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post #11 of 29
Big step up from a membrane board. You will be very happy with the build quality of the Das. I use one at work every day and have put many hours on it already. Not loud enough to bother the boss (sits about 4 feet away from me).

The only thing I have noticed is that the lettering is seemingly fading away fairly quickly - I've had mine for months but sit in front of it 6-8 hours a day typing and you can see certain keys that get more use that the others starting to wear down a bit.

Have a Ducky Shine (blacks) at home, have used a Black Widow with Blues, and definitely prefer the feel of browns for typing so far. Ducky and the Das seem very close in build quality - Black widow seemed a bit sub-par.

Hope you enjoy your keyboard!... Use the PS2 adapter when you get it in - really makes a difference in latency.
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i don't use a wrist rest, hell i don't even think i've ever used one. i do want a custom one from Eric, but I don't have the cash for one right now. But if you need one, here's a nice one http://www.elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,palm_rests&pid=hm_prlb
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Tallbus1 View Post
Yah That's cool, also none of these come with a wrist rest, do many of you type without one? I have this ****ty Microsoft Reclusa right now, and it happened to have one, is it hard to type without I really can't remember, what's the serious difference? and do any of you prefer not ot have one.
http://www.vendio.com/stores/E-sport.../catId=3982942

I picked that up for my Ducky at home and it is 'very' comfortable to use. I highly recommend it. Better than anything that you will find at the local big-box store. Maybe others will have some nicer recommendations (elitekeyboards has a handmade nice leather one, albeit pricey).
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post #14 of 29
i think it is misleading that they call the browns silent and tactile. the only thing that is quiet about them is the tactile click. the keyboard is just as noisy, or noisier, than my blackwidow ultimate. The "bottom down" and "bottom up" noise is actually louder.

i am in the process of installing soft-landing pads and orings right now. if you want some orings, i am thinking of buying a lot and helping people out on here.

the build quality of the das is much better than the blackwidow, and it doesnt have all the bells and whistles, which i like. lol i used to accidentally record and start macros, and BFBC2 would start playing all by itself. (apparently you can record long macros... haha)

as far as browns vs. domes, there is a much smaller difference between browns and domes than there is between blues and domes, but you will notice a big difference. personally, i hate the browns without soft landing pads and orings. they felt super mooshy. (but then again i came from blues.) with both the rings and pads they are feeling much better. i think i just cant stand how much travel there is after the actuation/tactile point. it kind of kills the point of a tactile keyboard, for people who bottom out their keys, if the key travels another 2mm or so after the tactile click. the key should stop immediately after the tactile bump in order to feel the way i think a mechanical keyboard should. its like the feeling of "hell yeah, i totally pressed that key." if that makes sense. haha

be sure to let us know how you like it.
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i don't use a wrist rest, hell i don't even think i've ever used one. i do want a custom one from Eric, but I don't have the cash for one right now. But if you need one, here's a nice one http://www.elitekeyboards.com/produc...ts&pid=hm_prlb
who is eric, and am i correct in reading that eric makes custom wrist rests? infos?
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post #16 of 29
brown switches are not louder than blue switches.

and to answer wrist rest question, see this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/1...ic-barney.html
post #17 of 29
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brown switches are not louder than blue switches.

and to answer wrist rest question, see this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/1...ic-barney.html
i guess i should clarify... my browns without soft landing pads and orings are louder than my blues with them. comparing the blackwidow and the das, both are sitting right in front of me, they are roughly the same loudness when neither of them have the pads or orings. just saying.

its just a different noise. the browns are more of a low-pitch click, whereas the blues are high pitch. (aka get browns if you have a woman sleeping nearby that you dont want to wake up.)
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post #18 of 29
or better yet, get her those headsets people use on airplane runways and get the best switch there is! (protip: blue)

problems solved! we all win!
post #19 of 29
The das with blues feel amazing. I got mine in not even a week ago and I'm loving them. (coupled with noise-cancelling earphones of course)
post #20 of 29
In response to your second questions about the Deathadder, I think it's a very good choice. The sensor is the best on the market (the only nitpick is a fairly high liftoff distance with the later DA revisions), and while the mouse is cheaply made like all Razer products are, it's surprisingly well built. My last DA lasted twice as long as my MX1000 or G5 did.

Get the black edition if you can. The DA:BE has rubberized sides that are a clear improvement over the glossy sides of the regular editions.

As a side note, the stock mouse feet are not thick enough and the underside of the mouse will drag on cloth pads. Make sure to get a set of Hyperglides right away. Hyperglides are thicker than the stock feet, and will stop the bottom from grinding against the pad. If you use a very soft cloth pad, you might even consider stacking the Hyperglides on the stock feet, otherwise just follow the instructions and remove the stock feet before application.

edit: You made a good choice with the keyboard. Blues and browns are fairly similar, especially compared to rubber domes, and they're both great switches. I own a blue board but I really do prefer browns due to easier double tapping when gaming.
Edited by mechtech - 11/8/11 at 10:39pm
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