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Well it just came in. Havent't gotten much time on it but Im going to have to adapt to typing on it.

To be honest, I like the reds. I don't mind a linear switch. I don't feel like I need the actuation click of the brown to type well. The keyboard seems to work fine right now as I am typing this. The layout is a bit cramped but I can get used to it Im sure.

The reds are light but nothing is making me hit the keys too hard. I actually feel like I don't bottom out as hard on these as I do on the browns. The blacks might have been a bit too much.

Oh well, I plan to get all the switch types (cherry switches that is)

Expedited shipping, it got here in 3 days.

One thing is the spacebar has a rattle to it when I take it. Not when I actually press it down but if i just lightly tap on it it rattles.
Edited by Cpt.Jeff - 11/18/11 at 10:56am
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One thing is the spacebar has a rattle to it when I take it. Not when I actually press it down but if i just lightly tap on it it rattles.

I remember someone else saying they had this problem on their Choc Mini, they put a small amount of tape on the end of the stabilizers where they go into the stabilizer inserts and the rattle went away.
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I make more typos on blacks than reds. To me blacks are way too heavy, my favorite switch is red, followed by brown.
You can disable the windows with something like autohotkey.

You can disable/enable the windows key with this exe.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216893
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One thing is the spacebar has a rattle to it when I take it. Not when I actually press it down but if i just lightly tap on it it rattles.

I have this problem too. Might be an inherent design flaw.
    
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I remember someone else saying they had this problem on their Choc Mini, they put a small amount of tape on the end of the stabilizers where they go into the stabilizer inserts and the rattle went away.

I thought I had read that somewhere. So just pop the spacebar key off and put some electrical or regular scotch? Honestly, I can't notice it unless I purposely hit it. You have to lightly tap it in order to hear it at all.
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You can disable/enable the windows key with this exe.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216893

I grabbed that a few days ago. Works great. Thanks alot!
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I have this problem too. Might be an inherent design flaw.

That's at least three people with the problem. Still, its a small issue that doesn't really ruin the deal. I got in this keyboard, a steelseries sensei, and a CM Spawn all today. The keyboard is the only thing I am happy about or even content with...

I do have to start practicing with typing. No backlight on the keys really kills it at night for me. I can type fairly well (although I do have errors) but while gaming trying to hit all the different keys really throws me off.

I really want to get a cherry black board and a blue. I figure I would get an extremely elegant board for the blues. Maybe go with a regular TKL for the blacks. This board is super small and the key placement is a bit confusing but overall awesome. I want a Filco Ninja, and maybe a Ducky Shine. Any TKL boards with backlight?
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Any TKL boards with backlight?

Not yet.
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Wasnt there a Deck board that was backlit? A small one?
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Ah yeah, good call, the Deck82. I always forget about Deck. lol
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