@BoingoTango lol. why?
yeah, i agree the arrows there is pretty bad. though JP has lots layout innovations, much earlier than US/UK.
the original design of that, called m-type, is this
they created rectangular layout later so i suppose for people's habit
@BoingoTango if not into ergo/split ones, then it's not hard to pick.
under $100 should do. Be sure to get mechanical keys.
for dirt cheap to begin, this works
Optical is also pretty good
or you can pick brand name ones or other fancy ones
exactly which really depends on your preference.
@BoingoTango the MS4000, i think you are unlucky. The frequent complaint i heard is stiff space bar. which got me into trouble.
maltron is like $500. i use Kinesis, which is ~ $320.
@BoingoTango yeah, i had 3 years love of that keyboard.
also, lots people want MS400 with mech keys. you can see it often in keyboard forums. guess it won't happen. i haven't seen they have patent, didn't looked neither, i guess so.