What was the +2 and +3 keyboard like compared to the 128 and + one?

I had a Spectrum 128, which had the infamous plastic-but-spongy keys. It was fine for games where you only had to press a handful of keys repeatedly, but typing long bits of text in was a bit of a pain.

Was the +2 and +3 keyboard any better? It certainly looks a lot more useable, was it?
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  • edited October 2006
    I had a Spectrum 128, which had the infamous plastic-but-spongy keys. It was fine for games where you only had to press a handful of keys repeatedly, but typing long bits of text in was a bit of a pain.

    Was the +2 and +3 keyboard any better? It certainly looks a lot more useable, was it?

    The Plus 2 keyboard was much more like your standard style, already used by the C64 and Amstrad, and it was therefore better for typing in programs.
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  • edited October 2006
    From memory (partly because my current +2 is oooold and I think the membrane is starting to wear), the +2 keyboard was lighter to the touch (less force needed), and a bit more reponsive.
    Mmmm.
  • edited October 2006
    T'was much better. I know cos I did lots (and I mean lots) of typing on my +3/Tasword +3.
    Oh bugger!<br>
  • edited October 2006
    DEATH wrote:
    T'was much better. I know cos I did lots (and I mean lots) of typing on my +3/Tasword +3.

    Hmm really? Why? (I never used a word processor in speccy. No printers were around. And tapes aren't reliable to save *valuable* data. ) Actually I was wondering if someone really needs those that day.
  • edited October 2006
    Arda wrote:
    Hmm really? Why? (I never used a word processor in speccy. No printers were around. And tapes aren't reliable to save *valuable* data. ) Actually I was wondering if someone really needs those that day.

    I was asking about this because I was interested in playing text adventures.
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