Ulf Zimmermann ulf at
Wed Dec 12 11:39:48 PST 2007

On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 07:59:58AM -0800, Jason C. Wells wrote:
> Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> >alive <alive at> writes:
> >>I was wondering if anybody knew of a good wired keyboard (+ maybe mouse)
> >>that my hands won't get tired of using about 8-12 hours a day.
> >>Thanks :)
> >
> >If you're happy with your current set (apart from the RF issues),
> >Logitech almost certainly have a wired version.
> I really like my Logitech Ultra X.  It's an OEM keyboard and not 
> available in stores.  I got mine at Newegg for about $20.  For me the 
> tactile scissor switch i.e laptop style keys are preferred.  It is one 
> of few modern keyboards that don't try to _improve_the layout.  It's a 
> straight PC104 layout.  Now if I could just get X Windows to use the 
> media keys.
> I mean to hook up one of those new Apple keyboards real soon now.  They 
> are so so sweet!  They are available in 
> wired and wireless.
> And if you really like tactile response, the one true keyboard is the 
> IBM Model M. It also doubles as a weapon for beating burglars who invade 
> your home.
> Later,
> Jason

I still like the keyboards from NMB which they oemed to SUN, SGI and Compaq.
Unfortunatly NMB doesn't make them anymore, only membrane ones now. But you
might still find places which sell them. Otherwise I like Cherry keyboards
as they are still using real switches on several of their models. Another
good keyboard, old style IBM with loud click, is from
but it looks like their website is having a problem right now.

Regards, Ulf.

Ulf Zimmermann, 1525 Pacific Ave., Alameda, CA-94501, #: 510-865-0204
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