These days you can pick up a brand new keyboard for less than $10 anywhere in the world. I actually went out and tried to get a new keyboard after the old one that I had got disgusting. Well, I went out and bought a generic keyboard from a no name company. You truly get what you pay for. Let me tell you something, this thing was a piece of horse manure.
The shift key got stuck. Now, I don't know if that has ever happened to you but it can be a huge annoyance. Every time you type something and hit the shift key to capitalize the first letter, it gets stuck and your entire sentence becomes capitalized. Then you have to delete your entire sentence and start all over again.
So finally, I decided that enough was enough and I bought another keyboard: this time a Logitech. I have happy with this new one. It seems to be working fine. But, it is nothing like some of the cool ergonomic keyboards and mice that I have been spotting in the market these days.
Have you seen some of these products? They are goofy looking to say the least. The ergonomic keyboards such as the ones made by Microsoft are pretty normal compared to the Kinesis split keyboards that I saw. Smartfish Technologies also has an amazing looking piece that looks like it came from a spaceship or something. Very interesting indeed!
I have some friends who swear by these ergonomic keyboards but my question is this. How can so many designs all be ergonomic? The Goldtouch split keyboard looks nothing like the Microsoft Natural Ergo or the Logitech wave. Also, is the market for these keyboards really that big? I am not so sure about that. I do have a feeling that a lot of these ergonomic keyboards are sold on the designs themselves.
They really look very cool. If I had a large enough desk to fit one of these things, I would definitely consider buying one. My current favorite, in terms of looks is the Kinesis Advantage. This keyboard is gorgeous and looks simply amazing. The keys are separated in two distinct zones so I suppose that is what makes it ergonomic. But I don't really care about that. I just want a cool space age looking keyboard. Check it out and you will see what I mean.