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IMHO, it's the KeyTronic KT800.

Closet a rubber dome will ever get to a mechanical, in my opinion. The rubber dome switches have been described as "Topre-like", and I can vouch for that. The rubber domes are built with activation pressure (if that's the right term) that's different depending on what finger is hitting it. I.E., space bar is the stiffest, the F and J, and A, L, P, and Q are the easiest. As well, the keyboard is very precise for a rubber dome, with a satisfying click coming from bottoming out the key, and none of the squishyness that cheapo keyboards have. It's also built like a tank, I've punched mine in rage, spilled a bottle of vinegar into it, and dropped it down the stairs and it works fine.

And it's eighteen dollars.

Top that, logitech lovers.
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Dell Quietkey RT7D5JTW (the Made in Thailand model). The keycaps are mediocre but the feel is second to none for a rubber dome. Also quite loud.

The Keytronics over at the library feel great, though they're extremely loud.
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I love my Apple aluminum keyboard. I like how slim it is so that my wrists rest on the desk. I usually hate on apple but I gotta give it to this keyboard.

I fell in love with it when I used it at my workplace computer. We only use Macs at my workplace.
    
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sorry, doublepost, having connection issues...
    
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Originally Posted by B757;14305258 
Dell Quietkey RT7D5JTW (the Made in Thailand model). The keycaps are mediocre but the feel is second to none for a rubber dome. Also quite loud.

The Keytronics over at the library feel great, though they're extremely loud.

I totally forgot about the QuietKey. That's another good one.
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Keytronic, Dell 8135 and Logitech keyboards are all good for their price.
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JQD-00001-SideWinder-X4-Keyboard/dp/B002ZV51DI"]Sidewinder X4[/ame] was pretty good to me before I knew what a Filco felt like...
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Originally Posted by Ysbl;14305902 
I totally forgot about the QuietKey. That's another good one.

Actually only the Thailand models are good (RT7D5JTW). The made in China ones (SK-1000REW and SK-8000) are mediocre.
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Huge enter key and tiny backspace key. No thank you.
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Originally Posted by HometownHero;14327074 
Sidewinder X4 was pretty good to me before I knew what a Filco felt like...

I agree with this. It's pretty decent for a rubber dome keyboard and, unlike X6, has 11KRO.
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