Found Frets on Fire a while ago, and loved it. Guitar Hero using a keyboard as a guitar? Incredibly nerdy, and I loved it. My old keyboard, already old and worn, was chucked for a new one which has the functions keys closer togeather (as F1-5 are used extensively in FoF). Logitech Ultra-Flat is a really neat keyboard. No flashing gadgetry or idiotic multimedia keys or whatever the heck people seem to find necessary in a friggin’ keyboard nowadays.
There are, of course, a few snags. It’s small, very compact – which is good, and bad. The good part is that it takes up a lot less space. The downside is that several keys, including del, ins, pgUp, pgDn, Home and End have been displaced in order to save space. Disturbing, to say the least. I guess I’ll get used to it.
And my fingers seem unused to a flat, light shape – when playing FoF, they kind of cramp up becuase they think I need to hold on ridiculously hard in order to not drop the keyboard. Annoying. I guess I’ll get used to it.
Right now, I’m trying to get used to writing on what’s essentially a flat surface. Speaking as someone who’s always favored tilted keyboards, this is a new experience.
Oh well, at least it’s not completely silent. I hate silent keyboards. Pressing a key should make it go “click”. It’s just one of those things…