Upgrading Mouse and Keyboard
Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:00 PM
Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:41 PM
He will be confused because it is confusing - there are way too many to choose from. So you can help narrow it down. Start by seeing if a bigger or smaller keyboard will do better than he has now. If he is used to clicking icons on his desktop, it is not likely he will change habits simply because the keyboard now has a button to press - and likely won't if he can type without looking down at his fingers all the time. So buying a keyboard dozens of extra buttons he will never use is a waste of money and desktop space.
If there is nothing wrong with the keyboard now, and he has no problem with it, then don't change. If that is a wired ball mouse, then a new optical mouse is due - as long as he has a smooth, uniform color surface to work on.
Wireless is much more convenient, when it works. And when it doesn't, it can be a bear. So no one should be without a wired spare. And depending on how old his PC is, most keyboards today are USB, and may or may not come with PS/2 adapters.
If you have more questions, please provide some details about his computer, and operating system.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:49 PM
You are right, we all prefer different devices, I myself prefer a trackball mouse over the traditional approach. I was looking for a mouse and keyboard that offer some comfort because my father is going into his retirement years soon and has a bit of arthritus. He said he is looking for a keyboard that is not much bigger then his current keyboard. He said that the ergonomic layout seemed to be a bit more comfortable. Also, the quick keys aren't a big deal either way. They would be nice to have but aren't worth it if there was a big different in price. This is about how far I have been able to limit the selection so far. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a wired keyboard and mouse to test this out with. Any recommendations?
Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:58 PM
And trackballs are often preferred by seniors with stiff hands, and little ones still building hand-eye coordination.
I myself prefer a trackball mouse over the traditional approach.
My wife has the MS 6000 wireless keyboard and mouse and love them. I might suggest you set a budget, then look at what's available.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users