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I will look at my keyboard tonight and let you know.. I havent noticed enough to remember off the top of my head.
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Originally Posted by mehta23 View Post

The X4 arrived today! I must say that I don't know if I like the styling, but the keys are pretty short travel (how I like it ;-)) and it's a little bit quieter than my current keyboard - the main difference is the sound it makes... Hard to describe but it's less clicky....

The only problem is that the light under the shift key is more dim on the right half than the left...? Is that common?

I'll report back after some typing, gaming and playing about with macros :-D

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Rubber dome keyboards with backlighting don't individually light each key, they just light the entire membrane under the keys with a few LEDs scattered around and a diffuse lens.

Uneven lighting is just a fact of life to live with when using rubber domes. The extent of the uneven-ness depends on the quality of the lighting implemented of course. 3 LEDs will not light as evenly as 7, for instance. Placement also matters.
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post #33 of 54
Mine looks very even and full brightness.

Try cycling thru your brightness button on the top row far right.

send me a pm if you need any help

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post #34 of 54
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The brightness button doesn't really affect the Shift key. It's still dim on one side. I'll upload a pic.

There's also a weird mark/scratch on the 8 key. I know it's nothing bad, but still :'(

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post #35 of 54
Sounds like you would like a mech with Red switches and O-ring dampeners installed.
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Sounds like you would like a mech with Red switches and O-ring dampeners installed.
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I didn't understand a word of that:-P

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I didn't understand a word of that:-P

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I assume you are referring to this: "Sounds like you would like a mech with Red switches and O-ring dampeners installed."

What the poster meant is that a mechanical keyboard using Cherry MX Red switches and noise dampening rubber o-rings installed on the switch stems would provide you with all the things you are looking for in a keyboard.

I agree... but then I also told you that myself a few pages ago.
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:-D how much would one of them set me back?

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Depends on which one you want to buy. I've seen mechs as low as $25 and as high ad $400.

O-rings and damping pads range from about $5 to $25.

I only know of ONE keyboard that has orings preinstalled (and and it's both expensive, and uses cherry brown switches instead of reds), so whatever keyboard you buy, you're going to have to factor in the price of orings or damping pads as well.

I'm not the best expert on cherry red keyboards so you might want to do some research yourself or ask one of the experts in the Mechanical Keyboard Club or Mechanical Keyboard Guide threads. Personally, I favor tactile switches (blue, green, clear...).
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