Question: I am trying to buy a Cherry Ergo Plus keyboard. PACT gave me Osmond’s name as a seller (www.ergonomics.co.uk). Unfortunately they are unable to get hold of them. Does anybody know where I can buy one from? Alternatively where can I buy the Siemens KBPC E (Nixdorf ergonomic) keyboard from that was mentioned on the list yesterday. My straight keyboard is becoming unbearable!
Answer 1: I bought a Cherry ergo keyboard myself six months ago from Access. Nice people. Good keyboard, although I’m told that re-mapping to Dvorak would make it even better. See the Pascarelli and Quilter book for hand position – that makes the biggest difference of all!. You might want to get a good keyboard tray as well – try the board alone first.
Answer 2: You may also want to try Software Warehouse or Dabs Direct as both have decent prices and large stocks of many input devices, including Wacom products.http://www.software-warehouse.co.uk/retail Website will give you a list of stores near to you. You can also search it for whatever you wish, although I always double check by calling their main mail-order branch as they have so much stock that I sometimes like the fuller information I get from talking to a human being .
At http://www.dabs.co.uk/ I just put the word “Cherry” into their “Search” block and received quite a large list in seconds, including the keyboard you’re looking for.