A strange trek it’s been: I was an early adopter of the old Microsoft Natural keyboards, they still rank amongst my favorites, I don’t like how they’ve been changed since. When I saw the skimpy little rectangular that came with the iMacs on Gophur or Rickb’s desk, I instantly disliked them based on look alone.
But when they plonked a Mac on my desk and I actually used the thing, I fell in love. So now, I have one at home :) I had to download “SharpKeys” to configure “option” to behave like alt and “command” to behave like the Windows key but that only took a quick Google and a few seconds.
There’s just enough depth to the keys that you get a sense of tactile feedback but not enough to require you to really “push” the keys. Since I started using the Apple keyboard as my main keyboard at work I started finding that regular keyboards just didn’t release fast enough for me anymore – especially the old shift key. Oddly, I found that I kept typing “TeH” instead of “The” which suggests to me that it’s not a typo as much as PC keyboards not being able to handle how quickly I type the word – otherwise it should come out as “TEh”
And right now, I am seriously looking at one of the new MacBooks…