Opinion: One week later with the wired Apple keyboard

Over the last week, at my other job (yes, I have another job on top of my work at Appleosophy), I was able to trade out my old Dell keyboard for a wired Apple keyboard.

The reason for this was that I was finding it much harder to type on the keys on my work computer while using the default keyboard for it. If you’re someone like me who writes stuff online for a living, then you probably know how much this irritates me and how much time it wastes by always having to hit the backspace button.

I believe the reason for this was that I have been using a Mac for six years and have simply grown accustomed to Apple’s keyboard, whether it is the old-style keyboard or the newer Butterfly Mechanism keyboard that one might find on the 2016-present MacBook Pro and the 2018 and 2019 MacBook Air.

Once I made the switch, my typing improved rapidly and I found myself typing more accurately too. Who knew a keyboard change could do so much?

It might sound stupid to some, but for writers like me, our keyboards are our lives. When going laptop shopping, the keyboard is a huge focus since we know we will be using it every single day for the next 3-5 years.

At work, I use a Windows computer and that means my Apple keyboard’s Command buttons will not function the same way they do on a Mac. I have grown to accept this already because I do not use the Control keys all that often, and when I do, it’s usually just to hit “Control + S” or “Control + P.”

The last thing I will say is that this wired Apple keyboard makes me want to write all the time, in the same way I do on my 2017 MacBook Pro at home.

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It might be weird to think or say to some out there, but this wired Apple keyboard has seriously made my life so much better at work. Now I am able to get work out even faster and be happy doing so at the same time.

As they say, “once you go Mac, you never go back,” and I cannot go back to using a Dell/Microsoft Windows-related keyboard.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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