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2014-10-25, 10:47 #1
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Advice on New Keyboard
I've decided to get a new Mechanical Keyboard and I've settled on the Cherry MX Brown or Blue switches.
I'd like to get a full keyboard (separate navigation and number keypad keys) and I'd like it to have buttons for Web, Email, Calculator, and media controls.
I'm NOT a gamer so I don't need the programmable gaming keys. This is for my desktop computer, wireless would be nice but not required.
I've Googled and searched around but I'd really like some input from those of you using this type of keyboard and recommendations pro/con on specific brands/models. TIA
2014-10-26, 00:58 #2
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In my opinion it is hard to go past Micro$oft keyboards/mice (useability & durability) but Logitech are OK.
"Microsoft MFC-00026 Wireless Desktop 3000 (Keyboard + Mouse)". Fairly basic, but has hotkeys ("One-touch access to Windows® Media Player e-mail Home calculator My Documents Zoom instant messaging and photos"). Should be about AU$60 in retail stores.
"Microsoft CSD-00021 Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 (Keyboard + Mouse)". The keyboard is "ergonomic" (curved, so more comfortable); also has "hotkeys" as for MFC-00026. Should be about AU$80 in retail stores.
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2014-10-26, 04:58 #3
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These are nice keyboards from Corsair.
I currently have this one. It's got a nice feel to keypads and seems quite sturdy.
-Not wireless though.
I prefer to purchase mice and keyboards separately, and tend toward more expensive devices.
when it comes to thses devices cheap equals cheap, especially mice.
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