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2.0 out of 5 stars
Very irritating keyboard layout, 16 April 2012
I really don't like this keyboard and, in reading some of the reviews, it is for the same reasons that some people like it.
The keys are angled to better fit your fingers. However, I find that this means that I tend to hit nearby keys instead, particularly when using the cursor and navigation keys. I also find that you have to hit them almost vertically, which is fine on the main letters, but irritating on the rest of the keyboard where your hands aren't centred.
Speaking of which, the cursor and navigation keys are set right next to the main keys and keypad, with no gaps. Apparently this is to cut down RSI due to not having to move your hand that extra half a centimetre. However, I find it makes it very difficult when touch typing to hit the keys accurately, because there is no clear definition of where they are - I either need to stop and look, or spend time trying to centre my hand on it; it makes navigating spreadsheets with Ctrl+cursor very hit and miss. (Although it's not as annoying as the Lenovo G575 keyboard I've just started using where there is no distinction between the cursors and the rest of the keyboard at all!!).
The most irritating thing is that the Esc and Function keys are half height and small and have to be hit vertically dead on. This means you can't tap them quickly when typing, as I need to do regularly when working on spreadsheets (F2 and F4 - a spreadsheet writer's best friends!).
Quality wise, it seems fine, and the wireless aspect works perfectly. I just can't bear actually working with it.