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Old 10-03-2008, 10:21 PM   #16
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Okay, this is going to be a kind of long post. (Please read all the way through if you plan to post a reply!)

First off, I really appreciate all of your helpful suggestions.
Second, I realize I failed to specify a price range. I was hoping to not spend more than about $30. I would be willing to go up to around $50-ish.
Third, some poster-specific comments:
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Originally Posted by Total-MAdMaN
Cherry CyMotion Master Linux. Has a Tux key where the left Windows key is on other keyboards
This is almost exactly what I was picturing. Unfortunately, I don't have $60-$70 to blow on a keyboard, let alone with just the basic keyboard functions. (I know it has multimedia functions; I'm just referring to keyboard functions.) I might drop drop $40-$50 for one with extra keyboard shortcut buttons (like the ones from Sun).
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Originally Posted by ciden
Anyway we are not against M$ hardware, are we?
As I'd mentioned earlier in the thread, I'd rather not help the monopoly grow, but instead support brands that don't feel the need to sport such logos.
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Originally Posted by farslayer
Cherry used to make one
I think you're typing about the one mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by Chromezero
You might look at the Happy Hacker Keyboards. They're really small but we have a few programmers here that seem to really like them.

Here's another option, SIIG MiniTouch Plus. Once again, it's pretty small, but no logos that I can see.

I may have missed it, but I don't think the Razer Tarantula has a Windows logo either.
You got me thinking...


Finally, after all of your responses, I started surfing the sites that you guys gave me, and typing in keywords to Google that seemed relevant given what you all have shown me. And I think I may have what I have been looking for: I always thought that they should make ones like this one, and I'd had visions of ones like this one, but I didn't know that either one of them existed.

Once again, thank you ALL so much!
What I'll probably end up doing is setup a thin client with the mini keyboard, and my main workstation with the one from Sun (just because it does have lots of useful extra "keyboard" functions). I will probably also (eventually, anyways,) get the mini keyboard with the touchpad for my "workshop", id est, when I'm configuring a computer that is not going to remain where I have it at the time of use.
 
  


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