Another useless poll - What keyboard do you use?

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  1. monkeybagel, Apr 24, 2013
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    monkeybagel

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    Just wondering what keyboard you guys are using? I am currently using the one that came with the 2012 Mac Pro with the numeric keypad, and like it quite a bit. Before that, on the PC, I used the IBM Model M. They are on totally different ends of the spectrum, but they are both nice at the same time.

    Edit: I also use a "standard" mouse for Windows, and a Magic TrackPad and Magic Mouse on occasion for OS X.
     
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    sash

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    I'm always using the standard one, which come along with the machine.
     
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    jasonvp

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    I have a Mac-specific version of an M (USB, "Command" key, Eject key, volume control, etc) and won't use anything but. Ms. All. The. Way!

    jas
     
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    monkeybagel

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    Are you using the one from UNICOMP?
     
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    Full length Apple keyboard with numpad -- WIRED. I don't need to have batteries in something that sits on my desk 1 foot from my computer.
     
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    jasonvp

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    Yessir.

    jas
     
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    Macman45

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    Standard Apple wired KB with number pad...tried an Apple BT version, but didn't like it....just prefer the original version I guess.
     
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    Mr. McMac

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    Using a full sized Aluminium Apple Keyboard on my Imac, Apple Bluetooth Keyboards on both Mac Mini's, and a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard on my PC. I also have the original small wired Aluminium Keyboard that came with my 2009 iMac.
     
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    talmy

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    Northgate Omnikey/102 I bought in 1989.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Im using a logitech k760
     
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    I use the apple aluminum (wired) with numpad on the MP.

    Many hate them for the lack of "haptics" or tactile feedback, but I honestly do not mind. For me, key spacing is more important - every time I use an unfamiliar keyboard (spacing and positioning), it takes me half an hour to get any meaningful typing done, and 2-5 days before I'm really rocking (which for someone who has as slow fingers as me is not that much to talk about).

    The only keyboard I've ever really hated was the translucent plastic keyboard apple had before going Alu. That thing had an ability to get stuck - if the force stricking the key was not sufficiently aligned with the optimal movement of the key, it would not budge (had a wireless and a wired version, so it was not a specific device)

    P.S. I hardly ever look at the keyboard, except when I'm using an iPad (such as right now). The iPad's a pain as I use multiple input languages with different layouts, and I have to stare at the keymap all the time (I'd love to have the ability to select a keyboard map which displays all the keys I need (mostly uk+umlauts), but be able to swap dictionary (not keymap)...

    RGDS,
     
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    I have several that I use the Apple Wireless keyboard on to save desk space when I don't need a 10-key. At work I use the Apple Wired keyboard with 10-key. I personally like the original Apple keyboards better than any aftermarket ones available.
     
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    Wired Apple full size keyboard.
     
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    ActionableMango

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    Logitech solar. No cable mess, no need to change batteries.
     
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    flowrider

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    Logitech G15. Logitech finally updated the software 4 days ago to work properly in OS 10.8, but the clock in the keyboard display has frozen every day since I updated. The only fix is to quit and restart Logitech's software. Note, I didn't originally buy this keyboard for gaming, but for the back lighted keys. When I use my Mac Pro at night there's really no reason to turn on a room light just to see the keyboard.

    Lou
     
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    Did you buy the Spacesaver M? Or another keyboard plus Mac keyset?
     
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    odinsride

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    Razer Black Widow. I personally can't stand the apple keyboards.
     
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    Wow! I remember those. They were great! And obviously built well to still be functional.

    My current mac keyboards are the Apple ones. I have the full size usb version as well as the smaller wireless one. Wireless is nice to have to minimize cord clutter if I am working with more than one computer.

    Plus my nieces and nephews who weren't even born when that Northgate keyboard was built think that their uncle's is cooler for using a computer with wireless peripherals. :D
     
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    Matias. It's loud as hell, but I love the feel/responsiveness.

    When I touch her just...so....she dances.
     
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    MyMac1976

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    I have 3 key boards that I rotate..

    The Apple Bluetooth keyboard gets the most use

    The Apple "pro" keyboard makes it's money when doing office type stuff.

    The white Apple keyboard get love when I'm playing in Adobe
     
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    666sheep

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    Full size wired Apple aluminum one and oldschool M2452 on my second machine. I love both TBH.
     
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    Wired apple keyboard with Motibodo keys for lightroom.
     
  23. macrumors member

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    Full sized USB keyboard from Macally (iKey Slim). Have the keyboard from my long gone G3 iMac stored as a backup.
     
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    Logitech wireless keyboard with numpad.
     
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    designs216

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    I use the Apple extended keyboard for my MP and a Dell chicklet-style, wireless keyboard with my PC. Like a many, I would love it if Apple would finally cave and make the extended keyboard wireless. I hate desktop clutter.
     

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