When you go buy a computer, you identify its memory, hard drive, screen and other accessories. Nine times out of ten, we don’t stop and think about the keyboard, well at least not until its too late. Here, you learn about the different keyboards that are available and what they have to offer. A lot of people don’t realize that a keyboard can improve your typing, minimize arthritis and carpal tunnel as well as offer precision.
Wired Vs Wireless
Obviously the first thing you want to consider when looking for a new keyboard is upgrading to a wireless keyboard. Chances are they (corded keyboards) are not even on the market anymore. But when you are looking for a second hand keyboard, you may come across one. Now, one thing that you need to remember with a wireless keyboard is that they do require regular recharging. Often times they will have Bluetooth capabilities, which will help you connect the keyboard to your computer. If you don’t find a keyboard that comes with a recharger, you can always find keyboards that require AA batteries.
Flipping your switch
There are keyboards out there that offer different short cuts or mechanisms. They may all look the same, but the bottom line is, no two keyboards (brands) are going to offer the same keys or short cuts. You can get keys that offer the traditional rubber dome switches or scissor switches. They offer different switches which give the profile a slimmer, sleek look. For the Apple fans, they offer an aluminum keyboard.
It’s all in the Layout
A lot of people don’t realize that keyboards do NOT have to come in QWERTY format or with the numeric key set on the side. There are several people who do not like this format, and now you have the option to choose! The basic keyboard comes with 104 keys, and a 10 key numeric pad off to the right. This format is found on the Ergonomic keyboards and the Cooler master keyboards.
Now last but not least, you can find a keyboard that will help prevent arthritis and help with efficiency and accuracy. If you know how to use the keyboard properly. The layout is designed for the left handed keys to be separate from the right handed keys. This design is available in a few different brands.
When it comes down to choosing the best keyboard, it is all about knowing what you are comfortable with, and what you are familiar with. (Source: www.mezzoseo.com)