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A pinging Filco? Expect the Ripster cover-up squad to appear at any second.
I had one Linear R that pinged. I think those landing pads you can get at EK would be great to reduce that. Especially, if you can't take it back.
post #42 of 48
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After owning the keyboard for about 4 days it's beginning to feel really tiring typing on this compared to my Lycosa.

(Or maybe I'm just pushing the keys too hard, I don't know)
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After owning the keyboard for about 4 days it's beginning to feel really tiring typing on this compared to my Lycosa.

(Or maybe I'm just pushing the keys too hard, I don't know)
I would guess you are still pushing too hard. While I can see most the advantages people praise mechanical keyboards for over rubber domed ones, for me personally it is the exactness of the registration and consistency over all the keys that makes me enjoy them so much. I can immediately tell if I have missed a key just by the feel whereas on rubber dome boards I am never sure unless I'm watching exactly what is happening (easy in typing, harder in games and drafting).

I own a Filco with MX Blues, Ducky with Browns, and my wife has a Noppoo mini with Browns. I've grown to like the Browns a bit more though I use my
Filco at work now.
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After owning the keyboard for about 4 days it's beginning to feel really tiring typing on this compared to my Lycosa.

(Or maybe I'm just pushing the keys too hard, I don't know)
I really think you're bottoming out too much. I actually feel like I use a lot less force to press down on my Razer Blackwidow than I do with almost all the rubber domes I've used.
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Ifor me personally it is the exactness of the registration and consistency over all the keys that makes me enjoy them so much. I can immediately tell if I have missed a key just by the feel
Same for me. I find that as I type more and more on my browns, I am hitting the keys lighter and lighter, to the point where I totally miss presses sometimes on my mushy work keyboard.

I did find that I had to concentrate harder at first because I was adapting to a tenkeyless format, and because the keys registered lighter than I was used to and I was prone to making errors. This was mildly fatiguing. Typing is much easier now that I've gotten used to it over a month or so.

Honestly, I find typing on my work keyboard to be tiring now because I have to press so deliberate and hard in comparison.
    
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If you are a light typist, what's your wpm? I find that I type a ton slower if I tap the keys lighter.
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The last time I did it I was still getting used to everything, and got about 70wpm with 90-95% accuracy. The test intentionally put errors into the test though, like "The quick fOx jumps over the LaZyy brown dog."

I'm no typist though, just write a lot at work and have quick fingers.
    
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Same for me. I find that as I type more and more on my browns, I am hitting the keys lighter and lighter, to the point where I totally miss presses sometimes on my mushy work keyboard.

I did find that I had to concentrate harder at first because I was adapting to a tenkeyless format, and because the keys registered lighter than I was used to and I was prone to making errors. This was mildly fatiguing. Typing is much easier now that I've gotten used to it over a month or so.

Honestly, I find typing on my work keyboard to be tiring now because I have to press so deliberate and hard in comparison.
And that's exactly why I have a mechanical at work and at home
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