My new keyboard

The keyboard on my work computer is all but dead, so I decided to buy a replacement.  Since I'm a gamer, I'm fussy about these sorts of things, so I decided I'd get a gaming keyboard, and do one of two things:

  1. Use the new gaming keyboard at work and keep my old one at home; or
  2. Replace my gaming keyboard at home and take my old one to work.

So over the weekend, I bought one of these, with the intention of going with the first plan:


It's a Logitech G710+ and it is really, really good.  It's a mechanical keyboard (all the rage in gaming these days), and it's super-good for typing.  That might sound like a weird thing to say about a keyboard, but some are better than others, and some are much, much better than others.  This falls into the latter category.

It's so good that I don't want to take it to work.  But I have to take something.  But here's the thing.  My home keyboard (the G15) has an LCD display on it that I rely upon when gaming.  It doesn't tell me anything special about my in-game stats, though it's capable of doing that with the right software.  No.  It tells me the time.  It seems that this capability is far more important to me than I'd previously realised, because in yesterday's gaming session, not knowing the time drove me fucking insane.

So as good as this keyboard is, it's going to work.  And now, of course, I want a new one for home.  But that's a discussion for another day.  Right now, I must bid farewell to this lovely new piece of technology, and pack it up for work.


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