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Old 05-04-2007, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm the IT guy for Family Resource Agency and I'm running into a problem. I'm constantly replacing keyboards for our Data Entry people. I was just wondering if there is a keyboard specifically designed for people punching numbers all day that might last more than a couple of months. Most of the more expensive keyboards I've looked at have the price tag because of their features. I just want a strong durable office keyboard. I haven't had too much luck finding one.
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What keyboard are you currently using for data-entry? And how are they wearing out? Key's stop functioning, or what?

Looking at NewEgg, I can across the Logitech 967738-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Deluxe 250 Keyboard. It has a 3 year limited warranty on parts.
Newegg.com - Logitech 967738-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Deluxe 250 Keyboard - OEM

I've seen bulk keyboards on NewEgg, but not today.
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Keys just stop working, exspecially space bars and enter keys.
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Tell them to stop banging the keys so hard...?

May want to try a keyboard that has more resistance to the keys, I guess stiffer is the word. I don't rightly know how you'd search for that, though.
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Tell them to stop banging the keys so hard...?
I agree.... My keyboard at work (using it right now) has been used to make about 99% of all my posts here on these boards, and also, I am typing CONSTANTLY all day, for each of my 10 hour shifts, and I have NEVER had a problem with this keyboad. In 4 years, I have used 2 keyboards. I got this one when the lease on my old PC was up, and I had to let it go, it still worked fine... This is just an HP keyboard, nothing spectacular. I even spilled pop into it a few weeks ago, and had some key-stickage, so I popped off ALLL the keys, and cleaned it out, good as new.

Unless you got cheapo keyboards in bulk, it could just be a quality issue... "saving a buck" doesn't always save you a buck, it usually costs MORE...
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I found these Super Beast Industrial Keyboards but it seems like a slight overkill :laughing:
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I found these Super Beast Industrial Keyboards but it seems like a slight overkill :laughing:
I love how the first one under features says "low Cost" LOL
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I have a dozen or so of the old school "clicky keyboards" in a storage building. They are PS/2 IBM Model M keyboards we uesed to connect to Twinax terminals. No plastic innards. They have springs under the keys. Make me an offer.
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I have a dozen or so of the old school "clicky keyboards" in a storage building. They are PS/2 IBM Model M keyboards we uesed to connect to Twinax terminals. No plastic innards. They have springs under the keys. Make me an offer.
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Those keyboards are going on Ebay anywhere from 10 to 30 dollars. I'd be willing to give you 8 to ten a piece.
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