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Can anyone suggest a super light touch keyboard? That you can't hear the typing?

Posted By: metooalso on 2008-02-25
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I am looking for one that you can't hear the typing.  TIA

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is there a super-light touch
keyboard that is also split and (hope upon hope) with a rise in the middle like the MS ones?
light touch keyboard
I have a logitech DiNovo.l  It is pretty expensive but it is small, flat and makes hardly any noise.  The only draw back is that it comes with a separate number key pad.  The key pad is not connected to the keyboard.  I love this keyboard with my laptap. It is the same size as my laptop and fits flat in my laptop case so I can take it with me anywhere. 
Keyboard recommendations, soundless & light touch?
can anyone recommend a keyboard like that?  I have tried so many.  Has anyone tried the Kinesis?  Is it silent and light touch?  Help!
RE: Anyone know of a real light touch keyboard that is a reasonable price?



How nice is this keyboard? Nice light touch?
I have a regular Microsoft ergonomic one now but I'm thinking I should probably get a replacement and use mine as a backup. 
But it clicks? Usually this means not a light touch? Thanks
Could you expound?
How soft is the touch, is it a muffled sound (microsoft used to make a very soft touch keyboard.
You can't buy it anymore and I hate the clacky ones. I think a really soft one sounds muffled when you hit the key. Thanks
I am so glad to hear you talk about VR in a good light
I have a jewel of a platform and you can make a decent salary. It is not garbage and like you said, the people here complaining are ones who do not have a good system. You have to be fast in scanning and hearing. If you are a slow typist to begin with, I have no idea how this would play into a person who does really good with VR. I do not fit that category and the people I have know that did VR did not either.
Gold touch makes a keyboard without number pad. Also the evoluent keyboard has the number pad on th
It is a very small keyboard and has laptop keys which are very quiet and light to the touch.  Almost no noise.
If keyboard is old, a new one might not be as stiff to touch. nm
The Best, Soft, Air-touch Keyboard Around
than trying to use laptop keyboard and touch pad.
I need a very soft touch keyboard. Any suggestions?
I bought an expensive (over $200) 3 piece comfort keyboard that you can position the sections anywhere you want.  That feature is nice, but to me the pressure you need on the keys is too muHIS IS A for this particular model.  This is the cause of most of my pain.  Anyone know of a very light touch keyboard?  TIA
Keyboard with an extra soft touch?
I am dealing with repetitive stress injury and can only type about 1 hour a day. Does anyone have a brand name keyboard that has a particularly soft touch to it? I am hoping changing to a very gentle keyboard might get me another few hours per week.
The lighter touch the keyboard the faster
you're likely to type.   A stiff keyboard tires your wrists and takes more energy, but it is you that need to learn to type faster/smarter.  Set your dictation speed up a little and try to keep up.  I have mine on 105 99.9% of the time, except when I get those dictators who are so fast that you hoping slowing down the speed will help.  You also need to use macros and get a word Expander and use it as much as possible.   As the saying goes you need to work smarter not harder. 
The Kinesis Classic Keyboard is the softest touch I have used. (nm)
Softer touch, clicky, yet larger size keyboard.
Don't know if you'll see this, but you may want to try the "cloned" IBM keyboard by the company I mentioned previously. It is the same size & layout as the IBM, "clicky", and yet there was a subtle difference in the "touch". I felt it "was" a "softer" touch compared to the original IBM. Wish I could offer a better explanation, but it's such an "individual" thing that it's hard to describe. What is comfortable for me may not be for you. I have the one I bought from them years ago boxed up for repair, so I'm just recalling this from memory. Haven't used it in quite a while, but do remember I did get comfortable with it in the interim without my IBM keyboard.

Oh - the memories - I'll never forget the "mag card" & how the part-time worker at night never failed to wipe out the "negatives" I had stored on "certain labeled" cards everytime she worked at my desk :o)

Well - if I do run across another keyboard I think you might be interested in, I'll address it to you as "me" & hope you'll see it.
i'm so weird but i have to hear the typing
a new one!! LOL different strokes for different folks!
Typing with your keyboard in your lap

To those of you who type with your keyboard in your lap, are you just placing the keyboard on the pillow or using something on top of the pillow?  Also, what are you doing in regard to your mouse?  My wrists are fine, so far, but I am having severe right neck/shoulder pain and tingling, probably from mousing.  I'm using an ergonomic keyboard and like them, but am looking to replace my Belkin split with another keyboard.

Is anyone typing from a reclining position?  I've heard talk of this and am wondering how you would operate the foot pedal in this position?

Thanks for any advice.  I've already garnered a lot of information by just reading through old posts - it's fabulous that we have the opportunity to share with each other.


