I am a proud
owner of one of Eric Barney's wrist rests.
I've had my rest for a few days now, but because of Thanksgiving, I haven't had the chance to post feedback until now.
I own a 108-key WASD V1 Semi-Custom and was using a Kensington Wrist Pillow
- it was alright and I never really gave it any more thought. Then I saw this thread and I immediately knew that a quality wooden rest would be something that I would enjoy and appreciate. I PMed Eric and we talked in detail about the rest- he was knowledgeable, patient, and most importantly, consistent. Every night I logged into my computer, I could be sure to have a detailed reply from him. I'm not trying to set any expectations or put any pressure on Eric, but I just wanted to illustrate his genuine dedication.
Eventually we settled on a CHERRY "WRAP-AROUND" /W WALNUT TRIM
- I think I'll let your eyes do the explaining:
Here you can see the "wrap-around" style as well as the notch for the keyboard cable (a huge concern of mine). The fit is nearly perfect and has only a few inaccuracies:
1) The board rises like a parabola and not linearly- therefore the rest and the board do not rise flush- not a big deal.
2) The notch is not deep enough- the keyboard cable is attached rather high on the board. Because of this the far end of the rest is not actually touching the desk. This will show what I am saying.
Otherwise I am very impressed- all I gave Eric were some dimensions. The rest is lighter than I expected, but is nice and slick to the touch. It has a glossy appearance and a distinct smell to it. Here are a few more images:
Shipping was satisfactory- although the packaging was on pretty tight around the rest. I had alot of trouble taking off the bubble wrap and at some points I was afraid I was going to break the rest from exerting too much force. Luckily none of that happened. This is what the packaging looked like.
Overall I am extremely satisfied- the rest is comfortable to use and beautiful to look at. It is truly a unique product that I hope to use for many years. If you're interested PM Eric, I am sure you can work something out. Get one while you can!Edited by DarK_MischieF - 11/28/11 at 8:49pm