Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2019
I like LT stuff but was hoping for better action and better lit, maybe some red lighting for night typing, however, this keyboard not only bores me but also distracts me. Following the minimalist trend, this keyboard is slim, dim, and 'low pro'. After using the K800 with its brightly lit, fat n tall keys and great clickety action , I feel like I've gone on a keyboard diet with lackluster sterile LED lights but literally very low profile keys, perhaps too low, in height. Any lower and you've got yourself a bloody virtual touchscreen keyboard with zero tactile feedback. As much as I appreciate all the advancements in smartphon-age, the keypads have devolved over time with the touchscreen surface. Lets reminisce,....the tactile feedback of a true button style keypad on...an old skewl blackberry or Treo phone was far superior to any flatscreen virtual keyboard allowing you to blindly orient your hand position and then type away accurately, rarely ever having to look down. Gas pumps same thing, everyone hated the flat hard unipad of virtual 'buttons' which along with high entry error rate, have caused many a vendor to go back to button style keys. Real button style keyboards probably could even save lives for the undeniable epidemic of road text oblivion where the sleek flat screen of the virtual keyboard has no reference points and demands the oblivious driver's direct visual feedback & having to look down at the screen constantly before typing that next fatal keystroke. So, despite the usual reference braille markers on the F & J keys which most people use by feel to orient their hands before typing, the exceptionally low height of the keys come closer than ever to the feel of a touchscreen in that I can barely sense where one key ends before the next one begins requiring my having to visually locate and verify hand placement constantly and far more frequent typing errors. Sounds petty? it IS, but such is modern mans plight in the age of Amazon and badass tech. But for those sticklers, it distracts from workflow and can be annoying when you have to reposition multiple times just because you lifted your hands off the keyboard. Moreover, if you wanna get ergonomically and physiologically technical, my anecdotal observation is the lower key height noticeably demands more use and perhaps overuse of the digital extensor muscles when maintaining a rest position. Over time, I would suspect it would cause fatigue for the 9-5 user if not an increase in (for lack of better name) a reverse carpal tunnel syndrome. And yes I have the palm rest by LT and although extremely comfortable could aggravate the use of the extensors.
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