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Any decent keyboard without numeric pad?

  1. Apr 23, 2008 #1
    Full-size keyboards take too much space when you're on a small desk. But a minimal keyboard that I got turned out to be cap, I ended up making more typos and was unable to type fast.

    So does anyone know of a decent small-size keyboard? With standard-depth, decent keys like those of a normal keyboard, that too many of those mini keyboards are missing?
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2008 #2

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  4. Apr 23, 2008 #3

    mgb_phys

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    I use one very similair to this (http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=W9828-BLK&cat=KYB) it still has the windows hot key but is about the size of a laptop keyboard.
    I bought it for a crowded server room but it's great on a desk.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2008 #4
    Thanks.

    Does yours feel like a normal keyboard, mgb_phys?
     
  6. Feb 25, 2009 #5
    The one I use is the Kinesis Classic QD, now replaced by the Kinesis Advantage. Highly recommended, but unusual and takes some getting use to. You can find lightly used ones on eBay:
    See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/kinesis.html

    IBM made one called the Model M spacesaver. I am looking for one right now for my partner. They seem to be highly valued and highly scarce.

    I have written an essay on various unusual keyboards at
    http://mindprod.com/bgloss/dsk.html

    I have written an essay on keyboards in general and sources at
    http://mindprod.com/bgloss/keyboard.html
     
  7. Feb 25, 2009 #6

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