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When you hit a key on the piano, the key does not make any sound until you bottom it out. Are there any mechanical keyboards out there that do this?
post #2 of 31
Cherry blue or red switches do this, I believe.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rd,2955-2.html

According to this, there is still a 4mm difference with black and reds. I'm not sure about blues and browns but I'm guessing it is similar.
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It may be the blues that your looking for. I forgot about that toms article. I'm going to read it again .

I sooooo want a mechanical keyboard. I've heard the Ducky is a good brand, as is filco, can't think of any others off the top of my head.
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I would hate it if my mechanical keyboard forced me to bottom out just to send the keystroke. That would make it almost no better than a rubber dome keyboard.

I love it that it actuates halfway down; it makes typing and gaming a pleasure.
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post #6 of 31
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You mean it would make it no better than a Steinway.

Maybe it is not the having to bottom out that you don't like but the distance it takes on your keyboard to bottom it out. Suppose the base were the same distance from the starting position as the distance it takes to actuate a key on your keyboard. Would this still bother you? Why?
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Originally Posted by tiby312 View Post
You mean it would make it no better than a Steinway.
That's ENTIRELY different.


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Maybe it is not the having to bottom out that you don't like but the distance it takes on your keyboard to bottom it out. Suppose the base were the same distance from the starting position as the distance it takes to actuate a key on your keyboard. Would this still bother you? Why?
2mm to bottom out? That sounds like the scissor-switch to me which isn't bad (most laptops).

However, a normal keyboard that forces me to bottom out forces me to work harder, like typing on a rubber dome keyboard. I hate typing on rubber dome keyboards in comparison.

Playing a piano is very very very very very very different. The design allows the pianist to have precise timing.
Edited by TwoCables - 10/14/11 at 4:45pm
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post #8 of 31
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What is so different in the dexterous moves between a pianist and, say a ddr player? In both scenarios you're often required to hit one key repetitively very, very fast.

Explain how, in my scenario, you would have to work harder when you would have to move the keys the exact same distance.
post #9 of 31
Typing and playing an instrument are two very different things.

If you have to question it this much, then maybe you're better off staying with rubber domes and never experiencing the pleasure of using a mechanical keyboard.
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post #10 of 31
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Typing and playing an instrument are two very different things.
How? Simply repeating yourself doesn't help.

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If you have to question it this much, then maybe you're better off staying with rubber domes and never experiencing the pleasure of using a mechanical keyboard.
Questioning is a bad thing? How about you stick to addressing the argument and not the person and answer the questions? And for the record. I've gone through a das keyboard and am typing this with a steel series 6g. Oh and you might have guessed but I'm also a pianist.
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