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The best keyboard for a programmer?




The story is like this. The old keyboard died three months ago, and I just can’t get used to the new one. I decided to make myself a gift in the form of an excellent keyboard. But, after reading a lot of forums, I realized that this is not an easy task.
I made two conclusions for myself: the keyboard must be mechanical, the type of mechanism is Cherry-MX Blue

But there are plenty of such keyboards:

  • iOne Scorpius M10
  • iOne Scorpius M10 BL
  • Ducky DK-9008
  • Ducky DK-9000
  • Ducky DK-1008
  • Ducky DK-1087
  • Ducky DK-9008-G2
  • Cherry G80-3000 LSCRC-2
  • iOne Scorpius 35
  • Das Model S

Please express your opinion, your preferences on this issue, which keyboards you used and which ones you liked. I would be very happy if opinions are supported by experience. To be honest, I haven’t touched any of these keyboards by touch, and my friends don’t have any. As for the shops, they usually have cheap membrane keyboards.

Answer 1, authority 100%

The keyboard should be chosen according to tactile sensations.
That is, take it and click, if it is pleasant to the touch, you can take it, if not, then it is not worth it.

and the mechanism is already secondary, it can be membrane and it is convenient to work on it, or it can be mechanical and feel discomfort.

It is also desirable to take a full-size, with a normal key size.

More weighty is the correct position of the hands and the position of the hand.
Since the hands and hands themselves get tired more with prolonged work at the keyboard than fingers.
It is also desirable to have a chair with armrests so that your elbows do not have fun in the air when you work, and be sure to do a warm-up for your fingers once an hour.

Answer 2, authority 33%

Answer 3, authority 22%

There are several options. In practice, I have worked for the following which I can recommend:

  1. IBM Model M. You can watch here , here and here . Hellish, mega-handy thing. Cons: no Win buttons and no context menu (these buttons couldn’t have been simple in ’87). It is also loud. Pros – excellent key travel, crisp click, long and quality tail. The most important thing is that the caps are removable (!) And the keyboard is easy to localize if you have the necessary caps.
  2. IBM Notebook keyboard. Ideal for ThinkPad T40 (p) / T41 (p) / T42 (p) / T43 (p) and T60 (p) / T61 (p). They were also installed up to the T500 / R500. Better if with a mechanism from NMB (there were two more manufacturers, like lexmark and chicony). It also exists as a separate keyboard . Pros – convenient, complete with a “mouse”. The separate one has a USB interface + a built-in hub. Both variations (in the laptop and separately) have a clear, clear click.
  3. Mitsumi keyboard millenium . Membrane buttons. The click is soft. My wife is delighted, but I personally am not very tolerant. The keyboard is practically inaudible. She was exposed to repeated floods, falls, his wife used a knife on her. Klava is still alive.

Answer 4, authority 11%

Answer 5

If you type “blindly” then you have to choose a keyboard with the usual arrangement of buttons for you, if not, then use the method suggested by @savro

Answer 6

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