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mine is an old hp (that is dark blue and beige) and has wrist support and some other buttons, as well as 2 usb ports. Looks really nice, 8 years old!! But still works great!!

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Microsoft LS4000.
Ergonomic, essential for preventing RSI with long term use.
Firm action, good tactile feedback.
Well built, built to last.
Rather heavy and large, so stable on your desk.

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Standard keyboards are the best in my opiinon. I dont like all that xtra garbage on it.........

agreed. I use an ancient one i got with a 486 - has a nice metal bace and tough keys bit has gone yellow now (originally beige) (i dont use the windows keys or combinations of more than 3 keys so i am ok) - its really good. I like typewritery ones (clicky). They rule.

These softtouch keyboards/Compact keyboards are crap imho. I like a standard layout, nice cliky one.

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another one of my favorites is another hp that came bundled with my xb3000 laptop expansion base. its wireless, low energy with high battery life, comfy key designs, and a plain black look with hp and a couple of other logos and buttons printed on it. it looks really nice.

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The Keyboard I really want is the Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard with LCD Display
or the Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard. Both are just too expensive for now, but I will hopefully buy one (or get one as a gift) soon!! They will be great for pc games, especially the G-Keys.

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I agree with the G15! I got the rev. 2 which doesn't have as many G keys and is shorter, which is perfect for me. I love the orange backlight and the stationary LCD display. Keys have just enough pressure required so you can tell what you are pushing. Love the gaming switch!

I also like my Eee PC's keyboard the more I use it. Being so tiny, I wasn't sure if I would like it but the keys are just the right size and is surprisingly easy to type on!

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for mice, i would say the logitech marble mouse trackball is the best i've used. once you get used to a trackball, you can never go back to a regular mouse.

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we sell those at my work. I never used it though. I agree with you though. My first laptop was a thinkpad (ball) so now i cannot get used to trackpads

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This is quite a coincidence, because I have ended up with a new keyboard by accident this weekend. Let me explain.

I don't very often have to work overtime on a project (thank goodness) But every now and then one slips a little too far and we end up in 'code like hell' mode. So I had to remember to take my box home with me to put some hours in on Saturday. In my haste I grabbed my rig forgetting that at home I don't have a USB keyboard and mouse and my work rig doesn't have any PS/2 ports. Doh! so I was forced to get a cheap USB keyboard and mouse in a hurry. Speed was of the essence so I browsed Argos and saw Trust were doing a wireless Keyboard/Mouse bundle for £19.99. So I reserved it and had it home and unpacked by 09.04am (I love the modern age) There's nothing particularly special about it but what impressed me the most was how I could just whack the batteries in to the keyboard and mouse (supplied), then at the windows logon I just whacked the little USB bluetooth dongle thingy in the front of the PC and after some breif and furious hard-drive activity the keyboard and mouse came alive and did their thing ..... Now I'm old enough to remember when *nothing* was that simple in the I.T. world, so I almost whooped for joy when it 'just worked.'

So I have this keyboard now by accident of my own absent mindedness. Considering what little thought went into the purchase I have been lucky. The keyboard has a nice weightiness too it, making it feel solid and well made, also it doesn't slide around the desk as I pound away at the keys. The keys have a nice shallow travel so they respond to a nice light touch which suites me very well. The design is nice and contemporary with no silly frills. A nice set of chrome quick launch buttons down each side and that's it. So I would recommend it to anyone thinking of going wireless.

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a maplin usb keyboard by genius cost me under a fiver, i think its still well under a tenner, even without staff discount

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the G15 rules. I just purchased this keyboard a few weeks ago (i got the new mouse too), and the gkeys rule. I love to game, and programming the gkeys for complex combos are great. You will not go wrong with this keyboard.....although I had a tough time giving up my ancient toshiba ergronimic. But hey, sometimes change can be good! If you get the G15 you will not be disappointed!!

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Tell us what your favorite keyboard that you use or want is and why.

I like 86 key
have 12
I have 2 dual input 22"monitors but
they dont switch mouses and keyboards
my 86's are
Cherry brand
paid $8 each
Logitech is as good is i have found
been using their trackballs for 20 years
also Kensington tb, no scrollingwheel tho

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I like the super mini keyboard, at about 8" across, is less than half the size of a standard keyboard. Great for saving space. It's slightly inconvenient though because it doesn't have a numeric keypad and uses function keys to get special characters. Cost less than $10.

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my favorite also, i have 4 on my bench right now and yes the 10key is there 3 layers down.

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