Hey guys, my first post here on Overclock.net. Thanks for making this wonderful thread, I had never looked into keyboards so much in depth and I learned a lot from reading the OP. I think I am ready to upgrade from my MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
My situation is that as a full-time developer, a part-time hacker and an occasional gamer I type anywhere between 10-14 hours a day. I've recently burned out my left pinky finger because of holding the really hard CTRL key on my keyboard for too long and now I can barely use it without pain, so I've had to bandage it up and avoid relying on it for a few days.
I'm ready to spend whatever it takes to go easy on my hands, and if it means blowing through 300 bucks for a Topre keyboard, so be it. My prob is that after looking through elitekeyboards.com there's just too much choice out there, and I was hoping you guys might advise me.
I've temporarily discounted getting a HHKB because I'm not sure I'll be able to survive without arrows, so I've been looking at the Realforce 103B or the 87U Tenkeyless.
Does anybody have experience with them? Is there anything better out there for someone who'd like to stick to regular key configurations for now? Also, why is the smaller version (87U) almost 50% more expensive than the full-blow one?
Thanks!Edited by GlorifiedToaster - 8/22/11 at 11:20am