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Recommend me a keyboard!

EchoEcho ski-bapba-dapModerator mod
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I managed to give my old keyboard a coca cola bath a few months ago, and it broke completely. I got some el-cheapo replacement I've been using since, but I don't like it at all. So now it's time for a proper replacement.

I had a Logitech G15 - the one with the LCD display (that I never used) and the programmable macro keys (that I never used). Nice to type on, but a bit too wide with all those extra buttons.

My only requirement is standard format, arrow keys + numpad, and media keys - I didn't realize how much I used the play/pause buttons until I got a keyboard that didn't have them.

Suggest away!

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    VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
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    IBM Model M

    Also doubles as an emergency hammer, personal defence weapon, and will never ever ever die.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited March 2010
    Robman wrote: »
    IBM Model M

    Also doubles as an emergency hammer, personal defence weapon, and will never ever ever die.

    I had a roommate with one of those once.

    I had to ask him to use another keyboard at night so I could sleep.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2010
    Robman wrote: »
    20090615-IMG_0828.jpg

    IBM Model M

    Also doubles as an emergency hammer, personal defence weapon, and will never ever ever die.
    Oh my goodness this is exactly the keyboard I'm looking for. The shift key is dying on the one I have, and unfortunately I use that button rather a lot. :/ Something quieter will not do. I've seen the kind of keyboard kids today use... how are my neighbors supposed to know I'm posting on a forum?

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    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    The Model M is god and civilization all in one. There is literally no keyboard greater.

    I've been using the Das Keyboard (Pro) for a couple of years now, and it's an great, no-nonsense keyboard with excellent tactile response (and it's quieter than the Model M, though still pretty loud compared to its contemporaries). Unfortunately, it's also expensive as hell, and I really can't say anything to justify spending $120+ on a freaking keyboard.

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    BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    ceres wrote: »
    Robman wrote: »
    [IMG]http://tristantom.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/20090615-IMG_0828.jpg[ /IMG] IBM Model M Also doubles as an emergency hammer, personal defence weapon, and will never ever ever die.[/img]
    Oh my goodness this is exactly the keyboard I'm looking for. The shift key is dying on the one I have, and unfortunately I use that button rather a lot. :/ Something quieter will not do. I've seen the kind of keyboard kids today use... how are my neighbors supposed to know I'm posting on a forum?

    I use one of these:

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    Supports USB natively. Was $80.46 shipped (shipping weight was like...six pounds).

    @Echo: I know you wanted media keys, but can't you use global keybinds for that? Back when I used Windows I started using them as soon as I discovered foobar2000 around...2002 or so, and that carried over to Linux when I started using it full time even though I was using a different media player.

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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    In all seriousness the Microsoft Digital Media Pro ain't bad. It's cheap plastic construction but mine has lasted for five years of heavy use. My WASD keys still work perfectly after all this time. As a bonus it should only set you back something like 30 bucks.

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    ZyrillusZyrillus Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Veevee wrote: »


    Seconded!

    I use one of these as well, lights can be dimmed or turned off.

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