The choice of keyboard is, above all, a personal matter, but unless you have very strong preferences you'll probably find one of the following keyboards suitable. Here are the keyboards that we use and recommend:
Microsoft Internet Keyboard, Office Keyboard, or MultiMedia Keyboard. If you want a standard straight keyboard, one of these models should suit you. The Internet Keyboard and MultiMedia Keyboard are PS/2-only. The Office Keyboard connects with PS/2 or USB. Barbara uses one or another of these standard keyboards on all of her systems (http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/keyboard).
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite or Natural MultiMedia Keyboard. You'll either love or hate these "melted" keyboards. Robert loves them; Barbara hates them. The Natural MultiMedia Keyboard uses the PS/2 interface. The Natural Keyboard Elite uses the PS/2 or USB interface. Robert uses one or another of the Natural Keyboard models on his primary office systems.
Microsoft Wireless Optical series. If your keyboard cord gets in the way, you like to work with the keyboard in your lap, or you need a cordless keyboard for your den or living room entertainment system, one of these Microsoft Wireless Optical keyboards may be just the thing. Microsoft makes various models in standard and ergonomic layouts, and either PS/2 or PS/2 and USB interfaces. Each includes a wireless optical mouse.
See Chapter 16.
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