Just their type: 10 keyboards beloved by programmers

Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings
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People who develop software for a living obviously spend a lot of time at their computers writing and refactoring code. It’s not surprising, then, that programmers often develop affinities for specific models of keyboards. Some of them like ergonomic input devices to reduce repetitive strain injuries, while others prefer keyboards with blank keys to encourage touch-typing and yet others choose one with good tactile (and audible) feedback. Whatever their reasons, developers will often demonstrate their love for a particular keyboard by sticking with it long after it’s out of production. Based on input we solicited and discussions in numerous forums, ITworld has compiled 10 models of keyboards that seem to be particularly popular with the programmer population.

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