Another keyboard feature I love I originally bought for my other pass
There are many programs that make the computer night friendly for out in
the dark to preserve night vision. But keyboard were always a problem
till I found a completely illuminated one. The keys are either a red or
blue and just the letters show and is totally variable in brightness,
While the first thought was Astronomy, this board has become my favorite
for radio and everything. Especially operating after dark. not needing
to have the keyboard lit from some nearby light is awesome!
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 5/6/2012 3:53 PM, Barry wrote:
> I'm a fan of the Dell keyboard, too and have purchased several of them.
> Be aware that the newer Dell keyboards have moved the INS, DEL, etc.
> keys from 2 rows/3 columns to 3 rows/2 columns. They had the new
> keyboards at PJ2T when I was there in Feb and it drove me nuts! :.)
> You can also find some nice IBM keyboards on Ebay. They tend to be more
> expensive, but sturdier and the keys have a bit more bounce and click.
> Personally, I look at a keyboard as a disposable item. When it's old
> and worn, just get a new one.
> Barry W2UP
> On 5/6/2012 2:05 PM, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
>> FWIW, I just got a new Dell and was disappointed to discover that the
>> keyboard that came with it was more like that on a laptop, with tiny
>> function keys and alphanumeric keytops very close together. I jumped on
>> e-bay and discovered a flock of last-generation Dell keyboards that have
>> well-separated keys and normal-size Fkeys. The nomenclature is SK-8115
>> or L100, and they only cost around $25. They're also a bit smaller than
>> standard, but still have the numeric keypad which I remap with various
>> useful functions.
>> I like the keyboard very much because its keys have long travel and,
>> like you, I tend to hammer. Of course shipping to ZC4 may be another
>> matter, but it is worth the cautionary note, and maybe a try.
>> 73, Pete N4ZR
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>> On 5/4/2012 11:34 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> I vaguely remember a theme on keyboards.
>>> Did we ever come to a conclusion on which
>>> was the best one to buy ?
>>> I need something solid as I do tend to hammer
>>> them a bit.
>>> 73 Steve, ZC4Li.
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