I can vouch for the Planet keyboard having run a Cosmo as my daily driver for the last 12months, that Martin Riddiford chap clearly knows what he's doing. I can only speak from my own experience, mine needed to bed in initially, but now it's quicker than me. Some people have reported some issues, maybe related to early production issues or expectations, it isn't a real 'real' mechanical keyboard after all. Have a look at oesf.org for info and other experience. Personally I am more than happy with mine.
On a desk typing 'properly', in the passenger seat with it on my lap, or thumb typing stood up or reclining on the sofa, it is just so nice. Out of the pocket, instant on, no farting around with a separate bluetooth keyboard, it makes you productive, you look forward to using it. Pecking away at a virtual character behind a flat untactile piece of glass like some demented seagull looking through the window of the local fish and chip shop just feels so wrong now. How did this ever become the norm? I also genuinely even prefer it to my 'real' laptop, which is only a little 11" one, but the keyboard seems so vast and so much effort compared to my Cossie. I came to Planet for the possibility of Linux, but definitely stayed there for the keyboard. UBPorts on Planet Cosmo is the best.
I am watching the Astro Glide or Slide keenly, as I watched the Cosmo and the Gemini before it, it's nice to have a choice. I won't be buying one just now, simply because I am happy with my Cosmo, but if I could justify it I would be in at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately, if I ordered yet another gadget in the current climate or whatever, my loved one would smother me in my sleep.
@elastic Thanks for the tip! I was going to ask "where's the camera?", but finally found it. Not intuitive, as you say; I was looking for an icon like a camera or lens. A closer look at the names revealed it...Megapixel 😁
It is a battle that has been going on for a long time in order not to arrive at the very harmful situation that prevails in the USA (or, for that matter, a reverse movement to start opposing it exists).