Typing with your keyboard in your lap
Since reading about this last week I've been experimenting and instantly felt relief in my back and arms. With the pillow my keyboard keeps sliding off..maybe I need a bigger "fluffier" pillow, as suggested in one post. Also lowered my chair as far down as it will go and that helped, still slides off though. Thanks for the ideas you are giving. Am interested in any help I can get!!
Try leaning back in your chair and typing with your keyboard in your lap. I had terrible neck sm
back and shoulder pain, as well as pain in my elbows and hands from rheumatoid arthritis. I tried this method and have been using it for almost 6 years now with excellent results.
Go with Light or Extra Light Ash Blonde as
Typing. This is NOT typing, it is transcribing. There is a BIG difference. sm
Transcription includes typing, but so much more.
I admire that at only 19 you were so level-headed and such a hard worker. Sounds like you enjoy the challenge of being an MT.
Super Hint
Unless you need a microphone attached, I would suggest Dictaphone earphones.  They hae excellent sound quality.  Also...if you have extra noise from your speakers, plug right into your PC and a lot of that noise will disappear.  That works with any headphones.
Super Hint
Unless you need a microphone attached, I would suggest Dictaphone earphones.  They hae excellent sound quality.  Also...if you have extra noise from your speakers, plug right into your PC and a lot of that noise will disappear.  That works with any headphones.
Super Walmart
I really am not impressed with Wal-Mart.  We now have a super walmart and due to have another one open on the other side of town.  Who needs two walmarts?  It is always very crowded.  Very few registers open.  Groceries are higher in a lot of cases than my supermarket.  I only buy a few things that I see are cheaper.  Overall I do better at my local grocery store and I like the produce better.  You can never just "run in" anymore.  Smaller is better! I just hope they don't put my favorite store out of business.  I think alot of people feel this way though.  Not too many people I know do their weekly grocery shopping there. 
and you are super woman
if you can work only 3 days a week and make that kind of lines/money, then by all means...do tell????? how do you do it?????? I am sure 100's of transcriptionists are waiting to hear this one! Let's see, you must be super woman, the fastest typist on the earth.
One of my personalities is Super MT.
Brain dead today - or is it hear hear? I'm going to bed.
Marry me?! :) Seriously...hear, hear. Good post. - nm
There was a time before the super tech
which enabled NY companies to hire someone from down south or anywhere else the cost of living is so much cheaper, and then to it so many steps further, i.e. India, the Philippines, our just plain VR, and our (my)potential dropped from $25+/hour with benes, to a little more than 1/2 that. Sad but true.
Has anyone had 8mm or Super 8 film transferred to DVD?

Seems to me it would be a great X-mas gift.  I found one of my brother (now 55+) when he advanced from cub scouts to boy scouts.

I tried to check out a couple of websites, but it's all Greek to me.

I'm fighting a super Wal-Mart

I'm in the process of fighting the planning/building of a super Wal-Mart down the street from where I live, which is out in a rural neighborhood, about 4 miles from town.  I liken this incredible increase in Wal-Marts across the US as very similar to what is happening in the MT world.  Wal-Mart gets something like 80-85% of their merchandise from other countries--it's just like outsourcing!  Think of all the jobs that have been lost to this in our country.

I understand what some of you are saying about not having the money to pay a few dollars more on whatever it is that you want to buy, but it's no different from transcription!  Those who are outsourcing the transcription to foreign countries are very similar to what Wal-Mart does with its suppliers.

Where does this leave our country?  It's certainly scary for the future of our children in the United States.

Super Bowel Weekend? LOL


what if your dial-up is super slow
I sign on at 24.o kbps if i'm lucky. how much will this affect my service. i'm just a student now, but we don't have cable or DSL where i live either.
Super low volume today!
  I've typed 4 reports in 4 hours.   No work!!!   Happy Holidays!
the work must be super easy (sm)
I've been doing this for a long time and that sounds high to me.
Super Bowl is on but I have to work.....
I hear everyone out front watching and having a good time.  Well, they probably think I'm upset because I have to be back here working, but secretly I'm GLAD I have to work.  I'd rather watch reruns of Mayberry RFD than football.  I'd even rather have to work! 

We just got done having our Super Bowl Party
My friend and I usually don't watch, I don't like football, but we always have a fun party. This game was actually exciting. And me being from NY, I was glad the Giants won.
Don't feel sorry for your super, she knew exactly what she was doing to you.
You just gave her the opportunity to screw you by asking for work. Shame on her.
I'm sorry. Of course you're super upset. SM
But you're certainly not alone. Your experience is normal these days, shared by millions.

Wages have been stagnating and even decreasing for the working and lower middle classes in this country and many others for some years now, not just MTs. The low cost of goods coming in from overseas and our rising home equity, on paper anyway, has kept us from feeling and recognizing this.

