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Layout of keys perfect but missing some things
on July 19, 2013
The keys are white with the letter capitalized and centered on the keys which I hope means they are visible enough to type on in low light. I would have chosen larger bolder lettering.
It has a number pad and probably as an energy saver they have NO LIGHT FOR THE NUM LOCK so I will never know whether it is activated or not. That was a moronic choice of its designers. And yes there probably is a driver that will allow and on screen notification of num lock status but I will never in a billion years install an add-on driver that comes with add-on junk software for my key board. There is a caps light indicator so it appears the designers never intended to or ever thought about the number pad.
The layout of the keys is exactly the way I have always wanted. It is perfect in that you have just the letters and the essential parts of the number pad and only home end PgUp and down duplicated above the number pad. The arrow keys are separate under the shift key as I would have hoped.
If I could though I would change the overall design by removing all wasted space in the design. There would be absolutely nothing past the left and right keys. This would decrease the length by about an inch giving that space back to your desk. This key layout is all about giving you everything you need in a keyboard in the most space efficient way, so why does it waste this inch.
SO. . . If I could I would have a this layout of keys in a skeletonized but sturdy framework ( by this I mean no wasted space, the structure is just there to cradle the keys) with indicator lights for Num, Caps, &&& Insert. The key label font would be bigger bolder and the square keys would have the corners slightly cut off for an octagon look.