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Noppoo Choc Mini [Brown]

HHKB Pro 2 [Topre]

Filco Tenkeyless [Brown]

Realforce 86U Tenkeyless [Topre]

Logitech Illuminated Keyboard [Scissor Switch]

I am going to buy 2 keyboards, so which 2 should I buy?
Edited by somebodysb2 - 5/8/11 at 2:56am
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Out of those, I'd take the HHKB and be happy about it. But I presume you want to try more than one keyboard, so I'd take either a Leopold or Filco. I think the Leopold has better keycaps, but it looks kinda fugly, and I hear people complain about the stabilizers for the large keys like shift.
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post #3 of 10
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Realforce or HHKB

Noppoo Choc Mini or Filco Tenkeyless
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HHKB and Filco Tenkeyless.
    
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post #5 of 10
Filco is way better built than the Noopoo.

I'd go for the HHKB over the Realforce, if you're spending that much, you might as well get something different.
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post #6 of 10
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What keys do you press to activate the arrow keys in HHKB?

EDIT:
getting HHKB Pro 2 white/grey but still deciding between Noppoo Choc Mini & Filco Tenkeyless
Edited by somebodysb2 - 5/8/11 at 4:12am
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post #7 of 10
Fn + [ (Up) ; (Left) ' (Right) / (Down) I actually find it preferable to the dedicated keys because you don't have to move your hand out of the typing position.

I've heard about quality issues with the Choc Mini, the Filco is probably the safer bet here.
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Fn + [ (Up) ; (Left) ' (Right) / (Down) I actually find it preferable to the dedicated keys because you don't have to move your hand out of the typing position.

I've heard about quality issues with the Choc Mini, the Filco is probably the safer bet here.
ok.

HHKB Pro 2 White/Grey & Filco Tenkeyless brown it is.
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post #9 of 10
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Actually, how are scissors switch keyboards compared to topre and browns?

I am currently typing on my macbook pro and I'm loving how fast and effortless double tapping is, typing on it isn't bad either, am I better off with scissors switch?

Currently looking at the Apple wired, DealExtreme tenkeyless scissors switch, Logitech Illuminated.
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Take a look at this All About Scissors Wiki.

They are quite different than the Topre and Browns.
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