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LOG
05-29-2010, 10:54 AM
I'm looking for comfortable, very ergonomic, reliable wireless range probably wouldn't have to be more than ten feet, probably more like eight, and I don't want to spend much more than $60.
I'm not even really sure about ergonomic, I have a wrist cushion I can use, so I'm not sure that a keyboard with some sort of built in plastic thing would be all that much more helpful.

Any suggestions you can make from personal experience would be great.

Otherwise if you're interested I'm mainly looking at the following:
HP - Wireless Elite Keyboard (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Wireless+Elite+Keyboard+-+Black/9352666.p?id=1218089773731&skuId=9352666) (Mainly worried about the height.)
Saitek - Cyborg Keyboard (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Saitek+-+Cyborg+Keyboard/9498233.p?id=1218114704317&skuId=9498233)
Seal Shield - Silver Surf Wireless Multimedia Keyboard (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seal+Shield+-+Silver+Surf+Wireless+Multimedia+Keyboard/9798274.p?id=1218176210623&skuId=9798274) (Multimedia keys usually annoys me more than anything. Also looks a bit small.)
Logitech Pro 2000 Cordless Standard Keyboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126052)
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126041) ( I already have a mouse.)
Microsoft Wireless Standard Keyboard 3000 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109175)
Logitech K350 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126076)
Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 3000 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0011FHSGW/ref=nosim/3147335-20)
Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 4000 (http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wireless-Laser-Desktop-4000/dp/B000MQYBTI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1275110877&sr=1-2)
Logitech Cordless MX Duo (http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Cordless-MX-Duo-967300-0403/dp/B000095ISG) (Rather expensive...)

CACTUSWENDY
05-29-2010, 02:09 PM
Dang, you pay a lot for a key board. I have wireless and paid like under 30.00 for it. it is a Logitech brand. It's not the first of this brand that I have had.

There are several 'sizes'. At the store you might see how far you fingers are at rest.

thehairymob
05-29-2010, 07:44 PM
My keyboard is the cheap tesco's own brand and wired to boot. Too much expense all those batteries. And the keyboard was under a 5. :)

Xvee
05-29-2010, 08:20 PM
Try these online shops. They tend to be cheaper than other places, have customer reviews, and sometimes free shipping.

tigerdirect
meritline
newegg

aadams73
05-29-2010, 09:12 PM
Any suggestions you can make from personal experience would be great.

Otherwise if you're interested I'm mainly looking at the following:
HP - Wireless Elite Keyboard (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Wireless+Elite+Keyboard+-+Black/9352666.p?id=1218089773731&skuId=9352666) (Mainly worried about the height.)


I have this one and my love for it knows no bounds. It's extremely low profile, but not uncomfortably flat. You mentioned CTS so I don't know how it will affect that, but I (normally) spend most of my day typing and I've had no problems of that sort. Mind you, I do get up, take breaks and stretch things out, so that may contribute to my lack of CTS issues.

It's a very light touch so you don't have to push too hard to get the keys to respond. The reliable range is at least what you're looking for.

I'm really picky about keyboards, and I have to say this one was love at first type. It's got a really great feel.

Plus it's spill-resistant. :D

Medievalist
05-29-2010, 10:40 PM
I'd go around to shops locally, and ask to try one. Seriously, the feel of the keyboard is a very individual thing.

Some of the larger chains will let you take home a loaner for a refundable deposit.

Xvee
05-30-2010, 12:26 AM
Some of the larger chains will let you take home a loaner for a refundable deposit.


No way! What if some dude with a porn addiction takes it home for a spin and returns it? Speeeeeew.