laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback

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reddyuday
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Post by reddyuday » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:07 pm

Pgh wrote:I replaced an Enermax Aurora with the Logitech. The Logitech was a big improvement.
The Logitech Illuminated seemed to have received more marks here than the Enermax Aurora. I am trying to understand this better.

Logitech Illuminated uses a trade-marked "PerfectStroke" system for keys instead of the standard laptop scissors mechanism. Here is a bit of explanation about it:
PerfectStroke is designed to create longer key travel – 3.2 mm compared to 2.2 mm – than that of typical notebook keyboards; as a result, the distance your fingers have to travel to activate a key is optimized for your comfort.
http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles ... n39272149/

Could it be that the SPCR'ers writing here prefer the longer key travel as opposed to the shorter key travel of the laptop keys?

Uday
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Post by reddyuday » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:29 am

I have now tried both the Logitech UltraX and Illuminated. I have put my feeling on the Illuminated in thread with its name. Here is my take on the UltraX:

Pro:

- Decent keystrokes, not spectacular, but much better than normal desktop keyboards. (The Illuminated keyboard's keystrokes are much softer and quieter than this one.)

- Standard keyboard layout. (Shouldn't one take it for granted? But apparently not.)

Con:

- Metal surface gets chilly in the cold weather. (A contributor to RSI.)

- No wrist pad/palm rest, but I could fix it by going out and buying one.

- The keys are a little bit slippery, not the best of materials.

- The keyboard is a bit flimsy. Hitting the keys bends the keyboard slightly and the bounce-back hits you as you type the next key, if you are typing fast enough. Contributor to noise as well as finger strain.

All in all, I find it to be a cheap keyboard, definitely worth the money it costs and perhaps more. But I don't find it good enough to keep me company for 10 hours a day.

Cheers,
Uday
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