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Cat key?
I'm sure there's a bad Unix joke to be made here.
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Some guy who made his own TRON keyboard.
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I have to say, after all the bad things said about wireless I haven't noticed a single instance where it has affected my typing.
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It's gaming people complain about, not typing . Although I doubt the latency is even high enough to really affect gaming much either.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
It's gaming people complain about, not typing . Although I doubt the latency is even high enough to really affect gaming much either.
It really comes down to those times when you have signal drop outs which normally happen when you have low battery.
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It's kinda like PS/2 versus USB latency. Way overblown IMHO when you got Windows to clog it up.
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My grandparents has a wireless Logitech keyboard which has noticeable delay. On the other hand I've used plenty of wireless mice that did not have any noticeable delay.
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Ah well I was just deciding between ordering the PS/2 interface or the USB interface of the Deck Legend. So was wondering if PS/2 really is superior to USB or if there truly is a minimal distinction between the two.
If the PS/2 version you are looking at features NKRO, then it would be my personal choice to buy that one because of the peace of mind it provides. But if you would get greater peace of mind from getting the USB version, then definitely get the USB version.

So, it might be what's the most important to you.

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And another thing that comes up is, is it true that you can't unplug a PS/2 interface from the port while the PC is on?
Here's how it works:
  1. While the computer is off, plug the PS/2 keyboard in.
  2. While the computer is on, you can unplug that PS/2 keyboard and plug it back in and continue using it, but then it will feel like the keyboard control panel settings reverted back to the default settings. So, open the keyboard control panel, click one of the horizontal sliders (or move it away from your preferred setting and then back again). This enables the Apply button. Once the Apply button is enabled, click it and then you're back in business. So, the goal is to just do whatever it takes to enable the Apply button.
  3. But if you were to plug in the PS/2 keyboard after Windows has already loaded, then Windows needs to be restarted for the sake of the driver.

So it can behave similarly to USB once the computer has been turned on with the keyboard plugged in, but a PS/2 device cannot be plugged in and then used right away while Windows is running. It's almost the only difference.

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Doesn't seem to flex much for me, but I am a very light typer, so I wouldn't notice.
That's what I said about the Razer Lycosa, but then I intentionally picked it up and tried to bend it. I found that it was indeed very flexible and it felt like a cheap toy. It even made a bunch of plastic creaking sounds. It was very cheap-sounding, and it even felt like I could break it in half if I really wanted to. But the Filco Majestouch that I own is basically the opposite: I can't flex it, nor can I get any plastic creaking sounds out of it.

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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Well, the keyboard supporting ps/2 adapters has nothing to do with the diodes for NKRO. Most boards either have 2-3 key rollover, or support NKRO and are just limited by the USB driver.
But the keyboards that feature NKRO usually come with an adapter. Now, the reason why I said "usually" is because I know that the Rosewill RK-9000 features NKRO but yet doesn't include an adapter. But when a USB > PS/2 adapter is used with the RK-9000, then it's basically identical to the Tactile Click NKRO.
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Just got a mechanical a little while ago, Rosewill RK9000. I must say it is awesome! love it for gaming as well. my KDR in combat arms is anywhere between 2.0 and 3.0 on average during matches consistently!



thanks for all the info through this thread! I lurk alot on here
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But the keyboards that feature NKRO usually come with an adapter. Now, the reason why I said "usually" is because I know that the Rosewill RK-9000 features NKRO but yet doesn't include an adapter. But when a USB > PS/2 adapter is used with the RK-9000, then it's basically identical to the Tactile Click NKRO.
My point is, not all USB keyboards work with the ps/2 adapter. Even some keyboards that have NKRO diodes.
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