Just recently, I got myself a new keyboard, a new mouse, new mousepad, and a new pendrive. Time to say goodbye to the old stuffs.
My old keyboard is a standard issue RM18 keyboard those people at the computer shop usually give you when you buy a new computer. I’ve been using it for two years, and to quote the words of my friend, was “abused by my terribly strong fingers”. Haha..I think I’m known for typing very loudly on that keyboard 🙂 . The new one is a Logitech G1 Gaming Desktop. It’s still a standard 108-key keyboard with no extra keys like multimedia play button or internet scroll or volume control, but I don’t need those stuffs anyway, just a lean clean and nice-looking keyboard. It’s spill resistant, not that I ever spilled anything on my keyboard previously, but just a nice add-on feature, just in case. The keys are smooth (no more hard, loud typing), and has a detachable palm rest which turns out to be very comfortable and effectively shaped and placed.
My old mouse is also a standard issue RM20 optical mouse. The first mouse lasted for a year, and so when it died I bought another one of the same type and is still working until now (which is around a year too). The new mouse is a Logitech G1 Gaming mouse, with 800dpi resolution. Not too much, I know some gaming mouse have up to 2000dpi resolution, but the response was good enough for me. Plus, it’s not too expensive and it works much better than the previous mouse, and I play games better using it 🙂 . Of course, it’s an optical mouse. I don’t think anybody would use a trackball mouse anymore today. Maybe I’ll buy it some decades later, a gold-plated trackball mouse, as a collector’s item 🙂 .
The next new thing is the mouse pad. I know people don’t usually change this stuff, and stick with whatever mouse pad they have. But as I was getting a new mouse, why not treat it with a new mouse pad? So I got myself an Everglide Titan mouse pad, with specially researched and designed fabric surface (they call it Fibertekâ„¢ technology). The surface coupled with the mouse’s Teflon feet make the mouse movement very smooth. The surface is also said to increase the mouse’s precision. Also, the rubber layer on the underside of the mouse pad makes it stick to the table with no movement at all. One other thing is that the mouse pad is very large, measuring 35.5cm x 25.4cm, much bigger than my previous mouse pad, so I don’t have to worry about my mouse sliding out of the edge anymore. And the extra large size also give room for my wrist to rest on, and it does make using the mouse much more comfortable, especially for extended usage (people know that’s me 😉 ).
The last new thing that I got this time is a pendrive. My last pendrive’s performance was so poor that I didn’t really mind when it was lost. It was some unpopular brand, so I guess for pendrive brand does come into play. This time I bought a Kingston DataTraveler100 4GB. It’s a new pendrive model from Kingston, and a search on the internet reveals review that said the pendrive has good performance for its price. And it looks good too, so until now, I’m happy with it 🙂