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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?

  1. #21
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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

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  2. #22
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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    I bought my keyboard at a used store in the local university campus. It was kind of dusty, but after being cleaned with an an anti-microbial wipe it was excellent. it does not have any square keys left of the arrow keys. They are all well angled for touch-typing.

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    The keyboard on my Lenovo ThinkPad T530. Without a doubt the finest keyboard I've ever used. That being said, I'm just beginning to learn how to program (spend the last 8 months learning/playing with Ruby, now learning some Rails stuff).

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    Just the stock keyboard that came with my Dell. For a cheap, rubber-dome keyboard it's actually pretty decent, but after 5 years of heavy use it's lost some action and response.

    http://cdn.overclock.net/8/86/860645...s_ndo4190.jpeg

    I've tried ergonomic, chiclet, flat/slim ... I just can't get used to anything but a standard board with tall keys, lol. Nor have I ever had any use for any gaming/macro type boards. I really want to try out a Das Keyboard Silent, though.
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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiel92 View Post
    Interesting that most of you have regular keyboards.
    Anyone using stuff like http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/keyboards.htm ?
    I do! After visiting a physiotherapist and noticing that I was already developing RSI, I decided I needed a more ergonomic setup. I use this set from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en...7000/WTA-00001

    Especially the mouse makes a big difference. It's just so much more natural to hold your wrist at a slight angle like that and it shows. I can seriously feel the difference when I need to type on a regular- or notebook keyboard now.

    Also I made sure that my monitor is set to a proper height and my laptop is up on a stand so I can more or less keep my back straight while on the clock.

    An ergonomic setup is seriously underrated in the IT world.
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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    Yeah, I think that one, http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en...7000/WTA-00001, is indeed good. It's a shame that's it's pretty heavy. I would like to have a lighter one, for portabililty.
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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    Filco majestouch 2 ninja - The greatest keyboard in the world!

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?



    Razer Arctosa. Makes quite a bit of sense really. Gamers put their keyboards through a lot of strain, especially when losing, so a gaming keyboard is likely to be reliable and long-lasting. Gamers play for hours on end, so a good gaming keyboard will be comfortable for marathon coding sessions. Gamers need good tactile and audible feedback that they've pressed the keys correctly, so a gaming keyboard will probably be quite easy to type on.

    And yes, it's quite a nice keyboard to use for coding.
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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post


    Razer Arctosa. Makes quite a bit of sense really. Gamers put their keyboards through a lot of strain, especially when losing, so a gaming keyboard is likely to be reliable and long-lasting. Gamers play for hours on end, so a good gaming keyboard will be comfortable for marathon coding sessions. Gamers need good tactile and audible feedback that they've pressed the keys correctly, so a gaming keyboard will probably be quite easy to type on.

    And yes, it's quite a nice keyboard to use for coding.
    But bloody expensive

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    Re: What keyboard do you use for programming?

    QWERTY English only, as its the only one I've ever used.
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