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Hey guys, had a couple of questions I wanted to run by the resident keyboard experts.

First, I'll be getting an Obutto soon from my iRacing sponsor and that will become my gaming station of sorts. I want to keep a desk in my office as well for my journalism, photography, and other computer work that does not include gaming. I don't want to keep having to move my keyboard (and mouse for that matter) back and forth so I'm looking at purchasing another keyboard.

Right now I have a Das Professional S, so that will stay at the desk for typing. For gaming I think I want a smaller keyboard such as the Deck 82 key. I'd prefer it to be small and use either MX Black or Red switches. Looks like that limits my options. Anything else worth looking at besides that Deck?

Also, this is a really stupid question but can i leave two keyboards plugged into my system at the same time without any strange things happening? One would be using PS/2 and the other USB if that matters.

Thanks!
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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/17...oards-possible

two keyboards ok with different inputs. I'll leave the mechanical stuff to the big boys
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Hm, there are certainly other options. The one that I think will probably be referred to most will be Leopold Tenkeyless keyboards found here They have both Red's and Black's.
You can also find filco majestouch tenkeyless or if you really want to cut down on space there's the Noppoo Choc Mini.

As for your other question, you could plug two of em in no problem.
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Originally Posted by hednik View Post
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/17...oards-possible

two keyboards ok with different inputs. I'll leave the mechanical stuff to the big boys
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Hm, there are certainly other options. The one that I think will probably be referred to most will be Leopold Tenkeyless keyboards found here They have both Red's and Black's.
You can also find filco majestouch tenkeyless or if you really want to cut down on space there's the Noppoo Choc Mini.

As for your other question, you could plug two of em in no problem.
I'll check those out. Thanks much!
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Check out the Noppoo Choc Mini, typing on an MX red version now, love it. I was holding out for a backlit TKL besides the Deck but was tired of waiting.

As pointed out above, yes you can have multiple kbs plugged in at once, they don't need to be different inputs however. I've often had three mice connected via USB at once and could use any one I wanted at any time.
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Quote:
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Check out the Noppoo Choc Mini, typing on an MX red version now, love it. I was holding out for a backlit TKL besides the Deck but was tired of waiting.

As pointed out above, yes you can have multiple kbs plugged in at once, they don't need to be different inputs however. I've often had three mice connected via USB at once and could use any one I wanted at any time.
If you are looking for a 60% keyboard, I would opt for a Noppoo over a KBC Poker. The ABS keys on the KBC wear quick and aren't nice to look at. Also, the board itself isn't as "solid" as I would have hoped; there is a little give when typing on it.
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The 82 has a sturdier build quality than the noppoo. I personally use my noppoo for gaming because my TG3 has MX Clear switches which I find hard to game on. The TG3 is pretty tall and I think it would be paired well with a wrist rest. It is slightly smaller horizontally. My main complaint about the 82 is that the cord is ridiculously short without being stretched out. Either way they are both great boards. Here is a direct comparison of the TG3(Deck) and a noppoo choc mini.






Edited by magna224 - 10/30/11 at 1:11pm
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