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Poll Results: Do you like the idea of tenkeyless?

 
  • 81% (30)
    YES
  • 18% (7)
    NO
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post #11 of 23
I would never go back to use a fullsize keyboard again. Tenkeyless keyboards just work much better for gaming
post #12 of 23
I too will never use a full sized board again. I have this Filco tenkeyless and am going to get the KBDTalking Pure Poker Backlit HHKB Killah when it comes out.
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post #13 of 23
It's really not that big a deal because you get used to whatever setup you use within a few weeks anyway. I used to play FPS with a nostromo speedpad which is even closer to the mousepad then a tenkeyless. I then went to a full sized das board and it felt weird for a week being so stretched out but I got used to it. Now I'm using a tenkeyless and it's great but I keep missing the directional keys because i don't expect them to be at the end of the board lol. Tenkeyless does win on portability and space saving though.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by CaptainBlame View Post

It's really not that big a deal because you get used to whatever setup you use within a few weeks anyway. I used to play FPS with a nostromo speedpad which is even closer to the mousepad then a tenkeyless. I then went to a full sized das board and it felt weird for a week being so stretched out but I got used to it. Now I'm using a tenkeyless and it's great but I keep missing the directional keys because i don't expect them to be at the end of the board lol. Tenkeyless does win on portability and space saving though.

This. I just got from a X6 "tenkeyless mode" to a Filco Full sized Ninja. And I was afraid the bigger form factor will affect my usage, but in fact, I found that a full sized keyboard, made my desk look more professional and I got used to the full sized form factor without a hitch. You will just get used to the layout without even noticing it.
    
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post #15 of 23
I'll throw a little variation in the mix. I just got my RK-9000 in. I couldn't go tenkeyless. I'm an engineering student and I find myself punching in a lot of numbers for all kinds of school-related stuff. My 15" laptop even has a numpad. I feel completely lost when I get on a keyboard without it. It's purely a personal preference. Don't put any real value on a tenkeyless being better for gaming. Get what's practical for your needs.
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post #16 of 23
Also, something to think about, you can always get a separate USB numpad if you want a tenkeyless and still need a numpad. Also, some tenkeyless retain numpad functionality, like the DK-1087 and Choc Mini.
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post #17 of 23
and RF 87u has an integrated numpad
post #18 of 23
In fact the 87U's integrated numpad sends standard numpad keycodes so you can easily do Unicode text.

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post #20 of 23
I don't have a tenkeyless yet. I'm going to buy one tho.
I'm sure it makes me feel more comfortable to play games, while my hands can rest closer together.
I can switch board when I need number keys.
But is there a mechanical Red or Black tenkeyless with backlit?
I can see you guys are experience tenkeyless board users biggrin.gif
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