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#1 LBProgrammer

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Time for a new input device! I have been hammering away at this left over Dell keyboard from an old company for a couple of years now and its time for an upgrade. There are hundreds of brands, and a million reviews so it's hard to differentiate what's good and what's not.

What are some makes and models of the keyboards you are using? What do you like best what do you like least?

Cheers,

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Edited by SFProgrammer, 28 January 2013 - 04:12 PM.

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#2 psepheroth

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

I'm using the default Apple keyboard for almost 10 years now. The shortcut keys are much swift-er with Apple-W to close window and Apple-Q to quit apps, etc. It's swifter for me compared to CTRL-w.
Aside from that, I'm actually thinking of buying Razor keyboard.

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#3 Barnsite

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:51 AM

I use, and have done for ages, bog standard HP wired keyboard. No fancy stuff at all but very responsive and comfortable to type on with nice feel to the keys, and last for ages. Tried several newer, and 'better' but still go back to these ones (I can type 'properly' so speed and feel influence my choice more than gadgets...)
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#4 lintwurm

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

I personally love my razor keyboard. Feels very mechanical and I like the sound it makes when I type. The macro keys are pretty awesome as well and I use them quite a lot. I program mainly in C++ so I have made a macro that does for example a for loop structure and so on. They are quite expensive though.

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#5 LBProgrammer

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

The Razer Black Widow looks pretty cool. 10 key and being mechanical are definitely something I'm looking for.

give this one a shot and see how my fingers feel about it :]

Cheers,

SFP
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#6 BlackRabbit

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

My current keyboard is the dirtiest thing in the world, you can see the dust all around it.

It happened 2 days ago when my actual keyboard stopped working (due to some liquid that fell on it :P)

I dissarmed it,cleaned, but a couple of letters doesn't seem to work so I went to a very dark, dirty corner where i have a box with "old things" and picked up this keyboard... time hasn't passed kindly and it got fuuuuuuuull of dust.

But... if I clean it I could mess it up just like the first one I thought, so I just did some dry and superficial cliean up, so you can still see the dust between keys... I wasn't home last two days so.. I didn't replace it yet...

But, eeeeew, this is certainly one ugly keyboard .



#7 lintwurm

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

Send us a screenshot! And I'm guessing coffee happened to the last one? I worked in a server room a while back that had 1 window... No aircon or anything. EVERYTHING was dusty except for my chair. My sinuses would act up so bad in that place, so I decided it would be better just remoting into the server from the room next door :D Life was so simple back then...


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#8 bason

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:22 PM

Great discussion, I'm also having a hard time looking for a good quality keyboard. The last time I buy a keyboard it easy get broken and not a good quality.



#9 psepheroth

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

Great discussion, I'm also having a hard time looking for a good quality keyboard. The last time I buy a keyboard it easy get broken and not a good quality.

did you type using hammer?  :P



#10 LBProgrammer

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

On my adventure for a new keyboard my buddy gave me one of those Microsoft ergonomic keyboards. its like a 100$ keyboard and the space bar wouldn't depress and the "a" key kept falling off. there are some crappy keys out there. I got the Razer keyboard and I gotta say its pretty nice. Great response and the feel of the keys is familiar and comfortable. Nice clicky sounds and backlit keys make it pretty the macros give it some power. Definitely give the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate a +1

http://www.razerzone...-ultimate-2013/

Cheers,

SFP
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#11 Barnsite

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:31 AM

On my adventure for a new keyboard my buddy gave me one of those Microsoft ergonomic keyboards. its like a 100$ keyboard and the space bar wouldn't depress and the "a" key kept falling off.

 

I got given an MS ergonomic keyboard, didn't take long for me to realise why it was given away... so that's +1 for not getting an MS ergonomic (or should that be -1)


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#12 gregwarner

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:25 AM

I've considered buying a Razer for quite some time now. I don't do a whole lot of gaming, which I know is their target audience. But how does it perform for long stretches of coding?

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