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Which Keyboard

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by collisster, 31 May 2006.

  1. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    Which keyboard should I get?
    I'm a 'gamer' as you would put it but it needs to be good for office work. I would like a quite short keystroke. (maybe the same design as a laptops) I also would like it to be illuminated. Any suggestions, i'm sick of hammering on this old key board. :rolleyes:

    Thanks
     
  2. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    Nice for typing and for gaming with a laptop style keyboard? Only one option, Logitech UltraX, i love mine.
     
  3. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    I didn't mean the funny return key thing, I meant the scissor action.
    Thanks
     
  4. InSanCen

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Jan 2005

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    Location: In my own little world

    The BEST keyboard ever made was the IBM Mk2

    It's a love or hate thing though, as they're beige, 102 Key, Heavy, Noisy things. IF you like it though, you'll never be happy with any other Keyboard.

    http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/cusnonusen.html

    You'll get them about the £25-35 range at "Popular Auction Sites"

    My first has withstood a number of coffee/Keyboard interfaces, and only needs a stripdown & Clean to return to a servicable state (Right shift is sticky).

    My particular ones are 1989 & 1990 (Cheers Jason) Vintages.
     
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  5. Mr Jones

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 May 2006

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    Location: Dubai

    I've heard so so so many good reviews for this:
    Saitek PZ30AU Eclipse Illuminated Keyboard

    Not gonna be "laptop" like but it's illuminated :)
     
  6. KizZ

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Lincoln

    The IBM MK2 looks nice :)
     
  7. The $6m Dan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2002

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    Location: Sheffield

    I love my Ultra X as well, and they're relatively cheap too.
     
  8. InSanCen

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Jan 2005

    Posts: 861

    Location: In my own little world

    Most Certainly is my friend... get one, you'll not regret it (Well, if you like Clicky, Heavy keyboards that don't have the sodding annoying Windows key on them. Standard PS/2 Connection as well.

    Yeah, I know I'm sad for getting all excited over a Keyboard, but if you try one, you'll know why:D
     
  9. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,466

    Location: Brighton

    SpeedLink Ultra SL-6466 Flat Illuminated Metal Keyboard

    £35

    Thats the only one that meets everything you said although it is out of stock, I have a Saitek eclipse myself and it is excellent
     
  10. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

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    Location: Dorset

    That IBM looks similar to Cherry ones.

    Nothing fancy, and made to last.
     
  11. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

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    Location: Blythe


    Is it the gaming version?
    at the moment i've got a four year old logitech cordless thing, its not going to break soon but I just want a new one is you get what I mean. there is like a cm of travel per keystroke on it, my dingers will wear out before it does.
     
  12. Aidoscuz

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Jan 2005

    Posts: 516

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    The Saitek Eclipse is very nice. Great to type on, quiet, illuminated, etc. I'd highly recommend it.
     
  13. Ukadder

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,752

    Location: Essex

    Enjoying my Logitech G15 alot, always loved logitech keys for typeing and the memory buttons come in very handy for all sorts of games.

    Got it for £37 a week ago.
     
  14. gr1mey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

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    Location: Southampton

    £7 logitech basic keyboard I got about 4 years ago.

    just right in keysize and weight - wsad letters have worn a bit though ;)
     
  15. Brizzles

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Mar 2005

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    Location: Clevedon , Bristol

    Another vote for the Saitek Eclipse.

    12 months+ , No regrets.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
  16. InSanCen

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Jan 2005

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    Location: In my own little world

    Yeah, although the Cherries doesn't use Buckling Spring's.
     
  17. A.N.Other

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

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    Location: MK45

    I'm planning on getting a Hiper Clavier a friend of mine has one and it's lovely.
     
  18. uvarvu

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Apr 2004

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    Location: Bath

    Hmmm

    Are the keys on the clavier actually made of aluminium as well?

    I had a look at the hiper website out of curiosity and found these.
    http://www.hipergroup.com/English/products/keyboard.html

    I also like the look of the razer tarantula, that isn't out yet either tho. Also it's still made of plastic, bet it won't take long until the keys go shiny on that one!
     
  19. A.N.Other

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

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    Location: MK45

    No, the keys on the Hiper keyboard are plastic. Otherwise it would be far more expensive. It's just a pity OcUK don't sell them, although they can be picked up elsewhere for just over £20.
     
  20. Mundu

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Aug 2004

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    Location: SGC

    I love my Ultra X but the only problem I have is the keys seem to be falling off. :( Well only the 2 keys but I need to buy a new one now. :(