Spire Keyboard May Have Time Travelled From the 90’s
Peter Donnell / 2 weeks ago
So, I just received a press release regarding the latest Curvature III keyboard from Spire. This fully ergonomic keyboard is designed to help relieve muscle strain while operating a computer. I’ve used these curvy keyboards in the past, they’re a bit weird, but they do help. However, it’s an eyesore to look at, sorry Spire, but that’s one badly designed keyboard.
The design does look like it has just been sent to our time from the early 90’s. The use of cheaper plastics is extensive, and the silver top section with shortcut buttons is pretty old-school too. The worst offender, however, is the Power, Wake, and Sleep buttons! Those buttons are a nightmare to anyone working at their computer. One wrong slip or put your paperwork over the keyboard and BAM! The whole system powers down. I would assume this is targeted towards office users, and having the power off button above the number pad is just asking for trouble.
What Spire Have to Say
Spire pleased to introduce the Spire CURVATURE lll, a fully ergonomic keyboard which definitely has its benefits due to its outstanding ergonomic design. It’s ability to reduce muscle strain through its extensive design in a shape of a V form, allows the left arm to be positioned in such a way that is natural to the human posture.
Tired of have muscle pain, or do you feel like you are sitting in an unnatural position when typing on your computer, then this product is specifically the solution for you! Including multimedia and internet hotkeys features which make this keyboard the convenient tool to master your computer without overloading your arm-muscles and tendons.
- Curved and slightly tilted design
- Natural wrist and arm positioning
- Multimedia keyboard including hot keys
- Easy access to internet and multimedia functions
- High-quality membrane key switches
- Lifespan: 10,000,000 times
- Spill liquid proof design
- Plug & Play, Compatible with Windows, MAC & Linux
- 2 years manufacturer warranty service
- MSRP: € 39,95 / $ 45.95.
I’m not saying this isn’t going to do the job, it’s a keyboard, it’ll work. However, using a design that looked bad when it was introduced over 20 years ago isn’t ideal. There are many existing products that look better made. Would you buy the CURVATURE lll for € 39,95 / $ 45.95?