COMFORTABLE KEYBOARD REDUCES TYPOS
If you’re the average desktop computer user, you probably haven’t given much thought to the type of keyboard you’re using. In fact, you probably don’t even consider your keyboard much at all. With your last computer purchase, you might have considered the size of the hard drive, how much RAM the system had, or how fast the processor was inside that desktop box, but the keyboard was, in all likelihood, an afterthought.
That said, I almost guarantee that most laptop buyers give that keyboard area a good workout before making a purchase decision on a new laptop. So why wouldn’t you consider the keyboard for desktop? The fact of the matter is, standard keyboards are “good enough” for most folks, but writers, programmers, computer enthusiasts, and the like know otherwise.
For years, I too worked with a standard membrane switch–type keyboard and pounded away at the spongy, almost lifeless keys. Then a good friend extolled the virtues of a Deck keyboard. This blue backlit workhorse comes with mechanical key switches that are extremely tactile. In comparison to a cheap membrane switch–type keyboard, the keys on the Deck Legend are so tactile they almost push back on your fingertips when you type.
The amazing discovery for me was that not only is typing on a high quality keyboard like this more enjoyable, but it quite literally increases productivity for most users as well as typing speed. I make fewer errors now with my Deck keyboard, and, though it’s definitely a little louder than my old membrane–style keyboard, it feels like I’m flying on this mechanical marvel.
It’s a funny thing really. Mechanical keyboards were the first type of keyboard invented, and then membrane switch–types came along to lower manufacturing costs. It seems “old” is the new bleeding-edge, at least as far as I’m concerned. So, the next time you’re looking for an upgrade on that desktop system of yours, sure, a sexy new 23" LCD might be just the thing. However, I’d offer that you should consider the little things, too. Maybe you should replace that keyboard and really up your game?