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See to me Mechs are like having a butt massager in your car. You may find that you can never go back to standard after you've used it, but that just means you forgot you were doing just fine with the standard thing.
Plus this way I can get free stock keyboards from all the people I know who switched to mechanical, and I'll always be happy with them because I'll never know what I'm missing.
It's like paddle shifters vs. stick. All the new cars are getting the paddles, because everyone just thought they were cool. But to someone who does just fine with the stick, they may as well not exist.
Idk, I guess if it's not a true technological upgrade, or solves a problem that actually existed (not one that is only perceived by the people who can't switch back), I'm not moved. Nope.

You're wrong bro. Mechanicals are older than rubber-domes if you wanna use that metaphor.
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He's entitled to think that, but I don't know many people that go from mechanical back to rubber dome.

This is exactly why I never want to buy one. I'm pretty happy with my cheap keyboards, cause I always seem to break them somehow, usually spilling soda/water/mlik/some kind of drink you get it lol, on them.
Edited by This Sanctuary - 11/7/12 at 9:30pm
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You're wrong bro. Mechanicals are older than rubber-domes if you wanna use that metaphor.

Ok well I applaud you for venturing closer to another good reason why I should not buy them, so in return I will only say this: I don't get into throwbacks.

edit: or vintage, or retro. Not when it comes to computers.
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Ok well I applaud you for venturing closer to another good reason why I should not buy them, so in return I will only say this: I don't get into throwbacks.
edit: or vintage, or retro. Not when it comes to computers.

they're not really throwbacks. it's not like they ever really stopped producing them, they've always been around for people are especially demanding about their keyboard. rubber domes probably became dominant because of price more than anything else
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Ok well I applaud you for venturing closer to another good reason why I should not buy them, so in return I will only say this: I don't get into throwbacks.
edit: or vintage, or retro. Not when it comes to computers.

It's not really a question of being "hipster" or buying an overpriced luxury good, at the end of the day it's about quality.

I use a 25 year old model m mini for about 10 hours a day, and there is no fading/shinyness on the keycaps, and the keys are stiff and springy. PBT plastic, dye sublimation, metal plates used in the construction... it really does add up to something worth spending a bit more for.
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they're not really throwbacks. it's not like they ever really stopped producing them, they've always been around for people are especially demanding about their keyboard. rubber domes probably became dominant because of price more than anything else

Ok well I go back to the argument I made about the butt massager. I am already particularly demanding about certain things, and I've learned over the years that I need to be more selective in the things which I can be demanding about without seeming like a prissy diva (please don't point this nomenclature at yourself, people). So to sum up, it took me all of 4 seconds to realize that trying to find the "perfect" keyboard with whatever perfect "flavor" of keys on it would make me feel like I was one of those. Ok?
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It's not really a question of being "hipster" or buying an overpriced luxury good, at the end of the day it's about quality.
I use a 25 year old model m mini for about 10 hours a day, and there is no fading/shinyness on the keycaps, and the keys are stiff and springy. PBT plastic, dye sublimation, metal plates used in the construction... it really does add up to something worth spending a bit more for.

Not if I'm just gonna pound a fist on it when I lose a game, it's not.
Edited by un-midas touch - 11/7/12 at 10:01pm
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Valiantly! I have no confidence in the seriousness of yon thread and find thus warranted the allowance of completely useless mindfartings! What say you?

This may be the single best post I have ever seen. Your wording is impeccable sir! I applaud you! applaud.gif

EDIT: You've been siged sir. thumb.gif
Edited by Tman5293 - 11/7/12 at 11:05pm
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This may be the single best post I have ever seen. Your wording is impeccable sir! I applaud you! applaud.gif
EDIT: You've been siged sir. thumb.gif

Thank you, for pointing out that I am not worth contending in this thread.
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Ok well I go back to the argument I made about the butt massager. I am already particularly demanding about certain things, and I've learned over the years that I need to be more selective in the things which I can be demanding about without seeming like a prissy diva (please don't point this nomenclature at yourself, people). So to sum up, it took me all of 4 seconds to realize that trying to find the "perfect" keyboard with whatever perfect "flavor" of keys on it would make me feel like I was one of those. Ok?
Not if I'm just gonna pound a fist on it when I lose a game, it's not.

The value of quality peripherals is seriously underestimated. If I'm spending long enough hours on the computer to have decided it's worth investing in a custom build that suits my needs, then I'm going to be spending long enough hours to warrant interfacing with my computer in the best possible fashion. I wouldn't compare it to a butt massager in one's car so much as to being a bicycle enthusiast without a proper seat for your bike.

Also, you only live once, so you might as well enjoy every possible moment as much as you can. I spend too much time on the computer to not have a keyboard with which I'm perfectly content.
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Also, you only live once, so you might as well enjoy every possible moment as much as you can. I spend too much time on the computer to not have a keyboard with which I'm perfectly content.

I agree, and also find myself in such a situation. thumb.gif

edit: when one of the keys breaks off or the spacebar starts a-rockin, I'll probably spend an equal amount of time looking around on garbage night for another one.

BTW, my idea of a custom computer is this:


Edited by un-midas touch - 11/7/12 at 11:52pm
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