I’ve been using the Logitech Cordless Wave Keyboard for some time now and I have to say that I am liking the keyboard. As a developer, I spend a considerable number of hours every day using a keyboard so I tend to be a bit picky when it comes to purchasing a keyboard. Because of this, I almost always cruise over to the keyboard aisle in any store that happens to have one so I can see if there is a keyboard that meets all my requirements.
The Wave keyboard meets almost every requirement. It is ergonomic, has an extended delete key, does not have the F-Lock feature, wireless, arrow keys are arranged properly, and the useless media features don’t get in the way of the operation of the keyboard. The software also allows you to disable the Caps Lock key (as well as a couple others), a must-have feature of any keyboard.
The Wave keyboard is so cool, they even have a “making of” documentary.
The one feature that is missing on the keyboard that caused me a lot of problems at first was that it doesn’t have a scroll lock key. I use two computers at home, my personal desktop and my work laptop. I had a KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switch that used a double press of the scroll lock key to change machines. Without that key, I had to use a double press of the Ctrl key instead which caused a lot of accidental switches. However, I have since switched to the IOGear GCS22U 2-Port USB KVM Switch. This switch doesn’t have a keyboard shortcut (at least, I’m not using one), but it does have a convenient remote that I can keep next to me that switches the machines.
I have since purchased this keyboard at work, though I upgraded to the Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Pro. This set includes a mouse with the hyper-scroll wheel. I’ve had once since they first came out and I love having the ability to just whiz through a long page to get to the content I want. The mouse that comes with the standard set is adequate, though you will need to disable the forward button. For some reason they placed the button exactly where I press on the mouse when I am pushing it to the left. I’ve heard this complaint from other reviews as well.