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May. 2nd, 2015 @ 03:13 pm New keyboard
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The cool thing about having a long(er) running blog is that you can search back and can date all sorts of events up to the day. So when I was wondering just how long I had had my current Reclusa keyboard, all I needed to do was to search through all my entries, and I found this entry from 2007. So now I know that I had my keyboard for little under eight years.
(I use ljdump to get a dump of all my entries and the comments on those entries, and then simply use grep to search through it all. I've long considered cooking up something using Xapian and making use of the nifty IR features that library has, but so far grep has served me good enough, so there was no real incentive to really get it going.)

After those eight years, lots of crumbs, cat hair, toe nails and nose pickings had accumulated under the keys, making it more of a biohazard than a functional keyboard. It was time for something new -- something clean, and something that I could reasonably keep clean. For this reason, I was considering a chiclet keyboard.
So when I was at a computer shop to get new microSD cards for use in the tablets and camera, I took a little look at their selection of keyboards. They had the Razer Deathstalker Essential, and I liked the feel of the keys. They also had the 'normal' Deathstalker, which has illuminated keys. I liked having an illuminated keyboard (makes it easier to type in the dark), but it was not wrth the extra 40 euros to me.

So, one week in, I must say that I am really pleased with the keyboard. Obviously I am not much of a user of the so-called 'game features', but that's not why I bought the keyboard. I like the 'stiffness' of the keys and the spacing. The font used for the letters on the keys take some getting used to, and I need a bit of light earlier in the evening. Other than that, I really like it. We might get one for klik too later on.
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Date:May 4th, 2015 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Somehow when I hear the words "Razer Deathstalker Essential", I don't immediately think of a keyboard. Images of gleaming pointy steel, yes. Keyboard, no.
I guess their marketing people didn't think keyboards were exciting enough?
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Date:May 4th, 2015 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it's a so-called "gaming keyboard", and of course all gaming hardware needs really ridiculous names.
Thankfully it has no pointy edges, because that would suck for a keyboard. In fact, the corners have been cut off so that there's only 45 degree corners.
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