[Disclaimer: I do not work for Logitech and Logitech has no idea I’m writing this. No free stuff for me.]
My line of work doesn’t extensively use a keyboard. I do use it to type in the occasional tag, but I mostly use a mouse for work, so I’ve not really gotten a chance to use my new keyboard for writing anything longer than a couple of sentences in an email until now when I can actually type.
I have a lot of keyboards in my tech closet. I’d snap a photo of the contents of the closet, but you’d all look away in disgust and never read me again. I don’t like the keyboards that come with computers. I wasn’t always like this. I used to think a keyboard was a keyboard, but when I first discovered wireless keyboards I decided that all my keyboards must be wireless.
Earlier last year I realized that since my work area had no close-by lighting (I don’t like overhead lights and the closest lamp was across the room from me) I thought an illuminated keyboard would be a welcome addition to my work area. I looked online and saw that several keyboards that lit up were considered “gaming” keyboards. I knew I didn’t need a gaming keyboards. I don’t game. I found one that looked promising, but it cost nearly $80 and I could not justify spending that money when I had at least 5 other keyboards at my disposal. So what if I had to squint to see the number keys? So what if the shift key stuck on the keyboard I preferred? I was not about to spend that kind of money for a little convenience.
Last Friday I’d vowed to not participate in the spending spree that is named Black Friday. I had a lot of work to keep me busy and I didn’t need anything anyway. However, during one break from tagging PDF files I scanned my Google reader list and saw that Staples had the keyboard I wanted for $30. I researched it and saw that most people that owned it loved it, so I ordered it (from Amazon who had the same price but free shipping — I’m disloyal like that) and it arrived on Monday.
Let me tell you — not only does it light up, it also has the most wonderful feel. It is nearly silent and typing on it is a pure pleasure. No sticking. No noise. No force involved — and the keys are not too sensitive. It is perfect. It would have been worth the $80 price tag.
Oh, did I tell you how thin it is? It is as thin as a dinner plate — a bone china dinner plate, not one of those thick things.
Ah, I’m in love. I could write forever.
(IB — it works with a Mac)
6 thoughts on “Keyboard love”
1. If you’d only bought it before November, you could have joined me in Nanowrimoland.
2. I have a Logitech keyboard – one of those ones that attach to a laptop, bringing my laptop screen up to a decent height. I rather love it too, especially as it’s seen me through the last month and 68,158 words (at last count).
.-= Mali´s last blog ..The first day of summer =-.
I have a Logitech mouse–if that counts–but it’s thick and doesn’t light up. Maybe it has special features I’m not aware of?
helen, me too! As for the keyboard–does it tilt? If it doesn’t tilt, for me, it doesn’t matter if it’s wafer thin. I need the tilt…
.-= bridgett´s last blog ..Stray Cat Update =-.
Mali — I have one of those too, that was the keyboard I was using before this one — I just put the stand on the floor. And yes, if I had this keyboard before November I might very well have done NaNoWriMo again.
Helen — I have several Logitech mice. My favorite is a trackball that has the logo worn off from use. I don’t like regular mice anymore and only use them when I have nothing else available.
Bridgett — It does tilt. I need tilt too — although I hear it is better for me if it doesn’t tilt. My last keyboard may have tilted, but I could not figure out how to do it.
Mmmm…it’s beautiful. And I love that someone else is posting about keyboards!!!
It is beautiful, IB. And I still love it.