First of all, let me say this – this is the best keyboard I have ever owned. So good that it deserves it’s own blogpost on my blog that has gone cold as a dead fish (mostly because people steal content and claim as their own – sad). But I do have a big mouth, and intend to create original, copyrightable content soon. Stay tuned on that.
But that’s not what this is about. This is about the best keyboard ever!
See, I used to use the Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard with backlighting. Truth be told, I never liked it. I used it for a long time, mostly because there are no good substitutes. My issues with the keyboard,
a) Backlighting was useless.
b) It wasn’t exactly pretty – and those who think it is, have no taste or choice.
c) Took too much space on the desktop,
d) The bigger issues were,
d1. The ctrl key (left bottom) was hard to hit. So frequently CTRL_F4 would be just F4. When I am working furiously on my PC, typing fast fast fast, this gets really annoying.
d2. And, it ate characters. Really! Like typing this on the keyboard would be lke typg this on thkeybard. REALLY REALLY annoying. Apparently it happens to people who type fast, and I do type fast.
So, frustrated with lack of choice in the PC world, I got myself an Apple Keyboard. (Forgive me father for I have sinned). And then I used a program called sharpkeys to remap the keys. And I have been using it for a couple of months now. This is honestly, the BEST keyboard I have ever owned. I can type fast on it, my hands don’t get tired, the keys feel great, and it is accurate.
If you’re curious, here are my sharpkeys settings -
Basically, I gave myself insert/printsc/numlock buttons. And the left windows and alt had to be mapped. And the keys at the top of the numpad, I changed them to media buttons.
For $49, I love this keyboard. Now I’m seriously considering getting the magic trackpad and make that work on my windows machine :).