Keyboards.

i'm not sure where to post this but i think this is the right place. now i just need some quick help on a small issue. What's the best keyboard i can get under $30?
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  1. A KB is a KB. What special features are you looking for?

    I have been using a M$ ergo for years, works for me but my wife hates it. All personal preference.
  2. A KB is definitely NOT just a KB.

    Sad to say, Microsoft do make damn fine keyboards (as well as mice, even though I use Logitech meeces) and it's hard to go past their "Microsoft Basic Keyboard 1.0A"

    I kid you not, that's what it's called!
  3. Quote:
    A KB is definitely NOT just a KB.

    Sad to say, Microsoft do make damn fine keyboards (as well as mice, even though I use Logitech meeces) and it's hard to go past their "Microsoft Basic Keyboard 1.0A"

    I kid you not, that's what it's called!


    Its Rev A because the orginal one had a bug in the keyboard driver that causes all letters to appear as @ when typing. :)
  4. say if you were to buy one under $30 what would u get? i just like to know what is the best keyboard i can get under $30. links would be great. thanks for the responses.
  5. Quote:
    A KB is definitely NOT just a KB.

    Sad to say, Microsoft do make damn fine keyboards (as well as mice, even though I use Logitech meeces) and it's hard to go past their "Microsoft Basic Keyboard 1.0A"

    I kid you not, that's what it's called!


    Should have been more specific. KB's are all feel, if it feels good under your fingers then get it, i.e. depth of stroke, resistance, sound. Since I grew up on an IBM Selectric, I like a 'heavier' feeling board.
  6. I'd get THIS or THIS. Both great prices for Microsoft natural keyboards.
  7. Here's one that isn't bad for less than $30

    http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?item=565452&GEN0=Y
  8. I'm using the 2188 model listed here http://www.havit.com.cn/products/sublist.asp?LarCode=Keyboard&MidCode=Mini
    it only cost £12 don't know what that is in US $ but it can put letters on the screen 8)
  9. Keytronic makes some nice and reliable keyboards in the $20 range.

    I would consider theirs, if not Unicomp's expensive Model M "Customizers".
  10. Cherry often boast about selling the most, are they worth it. I was going to get a cheap EZ8810 however scan went out of stock and as it is no longer with all the rest of the components the postage is going to be more than the keyboard! :x
  11. i'd would go for logitech before microsoft for keyboard or mouse.

    what about this one?

    Link
  12. Go to your local computer shop. Type on a few. Pick one you like. Buy it.

    There's no substitute for doing it yourself - you can't pick up a keyboard on the strength of reviews!

    Personally, I'd love to get one of these;

    http://www.clickykeyboard.com/ibm_chrono_gallery.htm

    Used one of the original IBM buckling spring keyboards at work for about a year, and it was the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used. Made one *hell* of a racket, though
  13. Sunbeam Tech have some very cool keyboards and mice just around 25-30$. The coolest thing about them is that they look very different in daylight and in the dark, and that translucent design is kind of stylish. 8)

    http://www.sunbeamtech.com/index-2.html ('Peripherals' section)
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