Need a non-flakey ergonomic keyboard recommendation
September 8, 2011 8:37 AM Subscribe
Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard... love the layout and key feel... hate the flakiness. Any comparable keyboards out there that don't flake out?
posted by schmoppa to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
This keyboard is notorious for having keys just stop working. Apparently had to do with static charge build up, and a quick fix was holding the keyboard in one hand and smacking it with the other.
I have one, and it has exhibited this behavior for quite some time. Maybe every other week I'd have to hit it, and that would fix it. Great! because it's a cheap keyboard, yet feels very nice to my hands - largish ctrl, windows, and alt keys, nice short key travel, etc.
Not that this matters, but with a few modifier key changes, I use this keyboard with my hackintosh.
Anyway, now the keys are flaking out much more often, and smacks to the keyboard are not really solving the problem well enough. I might just buy another, despite many consumer warnings of flakiness (I just don't know if their experiences are really worse than mine were when it worked to my satisfaction).
Anybody have experience with keyboards with a somewhat ergonomic layout, largeish ctrl, windows, and alt keys, and somewhat short key travel that don't flake out?
Note that I don't have RSI... yet.