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Originally Posted by Malerik;12080391 
Finally wearing down by girlfriend in my pursuit of buying a mechanical keyboard. Even convinced her to use my G110 so that money is not technically going to waste. I really like the DAS but the shiny fingerprint finish and the return of the windows meta key are cons for me. The layout of the SS 7g/6gV2 are again not what I'm looking for. Ideally I wish the Realforce had the dip switches the tenkeyless has so I could disable the meta key. Is there another ANSI layout board that has the meta key replaced with an FN key or the ability to lock it.

The MEKA G1 seems like a possibility but there does not seem to be a lot of useful information ( plate mounted? , key cap printing? , build quality? ), are there any other boards I should be giving a hard look? It would be used mainly for gaming with some typing, 80/20 split I would say.

Would prefer to avoid, a shiny finish, MX Blues and a windows meta key if possible ( though I supposed I could just disable that in the registry). NKRO would be nice but since I've never had it before, I'm sure I could live without it.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:12305
read the ducky review
post #10802 of 14566
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Originally Posted by Malerik;12080391 
Finally wearing down by girlfriend in my pursuit of buying a mechanical keyboard. Even convinced her to use my G110 so that money is not technically going to waste. I really like the DAS but the shiny fingerprint finish and the return of the windows meta key are cons for me. The layout of the SS 7g/6gV2 are again not what I'm looking for. Ideally I wish the Realforce had the dip switches the tenkeyless has so I could disable the meta key. Is there another ANSI layout board that has the meta key replaced with an FN key or the ability to lock it.

The MEKA G1 seems like a possibility but there does not seem to be a lot of useful information ( plate mounted? , key cap printing? , build quality? ), are there any other boards I should be giving a hard look? It would be used mainly for gaming with some typing, 80/20 split I would say.

Would prefer to avoid, a shiny finish, MX Blues and a windows meta key if possible ( though I supposed I could just disable that in the registry). NKRO would be nice but since I've never had it before, I'm sure I could live without it.

I love my Das but I wish it had media keys for volume control. I also don't need the right Windows key or the "Special Application" key (or whatever it's called) that's next to it. Downloaded Sharpkey and remapped those two keys to be Volume Down (Windows key) and Volume Up (Application Key). Perfect solution!
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post #10803 of 14566
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Originally Posted by Lanx;12080526 
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:12305
read the ducky review

Build quality seems pretty suspect, though that could be a particular case and not in general.

As for the DAS,the deal breaker for me is the finish. That shiny fingerprint/dust magnet bugs me. The G110 has a similar finish as does my Asus laptop and its impossible to keep it clean, drives me crazy. Would prefer a matte finish. I know its picky, but if I'm going spendy, I think that is fair.
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sounds like its a hhkb you need. you wont regret it.
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post #10805 of 14566
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Originally Posted by purduepilot;12081290 
I love my Das but I wish it had media keys for volume control. I also don't need the right Windows key or the "Special Application" key (or whatever it's called) that's next to it. Downloaded Sharpkey and remapped those two keys to be Volume Down (Windows key) and Volume Up (Application Key). Perfect solution!
That "special application" key is actually a Context Menu key. When it is pressed, it's exactly like right-clicking whatever is currently active or selected. It's useful to me when it's faster to just press that instead of right-clicking. I don't use it all that often, but I still use it once in a while, so I left it alone. smile.gif
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does anyone know which keys are what weight on the realforce 103?
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post #10807 of 14566
looks like they've phased out the Fn key over the Windows key on the US layout

source:
http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional/

PS: Debating key letters or no key letters. Only con I can see with the no letters is re-assembly when cleaning it. Thoughts?
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post #10808 of 14566
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Originally Posted by xira;12084917 
looks like they've phased out the Fn key over the Windows key on the US layout

source:
http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional/

PS: Debating key letters or no key letters. Only con I can see with the no letters is re-assembly when cleaning it. Thoughts?

theres no more fn key
yes it has been gone for a while

if you reassemble the no letters wouldnt all of them be the same size and height? unless they did the size/height variation between rows for the lettered (small keys)
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post #10809 of 14566
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Originally Posted by xira;12084917 
looks like they've phased out the Fn key over the Windows key on the US layout

source:
http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional/

PS: Debating key letters or no key letters. Only con I can see with the no letters is re-assembly when cleaning it. Thoughts?
If you play games that make use of keys such as i/o/p/m/0/9/8/etc, it's kind of annoying to press those keys with the left hand unless you really know your layout.
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post #10810 of 14566
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Originally Posted by godofdeath;12084948 
theres no more fn key
yes it has been gone for a while

if you reassemble the no letters wouldnt all of them be the same size and height? unless they did the size/height variation between rows for the lettered (small keys)

yeah

http://blog.bogosity.se/2010/09/12/reassembling-das-keyboard/
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