What’s wrong with a standard size keyboard?

Reading about the world’s thinnest keyboard today has not made me want to buy it.

The machine, which can replace the touch-sensitive areas of tablets and smartphones, will never replace my mechanical keyboard.

But touch screens have been incredibly successful on our phones, tablets and other machines, you might think.
I would say that users are more in control of handheld devices and have more freedom to move around with them. What’s more, you don’t have to sit down all day using a phone or tablet, as you do with a PC.

Traditional keypads rely on users developing a symbiotic relationship with it. Typing for me is also therapeutic and I enjoy the feeling that comes from hammering away at keys. The virtual keypad delivers none of this. You can’t feel the buttons in the same way as an ordinary keyboard. They’re also too close together to avoid accidental taps. It eventually turns into a vicious game in which you have to plan your angle of attack if you’re going to hit the button that you want.

I’m not a fan of delicate computer keyboards and this keyboard is supposed to be the world’s thinnest at half a millimetre thick.

If you’re less than gentle with them, they might break. They demand too much attention

Which one do you prefer? Let us know your thoughts.

 

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