The last major change in PC keyboard technology occurred in 1994 when Microsoft first added the Windows key to its Natural Keyboard and other vendors followed suit. Yes, there are a number of innovative features that have appeared in gaming keyboards over the past few years, ranging from extra programmable keys to bright backlights to the color LCD screen on Razer’s Deathstalker Ultimate.
However, none of these advances makes your keyboard from the Clinton administration really feel out of date. Mice are a different story as a new generation of Windows 8-friendly touch mice should start rolling out over the next few months.
If you’re looking for a better typing experience on your PC, there’s no reason to wait. I recommend a model with springy mechanical switches like the Unicomp Ultra Classic or the Rosewill RK-9100.