New Keyboard

Dafydd Vaughan on 20 February 2008

New Microsoft Ergonomic KeyboardAfter I lost the bluetooth dongle for my keyboard in the move to the new flat 2 weeks ago, i decided to take the leap and buy myself a brand new keyboard.

Of course, I never do things easily. So it wasn’t just a case of buying any old keyboard (If I did that, I’d just stick with the cheap £3 Tesco Value keyboard I’ve been using as a temporary replacement) – I had to pick a keyboard that felt good to use, had pretty decent reviews and had some form of gimmick.

That’s how I ended up with my last one – a Logitech MX5000 Desktop, which had a LCD screen built into it that showed the temperature and acted as a calculator.

Anyway, after a brief trip around Swansea Enterprise Park – I settled on the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000. This one is alot different from any other keyboard I’ve used – this one is split down the middle, and curved to help reduce RSI.

So far, its working really well. At first it was a bit difficult to type, but as I’m using it more (the primary reason for this entry) – i am starting to get used to it. I’d certainly recommend it to anyone (including James and Gareth who are currently faffing around trying to decide if they want it or not).

So, my advice to anyone who does alot of typing – get one. It’ll benefit you in the long run.

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