A Macintosh keyboard for my PC
No secret my hands have been giving me trouble. I needed a keyboard with a lighter touch and a lower profile and thought I’d try this one from Apple.
It was fifty bucks but I like it a lot. It plugs into the USb port, has an aluminum frame with large flat plastic keys, has a super-light touch, and the top surface of the ‘G’ key is only about 7mm above the table. That’s really flat. The Apple ‘Command’ key automatically becomes a ‘Window’ key when connected to a PC. Seems to work OK in Linux also. Have not tried customizing any of its functions though.
But it has a phantom NumLock key! No big deal but did take me a few minutes to figure out.
Update: I’ve been typing on it a couple days and although it has a light touch, my fingers are still bothering me. Trouble is my hands are super-sensitive but I can’t seem to stop typing the way I learned back in high school. On a huge Smith-Corona manual typewriter with 15mm key travel that you had to strike pretty hard if you wanted an impression on the paper. Next step (and I have been trying to do this for a while) is to somehow re-train my typing to take advantage of the lighter touch. Gotta stop pounding the keyboard, but how?