Sunday, November 11, 2012

My ideal desktop keyboards

A good keyboard should both promote user's health (i.e. ergonomics) and productivity. Based on these standards, here are my favorite keyboards on the market.

1. Thinkpad keyboard
I hate switching back and forth between the keyboard and mouse and moving my hand around when navigating with the mouse. The TrackPoint on the Thinkpad keyboard solves that problem.
ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint
Bonus: with this keyboard, you don't need a mouse.

2. Microsoft ergonomic keyboard
The Microsoft keyboard, on the other hand, is superior in terms of ergonomics.

I wonder why they can't just put a track point in that blank space in the middle.

Conclusion. My ideal keyboard would thus be the combination of the two, i.e. Microsoft keyboard shape with a TrackPoint. Unfortunately, such product doesn't exist!