Originally Posted by Trev0r269
Hey keyboard gurus,
Welp, it's me again. I managed to murder the ctrl switch on my Keycool 87; I used a bit too much brute force trying to yank the switch. That was after I spilled something sticky on that and the adjacent keys. Luckily, I have a Dell AT101W as a nice linear backup. To the pertinent info...
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: See below. Do they make a CM Rapid that's backlit?
Price: As low as possible to fit my needs. I'm in no hurry and paychecks will slowly come in.
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Preferably backlit, but my desk lamp does fine. As far as color, no preference.
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): TKL is preferable, but full sized or a compact size with the 10-key smashed on the side it OK
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming and typing over longer periods of time (thesis, manuscript writing)
USB/ PS2: USB if possible
KRO: Not necessary
Macro keys (yes/ no): No
Media keys (yes/ no): No
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Browns, Blues, Clears
*Noise level (high/low): Doesn't matter. I've used blues before and neither I nor the people around me minded the noise.
*Tactility (yes/ no): Yes please
*Stiffness (high/ low): Something in between 20 year old black alps and Reds. The reds were too feathery for all-around use, and the black alps I have are stiff enough for me.
As I understand it, clears are less stiff than old black alps. Correct me if I am wrong.
Thanks in advance guys and gals. Throw any ideas you have at me.
Edit: The DK9087 Shine 2 seems like the hot stuff, only they seem to be hard to find browns, or blues in a backlit color of blue, green, or white. I could do yellow but no magenta.