Need new keyboard

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  1. Mommalina United States

    Mommalina Active Member

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    Can someone recommend a sturdy keyboard with big, durable letters?
    I Google'd and Amazon'ed but am confused as ever.

    Current keyboard has a problem connecting from cable to keyboard. I
    don't know how longer my "fix" (shoving cord into keyboard) will prevail.

    Thanks!
     
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    I forgot to add, a couple of my customers have the Azio backlit keyboard and they both love it.
     
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    Thanks, Cindy. I'm still unsure. EZ by DC has had fewer sales so far,
    therefore fewer negative reviews. The AZIO seems to have more one-
    star ratings percentage wise but lots more sales.

    Will think about it. Thanks for the research!
     
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    I did read the reviews but I am going by what my two customers have told me.
    Neither one of them have complained about any keys sticking and both of them
    enjoy the very large letters.

    I have to confess, I like the backlit keyboard so much that I have actually considered
    buying one of them. I also love the larger letters.
     
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    Cindy, it looks like that price is reserved for Prime users.
    I don't order enough to make getting Prime cost-effective.
     
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    I understood it to mean that it is eligible for Prime.
    I don't think that means a special price but maybe I'm wrong?

    Edit to add, yup, I'm wrong.
     
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    I'm going to email my son (in CA) who has Prime and
    ask him to order it for me. (Of course, I'll make sure
    to reimburse him.)
     
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    I can order it and have it sent to your house, Lina. (If you'd like.)
    I have Amazon Prime.
     
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    I already emailed my son; let's see what he says.

    Bless you for offering, Cindy :bunny:
     
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    Okay, sounds good.
    Let me know what you want to do.

    It's not a problem for me to order it and have it send directly to you.
     
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    Cindy, my son just sent me a confirming email.
    Keyboard guaranteed to arrive in 2 days.

    :jumpimg:
     
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    Awesome! Let me know how you like it.

    I still may order one for myself.
    I've always liked the idea of the backlit keys.
    The larger letters are great too.
     
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    I don't do well looking for a particular key. Putting my fingers
    on the keyboard to find it used to be much faster than hunt-
    and-peck. But my typing and memory skills are aging along
    with my knees and back. I'm sure I'll be delighted with the
    back-lit and large-letter keys!
     
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    $24.88
    http://www.amazon.com/Azio-Keyboard...+Large+Print+Tri-Color+Backlit+Wired+Keyboard


    Just got it. Fantastic!

    I played j-jitsu in vain, trying to get the keyboard cord to the back
    of my computer table (impossible to move away from the wall)
    and then to the separate USB on the table (have mouse plugged
    in there also). So the cord is just hanging, plugged directly into
    the USB, looking for mischief. I'll have to wait for my neighbor
    (he's a pilot and away at lot) to help me install it.

    With the USB plugged directly into a separate electric socket,
    will the lights wear out before the keyboard? I wonder if we'll
    have to install the keyboard cord into the computer tower?

    Of the 5 back-lit keyboard colors, I think I like the blue one best.

    Will take a while to find "home base" on the keyboard and stay
    there. I went from many manual to carriage-shifting electric to
    Selectric typewriters over the years; I'm sure I'll tame this one.
     
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    I'm really glad that you like it, Lina.

    There is a key that turns the back light off and on.
    I don't remember which key it is but the manual should be able to tell you.

    The keyboard would probably be best plugged in to the tower.
     
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    I like the looks of that. I need a new keyboard and since the old peepers ain't what they used to be I might have to check it out.
     
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    I like it too. I've been thinking about getting one myself.
    A couple of my customers have the same one and they both love it.
     

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