Recommended keyboard ( ? )

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cosmin, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Wanna buy next week a keyboard , replacing my old one ..
    Surelly I have to choose between brands : Microsoft & Logitech ..
    I have also an Optical Intellimouse from Microsoft so I've thought same brand will look awesome under my hands ( may be wrong ? )

    I would like to hear some opinions but before finishing my question I must add some devices that I don't agree :
    1. Microsoft Office Keyboard ( too big for here .. )
    & even the Natural Multimedia but I don't know .. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I highly recommend the logitech cordless elite duo MX edition..

    same as mine cept you get it with the mx700 optical wireless mouse (rf technology) which comes with a recharger in the base :)

    the keyboard is fabulous in itself... very low profile... and its BLACK :D

    if not the duo... just get either the bluetooth m$ keyboard or the logitech elite wireless keyboard...
     
  3. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    surelly but nothing compares to real opinions ..
     
  4. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Ive always found that just a quck browse around shops near you can help you to find a decent keyboard. I myself, like to have a dark-ish keyboard, if not black, then something similar..
    This is my keyboard which i found on my usual spree around PCWorld (to inform, i dont tend to buy alot from PCWorld, just like to browse to see what looks good and what looks rubbish :p)

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    (I do not have the mouse inserted in pic)

    This keyboard is pretty old but i still find it very handy and only costs about £30. Plus, this keyboard also suits my telephone which sits right next to it so it does not look out of place. Another advantage of this model of keyboard is that it comes in many different colours

    :rolleyes:

    Alex:cool:
     
  5. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

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    I've been using the MS Natural multimedia for more than five months now, and I am quite pleased with it. I use it daily and I never feel any strain, even after a few hours of continuous use. The aesthetics are easy on the eyes, and the extra buttons at the top are actually useful.

    On the downside, it has a large footprint (about 50cm by 25cm), it doesn't feel quite as solid as its predecessor, and upon reboot the F-keys always default to their alternate shortcuts (undo, redo, open, save, etc.) rather than staying toggled as F1, F2, F3...

    I've never used a Logitech so I can't compare, but if you're looking for an ergonomic keyboard I highly recommend the MS Natural multimedia. However, if you think the MS Office keyboard is too big, then you'll probably shy away from the Natural multimedia too.
     
  6. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    I have a MS multimedia keyboard (non-natural). I like it. Cheap too! ($25 AUD)
     
  7. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    I as hard as I type (try) just can’t get on with the modern very light and “non click” type keyboards commonly know as “membrane” types. I like the old vicious “click keys” where every key-stoke can be heard and felt and gives you the positive feeling with both aural feedback and touch. These keyboards have now all but disappeared; as they are so expensive to produce but the upside is that they can be repaired, as the keys are both replaceable and can be cleaned individually. You can also spill some coffee over them and the board won’t die. Cherry still make this type of keyboard but they are expensive and getting harder and harder to find.

    You can pick up old DEL keyboards from various sales for next to nothing, provided they are more than five years old they are just great for precision typing (programming etc). Don't worry about the WIN keys as you can map these to the existing keyboard.