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Topic # 65139 30-Jul-2010 01:02
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Subject says it all - does anyone know of a good keyboard that DOESN'T have a numeric keypad that's available in NZ, far better if it is also wireless, better again if it comes with a wireless mouse?  I often like to type on my lap as the angle of my arms, wrists and shoulders tend to be better at that hight and distance, however the keypad often makes this extremely awkward. 

In addition, I've always felt that having a separate keypad that you can remove while mousing (or even better, a separate touch-panel keypad that doubles as a trackpad/mouse pad) would solve a huge number of OOS/RSI injuries - it's not natural to centre yourself on the keyboard, then have to reach out past the cursor/home/etc keys, then past keypad to get to the mouse...  maybe if your shoulders are particularly wide it is.

A laptop-style keyboard would be fantastic - this is actually to connect to a laptop on a stand so that the screen is at the right height -- I use a secondary monitor regularly -- and also so my lap doesn't overheat.  It would be more compact - good for travel, cheaper to manufacture, in fact I can't work out a single reason why these are not more popular! I'd guess 95% of people use the keypad less than 1% of the time...

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  Reply # 359125 30-Jul-2010 01:54
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Microsoft Arc Keyboard and matching Arc mouse (not bundled)

or Apple wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse.

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  Reply # 360068 30-Jul-2010 16:15
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Fantastic - I like the look of the Arc, thanks!

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