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Just going to throw this in there...

Have you considered getting a tenkeyless board? If you don't use the numpad extensively then its a great option, giving you more desk space, and allowing you to place the actual keyboard directly in front of you. I really didn't consider a tenkeyless for a while as I felt that they were lacking a feature. However, after thinking about it I realized that I didn't use the numpad that often anyway.
Yeah, I have. However, I really like my keypad... especially when I need to type in lots of numbers like credit cards and what not, it just seems to be too slow using the other keys. I'm a pretty fast typist (93+ wpm), and doing anything slowly is just no fun for me.

I've come back to ask a question. while reviewing the mech keyboard guide, I notice that browns seem to be better for gaming, due to the fact that mech keyboard users will have issues with double tapping. is this an issue for someone who has only ever used rubber dome?
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the fingerprint issue deterred me at first but im glad i went ahead with the das. its been a couple months and the fingerprints are barely noticeable. you have to get up close and look hard to see them.
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I've come back to ask a question. while reviewing the mech keyboard guide, I notice that browns seem to be better for gaming, due to the fact that mech keyboard users will have issues with double tapping. is this an issue for someone who has only ever used rubber dome?
People generally have an easier time adjusting to double tapping on brown switches vs. blue switches. It really depends on your personal preference and how you press keys when you game.

Personally, I feel brown switches would be the safest and most user-friendly choice to those that come from using rubber domes, in terms of comfort and familiarity. In terms of gaming, I've played COD4 and SC2 with brown switches and have had no complaints about double tapping.
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Yeah, I have. However, I really like my keypad... especially when I need to type in lots of numbers like credit cards and what not, it just seems to be too slow using the other keys. I'm a pretty fast typist (93+ wpm), and doing anything slowly is just no fun for me.

I've come back to ask a question. while reviewing the mech keyboard guide, I notice that browns seem to be better for gaming, due to the fact that mech keyboard users will have issues with double tapping. is this an issue for someone who has only ever used rubber dome?
It depends on the way you double-tap. For example, I have no issues because my double-tap technique is a bit sloppy: I just hit it two times right in a row very fast. This allows the switch to come all the way back up before my 2nd press during the double-tap stroke. It always works for me, so I don't have any desire to work on it. However, many professional gamers ride the point of actuation which means their finger never allows the switch to come all the way back up before they perform the 2nd press during a double-tap, and that's where Cherry MX Blues can be a problem. Their technique is so clean and smooth that their double-tap is just a very subtle motion of the finger where it's almost like a twitch of the muscle.

So yeah: I have the Cherry MX Blues, but yet I have zero problems because I don't take gaming seriously enough to have a clean and polished technique like that. Therefore, if you do, then you'll have problems. However, if you just make 2 quick hits right in a row where it's obvious that you are allowing the key to come all the way back up in between the 2 hits, then you'll be fine.
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Now to decide if you want blue or brown MX switches. I would say that Blue is better for typing and Brown is better for gaming. Which one feels better of the two keyboard switches that DAS offers depends entirely on the person.
Blues are also louder and more clicky in comparison too.

Edit: You might want to look up some Youtube videos to see which one is more suited towards you.
Edited by LivingChampion - 8/9/11 at 7:10pm
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I have been using the daskeyboard ultimate since around March of this year and I've been very happy with it. My only complaint is I still don't know all of the special character layouts by heart so sometimes I have issues.

However the keyboard is very well built and it feels very nice to type on. I wrote a review for the daskeyboard ultimate a while back on my blog. It's not exactly the same as the one you are looking at, but it's very similar. The only difference IIRC is the S professional will be a little quieter and it will have letters on the keys.
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The only one that is quieter is the "Silent" model because it has the Cherry MX Browns. So the "Silent" model is a tactile, but non-clicky board. However, that's not to say that it isn't clacky; it's just not clicky because the switches themselves don't produce a mechanical "click".
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