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Offline namrog84

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« Posted 2011-08-11 15:13:51 »

I know it ultimately comes down to personal preference.

But what type of keyboards do all of you use (specifically on computers that you do programming)

At home: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Wired
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Natural-Ergo-Keyboard-4000/dp/B000A6PPOK

At work(mostly where I program) Dell SK8135 ( dell standard keyboard? )
http://www.camecousa.com/repository/product/sk8135.jpg

Laptop is HP envy built in keyboard

[size=8pt]I was thinking of getting a wireless keyboard for a mac mini but hear a lot of conflicting reviews depending on usage, I'd use it for iOS development(lots of typing) and java testing and of course random multimedia crap. any recommendations?[/size]




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Offline Cero
« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-08-11 15:35:01 »

At home: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Wired
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Natural-Ergo-Keyboard-4000/dp/B000A6PPOK
An ergonomic keyboard ? really ? Thats funny =D


At work(mostly where I program) Dell SK8135 ( dell standard keyboard? )
http://www.camecousa.com/repository/product/sk8135.jpg
we got those at university. nice, but, buttons are too big for my taste

I actually like the mac keyboard the most, but its way to expensive for a damn keyboard so I never got it

I use something similar to this
http://images.pricerunner.com/product/image/448281/Fujitsu-Siemens-FSC-KB500-USB.jpg

Offline princec

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-08-11 15:36:36 »

Logitech G15 here, and a G9 mouse.

Cas Smiley

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Offline woogley
« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-08-11 15:56:00 »

I use a wireless/solar powered Logitech K750.. http://www.logitech.com/keyboards/keyboard/devices/7454

I really like it because it has chiclet keys and I never worry about the batteries running out.
Offline cylab

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-08-11 16:08:14 »

At home: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Wired
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Natural-Ergo-Keyboard-4000/dp/B000A6PPOK

Same at work.

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000

at home, but it's a bit cumbersome for programming (some common keys like POS1 need FN:/)

and some other NB keyboards.

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Offline namrog84

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-08-11 16:35:34 »

Ive been using an Microsoft ergo(old design) since 2000 ish.  They are weird to try out, I am not a fan of almost ANY other ergo, and all my friends HATED my keyboard.  but all my friends have the exact same keyboard now and are true lovers of it.  It just takes some time to adjust, but in the long run I think its more enjoyable.  Depending on your desk setup!!! some desks setup and the way you sit really plays a large part of it.


I really wanted to get a mac wireless keyboard and was planning on it, but I am disappointed about the lack of extended wireless
I use home/end/delete/pageup/pagedown and arrow keys a lot. as well as numpad

The mac extended only comes in wired
the old wireless extended is the old clunky design

although not a mac, I was considering
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MF11MU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

edit: woogley! Thank you! you just confirmed it. I am going to be getting that as my new secondary keyboard!

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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-08-11 16:52:47 »

I use the Mac thing that's like a laptop keyboard, and a simple Microsoft mouse.

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Offline lhkbob

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-08-11 17:48:51 »

I'm a big fan of the Mac's laptop keyboard.  The only bad thing is that the ctrl key is in an awkward place for FPS gaming.

Offline Mads

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-08-11 22:40:00 »

I'm using whatever my Pavilion dv6 laptop came with persecutioncomplex and a pretty horrible 5 button mouse.

Offline Karmington

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-08-12 08:48:24 »

Office - Goldtouch split keyboard - but they don't make them in Scandinavian layout anymore it seems...
http://www.goldtouch.com/c-2-adjustable-keyboards-numeric-keypads.aspx

When building for iShiny on the Mac I use the tiny wireless thing - it's a bit cramped but works.

Home Office - a no-brand miniature keyboard to save desk space.

I've had some issues with my hands from typing, getting cramps and ganglions, so the ergonomic stuff really interests me and using different keyboards seems to help. Been looking at http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/freestyle.htm since it comes in scandinavian but it doesn't have the weight and feel of the Goldtouch.



