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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Am I the only one having problems with the keyboard being too thin?


This is what I most like about this keyboard, although I imagine this would depend on available desk space.

My keyboard is fairly far away from me across free desk space so I can rest my entire forearms on the desk. Everything just feels relaxed in your arms.

If it were closer then I could perhaps see where the lack of height might be an issue.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I have noticed and I'm not sure if its the height issue or not, but on this keyboard I frequently find that what I have typed has missing spaces.

I sort of touch type and can work the keyboard whist looking at the screen. It feels like I am pressing the spacebar which I actually do with the side of my left thumb, as I say I sort of touch type but not correctly, I've made my own style up over the years.

Occasionally on the keyboard seems to miss the odd space out. I've never had this problem on my normal keyboard. Perhaps this is due to the height being lower and occasionally I'm not quite pressing the key down far enough although it does feel and sound like I have pressed the key correctly.

I do feel the height long term is better for my wrists as I do suffer a little with aching wrist joints, probably mild RSI after years of working a computer or perhaps it's just old age setting in early, so I will definitely put up with this little annoyance and learn to use this new keyboard more efficiently.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
Occasionally on the keyboard seems to miss the odd space out. I've never had this problem on my normal keyboard. Perhaps this is due to the height being lower and occasionally I'm not quite pressing the key down far enough although it does feel and sound like I have pressed the key correctly.


I noticed that a few times when I was testing one out at the store. I thought that I was missing the key or hitting it on the side. Do you find the sides of the spacebar to be less sensitive?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you find the sides of the spacebar to be less sensitive?


When testing the space bar by just pressing it along its length it works in all positions so I wouldn't say so no.

I think its just during normal typing when your at speed, actually its just done it again whilst typing this and I've spotted what it is. It's the front of the space bar that doesn't work, the back of the key needs to be pressed in order to register a key press.

Anyone else with one of these keyboards try pressing the very front of the space bar flush with the case. Test it with your finger only covering half the key, the front will be flush with the case but the back will still be slightly elevated. This is when its missing the key press on mine. When typing though it feels like its pressed correctly but its just not quite making the key press.

To operate correctly mine needs to be pressed more towards the back of the key. Raising the front of the keyboard doesn't seem to make any difference so its just not pressing the key across the whole of its depth thats causing it.
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