Yesterday, my Apple keyboard’s L key just died on me. Today I went around trying all sort of keyboards and settled on this baby: The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
What’s so good about it?
Personally I prefer something that is simple and not over the top. And
the design of this keyboard is very elegant. I would go one step further
to tout that this keyboard
- Form Factor
It looked great. The key size feels right, the space between the keys is also good. The arrangement of the key is arguably one of the best I’ve used so far. (I’m a programmer, believe me I’ve used heaps of keyboard before).
All in all, this is the most comfortable keyboard I have used so far.
Since this is the Logitech Illuminated keyboard, I thought I should touch on the backlighting. Logitech have done an awesome job here – the lighting on all keys are perfect, the etching on the keys are very precise and the letters are big and legible. On this department, I have nothing to complain about.
I will tell you in about 5 years whether this is a worthwhile investment or not 😛
What’s bad about it?
Let’s put it this way. I used to think that Apple’s keyboard is the
winner in all department compared to other keyboard you find on the
market these days. It’s comfortable, it looked good, and it’s got that
USB port on the side (that I never really use because it’s slow). This
keyboard is a big step forward from the Apple keyboard, it is
comparatively better in every respect – unfortunately it’s also way more
Does it work with Ubuntu?
Yes it does. I plugged it in, and
it worked, period. I am still on Ubuntu 9.10 – but I imagine the support
on 10.04 would be better still.
You do think about
whether something so simple should cost so much or not. I used to be a bit of a skeptic too but once I used this, I can see where all my money went. Whether you splurge for something you type on everyday or not is really up to you 🙂