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SO which letter wears out first for you guys? For me it's always a vowel and always 'A'. I try sticking things on there to represent that A or scratching it on the stump but they fall off in the end and I'm anything but a touch typist so not great on remembering where everything is. Once the 'E' and then the 'S' goes I generally give up and buy a new keyboard, why I now have the HP generic.
Keyboards are pretty cheap and unless you want the novelty of wireless or one of these gaming jobs you can get one for around a tenner. Why on earth would anyone want a wireless keyboard anyway? If you are too far away from the screen it's not like you will able to read it at your age. Hey, I'm typing on my monitor from the top of my garden. I'm so techno cool guys! I bet you didn't know that a lot of keyboard style circuit boards contain real gold as it's such a brilliant conductor and you probably have ten quid's worth under your finger tips right now.
Like with my mobile phone, I just want a keyboard that does the basics with no bells and whistles. I bang out a lot of copy and they wear out quick. Like expensive trainers, ponsy keyboards will wear out just as quickly as cheap ones in my experience. It does look like traditional PCs will be phased out soon as touchpad style flat top computers become more popular and practical and so we won't need to buy clunky keyboards and get back ache from desktop computing anymore. Sitting at your work desk tapping away is such an awkward experience for many.
Obviously Hewlett Packard is a big name in home and office computing and so a safe bet as far as malleability and safeness goes for hardware. Keyboards are straightforward pieces of kit and so don't pay over the top for them like a mug. If you do you are buying stuff you won't use. How many of you actually use those Hotkeys? What is that clothes line symbol on F10 or that bloke running on F8? And why can you never buy one with a Euro symbol on and why is it than when I press Alt2 I don't get a quotation mark but @ and why is my pound symbol a hashtag? I know most of these keyboards are set up to the American default but why a hash tag up there when it has its own key? I'm sure I'm not dyslexic.
The keyboard is jet black with some gentle femine curves but that shape not much help when your morning coffee cascades all over the alphabet. Its light and USB coefficient with two ports, one in, one out. You don't need to download the disc software as its plug and play with most computers and you can also run your laptop or notebook from it if you don't like typing on the built in smaller keyboards.
Price wise they are £20 on the HP website and around £12 on Amazon, with free delivery on the latter. In PC world you can get them for £9.99. Not a lot can go wrong with them in transit so a good electrical product to order online. They feel durable and neatly packed and so you pack your old one in the same box to be properly disposed of at the local tip. I actually took it along with a load of other junk to the council tip and they have these official guys at the tip that rifle through your stuff to see if any of it is worth anything for scrap and if it isn't they tell you it is crap, why you bought it to the tip. Funny that.
The HP-branded Easy Access Keyboards are a family of keyboards based upon the same form factor and keystroke design but offering a variety of connection and color differences. HP Easy Access Keyboards facilitate frequent use of the Internet by providing easy, immediate access to Web-based information at the touch of a button. Users who repeatedly access Internet or intranet web sites will appreciate the expanded functionality and ease of use of these keyboards.
|Product Description:||HP Easy Access keyboard|
|Device Type:||Keyboard - wired|
|Hot Keys Qty:||8|
|Hot Keys Function:||Internet browsing, multimedia, applications launch, programmable|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||45.8 cm x 16.1 cm x 3.3 cm|
|Designed For:||Business Desktop dx6050; Workstation xw3100|