Those who paid attention to Apple’s latest round of announcements also saw that they released a new keyboard. I am using it to type this post … let me say that I was/am a big fan of the keyboard design of the MacBook, so when I saw the design of this new number I was excited. With that in mind I plunked down the $49.00 for the new wired version and it showed up today. I have to say I like it quite a bit. After I got my bluetooth Apple Keyboard I thought I would never go back to a wired version, but this is nice. They do have a wireless version, but it is much more like a laptop keyboard — without dedicated number keys … it just doesn’t do it for me. This is not a review, you can find those everywhere online … but let me summarize, I like it and you may not.
This thing fits me well. It takes a slight amount of getting used to, but I am really liking the feel. I beginning to notice what a difference it makes to have input and output devices that work for you does. Typing faster means greater productivity when you live in a blogging/searching/writing world … it is like finding the right mouse, it just helps. I switched to a 24″ display at work several months ago and I can’t tell you how many cycles that has saved me over a 20″. Sounds crazy, but having the right gear makes a huge difference. I can imagine most people see that for someone like Tiger Woods — having the right clubs makes a huge difference for him. Sure he would kick ass with my irons, but a stroke difference means being Tiger and not someone else. Trust me, I am not comparing us to Tiger, but all I am saying is that having the right tools for the trade helps!
Does this mean I will field requests from people tomorrow asking for 30″ displays and faster machines — probably. Does it mean we’ll do it — probably not. But, it does mean I am all for people making their home setups work just they want them. And that does it for a blog post about keyboard … jeez.