The first think I thought when I saw the new iMacs was, “oh that looks cool.” The second thing I thought was, “that keyboard might take some getting used to.”
Think calculator with large buttons. There’s not a lot of travel to the keys, and they’re pretty sensitive, so your fingers can really glide over the keys with little effort. However, I already miss contoured keys. I think I rely on the feedback the touch of a contoured key gives when my fingers don’t strike the center. Even the keys on my iBook and PowerBook keyboards aren’t flat like the iMac keys. It’s not bad, but the real test will be when I do some work with it. Maybe I’ll try plugging it into the Dell at the office and give it a work out for the day. (This kind of thing qualifies as fun around here.)
As someone who’s never discarded an old computer (or its peripherals), I’ve got plenty of keyboards to choose from if this one doesn’t pan out. I’ve got a cordless Logitech keyboard that’s itching for more use.