I have a reckon.

If your job involves sitting at desk on a computer for hours then you should have a nice desk, a nice chair and a nice screen.

@Br3nda totally. My fam got me this setup for my birthday. So much better than a laptop keyboard.

@robert_p_king pretty keyboard. But don't u want the click click clack?

@Br3nda nah, I’ve never gone for that stuff. Main thing for me is the modifier keys are now in the places that my muscle memory expects them.

It also has a built-in switch so I can use it with my Mac as well.

@robert_p_king yeah I've been annoyed by needing to press function to get to some things I use all day.

@Br3nda Iʼve spent a lot of time figuring out these things. Youʼre totally right, and sadly the majority of peripherals (at least for me) are ill-suited to the task.

Keyboards should be no wider than 40 cm wide, for starters. Maybe 41 cm, tops. But the standard keyboard has a right-handed person reaching too far to the right for the mouse.

@Br3nda I canʼt speak as authoritatively about mice since I have large hands, so my needs differ from the majority. But the best mouse ever made for my comfort is no longer around, and it has been very tough finding a substitute.

@Br3nda So do I, which is why I get what some call the '90 per cent' keyboards. How are you finding your numeric keypad?

@Br3nda I started disliking full-size keyboards recently. I prefer the extra space used by the numerical keypad to be used for the mouse so I don’t have to move my arm as much.

Next thing I’m looking for is a microphone so I can stop wearing my in ear headphones with the mic and can comfortably wear over ear noise canceling ones for video calls too.

@pablo I got a camera with a nice stereo mic on it. Makes the difference when people hear my audio in stereo

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