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post #2261 of 2316
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Originally Posted by drazah View Post

Definitely The CM MasterKeys Pro keyboards are my recommendation for best "Main-stream" company keyboard on the market. Their previous line of QFR keyboards were a huge success with a great track record, their new line (MasterKeys Pro) is also doing very well. Standard bottom row so the keyboard can take any aftermarket keycap set, genuine Cherry MX switches and none of that proprietary bs, and a good objective build quality for the price and how easy they are to get. CM also has a good RMA team just incase you run into issues and will make sure you come out with a working keyboard at the end.

Thanks! I like it has no software to install as its simple plug&play KB with no software. A quick question: can LED brightness be changed?
post #2262 of 2316
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Originally Posted by aliG View Post

Thanks! I like it has no software to install as its simple plug&play KB with no software. A quick question: can LED brightness be changed?

I can't truthfully answer this as I have never owned one and only tested one without settings up custom profiles.

I know its possible to create custom lighting profiles at different brightnesses but I am not entirely positive if they have a hotkey setup on the FN layer or any type of real-time brightness adjustment other than setting up different profiles.
post #2263 of 2316
Ordered, however i had to find out lots of things on my own as sellers didnt know what i want from them. On question: does it have large Enter key, they just answered it is a Uk layout Keyboard
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Originally Posted by drazah View Post

I can't truthfully answer this as I have never owned one and only tested one without settings up custom profiles.

I know its possible to create custom lighting profiles at different brightnesses but I am not entirely positive if they have a hotkey setup on the FN layer or any type of real-time brightness adjustment other than setting up different profiles.

Thanks! I did order it half an hour ago and it satisfied me enough with options to change brightness via profile because all i need is less bright in nights. I am not going to use breathing raindrop or whatever lightning styles there are on my own imo. Arrives tomorrow, i will drop an update in here how satisfied i am with it.
post #2264 of 2316
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Originally Posted by aliG View Post

Ordered, however i had to find out lots of things on my own as sellers didnt know what i want from them. On question: does it have large Enter key, they just answered it is a Uk layout Keyboard
Thanks! I did order it half an hour ago and it satisfied me enough with options to change brightness via profile because all i need is less bright in nights. I am not going to use breathing raindrop or whatever lightning styles there are on my own imo. Arrives tomorrow, i will drop an update in here how satisfied i am with it.

Definitely and looking forward to your experience with it.
post #2265 of 2316
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Originally Posted by drazah View Post

Definitely and looking forward to your experience with it.

Late update, but it is never too late! smile.gif
Received my KBD yesterday, was available to start experimenting late in night. First of all i tested typing difference vs Cherry MX Reds and believe me! There is a lot of difference in typing with the same force of a finger needed in theory. In practice it feels totally different. Key pressing feels noticeable harder which i was happy about. Vs Corsair K70 i save 7 cm of my under desk drawer where i keep my mouse and keyboard - so more space for mouse movements which is great! Next stuff i started to test was lightning brightness. And what a surprise i can have 6 different brightness levels of LEDs directly changeable with FN+F2 lighter and FN+F3 darker accordingly. All those fancy light effects are not for me yet, and i think they will almost never be a thing to play with in near future. Overall i am very satisfied with this KBD so far, needs to play some games and test it in gaming environment.

Oh yes one more thing. UK version has Large Enter key but on box it was shown small enter key. While asking via Online chat support for confirmation of Large Enter key where they couldnt answer that. Quite sad it was so i had to take a risk and order anyways. I would be more happy if all web store shops in UK could show actual picture of this particular keyboard with Large Enter key which is for sale in UK.

Ok then, if you guys have any questions i will try to repeat in here.
post #2266 of 2316
Hey! Ive been using this old keyboard at my work

https://www.google.se/search?q=hp+sdl+4000&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKv66K3aHTAhVBCpoKHavIDpQQ_AUICCgB&biw=1280&bih=918#imgrc=aX1dIUWY956HWM:

To be honest i really like the feel of the keyboard.
What switches is this keyboard using and what mechanical switches resembles them ?

I like it because it have a low profile feel to the keys.


