To be brutally honest, this keyboard is a little "bougie", but I still love it. Why go through all the hassle of buying a used (often times needs repairing), old fashioned typewriter when you can get this
typewriter-keyboard hybrid for the modern tech age? No fussing with messy ink ribbons, or pesky correction tape...just type away, & feel the comfort of the keys. I prefer these round key caps over the traditional keyboard square keys with the more spread out keyboard layout. I've noticed that my typing accuracy has improved, & I've been making less spelling mistakes by hitting two keys at once with my small, stubby fingers. It's fun to prop up my tablet & mimic the look of typing on a traditional typewriter. Also, having that carriage return bar really adds to the authentic typewriter feel & aesthetic appeal of the keyboard. Bonus feature, this keyboard doesn't weigh a hundred pounds, so it's easy to move around on your workspace. This was definitely a splurge-y purchase, but absolutely worth it!
Overall Rating: 5/5
It looks pretty, like a vase of flowers on my desk.
It's fast. I can speed type with complete confidence.
The kinesthetic feedback actually is reassuring yet not distracting.
Learning Curve: +1 As this was what I already wanted, it was like I already knew it.
I wish the keys didn't wiggle at all and they do just a bit. Strictly speaking that is not a quality issue. The quality and reliability appears unparalleled even within the class of high end keyboards.
Nothing is more satisfying that smacking that carriage return bar. It is like saying, "line, done! Next line, stop and think." Ha, love it!