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I would say for firm your best bet would be clears which as far as i know only Deck sells and they do have a 30 day return policy.
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Northgate Omnikey or a focus fk-5001 if you don''t mind their looks. Both use alps switches. You would have to buy online most likely. Unless you get lucky at local thrift stores but if you like alps it should be fine.
Edited by magna224 - 5/28/11 at 8:44pm
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It sounds like you want the razer blackwiddow. It literally has everything you want.
post #14 of 43
come to the city and go to jr to try das blues and browns

you can use blues, browns, clears from what you want
filco/leopolds are not back lit no media keys
deck is clears with lighting
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Quote:
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It sounds like you want the razer blackwiddow. It literally has everything you want.
Except reliable, good, or stiff. Sorry, not a personal attack on you but that board is just bleck
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Quote:
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Except reliable, good, or stiff. Sorry, not a personal attack on you but that board is just bleck
How was that a personal attack on me ? I don't like the blackwiddow either. I'm a proud filco majestouch owner.
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Lol just ripping apart your post, don't want to be taken the wrong way.
The blues don't fit his switch type.
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Wow magna224, those keyboards certainly look retro! The problem with both is that I do not like the location of the "\\|" key.

mahi: I had considered it, but in light of the fact that you have to release the key to repress (due to the nature of blues) I already ruled it out.

godofdeath: It is like a six hour drive... Besides, even when I visit my family on Long Island, I try to avoid Manhattan. Too crowded.
     
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post #19 of 43
If you want buckling springs, you are going to have to do without any programmable or media keys. Ditto for backlighting. Try a Unicomp Spacesaver or Customizer in classic IBM industrial grey for BS. http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/

Filco made an ALPS keyboard known as the Zero. It didn't sell well and was discontinued. The only ALPS keyboard I know of that is still being made is the Mathias Tactile Pro 3, which unfortunately only comes with a Mac layout. They made versions with standard PC layouts for previous revisions but found that their main customers for them were Mac users who only bought them when the Mac version sold out.

Alternatively, you could go the Cherry route. Deck Tactile boards come with Cherry Clears (a stiff, tactile, non-click switch. Think a better, stiffer, less mushy brown) and backlighting.
Edited by Dannibal - 5/29/11 at 3:44pm
post #20 of 43
Most of your optional requirements are not found in keyboards with stiffer switches. I'd go for a Unicomp Spacesaver/Customizer and use software for media key mappings.
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