Thanks!smile.gif
Edited by tokstollen - 4/13/17 at 8:28am
post #2267 of 2316
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Originally Posted by tokstollen View Post

Hey! Ive been using this old keyboard at my work

https://www.google.se/search?q=hp+sdl+4000&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKv66K3aHTAhVBCpoKHavIDpQQ_AUICCgB&biw=1280&bih=918#imgrc=aX1dIUWY956HWM:

To be honest i really like the feel of the keyboard.
What switches is this keyboard using and what mechanical switches resembles them ?

Thanks!smile.gif

Thats just a typical membrane keyboard right? Your closest thing would just be another cheapish membrane or if you wanted to spend more money on something of quality, Topre would be your choice.
post #2268 of 2316
Okey.

I have a mechanical keyboard.
But feel like they keys are to high.

Also i like the feel of the old keyboard dell l100.
I suspect it also have membrane switches?

https://www.google.se/search?q=dell+l100&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfpN3Y4aHTAhUBDiwKHYIaCmIQ_AUICCgB&biw=1280&bih=918#imgrc=DGK8ZLtZIfYrqM:

But how are their switches QX1


http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX62291

and their Quick tension switch

https://steelseries.com/gaming-keyboards/apex-100

Maybe the Quick tension switch will come close to The dell l100 and HP keyboard?
Edited by tokstollen - 4/13/17 at 8:43am
post #2269 of 2316
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Originally Posted by tokstollen View Post

Okey.

I have a mechanical keyboard.
But feel like they keys are to high.

Also i like the feel of the old keyboard dell l100.
I suspect it also have membrane switches?

https://www.google.se/search?q=dell+l100&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfpN3Y4aHTAhUBDiwKHYIaCmIQ_AUICCgB&biw=1280&bih=918#imgrc=DGK8ZLtZIfYrqM:

But how are their switches QX1


http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX62291

and their Quick tension switch

QX1 switches look just like any other Cherry MX "knock off" so I would assume them to feel similar to an MX Blue switch.

Mechanical keyboards definitely have a higher setting, especially when compared to normal membrane keyboards or scissor-switch style keyboards. The nice thing about mechanical keyboards is that you can change the keycaps to a different profile (if you decide to spend the extra money buying them). You can look at keycap profiles such as DSA, SA, G20, Cherry, and some others if that interests you. If not, your best bet might be to stick with what feels the best to you. Objectively, mech keyboards will last longer and not deteriorate like membrane keyboards, but that doesn't mean they will be good for everyone. I personally don't like MX mechanical switches, they feel cheap to me. I use Topre switches, which is a totally different design from MX switches and closely follows how membrane keyboards work. Topre uses high quality rubber cups (instead of cheap, thin vinyl domes) on a true PCB board (instead of the flexable PCBs in most membrane keyboards) and use a conical spring for the contact (instead of the 2 vinyl/plastic/rubber sheets rubbing together). If you know you like membrane keyboards, you would probably love Topre keyboards, they are just expensive.
post #2270 of 2316
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Originally Posted by drazah View Post

QX1 switches look just like any other Cherry MX "knock off" so I would assume them to feel similar to an MX Blue switch.

Mechanical keyboards definitely have a higher setting, especially when compared to normal membrane keyboards or scissor-switch style keyboards. The nice thing about mechanical keyboards is that you can change the keycaps to a different profile (if you decide to spend the extra money buying them). You can look at keycap profiles such as DSA, SA, G20, Cherry, and some others if that interests you. If not, your best bet might be to stick with what feels the best to you. Objectively, mech keyboards will last longer and not deteriorate like membrane keyboards, but that doesn't mean they will be good for everyone. I personally don't like MX mechanical switches, they feel cheap to me. I use Topre switches, which is a totally different design from MX switches and closely follows how membrane keyboards work. Topre uses high quality rubber cups (instead of cheap, thin vinyl domes) on a true PCB board (instead of the flexable PCBs in most membrane keyboards) and use a conical spring for the contact (instead of the 2 vinyl/plastic/rubber sheets rubbing together). If you know you like membrane keyboards, you would probably love Topre keyboards, they are just expensive.


Okey thanks for the detailted infromation im gonna look in to it.
Im have tried like 4 different mechanical keyboards.
Logitech Romer-G,Red switches and Brown.

Its not that a like them but i feel more comfortable when gaming on my cheap membrane keyboard.
Maybe because they keys have a lower profile.
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