As a full-time writer, I need a keyboard that works well for me. As a touch typist, the keys need to find my fingers; the keyboard needs to react quickly; the touch has to feel good.
I had been using the wireless Wave keyboard that Logitech gave me about two years ago. I liked the wave shape and the multimedia controls. But I found that I could not type on it as quickly as I would like, and I seemed to make an inordinate number of splling erros. I think the problem is that the keypress is too deep, and so my fingers would catch on undepressed keys.
As the painted on letters began to wear off, I began looking for a replacement. Any keyboard I tried in Future Shop, Staples, Best Buy, London Drugs was unsatisfactory. Last week I read in a flyer about a new pair of keyboards, but then I forgot which store was carrying them.
On a hunch, I tried Future Shop, but they did not stock the new brand. Idly, I tested the Microsoft and Logitech models. Still no go. I noticed a new keyboard from Logitech -- with the generic name of "Logitech Illuminated Keyboard."
Its keys felt fast and shallow. Each key was individually lit by an LED, suitable for when I work late at night (or early in the morning). It had media keys. And it has a stunning, clean design.
It was pricey (about $100) but I decided to go for it. I am pleased with how fast I can type again, error-free.
But here the part that puzzles me: the box boasts of PerfectStroke key system:
Research shows that a longer distance required for each keystroke (key travel) improves typing experience. Logitech's PerfectStroke system, with precision micro-scissors, gives you more key travel than typical notebook keyboards. So every stroke is comfortable, fluid, and silent. Tested for up to 10 million keystrokes.
Let's examine the statement:
- This keyboard's travel is shorter than most other keyboards, including those from Logitech. I find shorter travel is better for faster typing.
- Why are they comparing a keyboard for desktop computers with that of a notebook computer?
- Strokes with this keyboard are fluid, but not silent. They keys make a clattery tap sounds.
Still, this is a good keyboard for me.