Recommended keyboards??

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  1. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    All of a sudden, I could not select things with my mouse.
    No matter what I did, something else would get selected.

    For example, I'd click on a desktop icon, but the icon at the bottom of that column of icons would be selected instead.

    Same thing happened when I booted to another OS on my PC.

    Fortunately, each time I rebooted, I got a serious Stuck Key from the BIOS.

    This led me to believe that the keyboard was kaput.
    So I shut down and moved over the el cheapo Logitech Deluxe 104 from my other system.

    Voila, that seems to have fixed the problem!

    Now I gotta run out and buy a better keyboard tomorrow.

    Moral: always have a spare keyboard.

    What are specific recommended keyboards?
    Logitech Deluxe 104 won't do for my everyday use, but was adequate for my infrequently used Win 95 system.
     
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    It amazes me that so many people recommend the " natural " style . Keep in mind that it is a good choice IF you can type easily . It is NOT the endall keyboard ! Why ? Because , for those that cannot type well , it is very uncomfortable . Some people handle it , some do not . So , good choice if you are a good typist . Poor if you peck .:D
     
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    I'm looking for a standard keyboard, no extra hotkeys.

    Interesting that I did not see any at the MSFT web site.
    Guess I'll have to look at Logitech.
     
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    I'm a terrible typist.
     
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    M$ Digital Media Pro . Less than $ 25.00 at Amazon . It does have extra keys but , who says you have to use them ? :D Nice choice for peckers . lol . You know what I mean .:D :D :D
     
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    Yes, I'm a good typist. I was a telex-operator in the Belgian Army. :D
     
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    A good way to learn your keyboard and typing with 10 fingers of course is this famous sentence :

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

    It contains all the letters of the alphabet.
    I often type this sentence to test all letters of a font.
     
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    they review the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3000 Laser in Tux Magazine too.

    have you heard of the Dvorak layout keyboards? it was about to be a world standard just before one of the world wars broke out, that's what put an end to it in the end - the war. the most used keys are on the home row along with the vowels - 70% of the work is done with home keys - qwerty is only 33%.

    it's faster to type and easier to learn. Mr Dvorak made it so with alot of words you type one letter with the left hand then the next with the right. i know minimum is easier to type with Dvorak lol

    http://www.webopedia.com/FIG/DVORAK.gif

    then there's the maltron keyboards too

    http://www.wpc-fr.net/images/articles/un-clavier-cher-et-moche/maltron.jpg
     

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    I just saw that at the MSFT web site.
    It has both PS/2 and USB connectors.
    I see no point in getting a keyboard that does not have both connectors.
     
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    Well I guess I always like IBM but it's not only because my sis works there... Their keyboards (have one on all 3 of my PCs) are really quite excellent and verry durable. These are just plain normal keyboards that I use... but are much quieter than the HP etcetera I have had before. Seems the regular price is around $30 which might change my view a bit but I can go with sis to the employee store and pick em up for $5 so... what a deal :D OK I'm not too helpful except to say that they're some dang good KBs.
     
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    Looking at the MSFT and Logitech web sites, it seems that I should narrow my choices to:

    MSFT Digital Media Pro
    Logitech Media Elite

    Can be used with PS/2 and USB.

    Any further opinions on those keyboards?
     
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    TNT .
    One word : OUCH !!!!
    Howard . I think you understand right ? It uses EITHER PS/2 OR USB . Up to you what to do . And I mentioned the Media Pro because , for the money , you are getting alot of keyboard . The wrist rest is plastic though . It can be removed . I now use the Media Pro and love it . I took the wrist rest off . I just use a cheap wrist rest I bought here . If you are a " pecker " ( there is that word again ) then a wrist rest is unimportant anyway . Good luck my friend .
    By the way . The Media Pro is solid ! The keys have an excellent professional feel . Just the right amount of bounce to the the keys . And the lettering seems to hold up very well . You can bang these keys and it keeps on tickin . I was impressed .
     
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