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    Keyboard recommendation?

    Approximately a year ago, Woody was waxing poetically about his tried and true keyboard. Now that I'm in the market for a new keyboard and everything at Best Buy feels like mush, I cannot locate the article he wrote. Can anyone help?

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    Re: Keyboard recommendation?

    Don't know about that but this is a great Keyboard. I have been using it for along time with no problems. Internet Navigator

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    Re: Keyboard recommendation?

    At home I use a Key Tronic LT Designer. This is a very sturdy keyboard, child tested. I have three boys ranging in age from 5 to 11. They haven't tore it up yet.

    http://www.keytronic.com/home/keyboards/keyboards.html

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    Re: Keyboard recommendation?

    Thanks! Looks good, I'll check it out.

    Kvopat

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    Re: Keyboard recommendation?

    I've always liked the feel of Microsoft's keyboards, but I saw Keytronic mentioned in this thread and their stuff is also very high quality. And oh yeah, it can take a lot of abuse too. You'd think Microsoft would design theirs to handle the random beating that occurs from those times that Windows crashes.... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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    Re: Keyboard recommendation?

    You have got to check these Keyboards out, they are very cool, make sure you scroll all the way. They are custom made any way you like. KIOS They say you can even spill coke on them. That means beers OK too.

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    Keyboards

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    Ahh, keyboards ... one of my favorite obsessions. I really hoped we had turned the page a few years back when ergonomic keyboards were introduced. It's a pity they never caught on. I meah, really, is that standard keyboard (over a hundred years old) so good that no one is willing to to buy one that actually fits the human hand?

    I only wish I could afford to try some of these:
    (listed in order of outrageousness)
    http://www.askergoworks.com/shopexd.asp?id=458
    http://www.askergoworks.com/shopexd.asp?id=540
    http://www.askergoworks.com/shopexd.asp?id=443
    http://www.askergoworks.com/shopexd.asp?id=635
    http://www.askergoworks.com/shopexd.asp?id=399
    http://www.askergoworks.com/shopexd.asp?id=427
    http://www.mypce.com/

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    Re: Keyboards

    This is a pretty unique looking design! (Those "wings" are mirrors so you can see your hands on the vertical halves of the keyboard.)

    <IMG SRC=http://www.askergoworks.com/images/products/keyboard-safetype.gif>

    Talk about disorientation.

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    Odd keyboard

    You know, I think this could easily be a great keyboard but for one oddity. Note that the numeric keypad and the cursor keypad are located inside. To reach them, you have to pull your hand back and then toward the keys. I think those keys should be on the outside so you can just rotate your hand to the keys, then back to the keyboard. It would mean learning to use the nav pad with your left hand, but, hey, southpaws get a break.

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    Re: Odd keyboard

    I saw that fancy keyboard a few weeks ago during my spin around Slashdot. At that time, and still now, I thought it could be an improvement to add a "trackpoint" type device to the foreward vertical surfaces for thumb movement of the mouse.

    Heck, put one on each side, and it might really be interesting in a flight simulation program ....
    Christopher Baldrey

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