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Old 5th November 2011, 07:39 PM
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Finally

The last time I had a proper keyboard was sometime around mid-1990s.

Although my previous keyboard (Cherry too) was far from bad, it still was a membrane keyboard and I was never really happy with it.

So, having suffered long enough, I finally decided to get decent keyboard and today I collected my new Cherry G80-3000 from the post office.

Here it is in all its glory:


And if you fancy one for yourself, I got mine from Amazon (I paid a tenner less than price quoted now though): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cherry-Quali.../dp/B0041KJKAG

And what a difference a decent keyboard makes!
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Old 6th November 2011, 12:23 AM
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Re: Finally

I can attest that a decent, or at least new keyboard makes a world of difference. Additionally, you don't realize how bad the old one is until you replace it. I just bought a inexpensive Logitech USB keyboard from Walmart for around $12.00. This thing is awesome! Not to mention that the insert key is now where it belongs.
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Old 6th November 2011, 12:48 AM
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Re: Finally

i still got the same keyboard from 6 years ago and it still works fine
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Old 6th November 2011, 12:51 AM
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Re: Finally

It's a shame it has those Windows keys on it!
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Old 6th November 2011, 12:54 AM
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Re: Finally

Heh, Glennzo, I've been using the Logitech keyboards on all my desktops for the past couple of years and they are great. I'm pretty sure they were a Tiger Direct sale item, got them for $8.95 each. I even bought a couple as spares.
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Old 6th November 2011, 12:59 AM
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Re: Finally

I wish most keyboards didn't have to come with the windows logo/key. But alas, is the way it goes. Can just put a sticker over it I suppose

I want to replace my Logitech G15 Gaming keyboard with something more minimal.

Sure the LCD and extra buttons everything are flash and blingy, but the sheer size of the thing and all the extra keys I'd never use are a bit annoying. I'd also like to get something minimal like that and comfortable, although I would at least like multimedia keys (volume, next/prev, play/pause etc).
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Old 6th November 2011, 01:13 AM
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Re: Finally

Good keyboards are something that are invaluable! RupertPupkin got a whole box of IBM model M keyboards free from work! They are collectors items and are highly sought after by programmers!
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Old 6th November 2011, 01:26 AM
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The Windows keys ruin it for me. That's why when it comes to mechanical clicky keyboards, there's no replacement for The Only Keyboard That Matters, the one and only IBM Model M:



No Windows keys, just 101 keys of pure MS-free typing joy.

Mine was made in 1994 and still going strong, though mine has the blue IBM label instead of the gray one:
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Old 6th November 2011, 01:28 AM
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Re: Finally

I have one of those still in service and a spare.
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Old 6th November 2011, 01:31 AM
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Heh, Glennzo, I've been using the Logitech keyboards on all my desktops for the past couple of years and they are great. I'm pretty sure they were a Tiger Direct sale item, got them for $8.95 each. I even bought a couple as spares.
I'm partial to all the Logitech stuff. Mice, keyboards, etc. Been using them for years too.
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Old 6th November 2011, 01:32 AM
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Quote:
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The Windows keys ruin it for me. That's why when it comes to mechanical clicky keyboards, there's no replacement for The Only Keyboard That Matters, the one and only IBM Model M:



No Windows keys, just 101 keys of pure MS-free typing joy.

Mine was made in 1994 and still going strong, though mine has the blue IBM label instead of the gray one:
I think I've thrown more than a few of those away
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Old 6th November 2011, 01:41 AM
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I think I've thrown more than a few of those away
Your loss was someone's gain.
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Old 6th November 2011, 01:18 AM
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Re: Finally

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It's a shame it has those Windows keys on it!
I got one of these: http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/2006/06/...inux-keyboard/ as well but it's too wide for my desk and has all extra buttons I never use. If you really want one, I can sell it to you

I prefer standard keyboards over any "multimedia" keyboard any day and twice on Sundays. I just wanted to get proper mechanical one again after so many years with membrane ones. The difference is amazing.

Those IBMs are nice keyboards but you can get as good, if not better, mechanical ones today as long as you are willing to pay.

Cherry CyMotion Linux:


[ADD]And if you really want to buy the Model M, you can buy them from http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=907 [/ADD]

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Old 6th November 2011, 02:57 AM
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Re: Finally

And via Amazon.com as well.

Well, one - at least.

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Old 6th November 2011, 03:14 AM
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Re: Finally

Quite few more: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...odel+M&x=0&y=0 and probably lot more available on eBay as well.

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