dead topic: quiet good keyboard (on amazon)

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MacAlien

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Yep. Used it for a while right after I got my PC since I didn’t have another keyboard (or so I thought and found a pc keyboard in closet a couple weeks later). Just need a Bluetooth adapter. Not optimal but never had issues.
 
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MacAlien

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what do you mean by 'not optimal'

what keyboard do you use now? why is it better than the apple magic?

need links to quiet good keyboard without numberpads
I’d found a Razer Ornata Chroma stuck in the closet. The Window key kept messing things up and I’d stored the thing in there for some reasons. I’d been in search for a quiet wireless pc keyboard as well while I was using the Apple keyboard. None really piqued my interests tbh. So said screw it and just went with wired.

And by not optimal, it doesn’t have that window key and key combo for things like copy/paste always felt off with a pc. Dunno how to describe it.

The Apple keyboard is good as a short term solution until you find something else. I personally dislike Logitech but many makers out there!

I was looking at Corsair And Steelseries actually until I found the other keyboard. They made decent and quiet keyboards.
 
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whichimac

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'window key and key combo for things like copy/paste always felt off with a pc. Dunno how to describe it.'


1. what do you mean? in macos its just the cmd key, it's easy


'Apple's magic keyboard is not really a very good keyboard by a long shot. '

2. what do you mean? it has a 4.5 ratings with many reviews and one of the highest rated keyboards on amaz


since you suggested amaz and assuming you're saying that amaz has the answers to the original question,

3. then how do you know what's good on amaz?

since you're saying amaz has the helpful answers, then i guss ill just delete the post since nobody here knows what's good
 
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MHenr

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Seems nobody is responding to your actual question... So I'll give it a go.
Depends a lot on your budget. Spending 150$+ on a keyboard is often considered overkill.
I find a good keyboard holds a ton lot of value.
You can go full on hobby with keyboards though, including special, custom made resin caps costing over 50$ a piece, etc.

A decent source of keyboard enthusiast is found on reddit's r/MechanicalKeyboards if you don't mind using reddit...

The mass market seems to focus on gaming keyboards, with silly RGB led's and all kinds of toy-is looking features.
I listed easily available ones, without looking for a tenkeyless specifically. Though for an external keyboard, I'd always choose with a numerical pad.

- Microsoft Modern Keyboard (with our without fingerprint reader) is *ahem* very "similar" in design to Apple's keyboards, no experience with it.
- Matias keyboards make several models. I use a Quiet Pro at work and it is a very decent, very quiet, mechanical keyboard. They also make several models that resemble the Apple keyboards a lot, or add some options like RGB. I believe their quality is very good.
- Das Keyboard seems to be a popular one as well, several colleagues use one. I don't think they sell any without a numerical section though.
- I've always had a sweetspot for Vortex keyboards, though it's still on the to-buy list.
- These are pretty sweet as well, Ducky keyboards
- Cooler Master makes a decent one as well which is not flashy over full of RGB leds, their Masterkeys Pro S definitely has me interested.

There are plenty more, but those are the ones I remembered off the top of my head.
 

whichimac

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thank you to the one person in society that provided a helpful answer to the main need asked, and the overall problem implied

for the time being, i guess i'll just go for the highly rated apple magic from many many users reviews and appears to fit what i asked for

those links are good references



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'Speaking as a moderator you cannot delete existing threads.'

i've deleted many of my data, and mods have respectfully deleted posts without any helpful answers when i asked them to. because they know how to be good mods, and this site knows how to be a good site. it being potentially possibly a good site is why im on it i suppose. so yes, i absolutely can delete my data

most importantly don't make off-topic comments on my posts, and they should be sent to me via dm, and eventually i'll see it

again thanks to that person for providing a helpful answer to the hard question asked to the best of their ability

because why else would anyone say random things in someone else's topic when they have no helpful answers; surely i dont go around making unhelpful comments to other ppl's posts all over this site, or anywhere else on this entire web

telling ppl to go to amazon cos it's a good site with helpful answers. ok then we just go to amazon since it's a good site with helpful answers, simple

so everyone just remember to go to amazon when you have any questions about computing stuff, ok
 
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