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Old 02-07-2018, 01:35 PM
 
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On physical keyboards - I like older keyboards, where each button raised up from the surface more, like most older keyboards. Most newer keyboards are really "flat" like all Apple keyboards.

I don't know why I feel this way. I bought a computer in 2012 and never used the kbd that came with it. I used the one from 2003.

Does anyone else agree?

P.S. Remember the first IBM PC keyboard in 1981? Ridiculed for being so clacky, loud. But I liked it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:47 PM
 
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Yes. There's a reason there's a rather large market for mechanical keyboards.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I suppose you would have also liked those old military typewriters that had a two-inch key press.
Joking, BTW.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Yes. There's a reason there's a rather large market for mechanical keyboards.
Of different types. I prefer Red switches although really a $10 Logitech/Rosewill keyboard isn't vastly behind.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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Add me to the list of people who greatly prefer the deep keyed keyboards
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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Me too.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:00 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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I too... I found an old USB keyboard in or lab at work and asked if I can use it. I've been using it for the 13 years I've been there.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:36 PM
 
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I prefer a white keyboard and deep keys. This one is not too bad. Unfortunately they are not currently available. Good thing I got one last fall.

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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One of my favorites would be the keyboard on the original IBM AT's. Not the original which I think only had 88 keys but the slightly later one with more keys. Was it 102 keys? The feel and the build quality was great. This is the original from the 80's



Of course now, more keys have been added including the "Windows" key. Nowadays, Keytronics makes the most similar one.

https://www.amazon.com/Keytronic-E03...ustomerReviews
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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I wonder WHY we like the deep keyboards more.

I think I make more errors when usinig a flatter keyboard. Flatter ones just feel funny. I can rest my fingers on the keys (on a deep kbd) without actually pressing 'em. You can't do that with virtual.

Remember Natural keyboards, some of which were made by Microsoft? I liked those but they went out of style. Rarely see them. They do take up a lot of space on the desk.
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