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  • I don't care about the keyboard, anything is fine

    13 46.43%
  • I bought an ergonomic keyboard, for RSI preventing purposes

    1 3.57%
  • I'm not using an ergonomic keyboard, but the keyboard matters

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Thread: What keyboard do you use for programming?

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    What keyboard do you use for programming?

    I'm looking for a good ergonomic keyboard for programming purposes, and I'm wondering what kind of keyboard other programmers prefer.

    So, what keyboard do you use for programming?
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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    I don't think it matters, as I am using most of my time planning/researching instead of actually writing code. But when I do, I use the plain old keyboard of the notebook (a Turkish QWERTY).

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    QWERTY all the way. Style is up to you. But my favorite is a flat style model with a numpad.

    Wireless is nice.

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    I use a SIIG mini keyboard, it saves on desk space.

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    I use the keyboard that came with my Dell opti 745. When I got a new system, I kept the keyboard because the ones that come with the new Dells are horrid -- even with the back legs up it was flat on the desk. I like an angle.

    I keep eyeing those ergonomic split keyboards, because I notice after a while that my pinkies are hitting the keys at an off angle that causes them to get fatigued after a day of typing (especially in emacs with all the ctrl-this and ctrl-that), and I'm thinking the ergo keyboard would be better. My only worry is that I'd get too used to it and wouldn't be able to handle typing on the laptop any more.

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    Quote Originally Posted by exploder View Post
    I use a SIIG mini keyboard, it saves on desk space.
    Yea desk space is a plus.. Running a Apple mini Bluetooth Keyboard myself.. It goes great with my mac mini..

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    That Apple one looks horrid. I'd definitely go for Microsoft or even standard Dell.

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    I got one of these second-hand, but it works really well after I cleaned it out (yes, it was gross...earwax!?), and has a really nice "clicky" feel.


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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    My VAIO's keyboard by far. Can't write faster anywhere else. It's sort of macish...
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