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I want to use a keyboard that requires minimal effort pushing down with minimal (if any at all) space between keys. I like the new Apple keyboards, but I want something closer to the feel of a laptop keyboard with flat buttons (the keys on the Apple keyboards are still raised up a bit). Are there any that fit this description? I want something touch-sensitive.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

How about a laptop keyboard?

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Does that have a USB connection, then? – Nathaniel Apr 18 '10 at 6:12
@Nathaniel: It does indeed. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 18 '10 at 6:18

update: Lenovo recently updated the design of the legendary Thinkpad (external) keyboard based on user feedback:

The Ultimate Compact Keyboard! The ThinkPad USB Keyboard features an elegant, ultra slim design with the same low profile keys found on the legendary ThinkPad keyboard. This one-of-a-kind keyboard lets you save valuable desk space and is the perfect complement to your ThinkPad in the office or at home.

Lenovo online store.

The Keyboard You Helped Design: Some history about the design of this external laptop keyboard.

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Lenovo released exactly what you are looking for last year:

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I own one of these. In my opinion it needs some extra side padding (macbook-style) so the hands can rest better. – vemv Sep 22 '12 at 1:52

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