beschizza at August 29th, 2013 13:09 — #1
lambaste at August 29th, 2013 13:27 — #2
Haven't you guys ever heard of the Das Keyboard? It's pretty much like you describe here. I would post a picture, but I can't. Google image search "Das Keyboard Ultimate S"
wrybread at August 29th, 2013 13:28 — #3
It's indeed awesome, but I really wish they'd put the multimedia keys on the useless (to me) numpad keys. Then in dip switches let me completely change the numpad to multimedia keys, no shift key involved. I'd buy that in a heartbeat if it had that feature.
Why are there so few decent keyboards outside of the Mac universe without numpads? If I want to use a numpad, I'll get a dedicated numpad. Sheesh.
old at August 29th, 2013 13:32 — #4
The Ducky Shine is a decent comparable, too.
timquinn at August 29th, 2013 13:33 — #5
How does it hold up to spilled coffee?
kcsaff at August 29th, 2013 13:33 — #6
@lambaste @timquinn There's lots of Cherry MX keyboards, but I don't think there are a lot with the higher force MX Clears, like CODE. I like my Cherry browns, but I'm still hoping Unicomp will get their act together and produce a modernized (space saving, NKRO) buckling spring keyboard some day.
marjae at August 29th, 2013 13:36 — #7
Well, it's not for me. Even the mid-size version is too wide for one-handed use. I can't tell the distance for awkward key presses. I can tell that I can't fit the keyboard and a mousepad on my desk without jamming one or the other way to the left, which adds to rsi. Using centrally-located keys for control is helpful, but a set of switches only allows so much configurability. I can't tell how easily it adapts to non-"standard" characters either, I'm sick of having to go into character maps for all the stuff compose keys don't handle.
marjae at August 29th, 2013 13:38 — #8
What are keypads for anyway? Except to take up space?
digitalartform at August 29th, 2013 13:41 — #9
I just want one with no working caps lock key.
lambaste at August 29th, 2013 13:44 — #10
jtoddleffar at August 29th, 2013 13:46 — #11
But why does it have a Scoll Lock key? (serious question, not trying to be a smart-aleck)
retepslluerb at August 29th, 2013 13:47 — #12
Caps Lock? So just disable it in your settings!
grymrpr at August 29th, 2013 13:50 — #13
I still pine for another IBM Model M.
dragonfrog at August 29th, 2013 13:51 — #14
Only nine-key combos? But I have ten fingers!
xzzy at August 29th, 2013 13:54 — #15
They just need a model with programmable macro keys.. the sorts of buttons you don't think you need until you have them.
maushammer at August 29th, 2013 13:54 — #16
more importantly, cheese puff fingers?
beschizza at August 29th, 2013 13:56 — #17
engineer at August 29th, 2013 14:03 — #18
Scroll lock is still commonly used in Excel. But if we're going to make the numpad an accessory for purchase by spreadsheet users, might as well toss scroll lock in there with it.
chickied at August 29th, 2013 14:09 — #19
CodingHorror - BRAVO!! I love it. love it!!!
allengarvin at August 29th, 2013 14:21 — #20
I tried hooking up my old model M just last year. It slowed my typing speed down noticeably, and was just too much work, requiring more finger strength than I wanted to use. I've still got a working NeXT (keyboard is pre-ADB), and its mechanical keyboard has a wonderful feel to it. Except for the annoying placement of the backslash and | keys, I wouldn't mind using it with my PC, if it were possible.
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