ARGOS - Value Range Wired Keyboard. Was £5.99, now £1.99. Free collection from store.
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ARGOS - Value Range Wired Keyboard. Was £5.99, now £1.99. Free collection from store.

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Found 30th Aug 2012
Went red hot when it was £2.49 a few weeks ago, but has been reduced even further.

I checked a few postcodes and they all had stock.

Must be worth buying even as a back-up keyboard.
he black Argos Value Range Wired Keyboard is a highly dependable easy-to-use accessory for your computer and home office. With a spill resistant design ensuring that there is a much lower risk of everyday damage and with PS2 connectivity this keyboard will help you fulfill all your computing needs.

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... and with PS2 connectivity this keyboard will help you fulfill all … ... and with PS2 connectivity this keyboard will help you fulfill all your computing needs



Hmmm... do many computers still come with PS/2 ports these days? I very much doubt it will fulfill ALL your computing needs...

Hot bought 10 for my amiga (_;)

Grrrr my wireless keyboard just died and need a new one ASAP. This would of been perfect but my PC don't have PS2 connection. Looks like I will have to settle for the £5.99 USB one.

Grrrr my wireless keyboard just died and need a new one ASAP. This would … Grrrr my wireless keyboard just died and need a new one ASAP. This would of been perfect but my PC don't have PS2 connection. Looks like I will have to settle for the £5.99 USB one.



What the hell are you typing on then?

What are your pc's doing with no ps2 all my motherboards have them! Only was talking about this yesterday and was told same thing, Maybe its the prebuilt pc's that don't have them!

ferrismrk

What the hell are you typing on then?



I have one of them floppy roll up ones god there awful.

My Floppy Keyboard was great when i first had it,then i wanted to smash it up but couldnt X)

PS2.. damn. Just ask on freecycle and save something from the bin.

Always handy to have a spare, although personally I have enough of last me several lifetimes, still, if you need one, this is a good deal.

This PS/2 to USB convertor may help,,,,

amazon.co.uk/gp/…V3V

97p delivered.

could be USB. wanted a keyboard with PS/2 and bought this ....... it had to go back.

I realise I may be a bit late, but I think I should make you guys aware that these keyboards are absolutely awful and should only be used in an emergency situation or as a weapon to batter an intruder/zombies. They have the American style layout with the huge hash key; tiny backspace and return keys; and the keys are LOOSE. They wobble under your fingers and have almost zero travel and tactile feedback.

You may think you're saving money, but if you value your time and calculate the time it takes, over the lifespan of this keyboard, to...
keep missing the backspace;
have your fingers wobble off the correct keys and pressing 2 at once;
combat ghosting issues (I hope you dont try to reload or lean while you're crouching in an FPS, for example); and
put back all the keys after you bash it on the desk because it just wont bloody work,
...you'll find that this keyboard is a lot more expensive than the price it's listed at.

Oh and heaven forbid you spill a drop of tea between the keys, you'll find yourself with a permanently pressed CTRL button leading to some interesting adventures when trying to type your dissertation.. And lest we forget, a night of the On-Screen Keyboard while yours is leaning against the radiator to try and fix the problems.

Needless to say, I cannot recommend this keyboard. To anyone.

no stock in the 10 nearest store
heat added anyway

None in the East Midlands

WillieGophar

None in the East Midlands



Never is when it comes to argos deals on here

sold out in dorset

Useful for a shield for when the missus has got the hump.

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Edited by: "jonny619447" 31st Aug 2012

These will be dreadful..

heat for a good price though..

And, on the PS/2 Vs USB thing.. You do find PS/2 on motherboards still, usually not on cheap PC World/Currys PCs though.

any gamer worth his salt still uses a PS/2 mechanical keyboard. Here's a little explanation:

"We absolutely recommend using the PS/2 connector when possible. First,it will give you total freedom with no limit to the amount of simultaneous key presses. And, equally as important, using the PS/2 may just improve your overall gaming experience. The reason is that when you use a USB keyboard your computer is actually using CPU time polling your keyboard. The higher the polling rate the more CPU time is used to perform the polling. And because of the built-in debounce rate found on any quality keyboard, any polling rate above 200Hz is simply a waste of CPU time and really just a result of pointless marketing hype. Unlike USB keyboards a PS/2 keyboard isn’t polled at all. The keyboard simply sends a signal to the computer as key presses are made, which causes a hardware interrupt, forcing the CPU to register the signal."

Source: steelseries.com/pro…tch

I type fast and I type a LOT. I'd imagine this is a false economy if it compares to the Tesco Value Keyboard I bought once.

It was very "clacky" to type on and not that comfortable. Put up with it for a few weeks and turfed it in the bin. Of course, from cheap to reasonably expensive, the ink on the keys wears away (not so on the Logitech G11 I have that I rescued from a bargain bin) but the keys went black *very* quickly on the Tesco Value one.

No stock near me.... as usual!
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