When we “showed” the keyboard at CES, one of the most encouraging comments was how good the keyboard “felt”. We wouldn’t have gone through those 15 iterations and taken the 3 years if we weren’t trying to get a keyboard that we felt comfortable typing on.
We spent 3 years and went through 15 “iterations” of models from the factory before we went to market with this. Some of that was to assure reasonable durability. Can you break it if you try? Sure. Will it stand up to normal wear and tear? Absolutely. If we were going to slop something together, we would have gone to market 2 ½ years and 14 “iterations” ago. That is not our style.
If you look closely at the photos of the keyboard, you will notice two “extra” keys – an extra left shift key and an unmarked key on the bottom row (above the left arrow.) That was to allow for non-American versions without having to retool the production molds. It will take different electronic programming, and it will take some time, but we hope to have sufficient market demand that, some time in the future, we can offer other versions.
We had five keyboards at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas) that were in constant use for 4 long days. They were still working without any recharging at the end of CES. (In contrast, our Tablets could not last even one day.) We have tested the keyboard “in the field”, and it lasts for weeks of “normal” use. We think you will be happy with the battery life.