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Logitech Wave Keyboard
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- Contoured, wave-shaped key design conforms naturally to your fingers
- A curved profile and uniform-size keys promote an ergonomically correct, more comfortable hand position
- The soft surface encourages a relaxed position for long typing sessions
- Use the three-way tilt legs to set the height to suit your personal style
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Like other ergonomic keyboards, the Wave includes an elevated palm rest, though not as extreme as the platforms of old. It's also covered in a lightly padded vinyl upholstery that feels soft yet firm under the wrist, as well as a Goldilocks amount of tackiness (i.e., not too slippery, not sticky, just right). The keys are also positioned in a gentle U-shaped arc that nearly escapes the eye, but is apparent once you set your wrists down and start typing.
Contoured, wave-shaped key design conforms naturally to your fingers.
As someone who writes for a living, my computer keyboard is one of the most important tools I have and one that I'm connected to for hours every day. I've gone through many models over the years to get just the right one, and I currently use the Matias Tactile Pro on my Mac as it provides some of the best keystroke feedback I've found (which is the polar opposite to the frustratingly squishy keyboards that came with my HP and Apple PCs).
While the rolling contour of the keyboard layout was barely perceptible, my fingertips took to the Wave easily. It felt like each key was indeed designed specifically to fit the finger that was mapped to tap it. And the keys combine a springy action with a final tap that's not too loud, but both tactile and audible enough for instant feedback. As my week of testing progressed and my fingers grew more accustomed to the Wave, I actually felt as if my typing was both more accurate than on the Tactile Pro as well as a touch faster.
From an ergonomic standpoint, the Wave's gradual curve isn't immediately noticeable, but after a few days I found my elbows weren't hunched next to my body as they were with the straight keyboard, freeing both wrists and shoulders from strain. That said, if you require more substantial ergonomics for your typing (such as the curve and height of the Microsoft Natural), you might be disappointed by the relative flatness of the Wave.
The Delete key has been elongated and the Insert/Help key moved above..
The keyboard is supplemented by a plethora of system-specific feature buttons--including Flip 3D, Gadgets and Media Center in Windows Vista (aka, Expose, Dashboard, and Front Row on the Mac)--as well as quick access to your selected audio program and full playback controls (including volume). All functions can be customized using the included Logitech Setpoint utility (or Control Center within the Mac's System Preferences).
When I began reviewing the Cordless Wave, I wasn't looking for a new keyboard. But thanks to its excellent typing action, unique comfort features--from the contoured design of the keys to the padded wrist rest--and the plethora of customizable functions right at the tip of the finger, it's time to part ways with my old keyboard. --Agen G.N. Schmitz
- Innovative contoured design of the keys conform naturally to your finger lengths, excellent typing action
- Padded vinyl wrist rest adds soft comfort and allows easy movement
- Loads of function and multimedia buttons, all customizable using included software
- Cross-platform, including compatibility with special features in Windows Vista
- Nicely lightweight--great for use on the lap
- Shifting of some keys might annoy some, but delight others
- Might seem flat to those who need more substantial ergnomics
Top Customer Reviews
+ Integrated wrist cushion - comfy and convenient!
+ Keys are shaped to be closer to your smaller fingers - Less hand movement
+ Integrated number pad in a relatively sleek form factor
+ Quiet key action that seems smoother than others I've had
+ Vista key shortcuts work nice!
+ Programmable smart keys
- Corded design, unlike the Wireless Wave Combo set
- Key design takes some getting used to
- May not be enough separation for those who prefer full split ergonomic designs
- Somewhat buggy Logitech software with sleeper (spyware) processes
The design of the keyboard is nice and sturdy, and the additional number pad is a nice feature. The wave shape is REALLY nice, with nice sized keys and many extras. This is a great ambidextrous keyboard that can be used well by lefties and righties. The integrated keyboard wrist pad is nice and comfortable, and the design gives you one less thing you have to have on your desk.
