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December 2010
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Today is new keyboard day. It wasn't supposed to be, but I had a coffee spill last night. The keyboard worked fine at first - even allowing me to edit my fic according to the words of wisdom of my brit-picker. But by this morning, I found that using the "a" key turned on (and off) caps lock. *Sigh*.

Current keyboard is a Logitech Access with all these bells and whistles we'll probably never use. It's also a zero tilt model, which might take some getting used to but feels rather comfortable right now. However, it was the plainest keyboard in all of Staples.

I asked about keyboard protectors while I was there, but they didn't have any. I'll look around on line, but if they don't make them for this keyboard or they cost more than this keyboard did - and keyboards are *cheap* - I won't bother.

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Keyboard protectors??

Otherwise known as "keyboard condoms". Clear plastic overlays that fit your specific model of keybooard and protect it from coffee/soda spills. Invented in the days when keyboards cost more than dinner for two at McDonald's.

I had one of those on my Mac keyboard for _years_. And it saved me a couple of times in college, when clumsy friends put their drinks down near the computer (a big no-no to begin with in my dorm room) and then knocked them over.

Yeah. And I'm clumsy enough to do it again.

I found a lot on line. Not a problem.

They cost $2 less than the keyboard. I'm trying to figure if that's cost effective.

Of course, I'll probably have a spill (bli ayin ha ra) tomorrow...:)

If you do it often, I guess it is cost effective. I put 1/8 of a gallon of juice in one of my keyboards, and that was thoroughly dead afterwards.

*grumble*

I tend to buy the natural keyboards, are there such protective thingies for those as well?