Now providers are being forced to reduce costs as much as possible and channel more of their resources to patient care. And this economic collapse is increasing them horrendously. Many hospitals, for instance, are finding teir income is collapsing with it, the income they pay us with.

More and more people are losing jobs, and with them the insurance that pays your doctors. They're undoubtedly worried about the future themselves.

Technology advances, which I believe will ultimately be to our benefit, mean we can produce at least twice as many lines as we did just a handful of years ago and I-don't-know-how-many more than in the old Selectric and Liquid Paper many of us remember well. THIS IS HAVING A VERY POWERFUL EFFECT ON WHAT INSTITUTIONS SHOULD AND WILL PAY PER LINE. An acquaintance of mine for a period of years was making over $150K per year as a court reporter because her production increased enormously while her pay per line stayed the same. Needless to say, she was grossly overpaid. Governments may have the money to do that, hospitals can't.

In any case, not only are most workers at our level on salaries not getting raises (or such flimsy ones that they're just pretences), many are losing or have lost their jobs outright due to new technology. Many others have retrained to new ways of doing their old jobs. And will end up retraining again, and maybe yet again before they retire.

As people working on a production basis, MTs have a tremendous incentive to increase the number of lines we produce per hour by upgrading our skills to take advantage of new technology, our success in this determining whether we are forced to move on to other work with many of the same problems, at least stay at par, or even manage to give ourselves something of a raise.

Like people across the planet in an era of galloping change, we have no choice but to change with it or fall by the way.

Good luck, EB. I hope your choices work out for you. And that your clients won't realize in future just how fast you can produce their reports with the resources available to you.
I don't post here super often but I could use some thoughts (m)
and support.  Don't flame me for sounding weak or needy.  I had a client call me out of the blue today (actually his secretary called me) and told me that I was no longer transcribing his letters.  But were clear I'd still be transcribing for his partner.  I asked why, she said she didn't know what his "gripe" was but that he made her be the bad guy.  It feels personal to me, not because he did it on a personal level, but I guess it hurts like a personal attack because my work is very serious to me and I'd hate to think that he thought I wasn't do my job well enough.  I know I was.  I often felt undermined or a little accused by the staff at times.  I was supposed to pick up x number of times per week and about a month ago they called and said "now, how often ARE you picking up?" which sounded like they were not believing I was coming when I should.  I pick up after hours, have my own key.  Other times I'll get lists of reports they need.  Some I've given them weeks or months earlier.  Some I don't have at all, BUT not because I lost them, because they weren't dictated.  I keep a physical list of all reports on each tape I do and if it's not on the tape, it's not on the list.  I mentioned this to the sec. once before in my defense when she's said "he dictated such and such" when he actually only thought he did or accidentally taped over it something, kwim?  Things are so tight for us right now as they are for so many of us.  I guess I just need to vent and ask if this has happened to others?  Where you felt undermined and let go unfairly?  Or if you've just had doctors come and go every so often for really no good reason?  I feel bad.  These doctors' wives are my friends (were before I worked for him) and I think that makes it feel more personal.  I've been very good about and tried really hard not to mention personal in the office or the office when I see them socially so the two are separate.  I just feel like he was unhappy with me and I often wondered if he was just by the questions the girl asked me and made me feel like she thought I wasn't doing my job right.  But I really thought if HE had a problem, HE would talk to me so I was okay.  Guess not,  huh?  Thanks if you even read this far.  If you have a prayer or two to spare for me that it all works out, that I find work fast to replace this income and that my family doesn't feel any effects from it.  Also that the relationship and my feelings are healed, that I can overcome it.  I'd just appreciated any shared experiences.  Thanks.  (P.S.  Not in the best frame of mind right now, so I apologize for any typos or errors.  This is my disclaimer that I'm not going to proofread this, lol).
I use super antispyware -- it's free

when my computer starts to drag, i just run that program.  it usually clears it up pretty quick.  i should probably do it on a daily basis, but i usually end up doing it once every couple of weeks. 

the other poster might be right, though.  you may need more memory.  have you always had this problem or just lately?  did you install any new programs just before this started.  if not, i would think it's just adware slowing you down and the super antispyware should help.

I use a MSFT Natural keyboard at home and the laptop keyboard on the road. nm

why Bud Light?
are you kidding?
Ott light.

Yep, cardiology here, too! Used to hate those super long sm
op notes but found I got great lines with them! Now, I can't wait to do them.
by hour definitely $15-- I am not super fast so this would benefit
Mine is a Super Wal-Mart too! They are usually up front near the
Request them, they are just about the best of any store! They roast them in the back where the deli meats and cheeses are.