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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 12:36 PM   #11
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I was happy with the Microsoft ergonomic keypad for gaming. I was already accustomed to the ergonomic because of RSI and I quite liked having my keys in 'clumps' for mmurpg's (move, look, cast).

Wired or wireless I don't care.

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I really appreciate it! Since I also have a keyboard shelf under my desk, I could make it go from behind the iMac to behind the desk to the keyboard shelf to the Wired keyboard, and if I can't use the Wireless keyboard for mission critical operations, Wired it is!
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have you seen this?
BT NumberPad from LMP Looks a lot like Apple made it.

*full disclosure I distribute this product, (but have been using one for about 2 months and love it!)
Well, I don't need a keypad, really. I just need the full arrow keys
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Personally I have one of these for gaming and I love it.

Wolf King Warrior Gaming Keyboard


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Personally I have one of these for gaming and I love it.

Wolf King Warrior Gaming Keyboard


That looks...odd. May I ask what games you play to have to use such a keyboard?
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That looks...odd. May I ask what games you play to have to use such a keyboard?
It is laid out for the most commonly used controls in FPS games (one of the most popular video game genres), like Call of Duty etc., etc...

The reason why it is laid out like this is because the most commonly used keys on a regular keyboard are offset and actually require quite a stretch on the hand to get back and forth between the keys.

For example the movement keys are typically W (forward), X (backward), A( left) and D (right). on a regular keyboard these keys are offset like this:

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With the Wolf King these keys are much more intuitively aligned making it easier to hit the correct key every time. Also for right-handed users it means you are free to use these keys for movement and not the arrow keys keeping your right hand free to use the mouse at the same time. Also the most commonly used keys are larger than the others again making it easier to ensure you get correct key every time without having to look at the keyboard. Additionally it tosses out keys that aren't used and keeps all the keys that are used in much closer proximity and the circular shape much more ergonomically reflects the positioning of the fingers on your hand. All in all I think it is a brilliant design. And of course all the keys are fully customizable using the standard interface of any game as it is USB plug and play.

The Wolf King may not be for every one but I found it greatly reduced my hand strain and fatigue and greatly improved my game play.
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