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Mon, Aug. 20th, 2007 | 07:13 pm  slavezombie

Ergonomic keyboards
Are they overrated? Is it the wideness of my build that makes me feel that the invention of the ergonomic keyboard by Adesso is a smart investment even for the novice of writers? I mean, considering that the Mac computers have always had tightly positioned keyboards, the position of a person's hands over the keyboard so the right index fingers sits directly over the letter "J", and the left index finger over the "F" does create a slight strain on the wrist. I have the keyboard at work sitting totally opposite to the slant which the optional raising and lowever of the hind stands allow. Whoeve thought it would look nice to have a keyboard slanting so that the keys are in perfect view never gave ergonomics a chance, that's for sure. So, I raise the front of the keyboard (the side where the space bar is allocated) higher than the back side of the keyboard (where the row of numbers sit). This makes for a more natural hand position. Try it. It takes some getting use to, but it's as ergonomic as you can get without spending forty plus dollars on a "patented" idea. My only regret is that the volume buttons, the USB port, and the command button are obviously PC designed.

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cathy now, insanity later


from: cathynow
date: Tue, Aug. 21, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)

My dad bought one of those years ago, and my brother and I were like WTF is this? I'm so used to regular keyboards that the ergonomic ones are so weird.

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Bier de Stone


from: slavezombie
date: Wed, Aug. 22, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)

You aren't kidding. The key for the number 6 is all the way on the left hand side making it even weirder to use my right index finger for that keystroke. But, I tend to write with pen and paper, so when it's time to transfer everything onto the 'puter, my hands literally feel like they're falling off at the wrist. Hopefully this plastic keyboard solves this problem. Either that, or dismantle the old keyboard and try to clean off (disinfect) all the vodka puke from it. BTW, Grey Goose vodka tastes pretty good.

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