My work keyboard still has a numpad, but at home I would really only use it for credit card numbers and phone numbers, and it probably only saves me about a second for each.I've thought about them but never taken the plunge. I wouldn't be able to drop the numeric keypad, that's for sure.
My work keyboard still has a numpad, but at home I would really only use it for credit card numbers and phone numbers, and it probably only saves me about a second for each.
For me, the tradeoff for more space is worth it. The even smaller ones lack arrow keys, delete key, and F keys etc. too. F keys are simple enough with the function level and using an extra keypress for arrow keys is easy enough for general use, but playing a game with them is tough so I usually use the bigger ones.
I'm a software developer who spends all day on a keyboard, and I'm currently using a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 (the split keyboard helps reduce/eliminate wrist pain). What's better/worse/different about a mechanical keyboard? Enlighten me since I'm too lazy to just Google it.
And here you can see that some have the tactile feedback, and some don't. Here are animations of how the different switches work:
These don't highlight the different force actuations though...