09-23-2007 06:11 AM
Let's take a look at the Wave keyboard, and this applies to every other keyboard Logitech seems to be selling today. They've converted the Insert/Home/etc column into a 2x3 design instead of a 3x2. They've completely REMOVED scroll lock as far as I can tell, replacing it with the insert key so that they could make the delete key twice as tall (did we not know where it was before?) I happen to use scroll lock every day in several programs, so this is a big strike against it for me. And let's not forget that the right Windows key and context menu button have been completely removed in favour of a Function button that most people will probably use three times in their entire life. Logitech seems to know that this is a poor design choice as well, as the G15 keeps the regular keyboard layout intact. Their basic model does too, but as it's a basic model, it lacks any media keys (I like to have VolUp, VolDown and Mute).
What I'm looking for is a keyboard with the standard layout, with a double-wide backspace key, a half-height enter key and a wide backslash/bar key above the enter key, with VolUp, VolDown and Mute keys. I used to have one that was wonderful, but it's recently died. I've always gone for Logitech's products and still use my MX1000 as well as an old MX500 that I bought years ago, but if these poor design choices keep up, I'll have to stop buying their products entirely.
09-27-2007 01:08 PM
04-13-2012 11:56 AM
COULD NOT AGREE MORE!
Logitech's decision to remove the context-menu key is a deal breaker for me. I can live without the scroll lock and dislike what they've done with the home and end keys as well as really dislike the function key grouping, but I could get use to that. I cannot work as efficiently without the context-menu. It means I don't have to grab the mouse which saves time, this new Wave Logitech keyboard feels nice but I'm appauled logitech removed the context-key. So stupid. They've done this to pretty much all of their keyboards.
In the off-chance someone from Logitech A) looks at this and B) actually cares, I (like many others) will not buy your keyboard until you put the **bleep** context-menu key back. I'd rather use a $7 keyboard.