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Whats the best keyboard?

fultonbrowne profile image Fulton Browne ・1 min read

I am thinking about getting a new keyboard, whats the best one?

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Vincent Grovestine

If you're in the market for an ergonomic/split keyboard, you can't go wrong with the one from Microsoft's Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop set.

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Amory Meltzer

Same recommendation — I thought it weird at first, but took very little time to get used to. If I ever stop using it and start getting pain in my wrists from a laptop keyboard, I swear it goes away after just a few days with the Sculpt. I've thought about getting something else for years (something cool and mechanical!) but have never been able to justify it because I always find myself perfectly happy whenever I use it.

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Andi

That is a really nice keyboard, wondering how it stands againts the "Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000", any idea?

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Vincent Grovestine

Having never used one, I can't comment on the MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000; however, the Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard has been a fine replacement for my old, reliable Cirque Smoothcat keyboard.

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Eddie Aich

I've been experiencing early signs of carpal tunnel and have been looking for something like this. Thank you!

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Fernando Crozetta

Personally i like mechanical keyboards, but I usually choose the most silent key switches, "non clicky" ones. Corsair has some good keyboards, but i found my hyperx reallly good as well...
If you want to spend more money, duckyOne has some great keyboards as well

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Kevin Gawlik

Checkout /r/MechanicalKeyboards

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Fulton Browne Author

Thanks, I think that will help.

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Joe Erickson

I have been a big fan of chicklet style keyboards, which seems counter to a lot of the push for mechanical keyboards now. I have a Logitech K810 in a Colemak layout. This lets me write on the same keyboard for my two computers and my phone due to the easy bluetooth switching buttons. I used to have pain in my wrists from coding and writing all day and that has all but disappeared after switching to Colemak.

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Brad

There is probably a best out there for each person, but I don't think there is a single be all, end all keyboard that is the best for everyone.

I personally use Kinesis's FreeStyle 2 keyboard as my daily driver, which is a split keyboard. It had a lot of what I wanted for a daily driver, with the awesome feature of being a "true" split keyboard in that each side of the keyboard can be placed directly in-front of each of my arms.

  1. 9 inches of spacing between each side, so my arms are directly out in front, rather than "angled" to the middle of my body for a more ergonomic setup than most split keyboards. (I personally think I should of got the 20" version, so I could put my laptop between the sides)

  2. Its satisfying to work on, and isn't noisy. It isn't mechanical but feels similar to one (at least to me 😉)

  3. Its corded, as a daily driver I can't have my keyboard dying on me!


I also use a Google Pixelbook which has one of the best keyboards I've ever used in terms of "feel".

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Paul Johnson

I use the Kinesis Advantage2, because of some wrist problems I had. It takes a week or so to get use to but I found it greatly increases my comfort: kinesis-ergo.com/shop/advantage2/

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Carson Sturtevant

I'm a big fan of the Corsair K70 with silent switches. I love the feel of mechanical keyboards but hate the loud clacky ones.

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Fulton Browne Author

I will look in to that, thanks

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I am Schulz

I love the Logitech Craft. I hear the MX Keys feels the same, so that might be worth a look.
The Microsoft sculpt and apple keyboards a great too.
Mechanical keyboards are a bit too loud for m taste.

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Ryan

The Reddragon Kumara K552 is an excellent keyboard if you like mechanical keyboards. I've had mine for about a year now.

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Alberto Silva

ducky one 2 mini, das 4 ultimate are some of the BEST I've used ever, with MX brown, personal fave.

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Nayden Gochev

I am very happy by the CODE keyboard !

It is mechanical with o-rings so it is not that noisy and you customize the switches the way you want them. I am fan of Brown Cherry switches

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