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Offline Robo11

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« Posted 2015-06-06 19:01:48 »

I thought it might be fun to talk about what keyboard we code on.

Right now I'm using a old Dell RT7D20 (With plenty of crumbs and dust in between the keys!), although I'm considering getting a mechanical one, maybe the CM Storm QuickFire XT or the Rosewill Helios (With blue switches).
Offline Mac70
« Reply #1 - Posted 2015-06-06 19:10:20 »

Any keyboard, as long as it works and have noticeable (and audible) feedback. Smiley
Offline ryukujinishi

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2015-06-06 19:20:35 »

Just a $20 Logitech K120 here. Never really put much thought into the keyboard I use, as long as it works I'm generally happy. Coffee cup killed my last K120, worked perfectly through gaming abuse until then.
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Offline KaiHH

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2015-06-06 19:27:49 »

Mostly on my notebook's integrated keyboard, even if and when I have an external keyboard around.
So far none of the few external ones I tried came close to the haptic and audible feedback of that Lenovo's integrated keyboard.
Offline Jervac
« Reply #4 - Posted 2015-06-06 19:29:56 »

Usually whatever isn't broken. I really like my current Dell one though; It has nice flat/smooth keys similar to a laptop.
Offline hwinwuzhere
« Reply #5 - Posted 2015-06-06 19:50:40 »

Razer Blackwidow 2013 - I really love the feeling you get when pressing a key Smiley

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Offline Longarmx
« Reply #6 - Posted 2015-06-06 19:52:52 »

Logitech K260 that came with the computer. It's lasted me a good 3 years with extensive typing every day.

I did have a Corsair K70 Vengeance with brown switches for about a week. It was definitely a superior typing experience, but I couldn't justify the cost  Tongue

Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2015-06-06 20:17:54 »

I have a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Smiley I love mechanical keyboards

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Offline Jacob Pickens
« Reply #8 - Posted 2015-06-07 18:19:40 »

I have a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Smiley I love mechanical keyboards

I also have that model. Very nice keyboard. I like the green backlight.

Offline mcela
« Reply #9 - Posted 2015-06-07 18:58:30 »

Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless Ninja Pointing

My first mechanical keyboard, in which I'm very satisfied.
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Offline Kefwar
« Reply #10 - Posted 2015-06-07 19:33:02 »

I always use the integrated keyboard of my laptop Smiley

Offline ags1

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2015-06-07 19:52:08 »

A dirty one.

At work: a silent one. My team leader was so sick of the sound of my noisy typing she requisitioned one specially.

Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2015-06-07 21:04:17 »

I also have that model. Very nice keyboard. I like the green backlight.

Yes! The backlight is awesome, it was worth the extra money

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Offline SwampChicken
« Reply #13 - Posted 2015-06-08 08:47:33 »

Work:
Filco Majestouch-2 Ninja TKL /w Cherry MX Browns

Home:
Filco Majestouch-2 TKL /w Cherry MX Browns
KBC Poker II /w Cherry MX Reds
Leopold FC660M /w Cherry MX Browns
Offline SHC
« Reply #14 - Posted 2015-06-08 14:09:35 »

On my laptop, I really like the integrated keyboard that came with my Lenova G400s, which I've been using since last 2 years.

On my desktop, I use the logitech keyboard (dunno the model) which I bought in 2004. Was still using it and it is working good enough still. (Only exception is the power key, which stopped working 2 years ago. I don't use it anymore so it is perfectly fine.)

Offline Opiop
« Reply #15 - Posted 2015-06-08 14:29:18 »

I'm building a new desktop soon and want to find a mechanical keyboard, anyone have a recommendation for under... $75 maybe? I don't have too much money, but I'm on the hunt for a nice keyboard that will last me until I get can my paws on one of those sweet couple hundred dollar ones!
Offline kingroka123
« Reply #16 - Posted 2015-06-08 14:55:36 »

Imagine the most generic Dell keyboard around and you would have my keyboard  Tongue
Offline Elsealabs
« Reply #17 - Posted 2015-06-08 15:21:23 »

I'm building a new desktop soon and want to find a mechanical keyboard, anyone have a recommendation for under... $75 maybe? I don't have too much money, but I'm on the hunt for a nice keyboard that will last me until I get can my paws on one of those sweet couple hundred dollar ones!

You should really just save up and spend $100 to $120 on a mechanical keyboard, unless you get a Unicomp keyboard, which is a bit cheaper than the cherry switch keyboards. You can spend $30-$50 more than $75 on a cherry keyboard and get one that will outlast your children, or you can find a keyboard for around $75 that would pretty much be a cheap piece of crap.

