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Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 29-Jan-11 17:08:48
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Plain office-type keyboard sought


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For years when I was working I used a standard office keyboard - standard 105 key type.

I'm looking to get something similar for my home PC, I have absolutely no need for anything more than the standard 105 keys. No extra keys, functionality, whatever.

Last year my trusty Fujitsu keyboard died (multiple intake of crumbs and coffee didn't help) so I managed to get locally a Digital Corporation keyboard. Frankly though it's not very good, it rattles rather than taps when keys are hit, sometimes key presses don't register, basically compared to my Fujitsu it's a washout.

Any suggestions for such a keyboard? Clearly I could buy another Fujitsu one but I really would like to see and 'feel' a keyboard before buying so where could I do that?

Tony
Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 29-Jan-11 17:10:51
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PC World is a good place to go. Also, most Maplin stores have a selection on display.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 30-Jan-11 00:40:39
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As been said PC world normally have some on display, they did stop it here for a while, but they are back on display now, comet seems to lock their s away.

I like Logitech Keyboards, they do normal ones as well, they just feel good, even the cheaper ones.

The best keyboards used to be Cherry, but they used to be expensive, they seem to have gone into the cheap market now. i got a old Cherry Keyboard here, a old switch type, no membrane for that keyboard, At connection mind you and no windows key that was from t he days of Dos.


But have a look Logitech and see if Microsoft makes normal keyboards as their are pretty good as well.

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Standard User tetsuo
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Feb-11 11:28:07
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neither place has a great selection of peripherals, if the op is a touch typist its probably worth him getting either a Filco Majestouch or Topre Realforce they are a bit expensive though (especially the realforce)

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Feb-11 12:08:26
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Hi, if you can find one the IBM Model M keyboard is the best keyboard ever made, new they were originally priced at £250 each.

The one I am using right now is dated 1992 and I bought it brand-new back in 1994 for £63 you can find them on eBay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_M_keyboard

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m570&_nkw=...

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 12:57:33
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Hi, this Unicomp is the same as the model M 102 IBM keyboard I have with Buckling Spring key action and same keys layout UK English with detachable lead and PS/2 connection.

The one shown is French key layout http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/cu104ps2.html

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Standard User Littleseen
(newbie) Mon 21-Feb-11 15:13:13
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I use an old Gateway keyboard and bought two spares (£2 each) at the same time, from a stallholder's oddments box at a pc fair about 5 years ago.

But even that is not a patch on the superb keyboard for my now-given-away BBC Acorn. I believe they are still available brandnew and that one vendor offers it ready-converted to work with a modern pc.

It is beyond me that no keyboard maker has not produced a keyboard for the huge number of us who type with two fingers and want good seperation between the keys with each successive tier raised well above the preceding lower one. Littleseen.

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