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I have a feeling something terrible may happen to my Lycosa in the near future, so I figure I might as well get a quality mechanical board for the future. I was originally going with the Deck, but I'm a bit afraid for how the typing experience fairs on the MX Blacks. Can anyone comment on how they feel? Otherwise, I'll go with the Browns. I do a lot of gaming, coding and general typing.
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Don't ever let anyone tell you that mx blacks are hard to type on. The different switches is a preference and I do enjoy typing more on blacks than both brown and blue

It depends on what you want in a keyboard

Do you prefer harder to press keys and want no feedback when gaming and typing? get mx black
Do you want easy to press keys and to feel when you press the key? Then get mx brown
Do you want easy to press keys and to feel and hear when you press the key? Then get mx blue
post #3 of 12
I don't know how MX Browns feels like, but I do own the Deck Legend Ice at first the keys are a stiff after a while the keys are soften up much easier to type without using much force. MX Blacks are ideal for gaming wise, so I guess is about how quickly you can adapt to the change. Construction wise the Deck is a tank, another plus is the illuminated key feature that many gamers love.
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I guess I do want feedback, since that's what made me fall in love with the Model M. A friend is offering to sell me a Model M for around $40, so I might grab at that instead.
Edited by TheChillburger - 6/20/11 at 6:25am
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Though I'm in the minority, I prefer blacks to browns for typing.
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If you get the deck you have to realize that the layout is not normal. The backspace is small, and the system keys are kind of squeezed in there. You do get back lighting though.

The filco is exactly the same as any other keyboard with just the numpad missing. The ninja has a lot of nice features as well, but I'm partial to Filco at the moment.

I do suggest browns, they're really nice switches and a safe pick.
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What is the big hype on tenkeyless? I did a search and was never able to find why some people prefer them vs full keyboard layouts.
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What is the big hype on tenkeyless? I did a search and was never able to find why some people prefer them vs full keyboard layouts.
I asked myself the same question, but ended up getting the tenkeyless just because it is the more popular layout.

After using it for half a week I can say that the reason people prefer them is because they can use it closer to their mouse. It is also a must for people with limited desk space, and overall it has this simplistic unique look that I have come to appreciate..

I do miss my numpad a little bit, but it's not really a big deal I suppose.
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I asked myself the same question, but ended up getting the tenkeyless just because it is the more popular layout.

After using it for half a week I can say that the reason people prefer them is because they can use it closer to their mouse. It is also a must for people with limited desk space, and overall it has this simplistic unique look that I have come to appreciate..

I do miss my numpad a little bit, but it's not really a big deal I suppose.
Thanks for giving me some insight. It seems like most games use or give you the option to use the numpad for additional controls, so I have always been confused.

Thanks again!
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Thanks for giving me some insight. It seems like most games use or give you the option to use the numpad for additional controls, so I have always been confused.

Thanks again!
No problem. I don't think most games use numpad, only RPG/MMORPG type games really ever use it.
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