November 6th, 2014

Alas, Poor Keyboard

My trusty SIIG mechanical keyboard with the Alps switches -- the one that they don't make any more -- has gone the way of all electronics, as the "a" key started misfiring today. Sometimes I would get one "a", sometimes none, and sometimes many. This is not a good state for a keyboard.

It had done this before and some judicious cleaning had helped, but there was no obvious crap to be removed this time.

So I have fetched a spare, unsatisfactory keyboard from the basement and have gone to Amazon and ordered this CM Storm Quick Fire XT with Cherry MX Blue Switches which appears to be the best keyboard I am likely to lay hands on for under $100.

It's supposed to arrive on Saturday.

I am looking forward to it. This Targus keyboard is like typing on mush after years of the SIIG keyboard.