View Full Version : Oh My Gosh...the Keyboard!!
03-16-2003, 01:17 PM
I can't stop complaining about this! My fingers ache after using it. I'm slowly getting used to it...but what in the hell was Sony thinking? I've had the treo before and that is a real keyboard. The NZ, in my opinion, has a great keyboard too but I don't think I can afford that right now. The wavy lines on the screen...no big deal, really. The speaker is so awesome....Sony's best yet. It still doesn't compare to the Ipaq speaker but is definitely really good. Still debating on whether to take this unit back or not...but unfortunately, there's nothing in its class to trade it with. I would go for the NX but the screen brightness is way too low. Another good thing about the TG...screen is so bright it can blind you.
03-16-2003, 04:05 PM
yep, the tg isn't perfect but whaddaya going to go with instead? I want an OS5, transflective screen, non-clamshell pda. been using the tungsten and needless to say the tg's screen is much better. think I'll work on getting used to the keyboard. try typing with the tips of your thumbs. works better for me.
03-17-2003, 09:52 AM
TG50 should keep me going for at least 2 years. Nothing else I really need other then the minor improvements
03-17-2003, 12:01 PM
I tried the keyboard today and really like it. Many fewer special Fn+ key combinations and dedicated arrow navigation keys. Typing accuracy was the same as my NR and the speed was higher in real world typing (because of the availability of punctuation keys without contorting your hands for a Fn+ key combination.
03-17-2003, 01:08 PM
The keyboard takes a bit of getting used to, but it's initial feel didn't prevent me from buying one.
03-17-2003, 01:31 PM
I am getting used to it. I can use my fingertips and it's not as bad..the keys are bigger. I also like the fact that the keys do light up.
03-17-2003, 01:33 PM
Do the keys become more responsive over time and usage, or are they permanently stiff?
03-18-2003, 12:54 PM
To be frank, I'm not sure whether it's a change in mechanics or perspective. In any event, the more I use it, the less hassle I seem to "feel" regarding stiffness-- with the possible exception of the BlueKey-combo stuff (getting to numbers, etc). Makes sense, since I don't use them as frequently.
I'm right-handed, and noticed that, naturally, I seem to use the joint-area of my left thumb, but the nail portion of my right thumb. With the Treo and BB, it was always the joint-area pads of my both right and left-hand thumbs. So that took some adjusting, but it now seems pretty OK to me. Read: now I tap without even thinking about the initial stiffness factor.
FWIW, I distinctly recall similar growing pains years ago when I first got a Blackberry, and then again when I started using the Treo90. I doubt seriously if you'll ever encounter anyone as hyper-critical of non-Blackberry keyboards as yours truly. That having been said, I'm a happy camper with the TG50 keyboard. Trust me-- that's super-high praise indeed. :-)
Final point: using the TG50 last night, with those softly orange-glowing keys, was a true delight. I was relying heavily on the return period initially, when I bought this, as I wasn't absolutely convinced that I'd actually turn my back on my beloved Treo90. I gotta tell ya-- they'd have to pry the TG50 from my hands at this point!
03-18-2003, 02:36 PM
I hope I do get used to the keyboard. Coming from the Revo, the keyboard on the TG50 was a real shocker.
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