What was the worst keyboard or keyboard/input device related experience in 2014?
The nominees for The *Ping* Award 2014 are:
Cherry for campaigning against quality mech keyboards in the workplace • "Upgrade your old-fashioned, hopelessly outdated keyboard. Technically, ergonomically and from a data-protection perspective. Outdated inside, with yesterday’s performance, technology, and security. Switch to our modern, wafer-thin wet newspaper and dead octopus designs. Yours, Cherry."
Corsair for the double whammy of logo and RGB facepalms • Corsair's new Corsair Gaming logo didn't quite meet the expectations of their following, while their new RGB keyboards' advertised colour range of 16777216 different colours just came short a measly 16776704 colours.
GH60 delays, delays... • Please be patient for your PCB. Our guy went on a world trip trying to discover his inner Yin radiance. His replacements just need the stabilizers, but the bridge was open. Unfortunately the new group buy for stabilizers is on hold because the dog ate them. Please review your address in the Google Document, and all will be well!
Razer's marketing for BlackWidow 2014 with "Razer" switches "designed ground-up for gaming" • "The all-new Razer Mechanical Switch - Green (Clicky) and Orange (Non-Clicky). Designed from the ground up for gaming.", said Razer's CEO. Of course they turned out to be mere clones.
The crushing of the banking Kishsavers • Our favorite vintage keyboard dealer Electronics Plus found a number of extremely rare IBM Kishsavers... only to see them crushed due to the bank's data destruction policy! A thousand cries were heard, they echoed in the wind.
Los Robots Humanos.
And the Smiley for The *Ping* Award 2014, as voted for by the members of deskthority, goes to...