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    Recommend me a keyboard

    Hi,

    Right - my old Memorex keyboard just died. Anyone recommend me a decent keyboard:

    - Must be black
    - High quality
    - Wired - PS2 - no interest in wireless

    I'm getting back into playing CS so I dont want any 3 key limit rubbish. Any ideas? I have a logitech in the office that is perfect but it has been discontinued
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    The standard DELL keyboard?

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    Logitech UltraX keyboard. Just bought one for my new system. Very slim, low-profile and elegant but does have a silver body, keys are black though (so it doesn't quite meet all three of your requirements).

    It is fairly compact and no-nonsense. It oozes class and has high-precision laptop style keys with a very good soft but assured feel to them. I do a lot of typing and have tried many, many keyboards and this is by far the best. It is also wired with a USB/PS2 adapter.

    It's a steal from Scan at £16.44. Here's the link:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=140005

    As the keyboard is two-tone, you can use a silver or black mouse with it and the setup will look very nice. A beige/whit mouse looks a bit out of place with this keyboard.

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    That's just what I am after, but I cant stand the fact that they have changed the design of the insert/delete/home/end cluster.

    Why on earth do companies feel the need to redesign the basic layout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBeeeenster
    Why on earth do companies feel the need to redesign the basic layout?
    A damn good question..
    Sorry, I can't add to the suggestions here, but I haven't bought a keyboard in 7 years.. lol.

    S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBeeeenster
    Why on earth do companies feel the need to redesign the basic layout?
    Dunno by that annoys me too - I mean the new MS keyboards with the Function switching key are in my eyes truely horrid

    On a side note - Cherry recently did a survey @ work and dished out some keyboards to the people who were honest enough to give them true feedback - I got a cherry G86-2100 ( USB but can be used with a PS2 adaptor ) and when I got it I was humming or arrring as to whether it would be any good.

    Well about 9 weeks later - I'm using it now and fine its better than any other keyboard I've used and ideal for gaming

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    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=82987

    I love it.
    As Monkey says though, the function key thing can be very annoying, but they board itself is a pleasure to type on.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBeeeenster
    but I cant stand the fact that they have changed the design of the insert/delete/home/end cluster.

    Why on earth do companies feel the need to redesign the basic layout?
    Very annoying, I hate it too

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    I have to admit, keyboards are getting really crappy of late, personally i would pay up to £100 for a keyboard if it was perfect. The keyboard is almost as important than the monitor imo.
    btw, that 3 key limit thing, I think its a PS/2 issue, no USB keyboards present the same problem, I could be wrong, but every PS/2 keyboard I've ever owned did the same annoying thing when i was trying to play UT/HL/Anything, I got a USB keyboard last year and it works fine.

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