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I've got two (one for home, one for work) - I use a Filco Majestouch 2 with Cherry-MX Browns at work, which is very nice, and an Aukey keyboard (like this one, but without the key backlighting) which, for £35 (about $45) is an absolute bargain. The Filco one is better made, I'm sure, but the Aukey one will also take years of use & abuse...
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p
I've been using an IBM KB-7953 keyboard since (?) 1998. It requires a PS-2 to USB adapter and has no special function keys. Great key feel with long travel, reminiscent of the great IBM Selectric typewriter keyboard. Bulletproof, from my experience. You can find them cheap in thrift shops, eBay, etc.
When I get a new PC I don't even unpack the new keyboard -- I just clean this old one and transfer it to the new PC>
Once you use a "split"/ergo keyboard for a while, you will recognize the "stress" in your wrists every time you go back to a "block" layout. If you are getting a new keyboard, I highly recommend a "split" layout.
I have one of these at home and a coworker has one in the office for the last 12 years.
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 $49USD
I have an old Mouse Systems ergo at the office for about 19 years.
(no touch pad as the touch pad version would hang after a few hours and probably put the company out of business due to returns!).
Quit spilling your soda into it. This is possibly the best keyboard I've run into since the end of the mechanical keyboard era. I have one on my desk that's three years old, after replacing the same model keyboard that was almost 10 years old.
I was cruising some ads for Cast Iron skillets and one of the reviewers gave the skillet a one star because they had put it in the dishwasher and it had rusted after only one use. The worlds full of em!
They call me different but the truth is they're all the same!
Static electricity is the enemy in my house for some reason so I switched to this wireless keyboard. The old dell had metal around the frame of the keyboard and cooked a mother board.
The folks at Kensington shipped a new one for free a few years back as the original would no longer pair with the computer. After 10 years and no PB&J only issue is residue on my finger from cleaning the toilet removed the white lettering on the E & D keys. Mouse is responsive and the padding at the bottom of the keyboard is a great feature
I've been using one of these for about 5 years now and it's worth every penny. The two port USB 3.0 hub is a plus (I use it constantly), but would stick with this keyboard even without it. It's sturdy, all Cherry-MX. It's not a programmable but for work (non-gaming) I use AutoHotkey (and a misused StreamDeck).
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