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Can somebody help me find a good mechanical keyboard on CDW.com?

post #1 of 13
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It's for work and we buy this kind of hardware exclusively from CDW.

I'm looking for a regular 104/105-key US layout, MX Blue switches, USB connection, nothing fancy beyond that. I've found nothing except Cherry keyboards, but because they have hundreds of models, I'm a little confused.

Notably there are lots of expensive point-of-sale keyboards with magnetic card readers that we have no use for (we're just a 2-person IT dept. who do a lot of typing). I'm just lost in the sea of cryptic Cherry model numbers.
post #2 of 13
Might be best to call them. I am going through pages of keyboards now and not really seeing anything that jumps out to fit what you want.
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But those have the touch pad? Don't think the OP wants that.
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post #5 of 13
those are almost all the cherry mx boards (instead of my boards).
at least this way op won't get a my.
as far as finding a 104, that's not gonna happen.
post #6 of 13
Remember, 99% of G80-11900 boards have MX blacks, and all G80-8*** boards have either MX browns or clears. G81 boards all have crappy MY switches.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
It's for my colleague and myself -- I know she likes the clicky ones, so MX Blues would be a must, but I wouldn't mind trying out MX Browns for myself.
It's no big deal if there's that touch pad I guess.
Personally I guess I could even be fine with a tenkeyless.
Is $150 about the price range I should be expecting for this?
post #8 of 13
none of those will have blues, it's just browns or blacks use the cheat sheet phaedrus provided. at a min 150.
post #9 of 13
To better assist you with your request. Please contact our sales team @ 800-800-4239 for further assistance.

CDW_msimeon
Eatontown, New Jersey
Quality Analyst, Customer Relations CDW Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Eastern Time
post #10 of 13
In the US and Europe, almost all Cherry branded MX boards use black switches. You need to seek out more specialized suppliers for the good stuff.

It's not helped by the fact that not even Cherry understands their own model number scheme.
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