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2.0 out of 5 stars Designed to fail, 15 Oct. 2012
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This review is from: Logitech 920-002606 - Wireless Combo MK520/Keyboard and Mouse (Electronics)
This keyboard is an argument against constant redesign. The fad at the moment is for flat keys and these seem to make typing much more difficult - finding the keys is much more difficult, I'm hitting double keys much more often. The pitch of the keys is fairly flat, but could. If I put a finger under the close edge they're about flat. I'd prefer to have them sloping slight away for comfort. I can already feel it aggravating my RSI.

The other fad at present is to make the function keys much smaller - less than half the size. It's as if they've not understood that some of us actually use these keys on a regular basis. The function buttons double up to provide other custom functions, so the labels on the buttons are cluttered with other symbols - too much writing on too small keys. And what do the symbols on the keyboard mean? I have no idea with half of them.

The mouse is too small for my average sized hands - small mouse is also bad ergonomic design. It's cheap plastic trash that fails my basic expectations of computer hardware. The mouse needs to be 2-3 cm longer.

This is probably something that looked good on some geek's cad/cam somewhere. The constant need to redesign products is pushing basic keyboards away from the best ergonomic practice and usefulness, simply because things must change. Now that the changes have become arbitrary it's difficult to get a good keyboard at a reasonable price.

The stupid 'wrist rests' they put on these things are an invitation to carpel tunnel syndrome as they encourage the typist to pull their hands back and put strain on the flexor tendons in the wrist. Similarly with the tiny mouse - in order to use it at all one inevitably strains the flexors.

I just want a basic wireless keyboard and mouse. I bought this one after much deliberation, but I'm already regretting in. Looks like I need to spend about £100 more to get a decent, ergonomic keyboard. What a pain.
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