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Hey all

I've read through the sticky on mech keyboards in this section, but still there is way too much to choose from...

I've not clue what is suited to what

Would anyone be able to recommend any keyboards (or even just specific switch types) that would be well suited to programming? I'm sick of my Lycosa!

I looked at the BlackWidow, but is there any real big drawbacks on this? I'm in no means a die-hard Razer fan, that was just the first I decided to check out...


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If you are unlucky, you might end up with a keyboard that does not last quite as long as other boards, stuck with bad Razer Customer Service and the sticky keys issue with the spacebar and the alt key.

You might wanna consider stuff like the Steelseries 6v, Ducky, WASD, Filco boards as well. Not a very big keyboard guru, but saw quite a bit of nitemare stories about the BW.
    
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Noppoo Choc Minis & HHKBs are popular for programming because they can switch the caps lock key with the ctrl key.
    
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I like my Das Model S Silent a lot when I'm coding
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Thanks guys...

I should have mentioned, a backlight is another preferred requirement....

Do many mech keyboards have this?
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Thanks guys...

I should have mentioned, a backlight is another preferred requirement....

Do many mech keyboards have this?
For a backlit mech. kb checkout the Ducky Shine, XArmor U9BL & U9BL-S, & Mionix Zibal 60.
    
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Thanks guys...

I should have mentioned, a backlight is another preferred requirement....

Do many mech keyboards have this?
I highly recommend the Ducky Shine for what you're specifically looking for.
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Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post
For a backlit mech. kb checkout the Ducky Shine, XArmor U9BL & U9BL-S, & Mionix Zibal 60.
Mionix Zibal 60 looks pretty nice... might have to check some reviews.

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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
I highly recommend the Ducky Shine for what you're specifically looking for.
Also looks good.... where o where does one get Ducky products in Australia? Also which switch type on the ducky shine would be best suited for programming? Or are they all basically going to be better than boring old rubber domes!
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It depends on your preference, really. For programming I'm just going to go ahead and take a wild guess and say typing is what you're going to be doing the most. I'd recommend the blues / browns, both really easy to type on (more so the blue than browns). Reds / blacks are more so gaming type switches, they require a little more effort than blues & browns.
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It depends on your preference, really. For programming I'm just going to go ahead and take a wild guess and say typing is what you're going to be doing the most. I'd recommend the blues / browns, both really easy to type on (more so the blue than browns). Reds / blacks are more so gaming type switches, they require a little more effort than blues & browns.
I do game a bit as well, although not much

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