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Finally got a mechanical keyboard

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So I finally decided to spend some money and buy a decent keyboard (since forever I've been using a $7 keyboard). After much looking around, I decided on a Leopold tenkeyless with MX brown switches. Looked on here a lot and really didn't ever see many comments about the Leopolds. I had considered a Filco, but I couldn't justify the extra cost to myself.

Anyways, when I picked up the box, I immediately said "Whoa, it's heavy". But a good heavy (makes it feel like a well built keyboard among other things).

I had watched a lot of videos and read a bunch of comments about the noise level of the switches, since I didn't want something that sounded like guns where firing when typing. The only mechanical keyboards that I've used are older ones that probably had buckling springs or blue switches and those suckers were load and I hated typing on them. My $7 keyboard (membrane) was quiet and only had a slight bump when press the keys. I was very presently surprised about the browns. Pretty quiet, except when I bottom out, but even then they're pretty quiet. But there's enough of a click to make it sound like a nice mechanical keyboard. Also, the bump is quite a bit smaller than I expected. It's probably less of a tactile feel than the membrane keyboard I have been using.

The one possible drawback to this keyboard: the lights for the scroll lock and caps lock keys; They're really darn bright. But I'll probably almost never use them (because who uses scroll lock) so I don't see it really being an issue.

Now with pics! (sorry for quality)
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Edited by kurt1288 - 2/29/12 at 7:09pm
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very nice keyboard. I'm trying to go with that blank look with my black widow but with crazy colors and engraved keys.
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I remember my first mechanical keyboard with browns. I was surprised as well at how little of a tactile feeling there was.... and then I found ALPS.
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