October 10, 2013

Nori Is Improved

So the only problem I had with my new computer, Nori, was that the keyboard that came with her was absolutely terrible.  Oh, don't get me wrong, it worked fine, and the wirelessness of it was a pleasant experience... but it was a chicklet.  That is, the keyboard is of chicklet-style, little square keys, like a laptop's keyboard except slightly less pleasurable to use.  You're expecting something comfortable to type upon when you have a desktop computer, after all.  However, all my keyboards still had PS/2 connectors, and Nori only had USB... so I had to use the terribad keyboard for a while.

Until today.

Not only is it a full size, full key keyboard with keys that actually CLICK! when you press down on them, but the Logitech G105 has LED backlighting as well!  It's lovely, particularly when you look at it through the viewfinder of my camera and it looks like the LEDs look like they're pulsing right-to-left due to what I assume is a weird frequency thingy between the LEDs and my camera. 

I happily packed away the wireless keyboard and laughed when it gave a quiet *beep* when it was taken out of range of the computer.  I'm a cruel duck.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:18 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 Personally I prefer wireless , though I was able to find one that is more like a traditional desktop PS2 keyboard.  I was going to get a similar backlit (also wireless) version, but I couldn't justify spending $120 on just a keyboard (no matter how cool).

Posted by: Max at October 10, 2013 08:45 PM (9p6/L)

2 The G105 was $44... I'm not sure why I didn't have a problem spending that much.  Probably because my wireless moose cost more than that.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 10, 2013 09:32 PM (GE6XS)

3 I love my wireless keyboard.  Aside from a great feel, I happen to type from my recliner.

But the best thing is, I can unscrew the top half with all the keys from the bottom half with the circuitry, and run it under the faucet when it needs it (and use my compressed air to blow out the cat hair.)

Posted by: Mauser at October 11, 2013 02:31 AM (TJ7ih)

4 I love my older Logitech backlit keyboard. Good choice.

Posted by: Greyduck at October 11, 2013 04:12 AM (X7PrW)

5 Okay, you've just picked my next keyboard for me...when I have money. This is exactly what I need.

Posted by: Ed Hering at October 11, 2013 02:13 PM (aEOAA)


From the geekhack forums, it sounds like its another rubber dome keyboard (albeit a decent one).

My desktop keyboard is also (unfortunately) a rubber dome keyboard, but an unusual one, a Goldtouch Adjustable Keyboard, which adjusts both horizontally and vertically. Probably not a good choice for a gamer though due to the somewhat non-standard layout.

Posted by: Kayle at October 11, 2013 10:25 PM (g0P/T)

7 Did you know that they have a $3 PS/2-USB adapter?
Still, you're probably better off.
I convinced the people at work recently to buy me a Cooler Master mechanical keyboard (Quickfire Storm Rapid with Cherry MX brown switches and no numpad) and it is awesome.  I'm going to get one for myself.  The feel is much much nicer than with rubber-dome keyboards.

Posted by: RickC at October 12, 2013 01:46 PM (swpgw)

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