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Keyboard for programmers?

Like the CODE keyboard, I will recommend the WASD Keyboards 87-key mechanical keyboard. The base cost is $145 USD, but it can get up to $185. Let's look at your requirements one by one. Requirements: ...
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Keyboard for programmers?

CODE keyboards are, indeed, some of the best I've found. I run the CODE 104 MX Blue, and I've loved it. It doesn't slip (rubberized feet, and good weight). $145 (incidentally, all the CODE keyboards ...
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Recommendations for a mechanical or traditional keyboard? Which is better?

In my experience (new mechanical user): Advantages Key Rollover - Mechanical keyboards should support NKRO (infinite simultaneous key presses) over PS/2 and 6KRO (six simultaneous key presses not ...
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Keyboard for programmers?

I have been using this keyboard for several years (I bought two, one for home and one for work): Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard. It works fine with my Macbook pros (I have used 2010 and 2015 ...
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Flat keyboard with the shortest travel distance and lowest actuation force possible

It's really hard to find exact data about keys travel distance and force needed to actuate. But I would recommend you some keyboards which are good choices in my opinion. 1st option: We can start ...
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Keyboard for windows

From your comments on the other answer, and my own experiences, (and much to my own suprise)... dude, get a dell. Or specifically the l1100/SK-8115. I'm a keyboard snob. I have a backlit mechanical ...
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Keyboard with dynamic keys

If you don't need the physical keys to change (and well, a keycap puller and maybe spare keys would fix that), you could get a remappable mechanical keyboard. I've got an old school Razer BlackWidow -...
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Recommendations for a mechanical or traditional keyboard? Which is better?

If you're just coding and avoiding RSI, get a keyboard with scissor switches. This switch type is used in the famous ultra-thin Apple keyboard and most modern laptops. It's extremely quiet so you won'...
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Keyboard for windows

You should look into the Logitech K120 Keyboard. This keyboard meets all of your requirements, but none of your preferences. It costs $15 USD + shipping. It has a large font printed on the keys for ...
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Flat keyboard with the shortest travel distance and lowest actuation force possible

Coincidentally, Cherry has just released a new switch, the MX Silver (a.k.a. MX Speed), which has a much lower actuation point: Unfortunately, the travel distance is too quite long, I'm not sure why (...
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Alternative to a PC keyboard

Your operating system such as Windows or Mac OS X should be able to remap the input of the keyboard to Dvorak, Colmak, or other national language layouts. You should not need any support for this from ...
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Apple keyboard without forced incline, full-size layout, with flat keys, and thin

I'd recommend the Logitech K750 Solar. I've had this keyboard for over a year and it's perfect. I have zero complaints. I'm very familiar with Apple's keyboards so the shift to this keyboard has ...
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What is a good Android-compatible Bluetooth keyboard?

The Anker® Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard is a very small, cheap, and light Bluetooth keyboard, and it seems to be a good fit for your needs. It has full sized keys, and retails for 16.00. It also ...
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Split keyboard with duplicated keys

So, there is no keyboards with a dedicated "B" key on both sides so I found the next best thing. The Ergo Pro is fully separated, and has some good reviews. but what it has that you really need, an ...
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Keyboard for windows

If your are into flat keyboards, I recommend the Cherry Stream. They just released a new revision with the 3.0. I'm using this keyboard for years and already bought it twice. I can't recall how long ...
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Keyboard for windows

It's not quite just a keyboard, but the Logitech MK220 is probably the smallest big keyboard I've ever used (comes with a mouse). Battery life is measured in years and standard batteries allround. ...
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Flat keyboard with the shortest travel distance and lowest actuation force possible

Look no further. Optimus Tactus. Zero travel distance and mere touch to activate. Plus on-the-fly reconfiguration of the layout, even quite thorough, with arbitrary key shape changes. I'm not ...
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Cherry MX Blue mechanical keyboard with RGB backlighting

MX Blue switches are known to have the most tactile feedback and loudest click of Cherry's MX range. If you are using it for gaming (which from the razer I am guessing you are), you want to be looking ...
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Recommended Wireless Mini Keyboard with Trackball

I've used a compact IOGEAR keyboard on an HTPC before. I was impressed with how comfortable it felt to hold. Product: IOGEAR Multimedia Keyboard (Model: GKM561R) This keyboard has the following ...
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Premium keyboard

If you are willing to try a new keyboard layout Truly Ergonomic makes a mechanical keyboard that is structured oddly. It is suppose to be better for you than the standard keyboards (during long term ...
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What hardware can turn a keyboard, mouse, and monitor into a remote desktop solution?

First of all, I would make sure that you aren't circumventing any policies by using hardware rather than software, but I'll assume that the powers that be simply don't want you installing things on ...
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Keyboard for general use and gaming

In this price range I would choose: CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle. It is available in Newegg shop in Blue/Red LED for $29.99 and in Green LED for $41.37. But if ...
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Flat keyboard with the shortest travel distance and lowest actuation force possible

The Arion Rapoo Black KX 5.8GHz Wireless Smart Backlight LED Built-in Lithium Battery Mechanical MX Keyboard - Black (85 USD) is mechanical, in addition to being flat (2mm travel distance, 50g ...
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Compact keyboard with mechanical switches

This doesn't hit all of your checkboxes, but I like it quite a bit so I'll throw in a recommendation for an Anne Pro mechanical keyboard. I picked one up a few weeks ago because the robber dome boards ...
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Cherry MX Blue mechanical keyboard with RGB backlighting

Josh Spoors does a great explanation on the different switches, so I'm not going to do it again. But what I am going to do is to recommend you a product. Since the K70 RGB with Blue Switch is ...
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Recommended Wireless Mini Keyboard with Trackball

Finally, I opted for a different model, because it seems to have better support for Japanese language (which I also needed). However, for more general cases I think @Andy's answer is the best choice. ...
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What hardware can turn a keyboard, mouse, and monitor into a remote desktop solution?

You want a KVM over IP device. Something similar to TRIPP LITE B055-001, would work (assuming, in this case, the server has PS/2 ports for the keyboard and mouse). This model is about $120. There ...
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Premium keyboard

From what other people have told me, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 is one of the best keyboards that they have bought. This is a full sized keyboard, so it has a number pad and will ...
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What is a good Android-compatible Bluetooth keyboard?

I don't see a price range (and its a little pricy) but the microsoft universa1 foldable keyboard meets many of your requirements. Responsive keyboard. I.e. soft keys aren't going to suit. Its ...
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What is a good Android-compatible Bluetooth keyboard?

iClever keyboard seems to fit your requirements. Number row is included. To use with Android you just have to choose Fn + Q. It is lightweight (0.39lbs =~ 176.9 grams) and tri-folding which makes it ...
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