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Hello so I got a new job. It requires around 6-8 hours of typing a day as a software developer/tester. I also want to get one for my father, who is a court reporter and requires a crap ton of typing a day on his computer. His mechanical died awhile back and I wanted to get him a new one.

I wanted to maybe get him a mechanical with 10 key that has MX Cherry Blues. I was told the Blue switches were the best for a demanding typist. I wanted something with probably MX Cherry Brown as I am going to be using this mostly in an office environment and I have a feeling the MX Cherry Blue switches would piss off all of my surrounding cubical-mates. Any suggests I would really like some input. I was thinking get the Das Keyboard Professional S Clicky for my father and the Das Keyboard Professional Model S Soft for myself. I was also maybe leaning towards one of these Professional Model S Quiet for when I am at work.

I was really wanting something that can support NKRO, something that will be built to last, improves my typing, and has rigidity and firmness in the keys. I am also thinking of maybe getting a ducky shine 2 with the MX Black with blue LED for gaming and working on my home workstation.

Any help in what I should be looking at would be greatly appreciated. biggrin.gif
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You are right. It feels good typing on cherry blues but the noise might upset you co-workers. In that case pick the cherry browns, they provide tactile feedback without the clicking sound to keep the volume down.
Your choises seem good. I never tried a Das but I trust the experts when they say those are among the best keyboards in the world.
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You are right. It feels good typing on cherry blues but the noise might upset you co-workers. In that case pick the cherry browns, they provide tactile feedback without the clicking sound to keep the volume down.
Your choises seem good. I never tried a Das but I trust the experts when they say those are among the best keyboards in the world.

No, I don't believe the blue's disadvantage in this is the noise but the fact that they know you're slacking off when they don't hear clicking.


I must say that Das keyboards have always been my preference as I truly dislike macro keys since they are difficult to place your hands back on the keyboard without looking. The Das are plain and simple which is generally a better layout since you don't have to re-adapt to other keyboards if you must type elsewhere and the quality is probably one of the better ones I've seen.
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No, I don't believe the blue's disadvantage in this is the noise but the fact that they know you're slacking off when they don't hear clicking.


I must say that Das keyboards have always been my preference as I truly dislike macro keys since they are difficult to place your hands back on the keyboard without looking. The Das are plain and simple which is generally a better layout since you don't have to re-adapt to other keyboards if you must type elsewhere and the quality is probably one of the better ones I've seen.

Well that is what I was looking for something elegant and simple yet has what I need; a better feel, better typing efficiency, and everyone I know that has one has raved about them.
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Das keyboards are great, I'd also take a look at Leopold keyboards. I have TKL with browns and my brother has a full size with blues and we've both been happy with them.

I picked mine up at http://www.elitekeyboards.com/
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Well I know I am probably sold on the Professional S MX Brown Das Keyboard model for work. However I think I will wait because the Ducky Shine 3 is coming out soon and I might want to get that in maybe Brown/Red for home gaming use. I like the multimedia keys for home use. My other one I think I will get a brown instead of the blue for my father. I dusted off the old IBM keyboard of his and did a typeracer test. Sounded like a buzz saw going off for like 30 seconds lol...

**EDIT**

Okay so I ordered one Model S Professional MX Brown Das Keyboard... I will see how I like it and if I do I am sure to be ordering more... thumb.gif

I saw them saying the Ducky Shine III is available come September 2013. I might still look to pick one up for gaming at home, and use the Das solely for work and blogging.
Edited by adramalech707 - 7/4/13 at 9:32pm
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