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post #1 of 74
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which brand smile.gif
Edited by LuciferRising - 5/1/12 at 10:40am
post #2 of 74
The big enter and back space keys are found on UK style boards. Have a look at the logitech illuminated keyboard, it has flat keys

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post #3 of 74
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The big enter and back space keys are found on UK style boards. Have a look at the logitech illuminated keyboard, it has flat keys
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Yes, it is quite good KB. How is the response time on that? because im gonna use it for gaming too smile.gif
post #4 of 74
Response fine. Only issue is a noticeable keylock as it's not a NKRO. So, for gaming, i'd say no.
post #5 of 74
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Is it possible to be mechanical AND with flat keys? I read some reviews saying mechanical are better.. Dont know if its up to my preference but dont care really. I just need flat keys and big enter/backspace keys (aka UK layout)smile.gif If its mechanical too, then good.
post #6 of 74
flat keys as in swissor switches? If not I think deck legend would be the best with flat keys
post #7 of 74
Mech vs. membrane (or any switch for that matter) is purely preference. Most people like mech boards once they used them, but there are people who just don't like them. The switch is all preference too, the only way to really know what you like is to try a bunch. The other thing is they tend to be more expensive.
As far as response time goes, it isn't that big of a deal with keyboards. If you use a ps/2 port, it becomes a non-issue. Go for comfort/features first.
You might be able to find flat key caps to replace a board with, but if the board isn't laid out with those big keys to begin with I don't think you can fix that. Also many commercial style boards, for things like cashiers, have flat keys because they typically use a rubber mat on top of the keyboard to keep it from getting dirty. I don't know if something like that is a good option or not.
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post #8 of 74
Yeah I dont think your gonna find a keyboard with flat keys and mechanical. The Logitech illuminated keyboard is probably your best best, Its a nice keyboard if you like flat keys. Flat keys were never meant for gaming, so for that you may be disappointed. My laptop has flat keys and I personally dislike it for gaming but its a backlit chicklet style flat, though my thinkpads flat keys are awesome. Also mechanical is more or less preference. I used a Model M IBM mechanical for years, was yellow by the time I stopped using it only a few years ago when I upgraded to my Logitech G110 and overall couldnt be happier. That keyboard is also from the 80's so mechanical keyboard have gotten better, but still same concept.
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post #9 of 74
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flat keys as in swissor switches? If not I think deck legend would be the best with flat keys

I've posted a link to show you what I mean by flat keys smile.gif I dont think deck legend has them.
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Mech vs. membrane (or any switch for that matter) is purely preference. Most people like mech boards once they used them, but there are people who just don't like them. The switch is all preference too, the only way to really know what you like is to try a bunch. The other thing is they tend to be more expensive.
As far as response time goes, it isn't that big of a deal with keyboards. If you use a ps/2 port, it becomes a non-issue. Go for comfort/features first.
You might be able to find flat key caps to replace a board with, but if the board isn't laid out with those big keys to begin with I don't think you can fix that. Also many commercial style boards, for things like cashiers, have flat keys because they typically use a rubber mat on top of the keyboard to keep it from getting dirty. I don't know if something like that is a good option or not.

ps/2 is better than usb?


I dont know what is better thats why im asking you. Im trying to understand what type of switch im using right now, it looks like membrane.. and flat keys. So im used to that(Ive been using this keyboard for 7-8 years lol) and thats why I'd like to continue to use this kind of keyboard.
post #10 of 74
Flat keys are usually metal scissor switches which press on rubber membranes.
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