Getting Started - CharaChorder Lite

FAQs

Yes! You can view our complete list of compatible languages here.

CharaChorder is compatible with macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. All the intelligence and processing is built into the device therefore no special software is required to use it. Your computer, tablet, or smartphone reads it as if it were any other keyboard.

CharaChorder is compatible with macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. All the intelligence and processing is built into the device therefore no special software is required to use it. Your computer, tablet, or smartphone reads it as if it were any other keyboard.

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No, all the intelligence and processing is built into the device therefore no special software or network is required to use it.

Yes.

Like the One, the Lite is currently wired only, which allows for reduced latency (a critical factor when processing chording in real-time). Also, this allows the device to work without a battery, which lets us ship internationally to more locations.

The Windows/Option key.

If you choose to go with an alternative layout, you’ll need to customize your chord library accordingly. While the Lite’s starter library is currently based on a QWERTY layout, members of the community are encouraged to share alternate chord libraries in #library-exchange on Discord. Hopefully this work will only need to be done by a single person, and then we can share the new library for each common layout.

Modifications that don’t impact the underlying control boards should work. It is a custom mechanical keyboard at its core — just the first to have a fully-integrated CharaChorder engine on board. See the TikTok video below for more info on what the parts are.

Users can type entire words in a single motion by pressing combinations of letters simultaneously. CharaChorder’s internal processor will automatically remove the awkward keystrokes and arrange the letters for the word in their place in real time.

This is determined by your chord library. Each set of letters is mapped to only a single output. For example, “thing” and “night” have the same five letters. However, the default chord for night is n+i+g+h, while the chord for thing is n+i+g+h+t.

Context is taken into account for some combinations, though this is not yet fully customizable. For example, chording out after with will produce “without” rather than “with out”.

Getting Started

Connect Your CharaChorder Lite

Learn how to connect your CharaChorder device.

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Types Of Keystrokes

Learn the various ways you can type using CharaChorder.

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Update Firmware

Learn how to check your firmware version and update it.

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References

Starter Chords

Quick Reference Guide

Glossary

Compatible Languages

Settings

Tips and Tricks

Deciding Keys For Chords

Tips for choosing the keys for your own custom chords.

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Learning To Chord

Learn how to chord some starter words.

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Troubleshooting

Hardware Troubleshooting

Firmware Troubleshooting