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Are there any known keyboards that are just plain bad? Any switch type
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Not really, its all personal preference thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by boost View Post

Not really, its all personal preference thumb.gif

Pretty much this, although I find now that keyboards at work annoy me greatly, but thats because I foolishly bought myself a nice shiny (well not shiny) Filco Majestouch to use at home, and its EPIC.
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I would say that Chery Red and Clears are the least liked Cherry switches. Reds are too lite for many people's preference and clears too heavy.
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post #5 of 11
For the non-mechanical and the curious folks I would steer clear of the g19.

So many times where I spam F to flash in League of Legends and it just doesn't do it till 8 seconds later. Imagine if I was ranked. ( 16 ping ) So we know it's not a latency issue. I'm less than 25 miles from Riot.

Also seems to lock my bios up when the comp boots up. Have to disconnect the power supply and wait for it to get to desktop to replug.

P.S. I need someone who had dealt with performance-pcs in the past.

I charged my card twice and didn't receive an email, there's no real (your order) tab and plus they're from florida.

Sketchy sketchy florida.
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Originally Posted by Deceived View Post

For the non-mechanical and the curious folks I would steer clear of the g19.

I've got the G510, which I think is the baby G19 if I'm not mistaken. I will admit it took me a while to get used to the keypress of the board after switching from my old gear. But once I got used to the way it works, I can't say that the board itself is bad.
In my case the keyboard does respond when pressed with no issues relating to missed keys. In fact I would happily admit that most of the errors I get when using mine is that I'm not 100% used to the spacing of the keys due to the extra G keys on the left hand side of the board.
But the actual switch itself while not mechanical, is not bad by any means. Put it this way, I've had worse. Much worse!

Although I will concede that the G series keyboards are actually on the high side in terms of pricing, and I think that if you can get them on sale great, go for it. But I wouldn't feel the same way if I had paid full price for the board.
For a non mechanical keyboard actually I can also recommend Microsoft's X4, that is a pretty nice keyboard. Shame it doesn't come with blue back lighting.


Oh and add before I forget why I even bothered to reply to this thread in the first place, notably bad keyboards that I've found are those "flexiboards", the novelty roll up keyboards. But I'm guessing no serious PC user will be using one of those as a long term keyboard.

I don't like the Microsoft k600, I have this keyboard at work, while it is very quiet to type on and the shallow keypress is reminiscent of the older Comfort Curve 2000 keyboard (an amazing keyboard if you were wondering) the actual usage of the board is ruined because it has been made so small my hands are very cramped and the F keys at the top are made of a harder plastic which is quite a pain to press.
Edited by 5nak3 - 1/18/12 at 2:44pm
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Originally Posted by eagleeyematt View Post

I would say that Chery Red and Clears are the least liked Cherry switches. Reds are too lite for many people's preference and clears too heavy.
Haha, those happen to be my two favorite switches. I am a writer and I use reds every day for like 10-50k keystrokes.
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post #8 of 11
There are plenty of boards that are bad in terms of quality, manufacturing, workmanship, etc... As far as switches go, all the Cherry and Topre switches are of good quality and engineering. I've heard that some of the Alps switches are good and some are bad. Not sure which, so perhaps someone can chime in on that.
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I can say; I owned two Razer Black Widow Ultimates before I went with the Das I'm typing this on. I returned the first because the spacebar flew off. While it was off I noticed the switch was mounted so crooked it would not allow the bar to seat properly onto the blue switch. The second I returned was because the entire board was warped. Pressing a key on the left had upper side (F keys/spacebar) caused the entire board to rock back and forth.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by maz0r View Post

Pretty much this, although I find now that keyboards at work annoy me greatly, but thats because I foolishly bought myself a nice shiny (well not shiny) Filco Majestouch to use at home, and its EPIC.

That's why you buy a second one for work. Or better yet, get IT to buy one for you for "ergonomic reasons"
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