I would like a very specific keyboard that seem surprisingly hard to find.
I could probably achieve this by having 2 different keyboards but I really don't want to carry 2 around.
My uses are :
- General (surfing, medias)
- Compact (easy to carry around)
- Clearly separated media keys (play/pause, stop, next, previous, mute, and volume control). standalone so not requiring to press another fn key to activate.
- Clearly separated function keys: so some space between ESC and F1, between F4 and F5 and so forth
- Arrow keys
- Lights to see the keys in the dim light or dark.
- Wireless with proper encryption (so I guess a bluetooth one that does not keep disconnecting or a properly secured bundle)
- Multiple layouts available (will use the local on which is not QWERTY)
- not mechanical or at least not noisy
- If bluetooth, does not keep disconnecting after a certain time of inactivity
- Numeric keypad. That is, I even prefer not to have one because it saves space, but I won't dismiss options that do have one.
- Programmable keys.
- Scroll-lock key.
For some reasons it is surprisingly hard to find such a keyboard. Althrough I have no doubts it can exists in theory.
The best match I could find so far were :
Rii K18 Plus Wireless 3-LED Color Backlit (edit: deleted link to suspicious seller)
- No reported wireless encryption
- Basic separated multimedia keys but no volume control !!?
Anne Pro Bluetooth 4.0 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XW87X9D
- No separated multimedia keys
- No separated function keys
- No trackpad