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Need keyboard for small-handed transcriptionist

by clockdr / September 15, 2006 1:23 PM PDT

A very petite lady friend of mine (4' 10") is studying to be a medical transcriptionist, but is finding that conventional keyboards require her fingers to stray from the home position a lot. This prevents her getting up to speed and might well lead to repetitive stress injuries down the road, I'm told. Is there a keyboard available that isn't a toy that is made for smaller-than-average persons? It would need to be pretty much a standard keyboard, but with reduced key size and/or spacing - number pad optional. I'm presently looking at the 83-key Low Profile Mini Keyboard sold by Ergonomic Resources, but I don't know who actually makes it. Can someone give us advice? Thanks!

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Maybe Lucky Golden Flower.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2006 11:08 PM PDT

There are many Chinese manufacturers out there. Just asking if this is required to buy the keyboard.

I use a few 83 key mini keyboards for servers and at booths to save space. After picking up one I found more for 20 bucks at game sellers. It's the one they sell for the PS2 that connects with USB. While they don't tell you it works with a PC, it does and at under 20 bucks not a big investment.

Bob

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Lucky Golden Flower?
by clockdr / September 16, 2006 12:03 AM PDT

I'm not a gamer, so I've never heard of this. Is it a brand name/model? Chinese characters aren't required here, just plain old European. Is this sort of thing available at Circuit City, CompUSA and the like? Thanks - Terry

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Yes, it's a manufacturer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2006 12:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Lucky Golden Flower?

You asked for the maker and that's what's on one here. The keyboard has English key tops. The unit may have been boxed as a PS2 USB Keyboard which had some other name such as KingMax on it. All this confuses the issues here since it's a generic product with many suppliers and in many packages.

Let me ask if the maker is a needed piece of information to purchase such a keyboard?

I picked these up at EBGames, Best Buy but don't venture to Circuit City so I can't answer that.

Bob

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