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post #1 of 12
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Posted this thread a while ago http://www.overclock.net/t/1388165/keyboard-recommendation-needed/0_100

Budget restriction hasn't been removed but I'm still worried I'm a very heavy typer and I don't want a loud keyboard. Won't be used for gaming, only office work.

Any help welcome! smile.gif
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post #2 of 12
i got a type heaven for 150.. its amazing totally worth it

for your budget I guess an IBM model M
post #3 of 12
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Ah, meant budget restriction HAS been removed - no budget limit

EDIT: How noisy is the Type Heaven?
Edited by prosser13 - 3/18/14 at 11:59am
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post #4 of 12
Forsure then I would go for a model M its alot like a rubber dome except with none of the downsides.completely even feedback. its quiet, not flashy but still visually appealing. VERY soft feel to the keys. I was having alot of issues with fatigue on my other keyboards from playing MMOs for 12 hours straight but not with this. I say again it isn't flashy no crazy features like backlighting illuminated keys , detachable wires. But as far as typing experience this topre switches are the best

This exact keyboard. Where I got it too..
http://www.amazon.com/Topre-Type-Heaven-104-key-Keyboard/dp/B00DGJALYW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395169293&sr=8-1&keywords=type+heaven
Edited by tatmMRKIV - 3/18/14 at 12:05pm
post #5 of 12
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Type Heaven in USA layout is £140 ($232), seems crazy expensive considering you can get it for $150 in the US delivered from Amazon.
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post #6 of 12
that is pretty nuts. they might have some other topre options for you.. I was greatful to find a topre at under 200 though. 232 is pretty steep but topres get up to 290 at elitekeyboards.com

they have it for 150 at elite too if they have reasonable UK prices

you guys also have 650euro 4930ks though as well... I want to get a gold one from some guy in the UK but the exchange rate is retarded
post #7 of 12
Just from your description, it's pretty clear that you're aiming for Topre keyboards and honestly, there are only three options:
- Realforce
- Type Heaven
- Happy Hacking

Ofc, the problem is pricing, or rather how rediculous pricing is for Topre keyboards. Type Heaven is the newest one on the block and is meant to be the cheapest level for Topre keyboards, and the tradeoffs between the Type Heaven and Realforce aren't THAT much, except for my love of PBT keycaps vs. ABS keycaps, which pushed me towards the Realforce. If the price difference is less than $40 (or it's GBP equivalent), then just go for the Realforce. Otherwise, the Type Heaven should be a perfectly good option.

Happy Hacking is likely out considering it's otherwordly pricing and lack of keypad.
post #8 of 12
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Thanks for the info. Are they quiet for typing on if I learn not to bottom out?
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post #9 of 12
Topre's are not considerably louder than regular keyboards when bottoming out, but of course if you master not bottoming out, it's pretty quiet.
post #10 of 12
Pretty much the quietest I have owned... and even when you bottom out it's quiet.

If it is THAT big of a deal to you the have upgraded quiet topres for quite a bit more money
https://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=pfu_keyboards,hhkbpro2&pid=pdkb400ws
https://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=pfu_keyboards,hhkbpro2&pid=pdkb400wns
https://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=topre_keyboards,rftenkeyless&pid=rf_se170s
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