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I ordered a DasKeyboard Model S Professional Silent biggrin.gif

This will be my first good quality keyboard, Ive never spent so much on a keyboard lol, I ordered it from the DasKeyboard website for 135 US

I hear there good keyboards, Does anyone have one ?

If anyone has one do you use the PS/2 adapter or just the USB ?

Ive been reading that I should use the supplied USB-PS/2 adapter.
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Correct me if I am wrong but the main reason for using PS/2 is due to the fact that not all motherboard bios recognize USB devices.

Almost all enthusiast boards will have an option to.

I had a daskeyboard for a while and just used it as usb
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Well I hear the PS/2 has no polling so you can smash all the keys at once and it will register. USB you can only use 6 keys at once

This is why most good quality keyboards come with a USB-PS2 adapter also thats why most motherboards still come with a PS/2 port on the back
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Originally Posted by garikfox View Post

Well I hear the PS/2 has no polling so you can smash all the keys at once and it will register. USB you can only use 6 keys at once

This is why most good quality keyboards come with a USB-PS2 adapter also thats why most motherboards still come with a PS/2 port on the back

This is correct.

The limitation for USB is 10.

Will you ever be pressing 10 keys at once? tongue.gif

I suppose yes if you'd like to be able to press more than 10 keys the ps/2 adapter should be used.

I don't think I've ever needed that personally.

EDIT: Maybe I just don't type fast enough to notice it.
Edited by Crim427 - 2/26/13 at 10:59pm
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There has been some controversy recently about Das Keyboards moving to an inferior manufacturer in China, but otherwise you should love it.

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Will you ever be pressing 10 keys at once? tongue.gif


the one time i can see this happening is playing a multiplayer game that runs off one computer and 2 or more people are trying to fit keys onto the keyboard due to lack of controler e.g Mugen
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Heres what a DasKeyboard Rep said about that controversy.


"Hey guys, there appear to be some rumors that we are working with iONE on our keyboards, and this has created some confusion among our customers. Please note that iONE is not currently one of our manufacturing partners.

Quality is at the forefront of everything we do at Das Keyboard. Our goal is to create the best keyboard and the only way to do that is to put quality first. In 2012, we made a significant investment in additional factories to meet expanding demand and have carefully chosen additional manufacturers who reflect the same level of quality we have always stood for. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send us a message and we'd be happy to address them."
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Oh OK, that's good to know. smile.gif

post #9 of 10
Yes, you should be happy with it. In the world of keyboard enthusiasts there is always nitpicking. OEM keycaps are too high, ABS wears faster and does not feel as good as PBT, Cherry Stabilizers do not give as consistent a feel as Costar ones etc. Though all of these kinds of arguments are mostly subjective. You picked a great keyboard and you should be happy with it for many years to come.

Typically, only ps/2 will give you true N-key-rollover while USB will give you something like 6-10, which really is enough for most people.
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Thanks, it comes in tomm. I hope its alot better then my Logitech illuminated Keyboard hehee smile.gif
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