Keyboards, ooooo...

I am a horder of keyboards. It’s not because I like them, it’s in fact the opposite. I am picky, I want good tactile feedback, short throw, and good response (wireless keyboards have just not delivered). Think of a good notebook keyboard, but with a decent layout. Just when I think I have found a new one, it’s either a poor quality Microsoft one (where certain common key combinations cause keyboard locks), a Logitech one that at the time seemed good until you’ve used it for a few days, or a work issue HP keyboard (ironically one of the better ones anyway, but lacks the extended multimedia keys you take for granted). I still have yet to find a keyboard that beats my old Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard, and it’s not even that good to begin with. I am not sure what has happened to the Microsoft range of keyboards, but in the last few years their keyboard quality has gone to pieces (of the several at my workplace that people have purchased, 1 has not had any problems).

I bought the latest SACM, and found a review of what could be my next really cool keyboard that hopefully won’t be put on a shelf: the Speed-Link Ultra Flat Metal Keyboard. SACM mentioned that there were others in the range, and I happened to find this one. Now if its feel is as good as its looks (and backlighting for those late night coding sessions? That’s a winner!), then this may just be what I’ve been looking for for the last 10 years. I will keep you posted…

[EDIT] The local supplier is Vidis SA, and can be reached on 021 794 8000. Price for the SpeedLink Ultra-Flat Metal Keyboard is listed as R599.00. [/EDIT]