The X-Bows Keyboard started from the Kickstarter a few years ago. It has an unusual keyboard pattern, and it claimed to balance performance and comfort. That is a very attractive slogan. So, I bought one to test it out for USD$125 (Non-LED backlight version).
I took about two weeks shipped from China to Australia. Firstly, I have to admire their customer support very promptly. They answered my question unless than 24 hours. Secondly, their built quality is excellent; the keyboard feels solid. Thirdly, the pattern of the keyboard is quite unusual. It took me three days to adapt. After I get used to the pattern, the typing is fast, very similar to the standard keyboard. Moreover, it is quite ergonomic; it is a natural hand position.
Besides, the wrist rest is very high quality. I cannot find anyone as comfort as like this one
However, there are some downsides. Firstly, you have to very careful to update the firmware. First times, I did that. I "killed" my keyboard. Please do not worry, after I contacted their support team, and they gave me a software to reflash the ROM. Then it works again. Another downside is the keyword switch is Gateron, not cherry MX. I found the typing experience is a bit less comfortable than cherry.
In general, I love this keyboard.
I watched some important parts of WWDC 2019. The long waited New Mac Pro is finally released. It will 28 Cores Xeon, 1.5TB RAM, dual graphic cards. That sounds a beast to do the video rendering. That sounds cool. I wish to say "I want it", but that will be available on Fall 2019 + starting price is USD$6K! That is not a affordable price tag for me!
IKEA is the name of furniture store, my blog is about IT. Mentioning their product in my blog, it does not make very sense. Actually, IKEA sells some IT gadgets and they are with good value too. Recently, I bought a USB Type-C cable for AUD$7.99. In other places, I think I need to spend at least 10 dollars. Moreover, It has a durable textile surface, it looks nice and that is more durable! I highly recommended this product, super value for money
Last night, there was an apple event. A number of upgrades for the existing. Firstly, that is Mac Mini. Now is from a starter mac to "builder's" mac. That is almost custom build for us, the developer. It can have 32 GB, 6 cores i7 and 2 TB SSD. That is perfect for me. I checked the price of mac mini with i7, 16GB and 256GB SSD. That is around AUD$2400. That is reasonable to be a developer box! I am waiting for this upgrade for years
Secondly, Macbook Air got an upgrade too. It will have Retina screen and 8th generation Intel CPU. Thirdly, iPad Pro will have a new A12 CPU and bigger screen. They removed the home button, you got more space for the screen. Moreover, no lighting plug anymore, it used usb type-c. Lastly, the Apple pencil can charge as a side of iPad, you do not need to charge it separately.
A few weeks ago, I bought a Logitech G213 Prodigy Keyboard which is a budget gaming keyboard. It used a type of keyboard switch calls mech-dom. That is not a real mechanical keyboard. That is still membrane keyboard, but it can simulate the feeling of a mechanical keyboard. It has 4mm travel distance and 50g actuation force. These specifications are similar to Cherry MX red, and it has a feedback sound too. Moreover, there will have some anti-ghosting feature.
This is the reason to buy that to get the feeling of gaming keyboard without spending a lot. So far, I like that, but that sounds a better typing experience.