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I need help finding a good mechanical keyboard I need it for both school and gaming, I tried out the Meka G1 and decided I wasn't a fan of the blacks so I'm leaning towards a Brown. Lighted is not an issue and doesn't bother me either way, I would like media keys but for a good enough keyboard they can be skipped. I also would like something better than pad printed keycaps and a rougher finish is better, non glossy keycaps atleast. What does everyone recommend?
Edited by Scrappy - 5/12/11 at 6:29am
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I like my Deck Legend but that's me. Buy what you like and need. Make a requirements list.

1. Color = Black or White
2. Mechanical keys
3. Back lit readable letterings
4. Key letterings must not be printed
5. Customizable key caps
6. Must not be compact and have Numpad
7. Must have USB/PS2 capability

That's just an example. I know there are a lot of nice mechanical keyboards out there but a lot of them have no backlighting so that's a killer definite feature I need.
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filco browns and dling auto hotkeys or w/e and then buy some keycaps over at geekhack
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I love my DAS Ultimate S Silent. Blanks keys ftw.
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post #5 of 17
After having my first mech become a bit disappointing, I am getting a Deck next time. If I had done more research I would have bought one the first time.
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It's just killing me because the Tactile Ice isn't due back in stock until July
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post #7 of 17
I'm loving my Leopold with brown switches. I got it from EliteKeyboards. Non glossy all around, laser etched letters that are filled in with white. I can feel the letters with my fingertips. No media keys, but I'm using KeyboardLink for volume control which is all I need, although I can open Firefox with a shortcut as well which is pretty cool . It's a tenkeyless, but I rarely use the number pad and I like the smaller form factor.
post #8 of 17
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I'm happy either way as far as the number pad is concerned I use it rarely but also the benefit of being able to get my keyboard closer to my monster mouse pad cancels it out, so really whatever wins in other categories is going to take it
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Yes that's why I love the tenkeyless! I can have my left and right hand a little bit closer and I don't have my right hand traveling as much of a distance from the mouse to the keyboard.
post #10 of 17
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Ended up with a Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless, only $140 and fulfilled by Amazon so if for some reason I just hate it I can still return it. $3.99 for overnight shipping with Prime membership.
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