Looking for a new keyboard.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Rodimus Prime, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    I am looking for a new keyboard to replace my 3 year old Logich wave. I just cleaned it but the keys are still sticking and take very inconsistent pressure to make them work. Heck that was the reason why I broke down and finally choice to clean it.
    The other reason is it is wired and right now I am thinking I want to go back to wireless.

    I would not mind a good ergonomic keyboard to replace it with heck I kind of like ergonomic mice.

    Price limit upper price limit $100.
    Must have a mouse
    Must be wireless
    Must have a 10 key.

    I would prefer an ergonomic design.

    Any suggestions would be great.
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Ignore the wire. I love my keyboard. Enough said. :)
     

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  3. Rodimus Prime thread starter macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    ugg I hate the apple standard keyboard more the crappy one dell ships out.
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You can't be serious. :confused:

    Mechanical keyboards remind me of the day of chisel and stone, compared to my beloved "chicklets".

    Please ignore the image, and give one a try.
     
  5. Rodimus Prime thread starter macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    I have and I hated it. The laptop keyboard Apple uses are fine and I like them but I hate their desktop keyboards and I put them below dells standard keyboards.
    The mice and keyboard delivered with most computers I tend throw straight into my spare parts bin. I want to say last time I look in it I have 5 or 6 keyboards in it collected over the years dating back to a computer bought in 1995. Now 3 of those keyboards boards in the bin are nothing more than spare parts because well they no longer work (liquid damage and one had a turn on light knock onto it while I was gone and it melted some of the keys)
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Fair enough. Everyone's experience is unique.

    But getting away from the Palaeolithic M$ keyboards was a massive blessing, to me.
     
  7. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

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    I like the Logitech keyboard + mouse wireless bundle. Microsoft curve is also good.
     
  8. Rodimus Prime thread starter macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    What is wrong with MS keyboards
    Yeah do not need that. I have MX revolution (or is it 1100) and I love it The sideways scroll on the wheel is shot but not like I ever used that.
    Just the sticking keys on my Logitech wave is driving me nuts. That and it is wired.

    I am tempted to go for the Microsoft 7000 set. Just sucks that I have to buy the mouse with it. I am not sure it could make me give up my MX mouse I have and it would just be tossed into a draw never to really be used.
     
  9. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Well, I had a Logitech MX 5500 combo at work and liked it, but I don't know that I have ever seen it below $100. The Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard looks cool (I have the wired version on my PC and love it), but it is $100 by itself.

    Anyway, for stuff that actually fits your requirements: I like the Logitech DiNovo for Macs (not the Edge). For the mouse, try the Logitech Wireless Anywhere mouse if you like a smaller mouse. They have some others that are larger if you prefer a larger mouse.

    No, I'm not a shill for Logitech. I just really like their stuff. :)
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You can't be serious.
    I've heard raves about this one:
    http://www.daskeyboard.com/
     
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    This one is quite Bad Ass:
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  12. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    Through all my years of using Keyboards, Microsoft keyboards have been my consistent "breadwinners". The one I have now can be had for under $20, I know there is a wireless version for a little bit more. It's been great for me, pretty ergonomic but not crazy like some of the $100 plus keyboards.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Comfort-Curve-Keyboard-B2L-00002/dp/B0009ZBRS0

    I have had this keyboard for just over a year and a half and it's been well to me.
     
  13. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

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    Let's see...

    It's gotta be wireless.
    It has to be under $100
    Modern Mac KB is not acceptable
    Must have a numeric keypad


    Maybe you could find an original Apple Bluetooth keyboard? The white and clear one had good feel and runs on Bluetooth.

    Sometimes you can find a Dinovo Edge on sale.... the local Micro Center had some for $70 or so last week. But those have a USB dongle for the wireless.

    I have 2 non-Apple Mac Keyboards... a Cheap MacCally and an expensive Moshi.
    The MacCally is perfectly adequate and is available with mouse and wireless.

    The Moshi is expensive and made of metal. It's OK but I like the Apple KB better.

    Microsoft Keyboards aren't bad though for awhile they insisted on replacing the F1- F12 keys with special function keys. That was just annoying.

    Have Fun,
    Keri
     
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  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I can let you have my M$ "split" ergonomic key-board, for a price.

    Someone gave it to me, took me a couple of weeks to get used to it, then I could really fly.

    But ....... then I got my iMac, and the rest is history.

    Now the M$ one looks and feels like it belongs back in the '80s.
     
  16. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Yeah. I have been meaning to get one of these for a while now. It'd look sick with any new Mac (being black and all, to go with the glass).
     

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