Damn Kids and their Keyboards

May 01, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Shawn Blanc loves his Das Keyboard.

David Sparks points out that these keyboards increased his RSI. I agree with that.

I find it humorous how much everyone is talking about Mac keyboards lately. What was the tipping point? The Matias keyboard has been out for years. I used the Das Keyboard on Windows for almost two years.

First I used the Das in my home office until my wife — who shares an office with me — started shooting me the evil eye. I then took it to work. That was fine until eveyone around me1 also started to comment and sigh.

Why all the negativity? It's loud. It feels great, but the thing sounds like I'm playing the spoons instead of typing. Maybe I have big hands. Maybe I have anger issues. I don't know. I just know that I prefer a friendly office environment over feeling like Hunter S. Thompson.

  1. I work in an office designed by people in HR. That means it's an open space that actively prevents anyone from concentrating.