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Old 05-24-2015, 12:40 AM
 
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Model M all the way baby!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujd6l_9TUmU

Actually the one have at present (I've had about five of them over the years) is from the company that bought the license from IBM and makes them these days. I used to do ergonomic keyboards, but the keys on these things are so huge and so much space between keys you can just naturally type in that position.

And besides if you're ever attacked by a maniac, it ways at least five pounds, you can take it and break his head open like an egg probably with only one good whack...
I used to be a fan of the spring buckling keys used in the Model M. But the MX switches blow them away IMO. I'm a big fan of Blue, Green and Clear switches.

The Model M, itself is too big as it uses the ancient layout with arrow keys and number pad. I currently use infinity keyboard that looks like the one below but has Cherry MX Green switches:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu-vQg_yKGI

The code keyboards are great alternatives for those who want big keyboards.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:44 AM
 
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Currently I'm using an iHome keyboard, which I'm not terribly impressed with. The key action and feel kinda sucks. I got this one after my venerable $20 Microsoft keyboard from Office Depot started acting up after two and a half years. I tried Apple keyboards, and will never buy another one. I went through three of them in three months. Invariably keys would quit working on them, and no fix I could find online would work to get them working again. I really liked the feel of them, and they were wonderful, for about a month, then they went bad on me.

I wanted to just get another $20 Microsoft keyboard, but could not find those anymore.
If you're looking for good key action, here's a video that gives you a good overview of the different kinds of switches:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp46JeDDTCw
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:49 AM
 
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I used to work for Redactron and I'd love to have one of the keyboards we used back then.

Used Hall Effect keys, silky smooth soft touch...

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Old 05-24-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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I used to be a fan of the spring buckling keys used in the Model M. But the MX switches blow them away IMO. I'm a big fan of Blue, Green and Clear switches.

The Model M, itself is too big as it uses the ancient layout with arrow keys and number pad. I currently use infinity keyboard that looks like the one below but has Cherry MX Green switches:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu-vQg_yKGI

The code keyboards are great alternatives for those who want big keyboards.
Yeah, those don't make nearly enough noise for me. I can type pretty fast, and when I really get going it sounds a machine gun! The neighbors want to call the cops! Plus, like I said, there is the safety factor. If I'm ever attacked I can beat the s**t out of my attacker! The thing should probably be registered with the police as a lethal weapon.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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Gotta tip my hat to ya, at work I tried (when they first came out a Microsoft ergonometric keyboard) and never got comfortable with the keys being split across the keyboard.

And the one you purchased has even more of a split, does that make me a dinosaur?
I've actually never seen someone use one of those. Tons of Kinesis Freestyle but never that beast. Goldtouch makes one similar to the Freestyle but it lets you adjust the angles 0-30 degrees continuously in both the horizontal and vertical (the Kinesis is limited to a few vertical settings, but lets you separate the two halves). Only real downside to the Goldtouch ergo keyboard is the thickness. The thing is over an inch thick.

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Old 05-30-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I just use a cheap Logitech USB basic keyboard K120 I purchased at Walmart for $15.00. These are the same keyboards used on the computers at my workplace. The keyboard on my work computer has been in use since I started with the company back in December of 2012 and it still works great.
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I don't like the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000. I've been using it for years, and have to keep getting new ones. Half the new ones I get, the space bar doesn't work right. You have to press it too hard. They sell more, because people have to keep buying them till they get one that works right. The only reason I use the 4000 is because other keyboards are even worse. When I finally get one that works right, it works for about a year, then I have to start buying new ones again, till I finally get another one that works right.
That is interesting input. I have several of them, for work computers and at home.
I have replaced two of them when the letters wear off the keys because of my hard keyboarding. And it is about that time that the keys soften up and don't respond as crisply as I would like.
So, I get about 2-2 1/2 years from them.

I had one where I had to hit the space bar closer to center, but none that didn't work properly right out of the box.
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:31 PM
 
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I picked up a Vortex Poker 3 (Pok3r). It used the same Cherry MX Green switches as my WASD Code keyboard. Great for those who type a lot. I'm still getting used to it, but I like it.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I just recently bought a Kensington KP400 Switchable Keyboard. I work from home and need the ability to switch back and forth between my home computer and work computer. This keyboard connects to one computer via USB and the other via bluetooth. Then you just have to hit Ctrl-1 to switch back and forth between whichever computer you are typing on.

http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Swi...nsington+kp400
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:55 PM
 
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I picked up a Vortex Poker 3 (Pok3r). It used the same Cherry MX Green switches as my WASD Code keyboard. Great for those who type a lot. I'm still getting used to it, but I like it.
I meant to include a link: Amazon.com: Mechanical Keyboard - KBC Poker 3 - Black Case - PBT Keycaps - Cherry Mx-Clear [Metal Casing]: Computers & Accessories
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