[CentralOH] better keyboards

jep200404 at columbus.rr.com jep200404 at columbus.rr.com
Fri Apr 12 23:09:41 CEST 2013

On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:31:40 -0400, Eric Floehr <eric at intellovations.com> wrote:

> better keyboards

> > Model M13 Trackpoint II
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_M_keyboard
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicomp
> > http://pckeyboard.com/page/category/EnduraPro
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZF_Electronics#Cherry_switches
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Hacking_Keyboard
> >
> > has bad feel:
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimus_Maximus_keyboard

> I am *very* pleased with my Leopold with Cherry MX Brown switches:
> http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold,tenkeyless&pid=fc200rtab

> The only negative at all on the keyboard is the
> letters are painted on rather than etched, so they are fading a little bit
> after a year of use (I'm a heavy user).

The classic solution is double injection[1], 
where the legend is solid plastic. 
I'll be impressed if you can wear through those. 

You should _see_ how this is solved on XY's keyboard. 

On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:05:53 -0400, Nick Albright <nick.albright at gmail.com> wrote:

> I must say that I think Eric turned me onto my current fav keyboard. 

I was probably the original instigator. 
I wonder how much has been spent. 

Perhaps folks should bring their better keyboards to a meeting 
for a touchy feely comparison. Where did I put my M3s? 

> ... carpal tunnel ...

With a keyboard in one's lap, one's wrists are bent less. 
and desktop space is not wasted. 

Ooo aah[2].

[1] https://duckduckgo.com/html/?q=double+injection+key+caps

[2] http://www.clickykeyboards.com/index.cfm/fa/items.main/parentcat/9244/subcatid/0/id/570702
    Unfortunately, these don't have a middle pointer button. 

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