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    pete_1967 Guest

    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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    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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    Re: Finally

    i still got the same keyboard from 6 years ago and it still works fine

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    Re: Finally

    It's a shame it has those Windows keys on it!

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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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    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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    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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    Re: Finally

    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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    Re: Finally

    I have one of those still in service and a spare.

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    Re: Finally

    Quote Originally Posted by GoinEasy9
    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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    Re: Finally

    Quote Originally Posted by RupertPupkin
    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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    Re: Finally

    Quote Originally Posted by glennzo
    I think I've thrown more than a few of those away
    Your loss was someone's gain.
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    Re: Finally

    Quote Originally Posted by robvas
    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.

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    [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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    Re: Finally

    And via Amazon.com as well.

    Well, one - at least.

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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.
    Last edited by pete_1967; 6th November 2011 at 04:17 AM.

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