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Offline JL235

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-09-05 17:20:24 »

I also use a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000, and like others have said, it totally rocks! Easily the best keyboard I have owned. It is unusable when you first get it, but over time it because amazingly comfortable to type on. I love how big and awesome it looks, hogging as much space it can on my desk, and the build quality is top notch. For a high-end keyboard, it's also pretty cheap.

I have lots of old keyboards that still work, but most have dodgy space bars and sticky keys, yet my MS keyboard still as solid as the first day I got it.

The only fault I have is the zoom slider in the middle. Great position, but zoom is a bit pointless, and there is no re-mapping available in the GUI tools provided. You can remap it through config files, and I currently have it mapped to page up/down, but I really want it mapped to volume control, which I can't get working.

Offline oNyx

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2011-09-06 18:16:10 »

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Offline Mads

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2011-11-29 03:29:44 »

I changed to a razer mamba mouse. It really helps, and I'm unsure I can do without it now.
Its pricy though, for a programmer. I like to play games though, so it's all good :-)

Offline gbeebe

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2011-11-29 03:49:27 »

I'm used to a generic keyboard, but what I really really really want ...
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/demo/

Every key has a little LCD screen in it, and it's awesome!
Online loom_weaver

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2011-11-29 04:19:51 »

I'm using a standard Mac keyboard with a numeric keypad in combination with my MacBook Pro.  It does the trick but the experience sucks compared to a good PC keyboard.  I blame that more on the OS than the keyboard because unlike Windows, Mac apps are not consistent to how they handle pg up/pg down, home, and end.

As for mice I've gone through a lot.  The worse offenders are the Apple mice - tried both the one with the tiny roll ball and the touch sensitive Magic Mouse - hated each one.  I then tried a couple of Microsoft mice.  The first was the Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 and I really liked it.  Its only problem was that it started malfunctioning after a year (and the battery life was pretty poor).  Right now I'm using the usb IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 and I'm pretty happy with it although my only complaint is that it's kind of big.
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #15 - Posted 2011-11-29 07:41:01 »

Errrrr on desktop standar combo of Genius keyboard+mouse which don't have type. On alppy built Asus keyboard and USB Acer mouse.

Offline ra4king

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2011-11-30 06:18:59 »

I'm using a crappy Dell USB Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard and a Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse T__T




Offline lastaid

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« Reply #17 - Posted 2011-11-30 09:50:55 »

Had those Dell Keyboards at work, they look fancy but i don't like them.

I have a Lenovo Keyboard i am very happy with. Also very easy to take apart and clean [ for keyboards this should be mandatory Cheesy ]
Mouse is a Raptor Gaming M3, which represents the lower end of gaming mice, but works nice Smiley
Offline JL235

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2011-11-30 19:57:15 »

I'm used to a generic keyboard, but what I really really really want ...
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/demo/

Every key has a little LCD screen in it, and it's awesome!
They do look awesome, but I've heard the keys have a high resistance, and so typing can actually get quite tiring.

For my mouse I use a trackball, a Logitech Marble Mouse.

Once your used to it, trackballs aren't that different to using a mouse, but I certainly prefer them. The biggest wins being that they save a lot of space, are more accurate, and it's easier to move the mouse pointer continuously.

Offline sproingie

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2011-12-02 07:18:55 »

When time came that my old keyboard gave up the ghost, I dug up the keyboard that came with my PC.  I figured it would be cheap crap only good til I ordered a real repalcement, but turns out it was a Razer Arctosa.  Very nice low-profile keyboard, no more travel than laptop keys.  Turns out Dell sells that very keyboard in their business lineup too, so I got one for work, and now my manager has one too.

I love the hell out of my old logitech MX510.  That G5 laser refresh looks like it could be a nice upgrade though.  I just dread the prospect of possibly having to install Logitech's stupendously craptastic driver software to make it work though.

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