Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cruising Gadget: Waterproof PC Keyboard

We have had a water proof keyboard on the boat for over a year. This one is from Man & Machine. It has really nice key action for a soft rubberized keyboard.

The rubber keyboard has several advantages on a boat, not the least of which is being water proof. It is low profile and does not slip on charts or the chart table. It is small (15 x 5.5 x 0.6 (in)) and easy to stow. It has a six foot cord, so the PC or laptop can be stored somewhere safe and out of the way.

Prior to this we had a roll-up model from Think Geek (seen below). This one had the advantages of rolling for storage and lighting for the dark watches. The keyboard feedback was not as positive and some keystrokes were missed.

Thanks to my friend Leo for finding the Man & Machine model.

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