primarily a matter of adapting to the new layout. To shorten the transition you can customize the Glove80 layout to simulate the keyboard layout you are familiar with.

If you have no prior experience typing on keyboards with keys arranged in columns, it will take some time to relearn. Most typists tell us it is a well worthwhile investment for long-term comfort and health benefits. Many typists start to get familiar with the layout within hours. However true mastery will take a few weeks to fully relearn muscle memory.

Glove80 does not have hot swap sockets for key switches, as hot swap sockets are unreliable with a curved keywell. The 3 standard choices of Kailh Choc key switches cover the three most popular available options: tactile (brown), linear (red), and clicky (white); and are a great option for the majority of users. 

However if you do want to use a different key switch that is compatible with Kailh Choc v1 series, we are offering Glove80 with a “switches-not-soldered” option. With the “switches-not-soldered” option, the key switches will be installed but not soldered to the PCBs, so it is easy to replace some or all key switches with your own choice. Some assembly and soldering are therefore required to make the keyboard fully functional.

Please note that soldering key switches on a curved key well does take substantial skills and you are responsible for the quality of your soldering. The “switches-not-soldered” option is not recommended for beginners with little or no soldering experience.

Glove80 has the following FCC IDs: 2A8VP-GLOVE80L & 2A8VP-GLOVE80R.

Glove80 is also certified to CE, UKCA and R-NZ standards. 

Glove80 is affixed with the Japan Telec Specified Radio Equipment marking.

If you are looking to compile ZMK firmware without using Glove80 Layout Editor, Glove80's ZMK configuration GitHub repository is at https://github.com/moergo-sc/glove80-zmk-config

If you are planning to modify the ZMK firmware source code, the official Glove80 ZMK distribution is at https://github.com/moergo-sc/zmk

Shipping

We ship from China, Hong Kong, or New Zealand to the following countries:

  • Contiguous USA (excluding APO and FPO addresses, Alaska and Hawaii).
  • Canada
  • China including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Austria
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Germany
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal 
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom (excluding armed forces addresses)
  • Australia
  • New Zealand (North Island and South Island only)

If your country is not on the above list, please contact us at support@moergo.com. We may be able to help.

Please note that we cannot ship to PO Box.

For Glove80 keyboards, we use a tracked delivery service. The courier/delivery service we use depends on the destination country.

For other items such as Glove80 accessories and keycaps, we generally use a untracked delivery service to minimize the cost for our customers. For certain countries, we may offer a more expensive tracked delivery option.

Glove80 keyboards ship duty-unpaid (DDU) for free; shipping is included in the price.

Shipping for accessories and other items is quoted as part of the checkout process. Please note that Glove80 keyboards are usually shipped separately from the accessories. 

Please also see Import Duty, VAT, Custom Fees & Other Tax Entries in the FAQs.

Items are shipped from China, Hong Kong or New Zealand on a duty-unpaid (DDU) basis. You will be responsible for any import duty, VAT/GST custom fees or other tax associated with your shipment.

For shipments to the USA, where the value is less than the US$800 de minimis threshold, you should not need to pay any import duty or tax. For more information please see  https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/de-minimis-value-increases-800. Please note that this is not taxation advice.

For New Zealand customers, as Innaworks Development Limited (trading as MoErgo) is a New Zealand registered company, GST is charged as part of the check-out process. A GST receipt is automatically provided.

If you don’t take delivery of the Glove80, the courier will generally attempt to return the shipment to us. If this happens, we will refund you the amount paid minus US$120 to cover the typical cost of restocking and round-trip shipment.

Corporate Program

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We would love to help you with your program. Please talk with us by email at support@moergo.com

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