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Thanks for the recommendation. It looks like Corsair is no longer offering the MX Blue RGBs in both the K70 and K95 model.. Do you know of any retailers that still sell this?

Otherwise, do you have any opinions on White LED Color Changers? And if you think these are a decent solution, do you have any recommendations for a bright White LED keyboard with the same requirements above? She would prefer volume buttons instead of a wheel, if at all possible.

Sorry to be a nag, but did anybody have any opinions on this? redface.gif
     
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Could you elaborate a bit? Like what is so bad about it?

The build quality is likely nowhere near other keyboards in its price range. I know this was true for the one Razer mechanical keyboard I've tried.
 
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Looking for:

- TKL
- Backlit
- Cherry MX Brown/Red [Not sure yet!!!]

Any coming out soon? Best quality ones?

50/50 gaming and typing.
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Looking for:

- TKL
- Backlit
- Cherry MX Brown/Red [Not sure yet!!!]

Any coming out soon? Best quality ones?

50/50 gaming and typing.

Keyboards that fit this description have been around for ages. You should be satisfied with a Code keyboard or Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-I.
 
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Quiet and ergonomic mechanical keyboard - does such a beast exist?

This is for gaming. Noise is the most important factor, as I game in our bedroom often while my fiance's asleep.

I don't need features apart from multi-key human input. I currently use a Microsoft "Wired Keyboard 200" - Woo!! biggrin.gif
  • Location: USA
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Nope
  • Price: Preferably <$100 but flexible
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Not desired
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: 6 is plenty
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Not necessary
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Not necessary
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): Flexible
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Unknown
  • *Noise level (high/low): Lowest
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): Not sure
  • *Stiffness (high/ low): Medium/Low?

Thanks team!
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Originally Posted by Archea47 View Post

Quiet and ergonomic mechanical keyboard - does such a beast exist?

This is for gaming. Noise is the most important factor, as I game in our bedroom often while my fiance's asleep.

I don't need features apart from multi-key human input. I currently use a Microsoft "Wired Keyboard 200" - Woo!! biggrin.gif
  • Location: USA
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Nope
  • Price: Preferably <$100 but flexible
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Not desired
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: 6 is plenty
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Not necessary
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Not necessary
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): Flexible
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Unknown
  • *Noise level (high/low): Lowest
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): Not sure
  • *Stiffness (high/ low): Medium/Low?

Thanks team!

CM Storm QuickFire XT or Ducky Zero, either one with Cherry MX Red switches and you must order a pack of o-rings from mechanicalkeyboards or some place similar. This will make it very quiet. O-rings simply slide onto the inside of the keycap where it attaches to the mechanical switch, so you'll have to pull off each keycap and install an o-ring on each.
 
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CM Storm QuickFire XT or Ducky Zero, either one with Cherry MX Red switches and you must order a pack of o-rings from mechanicalkeyboards or some place similar. This will make it very quiet. O-rings simply slide onto the inside of the keycap where it attaches to the mechanical switch, so you'll have to pull off each keycap and install an o-ring on each.

Thank you boredgunner! +rep thumb.gif

EDIT: Arg, they're sold out @ mechanicalkeyboards and selling for ~230% of list on Amazon. Any other recommended sellers or boards?

I do need the 10-key
Edited by Archea47 - 9/18/15 at 3:00pm
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Thank you boredgunner! +rep thumb.gif

EDIT: Arg, they're sold out @ mechanicalkeyboards and selling for ~230% of list on Amazon. Any other recommended sellers or boards?

I do need the 10-key

Yeah I can't find MX Red versions in stock anywhere, for either keyboard. MX Brown is available, it also has low stiffness but makes more noise. I didn't check to see if MX Black is available, but that's as silent as MX Red only a little bit more stiff.
 
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  • Location: USA
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Corsair K95 or Logitech G710+ (open to suggestions on others as well)
  • Price: Under $200
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Don't care in the slightest
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Typing and Gaming (MMOs, FPS etc)
  • USB/ PS2: USB?
  • KRO: 10 should suffice
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Yes
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Yes (volume and mute at least)
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Brown
  • *Noise level (high/low): Doesn't matter
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): Yes
  • *Stiffness (high/ low): Low-Medium

This is my first time using a mechanical keyboard and I had settled myself on the K95 but then I saw the G710+ and it had me thinking. The G710+ has the macro keys and volume/mute that i require and at nearly half the price of the K95 making it pretty enticing.

I guess my main question/thought when looking at close up side by side pictures is that the G710+ appears to have keys far closer together (or at least wide bases) which makes me think the keys could stick up against each other or the edge of the keyboard (my current KB does stick like this which is pretty bothersome). And the K95 keys look spread out a bit more which should also make typing smoother by helping me to not hit more than 1 key at a time (which i do occasionally). Smooth consistent performance is an important factor to me.

There is the question of durability and obviously the K95 is better but i'm not so sure this really concerns me, mostly just ease and pleasantness of use as described above.

I suppose i do sound like i've kind of talked myself into the K95 but if anyone can refute what i said about the key spacing then it'd be great to save 80 bucks and put it into extra brewing gear biggrin.gif

Looking forward to your suggestions and to see how much i can improve on my 90 WPM typing speed by going mechanical.

Thanks.
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there is no difference in spacing between the keyboards, the spacing is a set standard.

as far as WPM, you probably won't see much if any of an improvement.
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