I have the WASD V2 87-key barebones keyboard (barebones - $95, full with keycaps - $145) with custom thick PBT keycaps.

If you're into small, the Poker 3 is around $130, or the Ducky Mini is around $120, or the KB Paradise is around $110.

On the bigger side there's the Cooler Master Quickfire at $110 or so, but most of the other boards are $150 or so. You could look into the brands Ducky, Filco, Leopold, Varmilo. Razer makes keyboards as well but they use knock-off non-cherry switches. Some companies use Topre switches like HHKB, which are typically more expensive. Some use ALPS, like Matias.

Once you start getting near the $150 price point, you can get some really neat stuff. Like the Ducky Shine Four for around $160. Or the Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate. Or the K70 RGB.

Also, some Unicomp keyboards are pretty cheap. They use buckling spring switches like the old IBM keyboards used. Some for around $70 to $80 here.

You can also scout out some great deals on eBay, or learn more over at geekhack.org.

Offline Opiop
« Reply #18 - Posted 2015-06-08 18:12:05 »

Damn, thanks Elsealabs! Really helpful information there. I'll probably pick up a cheap, "regular" keyboard for the time being and then in a couple weeks spring for a good mechanical keyboard. I have a lot of research to do to figure out what kind I want in the meantime.
Offline boxsmith
« Reply #19 - Posted 2015-06-08 18:41:11 »

Or the K70 RGB.
I use a K70 with cherry MX red switches. It's a great keyboard. Feels good, looks good, easy to clean. I didn't get the RGB model because multicolour backlighting struck me as a silly frill.
Offline KaiHH

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2015-06-08 19:36:16 »

I always wondered why one would need a backlit keyboard anyway.
The only thing I can think of: Light the proximity of the desk to find your smartphone to turn on the room lights. Smiley
Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #21 - Posted 2015-06-08 19:45:38 »

I always wondered why one would need a backlit keyboard anyway.
The only thing I can think of: Light the proximity of the desk to find your smartphone to turn on the room lights. Smiley

It looks cool :p plus I loooove to code/game in the dark and that way I can see the keys still

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Offline Soulfoam
« Reply #22 - Posted 2015-06-08 19:59:42 »

I always wondered why one would need a backlit keyboard anyway.
The only thing I can think of: Light the proximity of the desk to find your smartphone to turn on the room lights. Smiley

It looks cool :p plus I loooove to code/game in the dark and that way I can see the keys still

See the keys?

You look at the keyboard when you type?
Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #23 - Posted 2015-06-08 20:01:38 »

See the keys?

You look at the keyboard when you type?

Sometimes, if I lose track of them Smiley

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Offline Opiop
« Reply #24 - Posted 2015-06-08 20:10:25 »

I remember when I was still in middle school I couldn't type without looking down at the keys. The constant swivel my head had to do to keep an eye on my typing and looking at the screen to make sure I wasn't typing nonsense was really tiring, and I was always envious of people who could type without looking at their keyboard.

Now I look back on those days and smile. I was a... a noob! I also typed REALLY loud!
Offline ags1

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2015-06-08 20:29:38 »

Opiop, I'm going on three times your age and still look at the keyboard. I just have zero manual coordination :-(

Offline KaiHH

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« Reply #26 - Posted 2015-06-08 20:41:42 »

@Soul Foam: Let's see the first ones who answer with that they don't know what keyboard they used, 'cause they didn't look at it for the last ten years and cannot remember anymore Wink
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« Reply #27 - Posted 2015-06-10 12:20:18 »

Apple A1048 wired keyboard here Emo Spilled some water on it once. After cleaning and putting it back together i realized left ctrl isn't working. And im too lazy to fix it Tongue
Thinking of buying a mechanical one.

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Offline Elsealabs
« Reply #28 - Posted 2015-06-10 13:13:30 »

Apple A1048 wired keyboard here Emo Spilled some water on it once. After cleaning and putting it back together i realized left ctrl isn't working. And im too lazy to fix it Tongue
Thinking of buying a mechanical one.

Matias has some great Apple-esque mechanical keyboards. Smiley

Offline EtmosCode

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« Reply #29 - Posted 2015-06-16 14:32:18 »

A dirty and dusty 2012 Razer Lycosa. Definitely needs an upgrade.  I knew nothing about keyboards at the time.  persecutioncomplex It has worked like a charm all this time, though!

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