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I like my MX Blue's on my Razer Blackwidow. I don't think I could ever go back to a non-mechanical keyboard w/ the exception of laptop keys.
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A rubber membrane keyboard that I did not mind was the older version of the Microsoft 7000. This was a nice compact symmetrical-(ish) keyboard. The keys had a fairly short stroke and rode on top of some type of scissor mechanism. I no longer have it as I broke a few of the scissor things from removing the keys to clean.

This was the first keyboard that I noticed "feedback" on, it was quit snappy for a membrane. I chose the Cherry browns because I figured the resembled the tactile feedback of this wireless plank.

Also I prefer to sit up at a proper desk now, so I do not have much use for wireless peripherals.

OT: This was a good wireless keyboard, too bad they changed it into a big ergonomic thing or I would have bought it again.
It had bluetooth, the battery lasts for 8-10 months in the keyboard, then you just rearrange them for another month or so. Had nice media controls, even has a built in touch-pad mouse which I rarely used, but is handy from time to time.

In my case I only have stores like Futureshop to buy things from locally, and believe me you can spend a lot on stuff there too. Heck I bet I paid well over $125 for the Microsoft keyboard. So in that context a mechanical keyboard is a good value.

I also like mechanical keyboards because their styling is more utilitarian and less stylized. I believe this gives them more of a timeless look that is less offensive in the long run.


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I've got a mechanical keyboard with Browns now, I think it types great! But some of my friends tried it aswell, and couldn't realy notice a big difference with a normal keyboard. I think you have to be a computer-freak/bigtime-user/etc. to realy appriciate the mechanical keyboards.
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I guess I'm the only one who hates using a mech keyboard for anything... The extra force to make that "click" just bothers me to no extent. Before anyone rages all over me, yes I know that there really isn't any more force required from a physical aspect..... Always used cheap membrane keyboards, probably will always use them too. Just a personal preference. Switches I've used for the people that want to call me out: Browns, Blacks, and Reds. Browns were the best out of all of them to me, hated Red the most. Blacks are in the cash register keyboards at the grocery store I work at, got used to them but I don't enjoy using them.

Why should I rage at you for having a different personal preference to me? Makes no sense. I appreciate your different opinion, and in fact I agree with almost everything you said about the Browns, Blacks, and Reds. Browns are my favourite, I don't enjoy using Blacks, but I don't mind Reds.

Nothing wrong with having a different view. Doesn't make yours or mine the "superior" view. You choose to save some money & use a membrane keyboard, I think its money well spent on a mechanical. Simple difference of preference. smile.gif The greatest thing about your post is the fact that you actually tried mechanical boards and so have your own personal experience, instead of coming up with some opinion based on hearsay.
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I convinced my manager to buy a mechanical keyboard for the kiosk I work at. Now not only do we use one, but they personally own one.

I can never go back to a rubber domed keyboard, ever. Worth every penny!

And if you don't mind ten keyless Cooler Master has mechs on the cheap.

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I've got a mechanical keyboard with Browns now, I think it types great! But some of my friends tried it aswell, and couldn't realy notice a big difference with a normal keyboard. I think you have to be a computer-freak/bigtime-user/etc. to realy appriciate the mechanical keyboards.

My experience indicates this too. I let my dad type on my Ducky shine 2 and he was like: What is so special about this keyboard that it costs this much? Is it the lightning?
IMO it's worth every penny I spent on it.
     
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My experience indicates this too. I let my dad type on my Ducky shine 2 and he was like: What is so special about this keyboard that it costs this much? Is it the lightning?
IMO it's worth every penny I spent on it.

Haha, good to hear more people had this response tongue.gif My sister did notice the difference, but she prefers laptop keyboards. She has a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, uses it for gaming/photoshop/etc. I heard it only has 2KRO, so that is a dumper. I'm gonna tell her :+

The ~ € 200 (yes, 200 euro!) I spend on my Nighthawk X8 is a bit outrageous ofcourse. I wanna get a Mech keyboard with Blue's for the office, but I'm definitly not gonna spend that much again. The problem is, when the keyboard arrived here in the Netherlands, I had to pay taxes and other customs costs.

A Das Keyboard for at work is probably the best. I can get those in Germany, which is in Europe, so I dont have to pay taxes.
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post #50 of 50
"Worth it" is individual and relative. Sure you can get to work with your '87 car but after buying that much more expensive German car you realize driving to work can actually be enjoyable. I'm expecting a mechanical kb to last a lifetime so you'll save money there not having to buy a new one every time a key stops working AND it's nicer to use. Just remember, one mechanical might not be enough so you could end up buying several with different switches.
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