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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I am trying to remember something: which new mechanical keyboard or keyboards has/have true NKRO over USB?

I'm in the process of trying to help edit/improve the guide, and I'm at Post #2 ("Terminology"). I'm at a part where I am saying that up until recently, NKRO was only possible over PS/2 and now there is at least one mechanical keyboard that has true NKRO over USB. Unfortunately, that's all I can remember. So, I want to be as accurate and as informative as possible.

I'm not going to talk about that Microsoft board because if I remember correctly, then I think it has 26KRO, not NKRO.
That's just nitpicking. Why not call 26kro NKRO? There is no difference.
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Originally Posted by ripster View Post
Whoah - too much information. Especially since I don't plan on seeing a shipping easy to get NKRO Gaming ALPS keyboard in my lifetime.
Well, the point isn't to only have info about shipping and easy to get keyboards. Otherwise why would there be info about buckling spring and other old switches as well? This is a complete mechanical keyboard guide, so even old switches are included. I had a Filco Zero Series tenkeyless from elite as my first mechanical keyboard. I'm sure they can still be found used somewhere. It's good info for people who want to know about the switch type.

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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
My wife has been using my Filco with Blues but decided she likes my OCN Ducky with Browns better for the feel of the switches. She also took a liking to the Noppoo Choc Mini for the small form factor and media keys/numpad. Unfortunately, the only way I Can see to get one is through the services that buy and get it for you from China. Is there an easier way or a comparable keyboard for a decent price (sub $150)?
I got a Choc mini through Obook. It was actually super easy and it didn't take very long at all. Their English wasn't perfect, but I got the jist of what they were saying. It took about a week for Obook to obtain the keyboard, and then they shipped the keyboard on a Friday, and it was on my doorstep that Monday via TNT.

It ended up being $117 Paypal'd and shipped, but I got the Cherry MX Black version which was a little bit cheaper. I think the version with the Browns would have been more around $130.

Alternatively, wait until elitekeyboards gets their Leopold FC200RT/AB in. It'll only be $99.
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Are cherry browns better than blues for gaming (FPS, the odd MMO)? I've come from a rubber domed keyboard to a Razer BlackWidow and it's an absolute dream to type on but they don't seem to feel right when playing games...
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Originally Posted by Redmist View Post
I got a Choc mini through Obook. It was actually super easy and it didn't take very long at all. Their English wasn't perfect, but I got the jist of what they were saying. It took about a week for Obook to obtain the keyboard, and then they shipped the keyboard on a Friday, and it was on my doorstep that Monday via TNT.

It ended up being $117 Paypal'd and shipped, but I got the Cherry MX Black version which was a little bit cheaper. I think the version with the Browns would have been more around $130.

Alternatively, wait until elitekeyboards gets their Leopold FC200RT/AB in. It'll only be $99.
Yeah, if we don't get the Choc then that was another one she was looking at. Or if we get the 1087s from Ducky for OCN, that's another option. Thanks for the info!
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Are cherry browns better than blues for gaming (FPS, the odd MMO)? I've come from a rubber domed keyboard to a Razer BlackWidow and it's an absolute dream to type on but they don't seem to feel right when playing games...
Yeah man some people, like me, have trouble gaming with the blues. The browns should fix that. Blacks are also another option, but many don't enjoy typing on them.
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Are cherry browns better than blues for gaming (FPS, the odd MMO)? I've come from a rubber domed keyboard to a Razer BlackWidow and it's an absolute dream to type on but they don't seem to feel right when playing games...
What exactly do you feel is wrong with them?
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Are cherry browns better than blues for gaming (FPS, the odd MMO)? I've come from a rubber domed keyboard to a Razer BlackWidow and it's an absolute dream to type on but they don't seem to feel right when playing games...
Like Crazy said, that's normal for many.

MX-Brown switches usually feel more at home for most.
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Yeah, if we don't get the Choc then that was another one she was looking at. Or if we get the 1087s from Ducky for OCN, that's another option. Thanks for the info!
No problem. I really like the Choc because of the multimedia keys. It's great being able to press Fn+A or Fn+D to move back/forward one song on my Foobar2000 playlist while I'm in a game without having to alt-tab. On the other hand, the printing on the keys is Brown, which is pretty hard to read if you're someone who has to look at the keys while typing. At first it was a problem, but after using the board for a few weeks I'm comfortable with the layout and don't need to look down anymore.
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Yeah man some people, like me, have trouble gaming with the blues. The browns should fix that. Blacks are also another option, but many don't enjoy typing on them.
I dunno, I tried my friend's das with blues and wasn't really a fan. As I've said before, I do bottom out though, so that's probably why I like my Blacks. I don't want to learn to only press half way, I'm perfectly content banging on my keyboard. Blacks are still a joy to type on compared to rubber domes.
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What exactly do you feel is wrong with them?
It's really hard for me to explain. Maybe it will just take some getting used to, but I think I'm going to give the browns a go, they seem to be the best all-rounder.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
From what I can tell, only 2 exist; Noppoo Choc Mini, and Ducky 9008-G2 (which isn't officially out yet).
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Ducky DK-9008-G2 & Noppo Choc Mini

The Microsoft Sidewinder x4 was close (but only 26keys at once, not that it'll really matter.)

There's also another board in development using similar tech to what Microsoft did. But no names for that yet.
Thank you, guys! I'll only mention the Noppoo Choc Mini and the Ducky 9008-G2 while simultaneously saying that, at the time the post was written, that specific Ducky model wasn't available.


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Yeah, when I tried pressing 27 keys in COD to do an awesome killstreak combo, it didn't work.

Boy, I was mad!
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
That's just nitpicking. Why not call 26kro NKRO? There is no difference.
Because then it would be incorrect. NKRO means that the keyboard has unlimited key rollover (i.e. absolutely no chances for blocked keys) while 26KRO means 26 simultaneous key presses. In other words, 26KRO may seem like NKRO most of the time, but it doesn't mean that there are absolutely no chances for blocked keys.

So it's not nit-picking: it's being accurate. I mean since this is a Guide, it's necessary to provide accurate and educational information.


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No problem. I really like the Choc because of the multimedia keys. It's great being able to press Fn+A or Fn+D to move back/forward one song on my Foobar2000 playlist while I'm in a game without having to alt-tab. On the other hand, the printing on the keys is Brown, which is pretty hard to read if you're someone who has to look at the keys while typing. At first it was a problem, but after using the board for a few weeks I'm comfortable with the layout and don't need to look down anymore.

I dunno, I tried my friend's das with blues and wasn't really a fan. As I've said before, I do bottom out though, so that's probably why I like my Blacks. I don't want to learn to only press half way, I'm perfectly content banging on my keyboard. Blacks are still a joy to type on compared to rubber domes.
You might be surprised, though: I mean, I learned how to avoid bottoming out and it is a much greater pleasure to type this way as opposed to bottoming out each and every keystroke (as opposed to typing on the keyboard as though it's a rubber dome board). So I think that bottoming out every single keystroke defeats a part of the purpose and benefit of a mechanical keyboard.
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