More thoughts on Matias Tactile Pro
I wrote before on my Matias Tactile Pro keyboard. I've been working daily with the keyboard for two years and I've had some issues:
- “ghost” keypresses. I am not a fast typist, 35-40 wpm, but I pound out some sequences very quickly. From day one, certain key presses result in either the wrong character or an “extra” character. Not every time, just often enough that it interferes with me once or twice a day. Extremely frustrating, especially for passwords.
- sticking keys. This began to annoy me about six months after I bought the keyboard. The function keys at the top row would occasionally stick. Lately, this happens with the top row of numbers. Vacuuming made no difference and I'm reluctant to disassemble the keyboard until I have a permanent replacement.
- symbols rubbing off. This is really minor, I don't usually look at the keyboard but I am irritated that the symbols have partially rubbed off several common keys.
It's otherwise a wonderful clicky keyboard. I'm thinking I might go back to my Griffin iMate (adb to usb adapter) and my Apple Extended Keyboard II. I'm open to suggestions for a replacement.