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So, in my short time using this keyboard I've noticed that I'm much more likely to hit the wrong keys. It's not that I'm aiming wrong or misspelling the words, but I'll go to hit the letter I with my right hand's middle finger (proper method of typing) and quite consistently hit that and the U.

So with that being said... are the keycaps for this keyboard shrunk down just a tiny bit? Are they running smaller keys as to reduce the size of the keyboard or something? Am I just going insane?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. That's not to say that the switches themselves aren't a joy to type on
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post #2 of 14
I think you are just going looney, the Steelseris Mech Board I use is 18.9 inches long and your razer is 18.7, I dont think you would notice it that much.
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I did notice issue when I first had the board. It takes a bit to to get used to because the curvature in the tops of keycaps aren't what people are generally used to. I felt that the Ducky keycaps work a lot better on this keyboard for typing than the standard ones.
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I'm using a Blackwidow, no problems typing on it. Seems pretty standard to me.
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post #5 of 14
I noticed it too. I am slowly adapting to it, but it is either a very slightly different layout or key size.
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post #6 of 14
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K, so half think I'm crazy and half validate my claims.

How much does a set of new keycaps go for? Should I be looking for a particular material? Isn't there PBT and something or else.. or something along those lines? Where do I get a key puller?
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post #7 of 14
Put a piece of paper on it. 11" for main cluster.


Or to be precise measure A to ' to make sure it's on 3/4" centers.

Edited by ripster - 7/18/11 at 12:37pm
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post #8 of 14
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Well, its 11.5" in width. That makes me curious as to what the difference is. I just felt the keys on my Saitek Eclipse III and they must have a slightly different shape or something.

Who knows lol

BTW: Ripster, what is the source of your keyboard sorcery!
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
K, so half think I'm crazy and half validate my claims.
I had the same sensation, but the keys are spaced exactly as my cherry g80 board.
post #10 of 14
Just got this today and need to hook it up. Already had a play around. I know im gonna need to get used to it....especially as ive used nothing but rubber dome keyboards lol.

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K, so half think I'm crazy and half validate my claims.

How much does a set of new keycaps go for? Should I be looking for a particular material? Isn't there PBT and something or else.. or something along those lines? Where do I get a key puller?
Be aware that taking off a keycap voids the warranty....not that they could even know lol
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