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Old 22nd April 2009, 1:55 PM   #1
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Default Chiclet Keys: good or bad?

It seems this style of keyboard is getting more and more popular. For those who don't know what they are, think calculator buttons - short travel, rubbery, individual keys.

It seems Apple started this trend, and others are following. I'm really not a fan, they are not nice to type on for any length of time. So is it a case of form over function? Or are there hidden beneifts I'm not seeing?

I'm talking about this style of thing: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/side_by_r...ion-283536.php

What got me started on this is I'm looking for a new laptop at the moment, and have seen a couple with this style of keyboard. Most of them feel horrible to type on, are there any good ones?

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Old 22nd April 2009, 1:56 PM   #2
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lol, apple stole an idea from the past, how original

oh, google ZX Spectrum if you wanna know what i mean.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 3:25 PM   #3
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Im not a fan personally. they have new macs at uni with these keyboards. really dont like typing on them for any extended amount of time. it wouldnt surprise me if i made more typos on the new mac keyboard than with my eeepc, lol.

im used to a reasonably large keyboard (use a g15 on my pc). the feel of the keys does nothing for me either.

that said, they do look pretty nice :P
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lol, apple stole an idea from the past, how original

oh, google ZX Spectrum if you wanna know what i mean.
speccy had a rubber membrane, so it felt quite weird.
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It seems Apple started this trend, and others are following.
Yeah, the Sony Vaio stole the idea from Apple!

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And I love chiclet style keys!
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I know some people that like Chiclet keys, and some that don't...personal preference.
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Yeah, the Sony Vaio stole the idea from Apple!

/sarcasm

And I love chiclet style keys!
meh, you mentioned 2 brands I don't give a stuff about, so I don't exactly pay attention to who was first.
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It seems this style of keyboard is getting more and more popular. For those who don't know what they are, think calculator buttons - short travel, rubbery, individual keys.

It seems Apple started this trend, and others are following. I'm really not a fan, they are not nice to type on for any length of time. So is it a case of form over function? Or are there hidden beneifts I'm not seeing?

I'm talking about this style of thing: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/side_by_r...ion-283536.php

What got me started on this is I'm looking for a new laptop at the moment, and have seen a couple with this style of keyboard. Most of them feel horrible to type on, are there any good ones?
Apple. Form over function? Never...


Personally I like clicky keyboards. ala IBM oldschool, and what I use now, Das Keyboard (original at work), and Das Keyboard Ultimate (home).
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I'm a fan, I'm using one now and like it.
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I'm using one now on my 1000he am liking it.
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