I just got a new keyboard. A USB connected, wireless ergonomic keyboard--this one, in particular. I got it from Sam's Club ($12 cheaper than Amazon), because of one thing written on the box: whisper quiet.
It's not. I had tried one that was at Walmart, but they don't seem to carry it anymore.
It is, however, not significantly louder than my laptop keyboard. And the volume is a lot more tolerable than the other ergonomic keyboard I was using. I'm listening to music over the laptop's speakers and using the new keyboard at the moment. And, unlike the other ergonomic keyboard I got, this one isn't drowning out my music.*
It's comfortable, too. The keyboard isn't flat. It isn't split, but it's curved comfortably. The keyboard itself dips where your longer fingers rest on the home keys, and rises where your ring and pinky fingers rest, making most of the keys much less of a stretch for me to reach.**
It's got a music control panel on top, above the keyboard itself. The delete key is as big as the backspace, is vertically oriented, and sits next to the enter key, between the main part of the keyboard and the number pad. The home key is just above it, with the page up and page down keys sitting just to its left. The scrolling arrows are right below it. It's incredibly handy. I can see how this keyboard would work really well with a desktop, too.
The best thing about it? The keys don't stick, and it can keep up with my (slow) typing speed.
So far, having used this keyboard for the past...two days? Two and a half? Anyway, so far, I'm really liking this keyboard.
*I got to the point I couldn't stand to use the other ergonomic keyboard without using my headphones to drown it out.
**I have really tiny hands for an adult. My fingers are only about as long as my ten year old son's. For those of my friends who shoot...a double-stack 9mm handgun is TOO BIG for my hands. Even the compact ones.
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