"Microsoft came real close with this one."3.0 starson by IamGav
Pros: Very comfortable, many (easily customized) hotkeys, key position is quite easy to learn.
Cons: Space bar is a little stiff, customizing hotkeys not as powerful as it could/should be.
Summary: There are a number of things I like about this board:
1. It is very comfortable
Microsoft did their homework. The hand positioning is quite relaxed. There is also a very nice pleather (or something) pad that runs the whole length of the board.
2. Key positioning
It is almost the same as on other, flat keyboards. As soon your hands get used to being so far apart, they forget they're on a different keyboard.
However, there are a couple little, but important things that kept it from getting a better rating:
1. Stiff spacebar
I'm sure it's still stiff because I just got the board an hour ago. But it is noticable.
Meh. Average number of hotkeys. Programming them is not as free as I'd like, but that's the way all manufacturers do it now, so... Meh.
All in all, a worth while purchase. It's got it where it counts (very comfortable, easy to adjust to key layout). I'll be buying another when this one kicks the bucket.Updated
Well, I'd like to ammend some stuff to my initial opinion:
2a. Key Positioning
It's *almost* the same key layout as on a flat keyboard. I've noticed myself pressing the wrong key for the same ones over and over. I'd like to say I'll just get used to it, but if I'm learning a new keyboard, I might as well go to Dvorak.
3a. Stiff Spacebar
It's still quite stiff. In fact, all the keys are noticably harder to press than any logitech keyboard I've used.
Well, I know I said I'd buy another one, but I'm not sure anymore. The key positioning I can get used to, but I'm finding myself reluctance to use this thing for more than 10 minutes at a time. I think I'll try a couple of Logitech's newer entries with a dvorak layout. That way I'll get the ease-press keys and a more natural key layout.
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