I just finished reading the review and comments about Das Keyboard on Slashdot which apparently seems to provide a better typing experience for a hefty price tag. In case you are wondering what Das Keyboard means it's a mix of German and English with Das Keyboard simply translating to The Keyboard.
The keyboard comes as a professional and ultimate edition with the only difference between the versions that the ultimate Keyboard ships with blank keys which should be fine for anyone who wants to improve his typing skills the hard way. (the first weeks will be rather painful I believe).
Well, I would not want to pay $80 - $129 for a computer keyboard and I usually prefer simple solid keyboards from manufacturers like IBM or Logitech that come without all those extra "multimedia" keys that modern keyboards seem to ship with. My keyboards are cheap usually but provide great feedback when pressing a key on it. I really don't feel comfortable with those thin Notebook like keyboards and those ergonomic keyboards that I usually throw at the next wall whenever I have to use them.
What type of keyboards do you prefer? Classic? Modern? Ergonomic? Uber? Multimedia? Let me know.
Update: I'm currently considering getting a mechanical keyboard for the first time in my life. Everyone is telling me that they are the best when it comes to typing all day long on a keyboard. I made the decision to jump into the water and order Das Keyboard, with key indicators, to test it for myself. It is certainly more expensive than your usual keyboard, but not more expensive than gaming keyboards which seem to be a trend recently.
I do not need media keys and all that stuff, but I know some who love it.
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