Keith Combs' Blahg

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Here’s the keyboard I use

Here’s the keyboard I use

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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.

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  • 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.

    Tim