Good keyboards

jronald

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I want to buy a keyboard for programming, need some advice, thanks in advance.
 
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jronald

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It is not so easy :)
 

carlton_draught

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MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 ftw! Awesome ergonomic keyboard for the money, will do a lot to prevent RSI, especially with it elevated so that it faces away from you. I like to encourage MS to make some money from their hardware division where I can, so they focus more of their efforts there, away from software. ;)
 

dh

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My vote goes to Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard too, it's a damn fine keyboard. All those extra keys don't work with FreeBSD though.
 

Alt

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I recommend this keyboard. Using similar at home. Its great cus keypad layot is fully-standard (no sleep buttons where they can be misscalled; no short-shifts keys etc; no non-standard key placing at all), and its ps/2 so it can be used in freebsd without any problems. Also, it have very(!) smooth keys, its pleasure to type on this kb =) Totally standard and totally good-looking, i like it =)
Also, there is models in this line, which are usb and they support 2 additional usb1.1 ports. Great for flash using =)
 

Oko

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Carpetsmoker said:
I like this one:
http://www.google.com/products/cata...log_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQ8gIwAA#

It's a standalone thinkpad keyboard, including trackpoint!

Other than that, I'm with Oko on the Model M keyboard.

You told me about that one a while ago. I still have not tried nor seen stand alone ThinkPad keyboard
but that one does have a promise to be better than IBM M-type (really should by called Lexmark M-type). If I recall correctly free alone ThinkPad keyboards are only available here in U.S. Are you selling them in Nederlands now?
 

carlton_draught

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I've always wanted to try one of the Kinesis keyboards. Has anyone here ever tried one? They are supposedly the ultimate for RSI reduction.

Using a Logitech Marble Mouse (a trackball) has been really good for my RSI too. I recommend them. They can be configured perfectly in X too.
 

Carpetsmoker

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Oko said:
You told me about that one a while ago. I still have not tried nor seen stand alone ThinkPad keyboard
but that one does have a promise to be better than IBM M-type (really should by called Lexmark M-type). If I recall correctly free alone ThinkPad keyboards are only available here in U.S. Are you selling them in Nederlands now?

I found a site that ships them for a reasonable charge. AFAIK they're still not available in Europe.
 

vrachil

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I use a sun type 7 and a type 5 keyboard.
While it wasn't cheap, it was propably the best keabord i've used (according to my standards...)
 

Oko

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vrachil said:
I use a sun type 7 and a type 5 keyboard.
While it wasn't cheap, it was propably the best keabord i've used (according to my standards...)
I have used both and I still use them on sparc because they are Mini-DIN 5 type keyboards. IBM M-type keyboard is PS2 keyboard. So in a sense we are comparing oranges and apples. While I concede that Sun keyboards are excellent I still think that IBM M-type is slightly better. On another hand Sun's keyboards come with real 3-button Unix mouse attached to them. Yes, on Sun's hardware the mouse is attached to the keyboard:) I still have not encountered better mouse than the Sun's.
 

copypaiste

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If we go for cheap I'd choose Logitech stuff. Some of old Cherry keyboards were awesome and very sturdy. Microsoft are ok as well, but think twice before pick one.
 
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