A couple of weeks ago, I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse. Ever since, I've been having troubles here and there with letters not appearing on my screen as I type. For example, if I type the word "chaos" only the "aos" appears, and I have to go back and add the missing letters. There's no consistency at all in which letters are not appearing at any given time, so it's not certain keys or zones on the keyboard.
My hubby thinks it's because I type too fast. I, however, disagree, as I have never had this trouble before with other keyboards. This morning, after less than two weeks of use, the keyboard stopped working, and I realized that the batteries were dead already. Now that they're replaced, it's working again as it was before. (Incidentally, I love the wireless mouse, and purchased both the keyboard and mouse in a package deal.)
So, I'm wondering if my problem with the occasional missing letters might have been weak batteries, or is it a keyboard defect? Have any of you wireless keyboard users ever experienced this? This particular keyboard has a softer touch than my previous ones, so it isn't as loud, and I was even second-guessing myself for awhile, wondering if I wasn't pressing the keys hard enough to type letters at times. I also wonder if it's having trouble sending information from the keyboard to the computer when the hard drive is running. For example, when I was typing in the subject line for this post, the smileys were still downloading, and the letters I was typing didn't appear. I had to go back and add them. So many explanations...I just don't know.
Right now, I'm feeling like I need to take it back to the store, just to be sure. I have big lengthy assignments due over the next month or so, and missing letters means lots of errors in my writing - errors I just can't afford to take the time to find and fix. I really don't think it's me or my typing, and if it is the keyboard's ability to keep up with the speed of my typing (LOL), as my hubby thinks, then the keyboard has to go IMO. Of course, we having a major ice storm here in New York today, so I won't be able to get to the store for at least a couple of days.
Any thoughts appreciated.