There have been many, many, many different keyboards for personal computers over the years. Ergonomic boards, tough boards, media boards, gaming boards: boards that climb on rocks… and there have been a few that many people like, but they become discontinued and obsoleted in favor of the company’s next generation products.
One of my favorite keyboards was the Microsoft Natural keyboard… it had media functions, programmable keys, a good ergonomic feel, and a new “delete/home” (with an enlarged delete button) that I’ve grown accustomed to. Sadly, this keyboard is hard to find, and the few extra features of Microsoft’s latest ergonomic keyboard are just plain useless.
An answer to the super-ergonomic keyboards are the new “wave” type of keyboards, which appear to be a hybrid between a regular flat keyboard and ergonomic. The keys are usually curved so your fingers don’t have to reach so far to hit the top row of keys, and some are slightly cupped to cradle your finger’s natural position. Logitech enters the fray for your fingertips with their new “Wave” keyboard.
One-touch controls give you direct access to many of the new features in Windows Vista™, including Flip 3D, Zoom, Photo Gallery, and Gadgets. Programmable F-keys add instant access to favorite applications, games, folders, and Web pages. A cushioned palm rest encourages a relaxed position for typing.
Control and Convenience