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    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    I'm Martin.

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    I need to get a new keyboard. Looking for something that has keys with the feel and quality of the old IBM or Tandy machines of the 1980s. Don't want wireless and must have numeric keypad.

    Budget up to a ton but I'd rather not pay that much.

    Had a look on line but the choice is vast and most of them look like tat. Any help gratefully received.
    Current Lash Up:

    *Oppo BDT-101CI* Nelson Pass DCB1 / Krell KSA100 mkII * JM Lab Electra 926 *


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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    Picked up a Dell keyboard in a boot sale for about a fiver a couple of years ago. It replaced a previous Dell keyboard, where some of the letters had worn from much use.
    Barry

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    You may want to look at the Cherry mechanical keyboards:

    https://www.cherry.co.uk/products/of...s.html?cat=404

    My favourite is the G80-3000, reminiscent of the original IBM AT keyboard of yore:

    https://www.cherry.co.uk/cherry-g80-3000.html

    Available here for 90:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cherry-WHIT...10PZMY6M7JH004
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    I'm using an Acer keyboard that came with a new PC. It has proper hard buttons with a good tactile operation and USB lead. Probably loads on ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VillageIdiot View Post
    You may want to look at the Cherry mechanical keyboards:

    https://www.cherry.co.uk/products/of...s.html?cat=404

    My favourite is the G80-3000, reminiscent of the original IBM AT keyboard of yore:

    https://www.cherry.co.uk/cherry-g80-3000.html

    Available here for 90:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cherry-WHIT...10PZMY6M7JH004
    I like the look of that - expensive but it will get used 40 hrs a week so maybe worth it.
    Current Lash Up:

    *Oppo BDT-101CI* Nelson Pass DCB1 / Krell KSA100 mkII * JM Lab Electra 926 *


    'You fool! To think that your ape-brain could contain the full knowledge of the Krell!'

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    Looks exactly like my Dell.

    Maybe Cherry make keyboards for others on an OEM basis.
    Barry

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    I can recommend the Keyboard Company. They sell top quality keyboards. I've bought couple of great keyboard from them (but they don't have numerical keypads - so no go for you).
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