Air Touch Flexible Keyboard
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 01-16-2008
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Usage and Conclusions

When I first plugged in the keyboard, I decided that I would try to play some video games with it. I opened up Counter-Strike: Source, hopped on to my favorite server, and was totally useless. To my dismay, as I held down the W key, I would run for a little bit and often stop, needing to readjust my middle-finger on the key to keep going. As it turns out, the physical button is much smaller than the key, so as I pushed slightly different parts of the W key while the rest of my hand was reaching for Ctrl to crouch or Tab to check score, I sometimes stopped pushing the real W button. In regular usage, this little inconvenience resulted in some missing letters, usually T and Y because they are farther away so I would push the closer corner and not the center.

On the bright side, however, I noticed when using the keyboard for everyday tasks that, true to the manual's claims, the keyboard was practically silent to use. Though I was pushing the keys with a lot of force to make sure that I got the letter to come out, it hardly made an audible sound. For those of you who have roommates or really dislike the clacking of your average plastic keyboard, this is a great feature.

The Air Touch keyboard is a bargain at just under $9 USD at, available in blue, pink, and black. I'd say that if you're in the market for a keyboard and you travel a lot or you want something your kids can't destroy, you should definitely give this keyboard a look.

+ Practically indestructible
+ Silent
+ Portable
+ Comfortable, high quality construction

- Design makes for some letter omissions

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