Marty vs Microsoft

I was playing Tribal Wars on my computer earlier this morning when my keyboard suddenly stopped working. Marty, who had been running around loose in my room, had finished the job he started months ago: chewing through my keyboard cable! I had foolishly left it dangling on the floor after moving it last night to control the computer while watching episodes of The Office on my computer while in bed. That keyboard cost me $90!

So, I did a little research and found two contenders for a new keyboard:

  1. Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser
  2. Logitech diNovo Edge

I was leaning more toward the MX5000 because it was half the price of the diNovo Edge and appeared to have some more buttons and had an interesting LCD screen built into it, but after trying it out in the store, I did not like the feel of the keys. A buddy of mine at work recently picked up a diNovo Edge and brought it in to show me earlier this week, so I’d had a bit of experience with it. I was impressed with its size, look, and feel, and it had a built-in touch pad for controlling the mouse cursor, so I bit the bullet and dropped the $300 the store was asking for it.

It’s going to take me a little while to get used to the diNovo Edge. It feels very much like a laptop keyboard, and is quite different from the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 that Marty destroyed. Still, it’s quite nifty. The lighting effects on it are very stylish, and the keys have just the right give. Despite the cost, I think I’m going to be happy with this new, wireless keyboard.

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