The current style trend for computer input devices seems to be slim and sleek. Apple released the Magic Trackpad with multi-touch functionality for desktops. Their latest aluminum keyboard is also thin as cardboard, with its anodized aluminum housing and Chiclet keys.
Though keyboards are not as glamorous or as expensive as CPUs or video cards, they are an indispensable piece of hardware that we rely on daily. After all, what use is the best CPU in the world, if we have nothing to control it with? A keyboard with poor tactile response or awkward spacing simply will not get the job done in a comfortable manner. Some keyboards are sticky or stiff, requiring users to press hard on the keys. Others have awkard key placement, resulting in gross misspellings and grammatical carnage.