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6 Years - still going strong!
on December 19, 2016
I've had this keyboard for SIX YEARS and used it heavily. It is the *only* keyboard I've found that prevents RSI for me. However, everyone is different so let me highlight what it is I like about this keyboard so that you can make your own informed decision whether or not it is right for you and/or will help you:
1. It's durable. 6 years of heavy usage, moving I think 3-4 times, being thrown around and put in boxes, etc... The thing still works just like it did when it was brand new.
2. It's big. If you have large hands or otherwise are looking for a keyboard with more real-estate, you will want this guy. The fact that the lower portion below the spacebar takes up quite a bit of room is one of the things that makes this keyboard so ergonomic.
3. It really doesn't get dirty easily. I think that speaks for itself. I am generally not one to buy into gimmicks but the Microban thing has definitely made a significant difference versus my other keyboards. Prior keyboards, I've had to buy covers for because of such heavy usage, they would get super dirty fast and even lose their lettering.
4. This keyboard has not lost any lettering in 6 years.
5. The number one reason for me: Tactile/feeling. This keyboard has very "deep" key-presses. For me, this reduces the "impact" on my hands significantly and makes for a much smoother, lower-impact experience. To better picture what I am saying: Think of running on a concrete sidewalk versus a dirt trail. The dirt trail absorbs the impact and lets your feet sink into it more than the concrete. This keyboard is more like a dirt trail.
6. That said, if you *don't* like deep keypresses, DO NOT BUY THIS KEYBOARD or you will be sorry.
7. I don't know if this keyboard is considered "mechanical" or not, but it certainly behaves like one and it is not quiet, it makes "blocky" sounding noises. But I value my health over annoyance so that's too bad for those who don't like that.
8. It's wired, so if for some reason you can't have a wired setup, you might have to look for an ergo wireless but if you're on the fence - why sacrifice your fingers/wrists over convenience?