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Are wireless keyboards "standard"

by jontemple / August 15, 2004 9:43 AM PDT

I purchased a Memorex RF7000 wireless keyboard and mouse.

The mouse is rather large, but that is not the problem.

The problem is that afterf a while, I asked my wife how she liked the wireless keyboard and mouse. She types professionally.

I wasn't sure if it was just me, but she hates the keyboard because it appears that the keys are large and the spacing is larger than a regulation keyboard.

I have noticed the same and both of us make a lot more errors than we used to make when typing.

Could someone else give me a suggestion of a good wireless keyboard or keyboard/mouse set that HAS a standard keyboard.

Even if you like it, please do not mention Microsoft, I do not use products if I do not have to where the focus is only controlling the market, controlling standards and abusing employees.

Thanks,

Jon Temple

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Re: Are wireless keyboards
by howjef / August 26, 2004 12:45 PM PDT

i have in front of me a wireless i concept keyboard. a wireless labtec keyboard and a wired hp keyboard. on all the outside frames are approximatedly the same and each individual key is approximately a three eighths by a half inch.

hope that helps
paula

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Re: Are wireless keyboards "standard"
by holtnr / August 26, 2004 11:54 PM PDT

Maybe, but it sounds like yours isn't. There are standards for keyboards, mostly around ergonomics, and as I remember Germany's standards were the most stringent. I would expect any major manufacturer of systems (who sells in the EU) to conform to those standards throughout their product line. Look at the keyboard specifications, for seals of approval, or conformance labels. The keyboard I'm using right now has 4 such symbols on it's bottom, only 1 of which I recognize by name (CSA Canadian Standards Assn), another 2 are ubiquitous on computers of all types, the third I don't recognize. Vendors who sell business models to large corporations are likely to have what you want, assuming of course that they sell wireless models.

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