Linked by Flatland_Spider on Tue 13th Jan 2009 23:43 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In the future people may interact with computers via a touchscreen or voice commands, but presently, keyboards are still one of the major ways to interact with a computer. The Tech Report has acquired a modern buckling spring keyboard, the Das Keyboard Professional, for review. Being a hardware review site, they have to compare the Das Keyboard Professional against something, so Cyril pits it against his personal Model M.
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Comment by fresch
by fresch on Wed 14th Jan 2009 11:14 UTC
fresch
Member since:
2006-09-12

Why are almost all new keyboards either black or glossy!?
Ever tried to read the labels on the keys in a low-light situation? For god sake, there was actually a reason why the keyboards used to be grayish/beige:
It is easier on the eyes when looking from the monitor directly to the keyboard... high contrast changes strain the eyes a lot more, and those of us already looking at monitors all day long should be grateful and concious about any ever so slight improvement of ergonomics.

Of course this obviously doesn't apply if you are an expert touch-typist... or use an unlabeled keyboard

Edited 2009-01-14 11:15 UTC

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RE: Comment by fresch
by _xmv on Wed 14th Jan 2009 12:08 in reply to "Comment by fresch"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

black glossy and with backlights ;)
i'm using the logitech illuminated keyboard which is just like that
looks good but also works when its dark. Not that i really look at the keys anyway [it could be blank really], but, happens for F-keys e.g.

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