[Call for nominees] Best space-saving/compact keyboard 2011

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webwit
Wild Duck

22 Nov 2011, 22:12

Please suggest nominees for the Best space-saving/tenkeyless/compact keyboard in 2011.

Current suggestions (this list is frequently updated):
  • KBC Poker
  • Noppoo Choc Mini
  • Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless
  • CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid
  • Tipro 122 key Main Module
  • HHKB Professional 2
  • Leopold Tenkeyless
  • KBTalking Pure
  • KBTalking Race
  • Data911 TG3
  • Rapoo v7
  • PLU ML-87
  • Realforce 10th Anniversary 87U
  • Cherry G84-4100
  • Cherry G80-1865
  • IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard
  • Apple Aluminium
  • Access AKC090
  • Realforce white 87U uniform 45g

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fossala
Elite +1

22 Nov 2011, 22:16

KBC Poker.

hoggy

22 Nov 2011, 22:43

Choc Mini

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nathanscribe

22 Nov 2011, 22:44

Filco Tenkeyless Majestouch 2.

xbb

22 Nov 2011, 23:20

CM Storm Quickfire with replaced keycaps :)

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Grond

22 Nov 2011, 23:24

nathanscribe wrote:Filco Tenkeyless Majestouch 2.
+1

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7bit

23 Nov 2011, 09:49

Just the Tipro 122 key main-module, it is only as wide as a Noppoo and has got as many switches as a 3270 terminal emulator!

Otherwise I'd take the Noppoo. But this is 2011, in 2012 it will be the Phantom 7BIT layout ...
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cactux

23 Nov 2011, 11:57

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RColinTaylor

23 Nov 2011, 12:39

Leopold TKL.

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zoidbergslo

23 Nov 2011, 13:15

Grond wrote:
nathanscribe wrote:Filco Tenkeyless Majestouch 2.
+1
+2

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TheSoulhunter

23 Nov 2011, 15:32

KBC Poker

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Sugoi

23 Nov 2011, 18:50

nathanscribe wrote:Filco Tenkeyless Majestouch 2.
+1

+3 so far

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sordna

23 Nov 2011, 21:07

Folks, don't bother with +1 and repeating the same keyboard, this is a call for nominees, voting hasn't started yet.

Anyway, I'd like to nominate the following:

KBTalking Pure (similar to, but better thought out than the poker)
KBTalking Race (compact yet with dedicated arrow keys and backlit)
Data911 TG3 (amazing robustness, backlit, integrated touchpad)
Rapoo v7 (programmable !)
PLU ML-87 (good quality yet economical tenkeyless)

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Jim66

24 Nov 2011, 02:08

Realforce 10th Anniversary 87U
HHBK

woody
Count Troller

24 Nov 2011, 09:28

Best Compact - G84-4100.

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mr_frag

24 Nov 2011, 10:45

KBC Poker

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gore

24 Nov 2011, 14:51

KBC Poker

javifast

24 Nov 2011, 16:20

KBC Poker. A lot of time waiting keyboards like those.

courtesi

24 Nov 2011, 16:43

Cherry G80-1865

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LaCap

24 Nov 2011, 17:11

Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2!
Best layout.

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Daemon Raccoon

24 Nov 2011, 18:39

Why no Model M SSK love?

ripster

24 Nov 2011, 19:23

Apple Aluminum!

Finally I have a decent keyboard for my PS3. Plus, it's sometimes nice to not have to deal with wires.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs
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Jim66

24 Nov 2011, 20:26

ripster wrote:Apple Aluminum!

Finally I have a decent keyboard for my PS3. Plus, it's sometimes nice to not have to deal with wires.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs
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The bluetooth Apple Aluminium works with the PS3?

ripster

24 Nov 2011, 21:59

Yep.

Stupid Apple forum posts made me think it didn't but it works fine.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/97 ... 0&tstart=0

hoggy

24 Nov 2011, 22:27

Access AKC090
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Cherry black, compact, NKRO and programmable.

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wupi

25 Nov 2011, 15:19

Realforce 10th Anniversary 87U, awesome looking board. ;)

Findecanor

25 Nov 2011, 18:01

ripster wrote:Apple Aluminum!
The <Alt Gr> key is on the wrong place. It made my quite annoyed when I tried to write code using one yesterday.

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webwit
Wild Duck

26 Nov 2011, 02:40


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litster

26 Nov 2011, 02:56

Realforce white 87U uniform 45g. Yes, that specific :)

Reasons:
Uniform 45g weight
Dye sub keycaps
Tenkeyless
White/grey two-tone color
keycaps readable, unlike 87UB
Embedded numpad
LEDs! Unlike 86U
Dip switch Configurable capslock/Ctrl swap (and some other settings)
Rock solid build
Easy to open case, no tools needed
In high demand, initial stock sold out quickly (2 weeks?)
Firmware upgradeable - ripster's favorite feature

cactux

26 Nov 2011, 02:57

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