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post #10831 of 14566
Good job! Duke Nukem Forever ship date is May 3rd so I was clearly wrong.

I never could figure out how you Australians type upside down.
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This wicked looking keyboard that one of the geekhack folks reviewed,

see here:http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:13825

has a very neat key arrangement. I especially like the exact lining up of the F1-12 keys with their numerical counterparts. Looking at this layout forces me to ask if anyone knows of any other boards where the F keys are aligned this way. Would make gaming macros very interesting with a lot less travel time on the keys.
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Originally Posted by Malerik View Post
This wicked looking keyboard that one of the geekhack folks reviewed,

see here:http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:13825

has a very neat key arrangement. I especially like the exact lining up of the F1-12 keys with their numerical counterparts. Looking at this layout forces me to ask if anyone knows of any other boards where the F keys are aligned this way. Would make gaming macros very interesting with a lot less travel time on the keys.
He's a member here and posted the review here too .

Most interesting aspect of it for me is the NKRO via USB. I'm hoping some other companies pick up on that.
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He's a member here and posted the review here too .

Most interesting aspect of it for me is the NKRO via USB. I'm hoping some other companies pick up on that.
I suppose that keyboard's only in Taiwan or Japan?
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post #10835 of 14566
I don't believe they have a US distributer, no.

Speaking of imports, I just broke down and bought this: http://www.g-tune.jp/products/soluti...iece_keyboard/

Pretty much my dream keyboard except the spacebar. I would also prefer an "ANSI" (thx ripster ) enter key, but I don't think that will take much getting used to.
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post #10836 of 14566
Well, I now own two Mechanical Keyboards total now.

The Filco Majestouch FKBN87MC/EB (Cherry MX Blues), and a Chicony KB-5181 Mechanical Keyboard (SMK Monterey Switches).

The latter is one I bought from Manyak, and it's got the AT plug on it. Though I am using it on my Athlon XP 3200+ based machine as we speak.

I think I might like this better than my Filco keyboard, just the feel of it. Though the Filco does provide some advantages over this... USB so I could use it on laptops... and No Key Roll Over for PS/2.
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^ high 5

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post #10838 of 14566
Those Monterey switches are meant to be pretty neat. Too bad that most keyboards that use them are relatively flimsy.

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I think I might like this better than my Filco keyboard, just the feel of it. Though the Filco does provide some advantages over this... USB so I could use it on laptops... and No Key Roll Over for PS/2.
It's 'n' key rollover, meaning that rollover works for an arbitrary number of keys. A keyboard with "no" key rollover would be pretty dire.
Edited by ch_123 - 1/22/11 at 4:22am
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post #10839 of 14566
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A keyboard with "no" key rollover would be pretty dire.
This is why I didn't get the orbiTouch. Although admittedly you can press both keys at once.

post #10840 of 14566
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What is it with these keyboard companies and colors? Neon green? Seriously??

Pastel blue filco keys? Seriously??

How about red...since the daskeyboard logo is partially red...
No...that makes too much sense! Besides, lots of ppl have red rigs and we can't have the keyboard look good next to them!

Atleast you can have a colorful keyboard. I like neon green . You could just do something like buy 4 sets and sell all of the green keys so you only have red keys.
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