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Old Jul 11th 2018, 4:52 pm
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I'm trying to adjust to this thing that was in a surplus bundle, but it isn't going too well. I've never used one with the wrist rests or the gently rolling hill in the middle. I'll give it a fair trial before passing it on, but wouldn't bet big money on getting to like it. The functions impress me; there are back and forward controls, zoom, favourites, and a bunch of others my standard boards lack. The keys and space bar are a bit clunky and that may be enough to kill it for me, even if I get used to the contour.

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Old Jul 11th 2018, 6:18 pm
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I had a separate gel wrist rest thing in front of the keyboard on my old desktop computer and I quite liked that. Does it curve in line with the curves of the keyboard?

I've never been one for function keys other than the obvious ones like switching off touchscreen or internet. Or use mute.
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Old Jul 15th 2018, 9:16 am
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Some of these so-called ergonomic, futuristic-looking keyboards appeal to some, but whether they are truly functional and have long-term user appeal is indeed debateable.
I admit I've never used one, but judging by the huge pile of similar looking futuristic keyboards in a large box at my local thrift store, I have a feeling that many are discarded a short time after purchase. There's one that looks like it could have been tailor-made for a keen gamer named Quasimodo......
Years ago (in a very weak moment) I purchased a Logitech iFeel mouse. It was alleged to give off pulsations to give the user a more tactile experience......?? But in honesty, all the marketing hype was really no more than a large heap of steaming fertilizer.
I still have that rodent somewhere - which probably needs fumigating by now.

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Old Sep 19th 2018, 9:55 pm
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I like it; I got another one without the padding and it isn't as nice, but this one is pretty nice. Because it's a Microsoft keyboard most of the windoze dependent features don't sing with linux playing, but I don't care.
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Think I'll stick with my SafeType keyboard. The wing mirrors are handy to see if SWSBO is creeping up behind me checking up for any dodgy websites........
Weird in the extreme! I wonder how many they sold?
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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post

I like it; I got another one without the padding and it isn't as nice, but this one is pretty nice. Because it's a Microsoft keyboard most of the windoze dependent features don't sing with linux playing, but I don't care.
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Just seen this and it has really made me laugh So true. So very true.

So. Is that keyboard now fitting like a comfy glove?
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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post

I like it; I got another one without the padding and it isn't as nice, but this one is pretty nice. Because it's a Microsoft keyboard most of the windoze dependent features don't sing with linux playing, but I don't care.
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That's brilliant. Thanks.
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