Re: keyboards

Subject: Re: keyboards
From: Peggy Schillinger <peggys -at- STLNET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 17:29:42 -0600

David C. Mason wrote:
>
> Can anyone tell me the name of a really good keyboard? Perhaps online
> reference as well?
>
> Requirements:
>
> 1. I hate those "ergonomic" keyboards like the Microsoft one
> 2. I'd like one that has "weighted" keys...ones that resist just a little
> 3. Not too expensive
> 4. No "special" features like built in mouse, etc.
>

I love my keyboards--I have two Northgate Omni-key Ultras. I bought one
directly from Northgate and one from Hokkins in San Francisco, which
must be a distributor (it has an 800 number).

This keyboard has an excellent touch, it's a little "clicky," it has a
few special features, and it cost about $105 to my recollection. It's
also really rugged.

The special features include 2 sets of function keys(on top and on the
left, where God intended them to be), an extra asterisk on a key by
itself so you don't have to use Shift-8, the top set of functions keys
are programmable by setting switches, NOT software, so you can type
really fast.

If you buy one and don't like it, I'll buy it from you.

Regards...Peggy Schillinger

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