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    What keyboard did I have?

    Sounds like a daft question but a while ago I bought a keyboard based on a recommendation from a magazine. Nothing super-fancy, no "extra buttons", not wireless, but it came highly recommended based on the keyboard feel. The other "special feature" was the space-bar was of some kind of anti-static material which de-staticised your fingers whenever you pressed it.

    Problem is, it was sat on my office desk at work when the buncefield oil depot blew up, and sadly the desk and the depot were about 300 yards apart Needless to say my keyboard is now toast, somewhere amongst the rubble of our headquarters...

    And now I can't remember what it was, and really would like another. Any ideas who made it? The space-bar feature probably helps id it.

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    if you want a non fancy super high quality keyboard you may like this:

    http://www.raptor-gaming.com/raptor/raptorUK/index.htm

    its a "GAMING" keyboard but its noting fancy but super high quality, the ibm laptop keyboard of the desktop
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    Ta, but after much head-scratching I remembered - a KeyTronic KT2001

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    Just curious, why do you need to de-staticise your fingers ? And that keyboard is ugly lol.
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    It may be ugly... but I agree, it's one of the best keyboards I've ever used (plus has no ugly buttons that would never be used!)

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    The Saitek PZ30AU is the best keyboard i've used in my life, the key action is smooth, so its spot on for gaming..

    I would never get the Raptor A1 because the key layout is pants and is extortionately priced, its in no way a gamers keyboard, because a lot of gamers prefer to use the direction arrows for movement in fps games since there's a good selection of keys all around their fingers. and it is even worse for a programmer. Page Up/Down and arrow Up/Down are a MUCH faster method of scrolling through documents than with the mouse.
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    LOL, my keyboard dont have any extra function, but i would want to lock the Windows key during game
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    Just curious, why do you need to de-staticise your fingers ? And that keyboard is ugly lol.
    As already mentioned by SourceQuench - it's a bloody good keyboard. When you are programming all day it's all about feel and the keys on this board are spot-on for that.

    As for the anti-staticy spacebar thing, *supposedly* it's to reduce static on your fingers, "reducing comfort". In other words, marketing speak for "well, we need to try to sell this rather beige and unexciting keyboard somehow so lets think up a gimmick". Whether it actually works, dunno.

    Still, a recommended work-a-day keyboard.

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