05-28-2009 01:22 PM
Having just obtained a new LX310 keyboard for my SOHO setup, I found myself largely happy with it and the mouse, if a bit weirded out by the somewhat slim, Big Blue-like keys. As a believer in the principle that keyboards should be seen and not heard (sorry, IBM), I was underwhelmed by the key noise, which is about "medium" in the noisesome race. And that huge "Delete" key is silly. These things said, I like the profile, features, inobtrusive footprint and feature key layout. Logitech did a god job here.
My issue is with the scroll wheel. Where is it? As a matter of fact, where is a modern Logitech keyboard that has it? The left-side scroll wheel is one of the most valuable features an internet-capable keyboard can have! My early Logitech Cordless Keyboard (I had two) featured the scroll wheel, which I found invaluable in day-to-day internet and, when possible, document browsing.
With today's convergent feature mix throughout brands, the keyboard scroll wheel is the single most compelling feature able to keep Logitech competitive with larger - and smaller - brands. If I missed the model that has it today, please let me know. If not, please consider bringing back this uniquely powerful and distinguishing feature.
Thanks for listening.
05-31-2009 03:12 PM
Okay, it's been a few days now, and I don't like the LX310, for the following reasons:
The aforementioned huge "Delete" key. It's really silly - not for typists, but for hunt-and-peckers. I've been typing since 1968.
The two-row reconfiguration of what used to be the six-key Insert-Home-PageUp + Delete-End-PageDown key cluster. Less logical, more difficult, not worth becoming accustomed.
The clicky keys. No go at all. So yesterday. Peace and quiet, please!
The tiny function keys. Sorry, there's plenty of space there for normal -size ones.
This keyboard is going back (or at least elsewhere). Can anyone direct me to a model with quiet keys?
Thanks in advance!