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Tiago Marques • Edited


Dell SK-8135
It's an old keyboard, I think from 2005-2007, but it's one of the best keyboards I've used, some function and multimedia keys.
It's the keyboard where I can type the fastest way possible :)

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Mike Lockhart • Edited

That's my old reliable standby which I let the kids use on the home PC. (I use a re-arranged Sun Type 6 myself, for it's Unix nostalgia).

The Dell takes a beating well, keys aren't too bad for a rubber-dome, media keys are handy. I leave this one in QWERTY too.

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Thomas H Jones II

Euw... Type 6.

The Sun4 keyboard (the one that shipped with the SPARCStation 2) was the best keyboard Sun ever put out. Throughout the 90s, I dragged one with me from job to job.

SGI's US-101 that came with the Indigo22 Impact series was pretty decent too.

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Mike Lockhart

I agree, the Type 4 was a pretty nice keyboard. I can't find one that's also USB though, and my Type 6 was a dumpster refugee.

I'd chose an IBM Model M remake over the SGI.

The new Kinesis Freestyle would be a good, ergo facsimile of the Sun layout, if you add a number pad.

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Gene Author

Now this is unique!

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Brent Nicholas

I bought an expensive mechanical keyboard myself from Razer I hate it because the key width is so small so I naturally hit the wrong keys and it's too dang loud. Now I'm trying to find old membrane keyboards. I think keyboards have gone down in general they're no longer practical and I'm 27 yrs old so it's not like I'm not with the times.

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Thomas H Jones II

You want expensive mechanical, try one of these beasties!

steampunk

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Jason Charney

I want Dell to bring back the SK-8135 and either make it wireless and/or have that LED backlighting.