I'm finally doing it: I'm typing on my Lycosa right now, and this is the first time I've typed on it since I upgraded from it back on March 9th (I have since returned my G15 which was still new enough to return).
I am embarrassed to admit that I still kinda like the rubber coating. But I think that it makes up for the way the rubber domes respond or something - I really don't know. I'm even more embarrassed to admit that the typing technique I have developed for my Filco Majestouch Tactile Click is working surprisingly well on the Lycosa; I hover my wrists while I type so that I can be completely relaxed. Of course, it's not working as well as it works for the Majestouch, but it's still a better typing experience than I used
to have on this Lycosa! I mean, I always kept my wrists planted while typing on it. So typing this up wasn't as awful of an experience as I thought it was going to be.
I guess what I'm saying is that even though the typing experience on the Lycosa is inferior to the Tactile Click, this technique should improve the typing experience for anyone on any keyboard - but that's not why I am posting; I am just bored!
However, I have 1 other keyboard to try before I go back to my Majestouch (this is a pic I found using Google Images):
It's a cheap $20 Dell "QuietKey" multimedia keyboard. I replaced this with the Lycosa. When I begin typing on it in the next paragraph, it will be the first time I've used it in perhaps 2 years.
Typing on the keyboard in the picture:
Ok, well this is an interesting experience. This is the first time that I have ever typed properly on this keyboard. I mean, this is the very first time that I have ever hovered my wrists while typing on it, and I'm just flying. Of course, it's certainly requiring more force for each keystroke and of course it's mushy and whatnot, but I mean that it's kind of neat to be experiencing this proper "hovering wrists" typing technique on this crappy little keyboard.
The Lycosa is definitely a better keyboard than this Dell though. But I think that's due to my Dell keyboard being kind of old. I mean, I think I used my Lycosa for less than a year while I got at least 7-8 years out of my Dell!
However, I have only been goofing off with my Lycosa and this Dell for about 15 minutes, but I'm already longing for my Majestouch. But I'm glad I did this even though my fingers probably aren't: I'm already feeling the fatigue from this little workout - even a little bit of physical pain.
omg. I'm typing on my Majestouch Tactile Click again. Y'know what?! I damn-near forgot how much better this is than both that Dell and even the Lycosa! I mean, if those two keyboards were my only two keyboard choices in this entire world, then I'd choose the Lycosa. But damn... I've become so used to the Tactile Click that going back to it after experimenting with my old rubber domes for like 20 minutes gives me a new appreciation for it.
It's just like I've said before:
with both the Lycosa and that Dell board (especially
with the Dell board because it's older), it feels like the keyboard is working against
me and making me do all the work. But with the Tactile Click, it feels like it's working with
me and doing half the work! It's like the difference between drumming on a pillow vs. drumming on a very high-quality and well-tuned snare drum.Edited by TwoCables - 8/5/10 at 8:27am