Keyboards are among the most useful devices ever developed, as they allow users to easily input data into their machines. And even if its better known as a manufacturer of various computer accessories, the Thermaltake company has also come up over time with several rather interesting such peripherals, including the Soprano Aluminum Keyboard, launched back in the second half of 2007, a device that provides several advanced features, from both the design and the functionality points of view.
The Soprano aluminum keyboard has an quite an ergonomic design, because, according to the manufacturers, when typing on the keyboard, the hand seems to naturally fit there. The keys themselves are designed to fit the fingers' shapes, while the scissor foot design underneath the keys provides a comfortable feel when upon being pressed. Moreover, this special design does a lot more than providing an extra-level of comfort, it actually extends the device's functioning life.
The Soprano Aluminum Keyboard is available in two models, namely the A2477 and A2478, which share the same basic design but have different color patterns (the one is silver, while the other all-black). The devices feature a brushed and polished aluminum housing, which provides both a higher level of structural integrity and keeps the user's palms cool. Moreover, they provide zero-degree tilt to reduce wrist stress and to offer a more comfortable working position.
Furthermore, the devices from the Soprano family have been fitted with a number lock and capitals lock blue LED indicator, and feature built-in hotkeys for Internet, Email, My Favorite, Search and Volume. The keyboards connect to a host computer via an USB 2.0 interface and work without requiring any drivers under Windows VISTA/ XP/ 2000/ Me.
The Soprano Aluminum Keyboard is not a lot bigger than any normal keyboards available on the market (measures around 425mm x203mm x 26mm), but its aluminum casing makes it quit a bit heavier, weighing in at around 1245 grams.