I bought this large-font USB keyboard from CD-R King for my brother the other day, for him to give as a birthday gift to his boss.
He texted me one morning a few days ago and asked if I was going to Cubao the next day, and if I was, could I buy him one of these large-key-and-font kiddie keyboards from CD-R King? I was, and so I did.
It has cartoony, big-ass keys in a gaudy, multi-colored plastic case, and I don’t know why anyone would want such a horrid thing. If he was giving it as a gag gift, I’d certainly understand, but it’s only funny the first couple of minutes. After that, then what? Then again, he’s always been that kind of a gift-giver.
I really like using my IBM Model M keyboard on my iMac now. It’s an indescribable pleasure typing on it. It makes loud clacks and all, and is a big, heavy sucker compared to my tiny, light Apple Bluetooth Keyboard, but there’s just something wondrous about it. I actually try to find things to just type on it, and I can’t seem to get enough. It feels like I’m really getting work done, and gloriously noisily. And there’s really a finality, a definite sense of… typing something substantial (even if the content was really meh).
Actually, I kinda regret selling my other Model M last month, I like the keyboard so much. Some reader of this blog actually wrote to me the other day asking if I had any more Model Ms, they were really hard to come by. Huh. Sorry guy, the one extra I had left was a bit wonky and missing a few keycaps.
I wish I had something like a Model M on my new/old MacBook Pro; it would make typing on it so much more fun. As it is, the short-throw, LED-illmuninated chiclet keyboard is ok, but I wish… oh, I don’t know what I wish.
But getting back to the big-ass keyboard, Apparently, it was a hit at the office anyway. According to my brother, some girl actually offered to buy it from their boss if he wasn’t going to use it anyway. Hm. It takes all kinds.