Re: OT: computer keyboard advertisement mentions Quenya
|From:||T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 29, 2008, 1:32|
David J. Peterson wrote:
That's the item that spawned this whole thread! A couple of notes:
Apparently the cheapest version (their website claims about USD 460)
only has a display on the spacebar, and it's only the same 32x32 screen
that fits on a normal character. If you want all 113 active keys, you'll
be looking to shell out about USD 1560. There's two options in between
at USD 600 (the ten function keys on the side) and USD 1000 (the
The second note is a review I've seen of this beast
has this to say about typing on them: "Typing on it, well, sucks. We
kind of hate to say it, but this thing more than likely won't replace
what ever keyboard you're writing your novel on... As a whole it just
requires way too much force to depress keys. And the larger the key, the
more force is required, so enter is easier than space, but harder than
tab. Let's put it this way, we sit around and type all day long and this
thing wore us out in about 30 seconds to a minute. Carpal sufferers,
beware." They probably exaggerate it to some extent, but I would *not*
be buying one of these without trying it extensively first.
> This would be hell to type on.
> True, but that's just a concept. Anyone happen to notice the
> following keyboard on their site, which they *are* selling?
> Each key has a screen that changes depending on the keyboard
> layout. So while you can't redesign the size of the buttons, it
> does seem to satisfy Tristan's concerns (though I personally
> prefer an ergonomic wave-style keyboard). It's about $430.