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      05-09-2016, 12:24 PM   #45
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You know they're all over eBay, right?

Also there are new versions with USB connectors. Not quite the same feel as the oldies but close enough for me. I buy them in twos because I wear them out.
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      10-27-2020, 10:51 PM   #46
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Gonna go ahead and bump this thread...

So, I've always been a fan of the flatter key profiles / laptop keys. Shorter travel, less fatigue for lots of typing, never had an issue fat-fingering like some have. Haven't had a mechanical keyboard in about 20 years, and never saw the hype coworkers had for them - to me it was just an annoyance and more reason to expense some nice Bose QC35s (noise cancelling).

That being said, over the last couple years companies have come out with flatter, chiclet-style (or chiclet-esque) mechanical keyboards.

I was on a Razer Deathstalker for the last 3 years, and my new Logitech G915 arrived today.

Even though I got the "tactile" keys, it feels a bit....mushy compared to my Razer Deathstalker. I imagine I'll adjust quickly.

First impression :

1. Spent about 45 minutes playing around with configuration profiles. RGB lighting, etc. Had to download the new G hub software as the old gaming software was obselete.

2. H E A V Y B O I. Seriously, I could use this thing as a backup melee weapon for the zombie apocalypse. Description says machined from aluminum, feels like steel. Hefty and definitely not gonna go anywhere from shifting your hands while typing. I'm exaggerating for comedic effect but yeah, this thing is beefy. I went with the full keyboard including numpad rather than the TKL, so one thing I'll be changing here shortly is having just a mousepad vs a full desk keyboard + mousepad. Can't really shift this thing around as easily for swapping between laptop + desktop (work vs play).

3. Lightspeed + bluetooth connectivity is working great so far. Roughly 200 hours of battery life (and still charging) and can swap between PC desktop and Mac laptop with a tap. Media controls work with a webpage opened on Pandora so that's nice to have. Technically my Deathstalker had that too but it was an extra key combo rather than dedicated buttons so I barely used it. One-touch mute is good too for phone calls / meetings.

4. Overall getting used to typing on nicely even as I finish this post. Not overly loud / clicky to the point where it'll annoy me but still tactile enough for firm confirmation of typing, the mushiness is going away already though I'm experimenting with softer touches to see what I can get away with regarding activation points.
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Wait, aren't all keyboards mechanical even the ones with butterfly mechanisms? (Unless it's a membrane or laser)
That being said, I still love my old IBM keyboard the most. It has a noisy but satisfying click when you type. It seems to say "Look at me, I'm working"
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I've been using Logitech dinovo for the last 2 years. Pretty comfortable for me. I can mention a lot of different keyboards options but if you consider this one first of all check logitech dinovo user manual http://logitech.manymanuals.com/keyb...r-manual-15825 before buying.

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      11-02-2020, 09:10 AM   #51
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I've been using my Cooler Master Quickfire Stealth TKL (Cherry MX red switches)) for almost 7 years now. Shockingly good quality for the price--only $70. Hardly any wear (ABS plastic) despite very heavy use (high school, college, gaming, work, and general use). Since the lettering is on the front of the keys, it still looks like it's brand new. It feels like it's still new, too, and I have no intention of looking for a replacement until it dies.
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I choose logitech silent mouse and a cheap advent wireless keyboard. They are both reasonably quiet and you can also save money. Admittedly some of the advent keyboards have no ‘insert’ (or numpad) but it has been suggested that ‘shift+enter’ may be used in place of the insert key, which I find satisfactory.

I personally am of the opinion that there is a demand for silent keyboards as well as silent mice and if one became available I would certainly consider making a purchase. Perhaps something which is silent but also lights up in many colors like the some good but affordable mechanical gaming keyboards.

Indeed, most products are not silent enough for my taste and this includes drumpads which are not sensitive enough and must be tapped harder than one would have thought is necessary to trigger during night-time practise sessions in which one hopes one can trigger a drum sample with only the slightest touch, preserving a peaceful living space without tapping noise.
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I've always been a laptop gamer so I've gotten used to laptop keyboards. Whenever I play on a gaming keyboard I can't get used to the long press of the keys. I recently bought a one-hand with brown switch keys and I've been using it, but still don't like the feel. Too long of a press and I have to stretch my hand out more than I do with the laptop.
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I do like mechanical keyboards but I'm not cool enough to know what the cool brands are. At home in FL I've had some azio for many years, I like it and I like it has white backlighting. Here at the NC house I just bought the cheapest mechanical keyboard and mouse combo I could find on amazon. The mouse is shit, but the keyboard is fine. Only thing I don't like is when it said it was RGB I though I could change colors to whatever I want. Oh nay nay! That shit is rainbow colored all the time or I can turn off the backlighting altogether. It's good enough.
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One of the things I learned during many years of being on call 24x7x365 is that the best keyboard is sometimes the one that's in front of you. As much as I love my preferred buttons, I also understand and respect the necessity of making do. Stay flexible!
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i like the mechanical but the are to loud
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i like the mechanical but the are to loud
That's a common misconception

The noise level from a mechanical keyboard depends greatly on what switches are used inside. It can be totally silent if you buy the right parts.

I'm currently using a Keycult No. 2


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Currently using a Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate (main desktop) and Das Keyboard Model S (work computer) at home, Das Keyboard Prime 13 at work, and an IBM Model M when I need to manage my servers.
I suppose that's the original IBM Model M...

Do you have experience with the "new" Unicomp Model M remake?
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Currently using my first custom keeb, KBD67 lite with lubed gateron yellows and durock stabilizers. GMK laser key-caps

Sounds and feels amazing
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Using my Bloody B930 RGB keyboard for almost a year. It's too loud compared to my previous cheap Logitech membrane keyboard, but since I wear headphones most of the time, I don't really hear anything coming from it. Had some 4 or 5 colored switches in the packing but never used it idk. I have both my keyboard and mouse from Bloody series, both RGB. Wouldn't switch back to a normal keyboard, the lighting is very comfy, especially when it's dark outside.
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