May the ErgoForce Be With You
Over the years, PC keyboard manufacturers have tried to perk up sales of keyboards by adding speakers, scanners, and Internet navigation buttons to the boards. With the release of Windows 95, the basic 101-key device expanded to 104 keys. But despite all these changes, the only features that matter much to users are typing comfort and price. And beyond a few nods to ergonomics (such as the introduction of raised and angled keys), keyboard comfort levels haven't really changed for years. Until now.
In my test of a shipping unit, I experienced a palpable improvement in typing comfort, especially after spending a couple of hours at the keyboard. Because I tend to inadvertently press the spacebar on conventional keyboards, I particularly appreciated that the ErgoForce's bottom row required more pressure.
For hunt-and-peck typists, the varied key pressures won't make much of a difference--the ErgoForce keyboard was clearly designed with touch typists in mind. And its reasonable $25 price tag should make it easier for them to handle the "pressure."