[NTLK] OT: Better keyboard, mouse for iMac alu midsummer 2007

Don Zahniser dzahniser at rochester.rr.com
Wed Dec 9 13:54:02 EST 2009

On Wed, 09 Dec 2009 13:21:38 -0500, James Fraser  
<wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> --- On Wed, 12/9/09, Don Zahniser <dzahniser at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
>> I really love the Kensington Slim Type keyboard, both for its
>> feel and for its compact design.  I 'lost' it when I changed My
>> Lady Technophobe over from a Quadra 650 with IIGS keyboard to a blue
>> iMac. She has neuropathy, and the Slim Type is a lot easier on her hands
>> than the other keyboards I had available (the iMac keyboard, Apple Pro
>> keyboard, etc).
> From what I can tell, (and please correct me if I'm wrong) the  
> Kensington keyboard has short key travel, feather-light touch, and a  
> soft key landing.  Does that sound like an accurate description?


> If I recall correctly, (again, correct me if the description I give is  
> an inaccurate one as my own experience with them was [mercifully] brief)  
> the newer Apple keyboards have short key travel, feather-light touch,  
> and a *hard* key landing.  If that is an accurate description, that last  
> property is one that might make for a somewhat rougher experience for  
> the hands of typists (and would be particularly unkind to folks who have  
> nerve problems).

My wife's neuropathy combines a lack of touch sensation along with  
over-sensitivity/pain from movement and impact.  It's still a real chore  
for her to type at all, but the Slim Type at least makes it bearable.  I  
have had no exposure to any of the newer Apple keyboards, as the Cube was  
my newest computer.  I was more than happy to 'give up' the Apple Pro  
keyboard that it came (and departed) with.  I'm currently using a Pismo,  
which has a wonderful keyboard for reasons similar to the Slim Type.

Don Zahniser

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