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post #21 of 40
Firstly, there are bad rubber dome and there are good rubber dome. Not all rubber dome are equal.

Then there are scissors switch keyboards like those you find in Apple or laptop keyboards.

Then there are "mechanical keyboards" with various switches. And like rubber dome they are not all equal as well. Are these better than the others? IMO, not necessarily and can be subjective. They surely feel different, but are they better and worth the difference? That will greatly depend on your taste.

You have to beware of those who say things like "I can no longer go back to xyz" comment. There are those who never used a decent keyboard in their life, buys a 100 bucks keyboard and swears by them. Whatever you get, don't buy into the hype. Buy what you can afford. My only advice is, if you are getting a rubber dome, get a cheap one from Logitech and avoid the expensive ones unleashed you need those fancy buttons.
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Are good women worth it?

Especially when both good and bad make me sammiches?

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I always thought it was hype, but I can attest (As someone who recently decided to use a mech keyboard) that is most definitely NOT hype.

My current keyboard (while not my first choice) has overshot my expectations.. I can type faster (legit) and I just enjoy typing nowadays!

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In a word! YES!!!
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post #25 of 40
I just got my Das Professional Model S Silent. If you can get the student/educational discount it's just slightly north of $100. I'm really liking the Cherry MX Brown switches...great feel and feedback, but not as loud as the Blues on my friend's BlackWidow.
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love love love my daskeyboard gona get another brand one soon just not sure when or what lol
    
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post #27 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone View Post
It's a tool; Like any tool it's up to you to determine what worth it has. Many prefer mechanical keyboards. Those who've never used one don't care the slightest.
Wise words.
post #28 of 40
Totally worth it. I was used to using "generic" keyboards all my life, but then i bought a Black widow (mechanic) and whenever i use anything that isn't mechainical i can feel it. it's more comfortable to type now and it takes less energizer to type. I feel like i type much faster on this and last longer typing or gaming sessions.
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Quote:
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Are good women worth it?
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P.S. - reaper, trying to sell any of your collection? <3
Well, I have this one listed.
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post #30 of 40
I do not in any way regret spending a hundred dollars on a keyboard.
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