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    An unnecessary gadget I must have

    I'm not supposed to but I always work on the computer in the dark, and I so want this!





    http://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Keyb...7553661&sr=8-1

    Does anyone here have one or have you ever used one? Does it work as well as an actual keyboard (or better-no stuck keys)? Do you have to hold your hands at a specific angle for it work correctly?

    It's way pricey but so farout! And also looks like it has big letters like the one I bought specifically with big white letters on black keys (easy to see in the dark) but I've worn most of them off the keyboard and am looking around for a new one. A holograph shouldn't ever wear out so it could be a once ever purchase instead a of new plastic keyboard every year or two. I just wish I could try it before committing!

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    One of the vendors at a vendor fair for a software users conference I went to last year had one. It didn't work that well. It took a lot of fiddling to get it to work. There is zero feed back tactile or auditory - you can set the software to give audio feedback though.

    It's ok if you are not a touch typist - if you have to look at the keyboard to type (e.g. hunt and peck). Otherwise it wasn't much better than a rollup membrane keyboard a friend of mine tried out which rolls up to about the same size as the unit and is a lot cheaper.

    Just invest in one of the higher end Keytronics lifetime keyboards which have a lifetime replacement warranty and learn how to touch type.
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    You buy a new keyboard every year or two? What on Earth are you doing to them? I've had four keyboards in the past sixteen years, and only because I bought new computers that came with them.
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    I think I must need to cut my nails more often or something, I wear the letters off in no time. If I'm not at work (where I do my reading) I'm on the computer. But like when I'm using Photoshop I only need a key or two at a time (mainly CTRL+N, SHIFT+CTRL+N, -, +, [, ] and ALT) and I don't have them anymore. In the dark I just push at an empty space where those buttons used to be. lol!

    Home row/touch typing hurts my hands and wrists after a few minutes so I don't use it. Perhaps those newer keyboards with the split apart into two areas of keys are less strain on the wrists?

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    This is on my unnecessary gadget list...

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    I saw that in a mag about Digital Audio Workstations a few years back. It would be cool to put up mixer function icons on the keyboard when I open my recording software! Wasn't it about $500?

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    Add a 1 in front of the 5 and you'll be about right.
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    How about one that is back lit rather than high contrast painted on? Then you wouldn't have to worry about the paint wearing off, and they're very well visible. I've been running this keyboard for a few years now and really like it... (rather the older version of it.. but pretty much the same thing) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126034 I tried to get a picture to illustrate how well lit they are (note it is bright in here lol) so this is the best I could come up with... also... shows I need to take this keyboard out to the compressor and blow it out hahaha
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