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Old 12-25-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Apple Wireless Keyboard (no number pad)
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Apple Extended Keyboard
Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad


When I bought a newer iMac a couple of years ago, I tried the wireless board which came with it, but soon found I couldn't do without the forward delete, page up, page down and home and end keys, so I bought the extended keyboard.

I am very satisfied with the touch and feel of the this type of keyboard, though I was dubious at first. Now I use the wireless keyboard with my iPad Air whenever I have any serious typing to do on it.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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IBM model m but it is only ps2. I didn't realize some were not clicky, I guess I've been lucky.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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The Cherry MX Browns are quiet for sure. They're also low resistance.. give it a mushy membrane feel. Do you bottom out?
Having learned to type on a manual typewriter, it's hard for me to imagine typing without bottoming out. I need a good tactile sensation, or my fingers get confused about whether or not the key was pressed.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Makes me feel like a poseur.

I use the Microsoft 4000 Ergonomic, and have for years.
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - USB B2M-00012 B&H

Big hands and it really feels good to me. I can bang out words a lot faster, and don't tire.
Now, it is difficult to use a straight keyboard.
Every now and then Newegg will have them on Shell Shocker, and I bought 4 of them earlier this year @ (I think) $15.00 each. Home desktop, and two office desktops. For what you are investing, I hope they are more durable then the 4000, which lasts 18 months to 2 years before I feel the need to replace. But, mine are so much cheaper, I can toss them when worn out.
This is the ONLY kind I can use. Flat ones make my fingers go numb. I wish the plastic keyboard covers were made to fit them since its usually accumulated dust which kills them. I made my own desk with an extra wide drawer to hold it. The only problem I've found is that for some reason my laptop won't accept function keys from the keyboard now. It used to.

I also have a 'spare' around just in case of accidents or just sudden failure. I've found you have to be careful when buying them online, since sometimes they stick the word 'ergonomic' out there without it really being ergonomic. But I check for good prices so there is always one waiting if the current one has (literally) bit the dust. Where I live is very dusty.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:21 PM
 
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I like the simple small ones that come with most computer and a wire mouse to keep it simple.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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Having learned to type on a manual typewriter, it's hard for me to imagine typing without bottoming out. I need a good tactile sensation, or my fingers get confused about whether or not the key was pressed.
The purpose of the tactile feedback on the Cherry MX Browns is so you have feedback without needing to bottom out. If you plan on bottoming you, don't you think a linear switch would have been more appropriate?
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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I like the simple small ones that come with most computer and a wire mouse to keep it simple.
Computers used to come with decent keyboards but times have changed. I put up with some crappy keyboards for a while but Apple really made me want to make the investment in a decent keyboard. I started buying keyboards for my Macs because Apple makes the worst keyboards on the market. I'm probably exaggerating, but they are horrible. With PCs the keyboards are a hit or miss.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I like an oldschool clicky clacky feel and sound in a keyboard. I touch type.

I have, at work, a Logitech K120. I like it.

At home I have a Saitek Eclipse II that I got years ago and I LOOOOOVVVVE that keyboard. It lights up. It types nicely. It's simply delightful. When, one day, it reaches the end of its lifespan, I might shed a tear. Good luck finding one now...

A couple of things I hate...wireless peripherals (I don't ever want to worry about batteries...and I have no need to take my peripherals beyond the reach of a cord)...and soft keyboards, especially those with low profile keys. Can't stand em.

Oh, but the worst...my son has a keyboard with an Enter key that is horizontally shorter and vertically taller. Not bar-shaped like I'm used to. I can never hit it, it's simply not where I expect it to be. Really, that's going to be all about what you're accustomed to using...but it's something I definitely scrutinized when choosing a keyboard for my other son's build. No wacky Enter key!!
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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I use the K120 by Logitech, it's the one that costs $12. I don't clean it, I toss it and get a new one when it get's to ugly.
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