One year coding with "Das Keyboard"

2009-10-04 19:47
Little more than a year ago, I got myself a keyboard from newthinking store. The special thing about it: It is completely black, except for three blue LEDs. With completely I mean no labels on any key:

My main motivation to buy the thing was not the missing labels (although that certainly does make it a cool gadget). I am typing 8h at work and do spend quite a bit of time in front of my laptop after work as well. So I wanted a keyboard that is fun to use: This includes typing speed and the tactile feedback of each key.

I must admit that today, I am hardly ever happy with any other keyboard - usually my hands start protesting after about half an hour. So, despite some odd looks I get at work, it did help increase coding fun :)