Top positive review
Best keyboard ever.
Reviewed in Canada on May 30, 2018
I've written over 400,000 lines of code with the older wired version of this keyboard. I originally bought this keyboard because I was starting to develop Carpel Tunnel Syndrome with standard keyboards. I am mildly disappointed that they discontinued the wired version of the keyboard, but with the long battery life of the keyboard, it's not so bad and it's nice to have 2 less wires on my desk.
I have tried several other models ( including the microsoft keyboard that is split down the middle ) and found that this keyboard was the most comfortable keyboard.
The rest bar at the bottom of the keyboard means your wrists are supported and are not bent all day long. ( Think Carpel Tunnel Syndrome ). When using this keyboard ( or any other keyboard ), make sure not to use the feet underneath, propping up the keyboard will increase your risk of carpel tunnel syndrome. Your wrists must be straight ( they must not curve up or down to support your hands ) . Side to side movements of the wrists are inevitable, but with this keyboard, those movements are kept to a minimum. This keyboard definitely increases the amount of typing you can do in a day before becoming fatigued. You can use this keyboard comfortably with your arms close to 45 degrees while keeping your wrists straight.
If you are looking for a keyboard for casual use, this might be a good choice.
If you are a very heavy keyboard users ( programmers, secretaries, journalists, bloggers, authors, or anyone who types a lot ) this is an amazing keyboard and is well worth the price, you will *not* be disappointed.
If you are a gamer, I have no idea if this is a good keyboard for you as I don't game much.
Note : The layout of the Page Up/Page Down/Delete/Home/End keys are non standard, this takes a few days to get used to for heavy users, light users won't notice.
Function keys are grouped in 3s not 4s, so the first key of the second group is F4 and not F5, this means some adaptation for heavy users of the Fn keys.
You can see how well the older version of this keyboard held up to extended punishment in the attached picture.