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Ripster. lol



Personally, I do feel that it's worth it. This thing is almost like the Steinway of mechanical keyboards.

Ahem.
eh, what's 10-15 more dollars and losing some custom keycaps? I'll take build quality over looks any day. looks like I'll go filco when the time comes. thanks for all of the info.
    
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eh, what's 10-15 more dollars and losing some custom keycaps? I'll take build quality over looks any day. looks like I'll go filco when the time comes. thanks for all of the info.
They look classy in person. I love it!
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Why is there always a distance between actuation point and the base?
All your bases are belong to us.


Edited by ripster - 10/14/11 at 8:39pm
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All your bases are belong to us.

    
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All your bases are belong to us.

Wha... what! Hoo-what! Ripster! I know you're looked at as the keyboard pro around these parts, but I must ask: What is it that you do for money? Is your keyboard passion job related or just a hobby?

And to the OP, I can see exactly why you are searching for this type of keyboard. Why depress a key 2mm more than you need to every time you press it? I'm on board with this idea.
Although I have never come across a keyboard that fits your description. The closest thing I've seen would be scissor switch keyboards on laptops. I have seen desktop versions of scissor switch keyboards a few times. Can't recall the names/brands.
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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?
sounds like someone is talking about an o-ring mod, or a soft landing pad mod.
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sounds like someone is talking about an o-ring mod, or a soft landing pad mod.
That's a good idea. I found a video of one.

So if I simply get hard enough o-rings (I want to maintain the clickyness) and stack enough of them on my keys, I should be able to match the distance.

But I still must wonder...why? Why are mechanical keyboards designed like this? There must be a reason right?
Edited by tiby312 - 10/15/11 at 4:39am
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I think it's possibly a hangover from typewriters. Also, it's far more comfortable when you don't have to hit the key into the keyboard, at least for me, and a lot of other people.
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Wha... what! Hoo-what! Ripster! I know you're looked at as the keyboard pro around these parts, but I must ask: What is it that you do for money? Is your keyboard passion job related or just a hobby?
Just a hobby.

I make my money off of AAPL by ignoring what Geekhackers say about Apple Corp.
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Bottoming out the keys puts strain on your fingers because of how abrupt the stop is.
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I think it's possibly a hangover from typewriters. Also, it's far more comfortable when you don't have to hit the key into the keyboard, at least for me, and a lot of other people.
Typewriters tend to have keys designed however they need to be to work. I think I might have an old electric typewriter that might have blacks. I should get a key puller to check.
    
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