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Keyboard recommendations? 
31st-Dec-2006 11:51 am
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I'm thinking of retiring my faithful old (not to say positively ancient) IBM AT keyboard. Still love the solid metal construction and the loud, clicky feel but I'm starting to think it lacks certain modern amenities like Windows and media player keys.

I know these things are terribly personal, but given the things I still like about the IBM keyboard, can anyone recommend a good quality keyboard for general and gaming use?
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31st-Dec-2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
Never liked the feel of buckling spring keyboards myself, but I've been asked the same question more than once. You probably want a keyboard from Unicomp (see http://www.pckeyboard.com/) who bought out the licence for the IBM Model M keyboard. They have an on-line store but I'm not sure what they are like for selling to the UK. There's a company called The Keyboard Company here in the UK (http://www.keyboardco.com/index.asp) who do refurbished IBM keyboards, but also sell newer style buckling spring keyboards too, not sure who makes them.
5th-Jan-2007 09:37 am (UTC)
That does look interesting but I'm amused by the export restrictions on USB keyboards!
1st-Jan-2007 11:14 am (UTC)
IBM actually do/did a pretty cheap keyboard with media keys/volume control etc, which I think is what the above poster was referencing, personally I've got a Logitech G15, which is kinda overkill :D

I've heard good things about Cherry and Keysonic though :)

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Products.ASP?CatID=19&FilterCategories=46&Thumbnails=yes

:)
5th-Jan-2007 09:39 am (UTC)
The G15 does look quite tasty. As a possible alternative to another buckling spring keyboard, I've also been looking at the Logitech and Saitek gaming-oriented offerings...
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