I've been typing for 30 years on a regular keyboard and thought I would give these new versions a try so I bought one of the above. I've been using it for a day and I'm wondering if I will get used to it. I never liked those fully-split "natural" keyboards, but these semi-curved deals seem like a good compromise between the two. Just wondering what other people think.
FYI, I'm a heavy keyboard user: programmer, some gaming, e-mail, etc.
I have to say that I'm not very happy with it. It may be just this particular model, which is seemingly more curved than most, but it's just plain damn hard to type on. It's annoying. After this and my MS laser mouse breaking, I think I'm moving away from MS mice/keyboards.
I used to have a split microsoft keyboard and it was superb.
However now I use the happy hacking keyboard which is flat, but superb. Easily the best keyboard i've used. Do a search for happy hacking keyboard in google, it's made by fujitsu. (If you're really daring go for the pro with blank keys, gets you touch typing in no time).
Well I fumbled around for a few days and finally decided to return it and go back to a "real" keyboard. Part of my decision was that I spent about 15 minutes typing back and forth on a regular and a semi-curved keyboard. The semi-curved is supposed to force a more ergonomic hand position, but I observed my hand position and it was exactly the same on both. The only difference was I had to reach further for the keys on the semi-curved, making those keyboards *less* ergonomic for me.
So far, Acer is the only laptop I've seen with a curved keyboard
I use that keyboard as well (although with out the bit of plastic at the bottom) after my last ergonomic keyboard died, I really like it, hate having to go back to standard keyboards!
█ Windows and Exchange Server Experts, UK and US Dedicated Exchange Servers.
█ MCSE Certified, Registered Microsoft Partner.
█ Exchange 2010, Server 2008 and IIS 7 Services now available!
█ www.windowsserv.com Email:[email protected]