I'm also looking for a new silent keyboard.
I have some special requirements though:
- must be split adjustable (i.e. tilt vertical and horizontal are adjustable for the split, not for the whole keyboard)
- must be thin/flat (not raised a lot above desk level)
- must be available in FIN/SWE keyboard layout somewhere
- must be quiet of course
- keyfeel must be supergood for fast 10 finger touch typing
I've been trying to look around, but split keyboards are very few and far in between and most are not adjustable.
I'm currently using Cherry Corp MX 5000 with a separate num pad (makes the width of the keyboard more narrow, which is really good for shoulder saving mousing).
It's a killer keyboard with superb touch/feel, but it's noisy as hell and my wife complains in the evenings if I use it.
I have tried the following keyboards already:
- All Logitech keyboards
- All Microsoft ""
- All Keytronic ""
I might be willing to give up the adjustable split if the keyboard is really low profile and has nice split design otherwise (and is quiet).
Does anybody have experiences, links or comments on models I should try?
I've been wanting to try out Goldtouch adjustable, but it's not available to try out in Finland (closest reseller in Sweden never replied to my mails):
Anybody got experiences with Goldtouch keyboards?
My friend has the FingerWorks Touchstream LP and it works really nice in general, but it's almost impossible to use in the Finnish winter, when the air gets really dry and static electricity plays haywire on that keyboard.
PS Kostik you can wash your coffee splashed keyboards with normal dish washing fluid and water. You can get better results if you remove the keys or the upper layer. Just rinse them properly and hang them out to dry in a position that lets the water drip out. I've washed several lab keyboards like this and none of them were harmed by it.