Reviewing a keyboard, that is just a plain old keyboard, is kind of boring. If it attaches to a tablet, that’s one thing—there’s at least something to talk about there. Or, if it’s a mechanical keyboard with really awesome, customizable RGB backlighting—that could be interesting too. But wireless keyboards for your desktop setup…they have to have something special to make them stand out, otherwise they’re, well, just another keyboard.
My employer recently found themselves in a place where they were looking to staff a particular project, specifically with a resource who had previously been removed from that project (and that resource was happy to be removed)…however, previously mentioned resource is now in a position for demands to be heard because the company has a need to address. During a conversation with said resource, one might advise that while they’re not actually in a position to negotiate, this is the closest they’ll ever be (at least with their current employer) to being able to negotiate. That juxtaposition—the closeness of the thing to the actual thing—is how I’d describe the iPad Pro 10.5 relative to a real laptop.
For those of you familiar with my reviews, and specifically, my speaker reviews—you may already be aware of my rule of 3 when it comes to speakers: The Budget speaker, the Go-To speaker, and the Beast. And, while I’m not necessarily a proponent of spoilers, I may have just stumbled across my “Beast” replacement. But, I’ll Tarantino it back for you and break it down bit by bit.
As far as I can tell, there are 3 types of mouse buyers out there. The first, which represents the majority of users, can mouse with just about any piece of crappy plastic that is put in front of them. They are frugal, they are not picky, and they tend to not see value in paying more for something that has marginally more features than the bargain-basement devices. They are categorized in this sense as not requiring a ton of precision nor low response times when using input devices, specifically keyboards and mice.
When I write-up any sort of documentation at work—perhaps some technical project documentation or a Powerpoint slide deck—I think often about my boss who insists on a “rule of 3” when it comes to lists. 3 is his go-to number when trying to come up with any sort of explanations or examples of something; a list of 3 is not too long, not too short, and easy to complete (see what I did there)?