Friday, December 26, 2014

Does a Standard Keyboard Help?

My wife wondered if the ergonomic keyboard might be contributing to my typing difficulties,,, so I plugged in a standard 101b key keyboard through the USB port, but the improvement is pretty minor.

3 comments:

hga said...

How about a keyboard with high quality keys?

I use tenkeyless keyboards with Cherry MX Blue switches, further modified with these red switch dampeners (which are often, although not right now, available through Amazon).

Cherry makes a variety of good color coded switches. I've been buying whatever this site this site featured at the time, was Leopold and Filco, now another company I haven't heard of.

w said...

Also. there is the classic IBM Model M type keyboard to take you back to 1970's and 80's coding or earlier Selectric typewriter feel with real tactile feedback and that clickity-clack those of us over 40 all remember....

Model M Classic

PhaseMargin said...

I'm also a big fan of the classic Model M, but I tend to like Cherry MX Brown keys to save a few bucks. I don't like the extra sound and pressure of the Blues.

Funny thing, I find the posture one physical therapist recommended the best. I lean back slightly and put the keyboard on my lap. As long as I'm typing and not using the mouse much it works really well at relieving pressure on my wrists. But because I use the keyboard on my lap, I also do without the extended number keys.