I have actually come to prefer this to the split keyboard design after using it for a period of months. I can move my hands less and let my fingers touch the keys. As a result, my typing speed has actually improved slightly.
Many simply need the ergonomics of a split keyboard or other design. Try to test it out, but keep in mind it will take time to get used to. I've had mixed results with split keyboards in this price range, but there are some nice options.Read more ›
My previous keyboard was a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 which was pretty good, but after I saw this one, I decided it was time for a change. The 4000 has a rise in the middle at too high an angle where the letter keys seperate, which I got use to, but after awhile of having my fingers poised over the keys and wrists on the rest, my fingertips would get numb and wrists would start to ache. (That might happen to loads of people, but I can't remember it happening with other keyboards I had) Ergonomic means "efficient design to reduce discomfort", which I suppose some exceed while others fail.
This one, so far, has proven to be a winner! As seen from pictures, the keys don't rise and seperate at too high an angle, quite the opposite in fact! They dip down where the normal typing position is, the height complimenting the length of the fingers. (The "A" is highest, the "S" & "D" keys sloping down in height, then the "F" key rises in height just a bit; and vise-versa for the "J", "K", "L" & ";:" keys.) All the letter/number keys are also the same size in shape which keeps them all uniform.Read more ›
Sad to say that although I originally ordered this from Amazon they changed the delivery date even though it was supposedly in stock--something they seem to do more often these days--so I ended up getting it from Newegg. Instead of waiting up to two months for delivery from Amazon I received the keyboard in two days for the same price.
Right off the bat, the Wave has a definite feel of quality to it. The keys have the typical travel of a desktop board, but none of that 'clackety clack' endemic in so many of them. The wrist/palm rest is not soft, but surprisingly supple and doesn't seem to retain too much heat (I'm assuming that the little holes are for venting and not just Logitech's idea of aesthetics). There are two height adjustments should you find yourself needing it.
The "wave" part of the board is a very happy medium between the extremes of a traditionally ergonomic keyboard (split) and a standard model. I can't articulate the feeling, but immediately upon resting your hands on the Wave you get a definite sensation of comfort, as though the board is molded specifically for you (I have average sized man hands). Typing was intuitive and ridiculously smooth, and despite some warning of an adjustment period for muscle memory, I found myself hauling along at my typical wpm right from the get go. Obviously, your mileage will vary, but no matter what, this keyboard does not require that you re-learn how to type. I also noticed that my elbows seem to fall naturally at my ribcage, as opposed them jutting out as I cramp my fingers on a standard keyboard. Additionally, the Wave seems to 'force' me into better posture.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This key board was nice and worked well for me. I just don't enjoy flat keyboards when I spent a lot of time working ona computer each day. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Widgette
I have had this keyboard for a number of years now... I absolutely love it. As it allows my fingers to actually, naturally 'land' on the keys. I cannot type on any other keyboard.. Read morePublished 5 months ago by nrm1030
This keyboard is great. Very comfortable, especially for long periods of use. It's the only one I really like to use!Published 12 months ago by Anya
This is my favorite keyboard of all time.. It's very comfortable and has made a tremendous difference in my hands/wrists. I work in IT and use it every day, all day long. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Minday
have had this just over 2 months and a key is constantly sending signal. cant figure out which one, but it will continuously pull up search window. Read morePublished 16 months ago by -----
We need ergonomic keyboards here. This is the weakest of them. Logitech used to make the Comfort Cordless Keyboard, which was WONDERFUL. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. R. Brookens
U use it on my iMac, and it is so much better than that little joke of a keyboard the machine comes with! Very comfortable to use, the shape and angles are just right.Published on June 23, 2014 by Hank
Still working well for me after a couple years. I am very happy with how the keys feel. I use it for both general computing and for PC gaming. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Wayne M. Vanweerthuizen
I bought this keyboard in 2007 during my first year of college. I have used it pretty much every day since then and it still works perfectly. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Justin M.