September 8th, 2011

Contractor

Dive! Dive! Dive!


Life aboard the USS Jimmy Carter is surprisingly serene with bouts of excitement. When General Quarters sounds we go "lights out" in the CIC which was wrecking havoc upon my woefully standard keyboards. You see, there are two keyboards I really, really like. The IBM/Lenovo Type-M keyboard (Not to be confused with the grandaddy of all keyboards, IBM's EOL'd "Model M") and Apple's "Pro" model A1048. There are no others. After all, I type. A lot. And despite being a touch-typist, it is helpful to be able to see the keys every so often, drax0r's blacked-out Model M not withstanding.

It was then with heavy heart that went out in search of another.

I had some pretty specific requirements. I wanted a 10-key number pad. I wanted volume buttons above the 10-key number pad. And I wanted no other multi-media buttons whatsoever. I wanted it backlit, wired, and I didn't want to spend $100 on it.

Enter the Saitek (MadCatz-series) Cyborg v5:


Click for BRILLIANT full res goodness!

Par for my course, I ensured the next-gen was out and selling (Cyborg v7) saving me $30 (and a headache of buttons I didn't require as it turns out).

Of course I cannot take full credit for that awesome photo, as it was in part, made possible my mr_dowg and his most excellent gift. Its what illuminates that which the keyboard does not. It is the heart, and soul, of the USS Jimmy Carter.

Thanks again dude.

You so rock.
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