I’ve been saying I’m going to get a keyboard to replace my Microsoft Natural Split Keyboard (hate it–makes you raise your wrists, and the keys require too much effort for people with proclivities toward sore hands) and my TouchStream keyboard (never could get used to touch typing on a completely flat keyboard). Well, Monday is the day. (I hope.)
I found out the Kinesis people are right here in the Seattle area, so I made an appointment to visit their shop. Kinesis does all sorts of ergonomic office stuff, and I’ve been thinking about getting one of their contoured keyboards for a while. As you may already know, ergonomic keyboards (as with anything with the “ergonomic” keyword stuck in front) aren’t cheap. This will give me an opportunity to try before I buy. It’s too bad more mainstream computer stores don’t sell (real) ergonomic keyboards, chairs, and whatnot, because this is one area where it’s hard to know if you like it until you’ve used it.
Anyway, I’ll post again in a couple days to let you know how the visit went. Maybe I can play with some of their other toys (ahem, professional office equipment for professional computer users) while I’m there.