A little while ago I wrote about finding the right keyboard, where I was trying to find a keyboard which suited me! I ended up settling on the Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000. It wasn’t perfect, far from it, but it was the only keyboard had tried which didn’t frustrate me to tears. Well now its 6 months on, and the sunken ‘F’ keys are now frustrating me to tears!!
I decided to go for a older and seemingly inferior model of the same keyboard (I think) with the Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard3000. This keyboard doesn’t have the sunken ‘F’ keys, which is a massive plus. It has a curved shape which is nicer for typing on than a standard square keyboard. It also has an almost completely standard keyboard layout (why do keyboard manufacturers feel the need to reinvent something that’s perfectly fine)!!
In fact, the only down side is that the delete button is actually double height, and effectively pushes the insert button to where the print screen button is. (The print screen button then replaces the ‘break’ button – which I rarely use).
Maybe the fact that it is wired may be an issue – but it hasn’t bothered me yet.
In conclusion I’m really pretty happy with this £10 ($15) keyboard – for me it outstrips all of the other £30 to £50 (£45 to $80) keyboards just by the fact that it doesn’t infuriate me!! Maybe it could have better build quality, maybe be wireless, maybe have a palm rest – but all in all I’m happy!!!