Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Looking for a decent keyboard? I replaced the keyboard on my home office desktop a few months ago and I am pleased with the choice I made. I actually tried several non-Microsoft keyboards and even considered buying one of the famous IBM Model M keyboards. Love those. In the end I decided the black Sidewinder pictured above suited my needs.
I like the action and feel of this keyboard. The backlighting is pretty cool, too. I really don’t use the backlighting much but on occasion if I am working late it comes in handy. I had problems with some of the keyboards I tried being compatible with my KVM switch. This one doesn’t allow me to use the hotkey features of the KVM so I need to manually press the KVM buttons to switch from machine to machine. Old school but I can deal with it.
If you are looking for a decent board, this should be on your list of consideration. Let me know if you have any questions.
Keith - try the daskeyboard if you want the clicky feel of the old IBM Model M but in a nice modern USB package: http://www.daskeyboard.com/
Not cheap but I have one at work and in the home office - Greatness! As an added bonus it drives co-workers crazy with the sound.