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I personally love my Logitech MX 5500 Revolution set; I consider it the both the best keyboard and mouse I've ever had. The keyboard isn't made of mechanical switches, of course, and though I've yet to try a Cherry-switch board, so far my experiences with mechanical keyed boards haven't impressed me. The logitech has a good key feel, acceptable volume, and I've come to totally dig the Home/End, PgUp/PgDwn, Delete layout. As a programmer, I feel like the MX 5500 put those buttons in the exact right locations. The real bonus with the set is the Revolution mouse. It fits in my hand and makes me feel like a surgeon holding a scalpel. The hyperscroll is amazing for scrolling through long code files and/or web pages, and this is the only mouse with electronically controlled hyperscroll, giving me one more useable button and better options for switching in and out of hyperscroll mode. As for the touchscreens, I find as a reasonable typist I can get some speed with Swype. Guess you iFans don't have that tho, right?
Commented Oct 25, 2010 on
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The Keyboard Cult
As a guy who spends most of his day typing words on a screen, it's hard for me to take touch computing seriously. I love my iPhone 4, and smartphones are the ultimate utility belt item, but attempting to compose any kind of text on the thing is absolutely crippling. It is a reasonable compromis...
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