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post #1 of 27
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What else is out there in a compact, tenkeyless design?

As high of NKRO as possible of course.


Thank you to TFL Replica for editing the title as I requested. I did not meant to offend anyone, simply say that I am not looking for a mechanical keyboard.

That said, here is what I ended up buying from another OCN member. Frankly, could end up being pretty gimmicky, but at least it is small and compact.
Edited by Gizmo - 5/30/12 at 3:41pm
post #2 of 27
Idk about tenkeyless domes but there's so many different types of mechanical keyboards, some that feel close to rubber domes with no clicks or anything.......
post #3 of 27
Why you hating bro? Anything in particular?

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Originally Posted by SohcSTI View Post

Idk about tenkeyless domes but there's so many different types of mechanical keyboards, some that feel close to rubber domes with no clicks or anything.......

And more than likely I have owned them at some point in time. I am looking for something non-mechanical.
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Why you hating bro? Anything in particular?
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Personal preference.
post #5 of 27
I believe the Roccat Isku is a rubber dome type gaming keyboard. It's not really a compact design though.
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post #6 of 27
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I believe the Roccat Isku is a rubber dome type gaming keyboard. It's not really a compact design though.

Thanks! Definitely looks a bit large given the numpad and macros, but will keep it in mind. I do want to avoid the mushy Logitech G-series keyboards (IMO), but am not certain that I want to deal with the space of a scissor based Illuminated from Logitech.

Coming from an Apple bluetooth keyboard most recently which I find to be a joy to type on based on audible levels, activation pressure, and travel distance. That said, I would certainly prefer wired.
post #7 of 27
I'll be watching this thread. OP has an opinion and that's fine, now he's asking for more options. Watch what you say and think before you say it.

OP, I have a feeling if you want a compact MK, you'd probably fall in love with Happy Hacking Keyboard. Price tag is quite high, but it's very compact, TKL and is topre (to my knowledge). It's essentially a dream keyboard for keyboard enthusiasts, but the price tag as I mentioned makes it difficult for those to obtain it.
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I'll be watching this thread. OP has an opinion and that's fine, now he's asking for more options. Watch what you say and think before you say it.

OP, I have a feeling if you want a compact MK, you'd probably fall in love with Happy Hacking Keyboard. Price tag is quite high, but it's very compact, TKL and is topre (to my knowledge). It's essentially a dream keyboard for keyboard enthusiasts, but the price tag as I mentioned makes it difficult for those to obtain it.

Strange he said he DIDN'T want a compact MK.

http://www.amazon.com/Super-Slim-Keyboard-Windows-Vista/dp/B003PHJJV6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301079628&sr=8-1
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post #9 of 27
If you're looking for a tenkeyless keyboard then I'd recommend the Microsoft Sidewinder, the number pad on it is removable (so you could just stash it in a drawer until you need it). It also scissor switches (the kind found in laptops), so its very quiet and feels like a nice rubber dome.
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post #10 of 27
You would probably like Topres like the mod suggested. They are rubber domes that actually feel nice. Some keytronics are nice but I don't know of any tenkeyless. Those are the only two rubber domes I have found that I like so far besides some old XT rubber domes I have never been able to identify. And I still don't understand what everyones on about the NMBs.
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