If I could embed Etta James crooning At Last, I would. (I’m not paying for the upgrade to this blog, sorry.)
I finally, after all the searching I’ve done, found the keyboard for which I’ve searched all these many months.
It’s not wireless – the wireless version (not identical but close) was $25 more and I refuse to pay it and so does my wife – but it is illuminated, spring-loaded, and very responsive to touch. I can’t believe the difference the right keyboard makes in the computer experience.
Let’s face it, the keyboard and mouse are the ways in which we interact with the computer directly. If I’m not comfortable with either one, I’m not as productive as I could be. And with this keyboard, not only does the feedback it provides give me exactly the tactile response I look for with its spring-loaded keys and backlighting for work in a dark room, but it provides a level of quiet during the typing process I’ve only experienced with laptop keyboards previously.
The keys don’t seem too close together. But there is the occasional fat-fingering. Naturally, I don’t expect NOT to do that, but it happens far less frequently because I’m actually happy with where the keys are contacted, the force required, and the distribution of the keys over the surface.
Sound fussy? I am. This hasn’t been easy, but I now have a very large collection of keyboards with which I can rotate should the need arise. I don’t expect the need to arise because of my desire, however.
Yes, I love this keyboard. Finally.