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I have seen a number of blogs mention the Brando mini-keyboard for use with portables like the Samsung Q1 and thought I would mention a keyboard I have been using for over a year with the Sony U.  I found it in the local CompUSA in […]

Logitech Playstation 2 keyboardI have seen a number of blogs mention the Brando mini-keyboard for use with portables like the Samsung Q1 and thought I would mention a keyboard I have been using for over a year with the Sony U.  I found it in the local CompUSA in the game console section.  It is the Logitech USB Keyboard for the Playstation 2.  It is a small USB keyboard that is easy to carry and even easier to use.  The Brando keyboard looks very similar but you might be able to find the Logitech in a local store like I did.  These keyboards sure come in handy when you need a keyboard at boot time.  $30 at the Logitech store, cheaper in retail outlets.

-jk

  1. Doh! Wish you’d posted this yesterday, before I bought this ultra-mini keyboard from Tigerdirect (I blogged a little bit about it yesterday)… It’s really cute, but the keyboard layout is not really ideal for touch-typists. And the keys seem to need a lot firmer pressure to register keypresses sometimes. Kind of annoying… I might return it, but I’m going to try it out some more before making a final decision.

    The almost normal layout of the Logitech keyboard looks a lot more appealing. And searching online, it seems to be available way cheaper than these ultra-mini keyboards that were blogged about recently — average prices around $17 – $20 instead of $23+.

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  2. Oops, I meant I wish I’d read this yesterday. Apparently you did post it yesterday. :)

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  3. Oh shucks Cheryl…are you Late to the Party on this post? ;) Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Actually, I spoke to jk on the phone just this morning and he thought that the keyboard you bought from TigetDirect is a rebadge of the Logitech (or the other way around).

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  4. Ha, ha, very funny (yet true!). *smirk* Actually, I just got back from Fry’s, where I picked up the Logitech keyboard (they had a lot of them on the shelf) for $19.99. The Logitech keyboard is much bigger than the Solidtek keyboard I bought yesterday. The Solidtek keys are pretty tiny, and their key arrangement is a bit annoying (no right-side shift key??!?). So when I saw that the Logitech keyboard had a fairly normal layout, I was very interested in seeing it.

    I’m planning on posting pictures of the Solidtek keyboard that I took last night. Perhaps sometime tonight I can take some comparison pictures so everyone can see the fairly substantial size difference between the two keyboards.

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