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Krad
04-10-2009, 01:15 PM
i have to replace my keyboard and would like some advice such as - usb or ps/2 (pros and cons); microsoft or logitech; cheap generic keyboard or better quality around the 30 dollar mark ( or more?); and anything to be aware of. any suggestions would be appreciated.
am considering pc online shop - any good or bad experiences with them?

nedkelly
04-10-2009, 01:29 PM
I myself prefer USB keyboards. No idea why.

somebody
04-10-2009, 01:30 PM
If you spend a lot of time in front of your PC, get yourself an ergonomic keyboard. I have a cheap one (Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000) which is actually really nice, and solidly built.

PCOnlineShop - in my experience they've been good. Despite being quite cheap, they handled the RMA process really quickly (I had a faulty PSU replaced under warranty within a couple of days). They're also one of the few lower-cost suppliers that accept credit cards.

gary67
04-10-2009, 02:38 PM
Some motherboards ship without a PS2 socket on them these days so I would go with USB however I keep a couple of PS2 keyboards for troubleshooting purposes

Blam
04-10-2009, 02:45 PM
I've had to RMA a motherboard before...within 2 days they'd personally delivered a new one to my house. Excellent services IMO

But, some people seem to think different...
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/297771/?

For a good keyboard, I highly, highly recommend the Logitech Wave.

I've had the M$ ergnonomic KB before, but the Wave is waay better.

Its around $70...but its worth it if you use your PC alot IMO

Blam

pctek
04-10-2009, 03:24 PM
usb or ps/2
microsoft or logitech
; cheap generic keyboard or better quality
am considering pc online shop - any good or bad experiences with them?

USB. PS2 is going the way of ISA and AGP.

EIther. I prefer Logitech personally.

Quality - isn't that what MS- Logitech was about? Where does generic come into it?


PCOnline:


http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/297771/?

Cicero
04-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Serious typist I know do not like the ergonomic keyboards,keys not where they should be.

Good Logitech is the way to go.

Krad
05-10-2009, 08:59 AM
Thanks guys for the good advice. I'll go with Logitech.
Cheers.

DeSade
05-10-2009, 10:52 AM
Logitech G15 or if you have cash to splash the new logitech G18

Trev
05-10-2009, 11:11 AM
As far as I'm concerned a keyboard is a keyboard. I have had a MS Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 I bought on special from DSE about 3 or 4 months ago ahd find it very good.
:)

wratterus
05-10-2009, 11:15 AM
Keyboards - only buy Logitech or Microsoft if you want something nice.

The no name $20 jobbie does the job, but it's never as nice.

sal
05-10-2009, 07:29 PM
There's a Logitech kb+mouse deal on 1-day (http://www.1-day.co.nz/) today, I'm unsure how good of a deal it is exactly though.

Nomad
05-10-2009, 07:43 PM
Not sure on the ergo keyb, I am a touch typist but I guess they will take some time in getting used to.

somebody
05-10-2009, 07:56 PM
Not sure on the ergo keyb, I am a touch typist but I guess they will take some time in getting used to.

Some ergonomic keyboards (like the one I have) are a compromise between "proper" ergonomic design and more familiar layouts. It has a curved shape, but does not split the keys, meaning that you can touch-type incorrectly and still hit all the keys.

Blam
06-10-2009, 09:43 AM
Some ergonomic keyboards (like the one I have) are a compromise between "proper" ergonomic design and more familiar layouts. It has a curved shape, but does not split the keys, meaning that you can touch-type incorrectly and still hit all the keys.

Yep, like the wave.

The MS Ergo 6000 is pretty good, but has the "seperated" design..