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post #1131 of 14551
So i got my Deck ToXic keyboard. I have to say it.. oh my gawd! This thing is amazing. Ultra fast, super sensitive, and just plain awesome looking to boot! Easily one of the better purchases I have ever made. I went with the ps/2 interface and absolutely love this thing. thank you for the advice!
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Has there ever been anybody who disliked a mechanical keyboard? Mine comes tomorrow, and even though I have no reason to write anything on it, I might start crunching away at a thesis or something.

Funny aside, I was talking to my mom about my Filco and I asked her if she remembered working with Model Ms back before her job at DOT threw them all out. She said that she remembered what they were like and noticed that the transition to rubber dome was not easy. She says she can tell the difference and realizes the more dropped keys she gets now a days as compared to the model M. BTW, my mom is computer ILLITERATE so it goes to show you that even the inexperienced can tell the difference.
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post #1133 of 14551
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Originally Posted by BlackHoleSun View Post
Has there ever been anybody who disliked a mechanical keyboard?
Back in the days before rubber domes were common, many people disliked the excess noise they made. Some types of switches also don't agree with certain types of people - soft typists won't like a heavier switch, and people who rely on silence to type won't like buckling springs too much. I have never heard anyone say that mechanical keyboards actually feel worse than rubber domes however. Heard lots of people say they're not worth the money, or that they need media keys, etc. but I don't believe I know of anyone who has spent any significant amount of time with a mechanical keyboard that can genuinely say they dislike the feel of typing on one.
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post #1134 of 14551
Ditto.

My girlfriend isn't a huge fan of my board, she prefers the softness of a rubber dome, and isn't a fan of the racket this thing makes.
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post #1135 of 14551
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Originally Posted by BlackHoleSun View Post
Has there ever been anybody who disliked a mechanical keyboard? Mine comes tomorrow, and even though I have no reason to write anything on it, I might start crunching away at a thesis or something.

Funny aside, I was talking to my mom about my Filco and I asked her if she remembered working with Model Ms back before her job at DOT threw them all out. She said that she remembered what they were like and noticed that the transition to rubber dome was not easy. She says she can tell the difference and realizes the more dropped keys she gets now a days as compared to the model M. BTW, my mom is computer ILLITERATE so it goes to show you that even the inexperienced can tell the difference.
Lol, writing a thesis just for the hell of it. Yeah, ok

But yeah it doesn't have anything to do with being computer illiterate, it's just a matter of being a typist or not. I mean, if you did the hunt-and-peck thing, do you think you'd care what the keyboard felt like at all?

I have actually seen a few people who don't like the feel of mechanicals, but it's mostly because the one switch they tried just doesn't fit their typing style and they just gave up after it. I mean, if I was in the same situation and the first thing I tried was something with Cherry MY's, I'd have been pissed (FYI, MY's are linear and very springy). And that happens once in a while with any switch type. So if for whatever reason you don't like the feel of the Cherry Blues, and you can pinpoint exactly what it is that you don't like (the resistance of the spring, the sharpness of the tactile bump, or whatever), that makes it very easy to find you a switch that you will like.
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post #1136 of 14551
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Originally Posted by -munk- View Post
So i got my Deck ToXic keyboard. I have to say it.. oh my gawd! This thing is amazing. Ultra fast, super sensitive, and just plain awesome looking to boot! Easily one of the better purchases I have ever made. I went with the ps/2 interface and absolutely love this thing. thank you for the advice!
congrats man! I'm getting mine for christmas, I can't wait!
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I mean, if you did the hunt-and-peck thing, do you think you'd care what the keyboard felt like at all?
Yes.

I do the "hunt-and peck thing" (I dont have the dexterity in the fingers of my left hand to type the "correct" way.) and even though I'm still not as fast as most, the feel of the Cherry "blue" switches actually help my speed a little. I spend far less time looking up at the screen to make sure a press registered correctly because I can feel whether it has or not. Plus I get the added bonus of not having to bottom out the keys to register a press (like I did with my rubber dome based board) which for me makes typing more pleasurable and far less tiresome (even though I only use 3 fingers). So yes, even though I'm not a "typist" in the true sense of the word, key feel is still important to me. I do admit that your statement probably does apply to most other "hunt-and-peck" types though.
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Yes.

I do the "hunt-and peck thing" (I dont have the dexterity in the fingers of my left hand to type the "correct" way.) and even though I'm still not as fast as most, the feel of the Cherry "blue" switches actually help my speed a little. I spend far less time looking up at the screen to make sure a press registered correctly because I can feel whether it has or not. Plus I get the added bonus of not having to bottom out the keys to register a press (like I did with my rubber dome based board) which for me makes typing more pleasurable and far less tiresome (even though I only use 3 fingers). So yes, even though I'm not a "typist" in the true sense of the word, key feel is still important to me. I do admit that your statement probably does apply to most other "hunt-and-peck" types though.
Well damn, I never thought that would be the case. I guess I should stop making that statement
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Well damn, I never thought that would be the case. I guess I should stop making that statement
LOL, you're probably right about most, just not me.
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