Skiller Keyboard Review
I have given this 2 stars because of the cosmetics. Within seconds of removing the keyboard from the box I was disappointed. The decals for the keys (the letters/numbers/etc) look as if they were put on by a child. I remember back to the days I made model cars and the ships of Star Trek. I had to first soak my decal in warm water to loosen it from its paper, and also dab some water on my ship to ensure an easy slid. The transparent edges would sometimes wrinkle and if you did not hurry they would dry and it would look cruddy. Some of these key decals look like that. One example that stands out the most is the number 9 on the number keypad; I took a close up photo. The second issue with cosmetics is there is a white film all over the black of the keyboard. Of course I have wiped some of it off, but in some areas it just comes right back. I am going to try and use some soft cleaning agents to see if I can remove it forever.
I was also disappointed with some of the custom options. No ALL keys can be programed and some of the native keys are just unneeded. I can make due, but I was hoping based on the manufactures description that ALL could be programed.
The feel is toyish, it is responsive but I have used other mechanical keyboards (I am an IT Tech-but not a rich one) and one of my business customers bought one and spent some good money and the feel of that is rich and tight. This keyboard feels cheap and toyish. Of course since I dropped the money for it I will use it because it is better than the big box junk keyboards, I hate those. One day I will buy a good mechanical keyboard but this keyboard is just not it and if I had it to do over knowing what I now know I would not have bought it, I would have saved my money and waited.
I am really disappointed about the cosmetic issues, but returning anything to Newegg is out of the question, return shipping will kill the benefit of a return. This is not what I was hoping or looking for
Info I have learned. Aden Wimpy lived in Monroe Co TN (heart of Cherokee Nation) 1830. That is about 6 years before the move and the Trail of Tears started in 1837 or 38. He had a son Albert Wimpy who would have been about 16 when forced to march West. Then nothing for years. In 1880 on what was Cherokee land in Missouri (I saw was because the Civil War caused another movement) Albert Wimpy names is recorded as dead. His son, my great-grandfather, shows up in Arkansas on Cherokee lands in 1880 then he moved to Okmulgee Co Oklahoma the seat of the Creek Nation. However my great aunt who wrote my family tree in 1974 dispised the Cherokee and she has omitted as much as she could and has attempted to write out Willis Cherokee bloodline. I have contacted both the Cherokee council and Chickamauga Council. No reply yet.
Started reading this as background history information for my next novel, the follow up to "Still With Eyes Closed". About 1/3 way through. It is perhaps the best history of the Cherokees I have ever read. I am of the Chickamauga Clan and it did not surprise me to see the Watts name so much in the book. My family married into the Cherokee Nation in the early 1700's, the first entry in my family tree is 1704 and it parallels some o the same events. It took me a bit to follow since the author does not use quotes, it is written in 3rd God pov and he jumps. However after I got use to it I was captured. I find I get lost in time as I read. I currently live in Tennessee and learned that the area I live in was sold to Daniel Boone by Chief Doublehead, Chief Ridge assassinated him for selling the land. I also learned that the Cherokees and Credks came up with football, much the same. This is a great book thus far.
On 12-19-2014 I finished. 1st I am Cherokee so I have right of words. I have believed for years the Cherokee had no blood upon their hands for the Trail of Tears, but after reading what Chief John Ross did I now believe he has more blood upon his hands than any white man including Jackson. This account was frank and honest and did not cover over the wrongs of the Cherokee. I have since contacted my tribe to reconsider my registration with the tribe, meaning to do so. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the facts about tye Cherokee tribe.
DeWayne Watts: I started out writing short stories and poetry. Some of which was published in the 1980's. I have parts of 5 novels written and have completed 2 novels. I have been married over 25 years and raised 2 wonderful sons who have been a great addition to the human family.
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