keyboards for coders

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added on the 2011-02-06 00:07:48 by neoneye neoneye
I Very studied the best keyboards for coders, so there are Multiple ones i like.

First, my legendary Model M, i very like it but for long time coding it is not the best.
The Keys are to hard for me so Model M is not as good as everyone say.

The Happy Hacking Lite
Also one of my keyboards, i use them at work but the lite version is not that good
but the keymap is almost the best!

The Happy Hacking Pro
It uses the Cherry Blue keys, klicking like Model M but a bit softer.
I Ordere them and waiting until i can test but i think the cherry keys are a bit
easyer to stroke than IBMs one :)

The Apples one.

Yep, apples keysboards are also nice to type but the keymap is almost unusable
so they lost and i would never use them...

Hell Yeah!
Dells keyboards (the actual workstation ones) Rocks asses!!
of course i very like them!
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Regarding to the Sun Keyboard bost
Eh, are you kidding me?
Suns keyboard looks very cool but in fact it is one of the badesty keyboards i ever used.
added on the 2011-02-06 02:53:28 by Silicium Silicium
Apple keyboards.
You get no windows for your home.
There is no end in sight.
You get options but no control.
And your alternate key is placed... alternatively.
But. Help is but a key-press away!
added on the 2011-02-06 03:44:12 by ringofyre ringofyre
old old Sun, Ibm and Cherry keyboards had just the right feeling+sound. Miss them.
added on the 2011-02-06 11:05:10 by neoneye neoneye
Silicum: we have a shitload (like, thousands) of those at work. I kind of like the design, but to type on.. urgh :(

For me, the ultimate would be the current mac wired keyboard, except with a normal layout. Actually, no, a layout somewhere between the mac + pc ones.. the PC layout has way too much legacy crap on it.

Or an olden sun/ibm/cherry like neoneye said, with the true mechanical click <3
added on the 2011-02-06 15:25:28 by psonice psonice
the keyboard that came with ps2 linux is pretty cool. i have no clue where mine went though.
added on the 2011-02-06 16:14:42 by gngbng gngbng

We should make a Keyboard Competition at Revision!
Anyone is hired to bring his best coding keyboards and then we can compare at large!!
added on the 2011-02-06 16:20:33 by Silicium Silicium

added on the 2011-02-06 16:26:37 by Silicium Silicium
neoneye: the right feel+sound is still present in Matias Tactile Pro 2.0
Pretty expensive tho, and is seriously disapproved by my wife, because of the sound :) however i'm loving it...

added on the 2011-02-06 16:29:33 by FooLman FooLman
(oh, they even have Tactile Pro 3.0? The evolution is incredible...)
added on the 2011-02-06 16:32:28 by FooLman FooLman
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added on the 2011-02-06 16:38:19 by w00t! w00t!
@FooLman cool. I have added it to the top of my wish list :-)
added on the 2011-02-06 18:38:42 by neoneye neoneye
Does anyone here has tried a Microsoft Arc Keyboard?

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added on the 2012-07-12 02:59:13 by xernobyl xernobyl
These keyboards (and especially the Mac ones) are rubbish for any work that requires speed and dexterity; apart from the DELLs that rock!
added on the 2012-07-12 09:26:49 by Navis Navis
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Can't fit some one-meter wide monster here anyway. Apple kbds were bad until this flat design.
added on the 2012-07-12 09:52:25 by Marq Marq
The RT7D50 keyboard is very similar to many mechanical keyboards (even that it's not mechanical). So those of you how like it will probably enjoy a mechanical keyboard (like myself).

I had my old Model M until it was involved in a coffee accident. You can find many of them in ebay.

You can find lots of info about mechanical keyboards here.
I know that the Razer BlackWidow keyboard is a good value for money and it has the MX Blue switch that I like.
added on the 2012-07-12 11:35:40 by TLM TLM
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my setup at work with my very nice typematrix 2030 blank keyboard :D
added on the 2012-07-12 15:10:35 by rez rez
Topic reminds me of an article on Coding Horror: The Keyboard Cult.

I'm typing on something close to this (but with a big Enter key):
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added on the 2012-07-12 15:23:09 by tomaes tomaes
keyboard cult believers: you can order a switch samples bug over here (I know just did).

I'll bamp this thread next time I'm at a party and you'ill be welcome to try them...
added on the 2012-07-12 17:36:16 by TLM TLM
got myself this one on the flea market:
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added on the 2012-07-12 17:53:13 by toxie toxie
Oh I love this thread...
added on the 2013-05-16 08:25:00 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
This one is the best to type (and best looking):

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added on the 2013-05-16 10:07:56 by v3nom v3nom
..aaand you can put it in your dishwasher if it's dirty! (did that twice already - without soap-tab of course - still perfectly working)
added on the 2013-05-16 10:09:19 by v3nom v3nom