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Desktop Keyboards - August 23, 2012, 12:08 PM

I'm looking to replace my current keyboard on my desktop PC. Not sure what's really good out there and there are SO many choices; Wired/Wireless, Ergonomic, Mechanical, etc.

I'm not looking for a gaming keyboard, but something with volume and Play/Pause buttons would be nice.

After reading this: Mechanical Keyboard Guide it seems like Mechanical is the way to go for accuracy and durability.

I've also read this which provides a few choices: Five Best Desktop Keyboards

Any suggestions on keyboards? What are you all using?


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Amazon.com: Logitech Wireless Wave Combo Mk550 With Keyboard and Laser Mouse (920-002555): Electronics Amazon.com: Logitech Wireless Wave Combo Mk550 With Keyboard and Laser Mouse (920-002555): Electronics
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What I use. Pretty much always on my computer for work. Had it for 6+ years, my USB was broke off in my desktop and it still works when its sitting in its "sweet spot"

Mouse takes 2AA, keyboard takes 2AA, if you game and batteries start to go at a bad time it sucks. I have tons of rechargeable ones so no issue for me.

Mouse is comfortable, not too big or too small. 5 button (left/right, 2 sides, and mouse wheel)

Keyboard has media controls and tons of other controls I don't even use.

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looks like you were looking at mechanical build as well. I've taken mine apart and washed it countless times. Gone back together without issue.
Have spilled monster nrg drinks on it countless times.

You should hit up your local Best Buy or something and test a few keyboards out. Usually have a bunch on display that you can play with to find one that's comfortable for you.

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August 23, 2012, 12:23 PM

^^^Perfect if you have little hands, like crowded feeling ergos, with little tactile feedback.

I used for my friends for a day and after 2 hours was ready to fire the damn thing across the office.



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^^^Perfect if you have little hands, like crowded feeling ergos, with little tactic feedback.

I used for my friends for a day and after 2 hours was ready to fire the damn thing across the office.
Please, allow me to help for the next time you use an Apple keyboard.

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i use this at home:

Software Downloads: Bluetooth® Mobile Keyboard 6000

it's cheap and a real space saver. really low profile. you hardly notice it on the desk (it doesn't scream "here's a workstation"), and being wireless you can easily toss it aside when you need desk space for something else. it is really useful for me since my "home office"/computer area just got moved into the living room due to the baby taking over. only complaint is that there's a bit of a lag when waking up from sleep. once it's woken it responds like a normal keyboard, and battery life is quite good. ergo wise, it feels a lot like my lenovo laptop keyboard, which imo is one of the best/fastest keyboards.
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Any cheap options for a external keyboard like a laptops. Smaller thinner depressions. I guess I am looking for a scissor method.
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the original imac keyboard with the number pad was quite good. I still have a few. It was not wireless. But it was large and non-cramped


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After reading this: Mechanical Keyboard Guide it seems like Mechanical is the way to go for accuracy and durability.
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I brought the cheapest wireless keyboard and mouse from Micro Center a few months back...shit is a pain in the ass...

I didnt notice the small back space button and the wireless stops working allot.


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I use a wired, backlit Logitech keyboard.

I know nothing about it other than it feels great to type and looks cool.


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i use this at home:

Software Downloads: Bluetooth® Mobile Keyboard 6000

it's cheap and a real space saver. really low profile. you hardly notice it on the desk (it doesn't scream "here's a workstation"), and being wireless you can easily toss it aside when you need desk space for something else. it is really useful for me since my "home office"/computer area just got moved into the living room due to the baby taking over. only complaint is that there's a bit of a lag when waking up from sleep. once it's woken it responds like a normal keyboard, and battery life is quite good. ergo wise, it feels a lot like my lenovo laptop keyboard, which imo is one of the best/fastest keyboards.
I have either the 4000 or 5000 series and I really like it. great for writing papers or cyber.


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I use a wired, backlit Logitech keyboard.

I know nothing about it other than it feels great to type and looks cool.
next go round...im going for the $$$$ keyboard...back lit and maybe wired also...
ill only do wireless mice since i need to switch hands when watching pron.


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next go round...im going for the $$$$ keyboard...back lit and maybe wired also...
ill only do wireless mice since i need to switch hands when watching pron.
I just switched hand . . It's cheaper that way.


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