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I recently replaced a cheap Logitech keyboard with a Logitech Craft - certainly not among the cheaper ones.
My experience with it is limited to a couple weeks. There is no doubt that I am now typing significantly faster. My subjective impression is that I am making fewer typing mistakes as well.
One positive thing I did not expect: Even though the keys have a significant stroke length, my typing is almost perfecty quiet! (My ex would have loved it - she was frequently complaining about the terrible noise from my keyboard! - but that is long ago.)
It takes a little while to get accustomed to a new keyboard. For me: The top button in the rows above the arrow keys is no longer insert / home / PageUp - they are in the second row. The top row switches between up to three different computers that the keyboard may be connected to, wirelessly. I certainly appreciate and make use of that option, but it takes a little while to adjust your fingers to hit the right key when there is a new row of them!
Bottom line: The replacement is great, and ceratinly worth the money for the upgrade.
MS800 at home; MS850 at work (I brought it in from home, four years ago, then they all went wireless but I kept my old one). There are many blank keys on it, so my programming is very hit-and-miss (I tried to teach myself touch typing but was very unsuccessful). Fortunately, as I am still forced to be working from home, I am using my home keyboard which still has letters on it.
and in 40+ years I have never (touch plastic ) spilt things on my keyboard.
I heard that a few times before.
I'm behind the desk, say, 4-6 times a day with coffee and a smoke or two. Statistically, I got more change to spill stuff. Add to that a morning routine with coffee and a smoke, where one isn't quite awake.
Lots clumsy. But the keyboard, it was prepared for that
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Personally, I feel that life is too short to spend cleaning keyboards. I make sure not to eat or drink over it, vacuum hairs and dust out about once a year, and that's it. When a keyboard gets too grotty, I replace it.
I do not require some extremely expensive keyboard, so the cost of replacement every N years is not too bad.
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Sure does I like the simple design too. I don't see my exact model anymore but it's the current Model S Professional just without the backlit media-control F-keys. I really like the Brown switches. They feel good for both typing and gaming.
For some reason my fingers fell in love with these old OEM dell keyboards I have to go to thrift stores to find. They're about $4 a piece so i stock up on them when I shop for them, though they're very durable. Eventually, the cord goes on them, but it takes years so it's whatever.
The only time I spilled something on my keyboard was in my first days of C64... It was beetroot juice and rendered the C64 unusable for almost a week (in which I used pure alcohol and hair-dryer to make it work again)... After that I keep a distance between any liquid and my keyboard... They are with me for years...
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The keyboard for the Olivetti M240. The connector is a DE-9, but with a simple passive adapter it plugs right into PS/2 with no issues.
It's a membrane, but the strokes are noisy anyways. They don't require mush force to activate, but I guess that after 33 years the rubber domes aren't as stiff. It's built like a tank, with two stainless steel plates keeping the layers together, so it weighs 4 kg (almost 9 lbs). There's no way it's moving around my desk. The detachable cable renders it an easy conversion to weapon, if needed.
I have a CoolerMaster MK750 on one machine and a Corsair K70 on the other (quite similar to your K68, IIRC).
Before that, two Logitech G11's that lasted > 10 years. Technically, the one is still ok -- I killed the membrane under the shift key on the other )': Then I went full-mechanical (Cherry Red). I prefer to have the same feel for keyboard at home and work and the two I have now are so similar in feel that it will do. I'm also looking forward to at least a decade on these!
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is the most important thing
You will spend your life
completely wasting your time
You will be doing things
you don't like doing
In order to go on living
That is, to go on doing things
you don't like doing
Unicomp Ultra Classic Buckling Spring (an IBM Model M repro). Great, classic feel. Except it is still at the office, which I haven't been to since March. So for now I am stuck with a POS Dell provides for "free".
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