The Best Keyboard??

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The Best Keyboard??

I spilled some water on my keyboard this morning and it $hite th bed. now I'm back to the OEM apple board that came with my G4. is there a place out there that has a review of keyboards out on the market that have features that work with a Mac? I had a micro$oft ergonomic Keyboard (the one that crapped out) I liked it a lot, but I don't have to have ergo again (but its nice, I have big hands) Do you guys have any favorites or recommendations?

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Slashdot

A week or two ago Slashdot linked to a set of keyboard reviews, but I don't remember anything poping out at me when I skimmed thorough it. Then again I haven't seen a keyboard review yet that has covered tactile responce on keyboards (which to me is the most important factor in a keyboard)

The flexible rubber anything-proof keyboards out there suck horribly IMHO. I'd rather key in binary than use one of those on one of my main systems.

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My favorite Keyboard of all time was the DataDesk Mac 101, mine finally gave up the ghost and I haven't tried the newer 101e model. I've been using an Adesso Tru-Form (might be the Nu-Form, it doesn't say on the bottom) and it's not too bad as dome-switch KBDs go, but the Alps mechanical switches on the 101 were far superior. I think it's DataDesk that has a different layout KBD that might be good for large hands, but if you're an accomplished typist, you probably won't want to switch.

Are you looking for USB, I prefer using my older ADB keyboards with a USB adapter, there are AT to USB adapters that should allow you to use any old IBM comatible KBD on a USB Mac. Some of the links are down, but there are still some interesting KBD sites about 40% of the way down the page if you click "Classic" in my sig.

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