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post #1111 of 2353
Alright, so let's say that the backlighting could be anything non-white, and remove the Ducky Shine 3 from the picture as that's(literally) scraping under my price range at 149.99. Are there any other options for Cherry MX Reds full size boards; and are there any that have low-profile keys?
post #1112 of 2353
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Originally Posted by Psylenced View Post

Alright, so let's say that the backlighting could be anything non-white, and remove the Ducky Shine 3 from the picture as that's(literally) scraping under my price range at 149.99. Are there any other options for Cherry MX Reds full size boards; and are there any that have low-profile keys?

You could consider the Ducky Zero Shine.

I don't know of any Cherry MX boards with low-profile keys, the design of MX switches doesn't really lend itself to low-profile boards. If you were to put two O-rings on each keycap, you'd have a board with a fairly low-profile travel distance though.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 3/29/14 at 5:24am
post #1113 of 2353
I don't mean like Mac keyboards low-profile, just not the standard full-profile keys. I don't know necessarily why that wouldn't lend itself to a mechanical keyboard since it's simply a shorter cap for the keys so they don't bulge up quite so much above the surface of the keyboard. I suppose a more accurate representation might be to say "slimmer" keyboard keys instead of calling them low-profile. No matter, thanks for the heads up on the Ducky Zero Shine, that does look like an interesting one and I think I'll be adding that to list I'll be considering. Speaking of keyboards, what is the thought about the Razers and Roccats around here?
Edited by Psylenced - 3/28/14 at 10:18am
post #1114 of 2353
Roccat make solid gear. Also why don't you want cherry profile? It's ergonomically superior and just feels better to type on.
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Roccat make solid gear. Also why don't you want cherry profile? It's ergonomically superior and just feels better to type on.

Cherry profile? Is that was it stands for? I guess I missed that part in the guide. I prefer the middle-ground because I find it much easier to type on. I find the standard key-height to be a bit of a nuisance. As I said in my original, I'm using a Lycosa right now - and I'm not sure what profile it's considered, but I prefer the low profile insomuch as the fact the keys aren't raised too far about the face of the keyboard which your hands rest on.
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

You could consider the Ducky Zero Shine.

I don't know of any Cherry MX boards with low-profile keys, the design of MX switches doesn't really lend itself to low-profile boards. If you were to put two O-rings on each keycap, you'd have a board with a fairly low-profile actuation distance though.

How does this work? I am intrigued.
post #1117 of 2353
The key would still be as tall as it is now, the key travel would just be decreased.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

The key would still be as tall as it is now, the key travel would just be decreased.

Key travel would be reduced yeah, but the actuation point doesn't change, does he mean that you would press it as far as you could and that would be actuation? So that way you can only go as far as actuation, and would never bottom out? Or something along those lines?
post #1119 of 2353
Pretty much
post #1120 of 2353
Hello, I'll be ordering my first mechanical keyboard next week. I plan to use it for gaming (Probably a lot of FFXIV) and general web surfing. I think I have it narrowed down to the BlackWidow Ultimate 2014 or Corsair Vengeance K95. I can't decide on which one. I just want to make sure I'm not leaving anything out that could be better in the same price range. Thanks.

  • Location: US
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: BlackWidow Ultimate 2014 or Corsair Vengeance K95
  • Price: $140.00 ballpark
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): preferably
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): gaming/typing
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: ? lol
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): yes
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Doesn't matter
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): All that matters to me is the responsiveness.
  • *Noise level (high/low):
  • *Tactility (yes/ no):
  • *Stiffness (high/ low):
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