I don't have a specific suggestion for you but I glad to know that I am not
alone with my concern over
recent keyboard design provided with desktops. I have two recent DEL desktops
at home and
find the provided keyboard with each is less than optimal for contesting use.
I like the fact that
these new keyboards take less space on the operatirng table but find them more
error prone (at least for me)
than the bigger keyboads with seperated keys. Best solution would be some kind
of compromise between
size and key seperation.
From: Pete Smith N4ZR <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: CQ Contest <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, Mar 27, 2012 11:45 am
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Keyboard for Contesting
I know this subject has been covered before, but the market moves so
apidly that data more than a year old is apt to be obsolete.
Here's my problem. I just got a new Dell computer for the shack. I am
hunt and peck typist with a high fat-finger rate. The previous
eyboard had nicely separated keytops, while the new one is much more
ike a laptop. As a consequence, my error rate is way up. I can't use
he old keyboard because it was PS/2, and my KVM switch doesn't
ecognize it with an adapter.
What I'm looking for is recommendations for a wired or wireless USB
eyboard that has widely separated keys like an 8-year-old Dell. Please
rop me a note off the reflector, and I'll summarize the responses I get.
3, Pete N4ZR
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