Top critical review
20 November 2012
What a disappointment! I have always liked Logitech products, and as a fast touch typist, I do find that this slightly contoured keyboard with the wristrest is comfortable. This one looked like a particularly good layout, since it doesn't have the physical 'split' on the bottom row of keys that the American Microsoft contoured keyboards had which takes the B key to the left hand side - which as any UK touch typist will know means that you are then keying three keys on the bottom row (C V B) with your left index finger, and only one (N) with your right, and really messes up years of typing practice! So I really wanted this keyboard to work. Very sadly, it has not lived up to expectations. First of all, most of my USB ports are in the back of my PC. But with the little receiver in the back, the signal just didn't seem to get through. I have moved it to a slot at the side and this seems to work better, although there is sometimes a delay. However, the keys are very soft and floppy, and the space bar hardly works at all - most of what I type comes out as a series of verylongwordsthatmakenosense. If you are the sort of typist who hits each key individually with a heavy finger, then I expect it will work fine. Unfortunately I am going to have to start my search all over again to find something else which will be better for a touch typist, although I think that I won't find another keyboard as comfortable as the shape of this. Please Logitech look at this keyboard again - I'm sure you could improve it.
UPDATE April 2014 - still having trouble with the space bar not registering, it has not 'worn in' with use, and now the lettering on some keys (especially the N) is almost invisible.
UPDATE JUNE 2014 - tried suggestion of adding card to space bar contact but this didn't work. I did try blue-tack which worked for a very short time, but now the space bar doesn't work at all, with or without assistance. Really disappointed, this keyboard is comfortable to use, but inferior engineering has let it down. Can't recommend that anyone buys this until Logitech fix this major problem with the contacts, and the lettering coming off.