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How good are WASD keyboards?

I want a mechanical keyboard, and I think I want one with Cherry MX Brown switches. I'll be using it to game, and do school work (mostly programming, a little actual writing).

I like the customization aspect of they Semi-Custom board, but I haven't seen much on WASD keyboards on here. I was also considering getting a Filco, or maybe a Ducky (the Shine is so tempting, unless it's super expensive).

Edit: I just read the First Impressions you wrote for the WASD, and it seems like it might be a good choice. I haven't taken a look at how customizable it is, but I'll do that once I get home. Been wasting enough time at work already .
For a first timer's mechanical keyboard, it's priced very well and gives you a lot of options. I would easily recommend it.

The only thing is that you should be semi-proficient at touch typing. As the white keycaps are the hardest to see the lettering on. The blacks being the easier. Though it's still not as easy as any of the printed keyboards.
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For a first timer's mechanical keyboard, it's priced very well and gives you a lot of options. I would easily recommend it.

The only thing is that you should be semi-proficient at touch typing. As the white keycaps are the hardest to see the lettering on. The blacks being the easier. Though it's still not as easy as any of the printed keyboards.
Didn't notice that the letters are not printed at first. Thought it was just those colours. Is there no option for printed keys with WASD?

How does it compare to Filco and Ducky? I really like the look of the Ducky Shine (love backlit keyboards though it's not a deal breaker) and the Filco Ninja something-something (forget the name...).
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Didn't notice that the letters are not printed at first. Thought it was just those colours. Is there no option for printed keys with WASD?

How does it compare to Filco and Ducky? I really like the look of the Ducky Shine (love backlit keyboards though it's not a deal breaker) and the Filco Ninja something-something (forget the name...).
They are printed, it's just that the keycaps have the letters etched into them. So they are harder to see than a backlit keyboard, or most pad-printed ones.

The end result looks really good.

It's got the same overall build quality as a Filco Majestouch 2 or Ducky DK9000/DK9008 keyboard.
The only discernable difference I could find is that the WASD Keyboards casing is thicker than Ducky or Filco's.
Edited by Tator Tot - 8/9/11 at 1:04pm
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*discernable. Come on man!
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I have no idea what you're talking about
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They are printed, it's just that the keycaps have the letters etched into them. So they are harder to see than a backlit keyboard, or most pad-printed ones.

The end result looks really good.

It's got the same overall build quality as a Filco Majestouch 2 or Ducky DK9000/DK9008 keyboard.
The only discernable difference I could find is that the WASD Keyboards casing is thicker than Ducky or Filco's.
I'm almost sold on the WASD at this point. Thank you for your responses!

I took a look at the full-on Custom keyboard, and I like all the options it has for colors, but if it doesn't look good (after I set it all up), I'll end up getting the Semi instead.

I'm gonna wait until the Shine's available, and based on it's price I'll probably make my decision then.
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I can't remember if I posted in here about my keyboard or if it was in the club, but the board is working great now that I put it in a bucket of water There were some problems with the D button at first, but it seems to have gone away now.
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Aw.... shoulda taken pics.

There's something funny about a keyboard in a bucket of water.

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I looked at the link for WASD. Seems like they put that page up too fast. I have a hard time seeing any pictures with the different layouts and then there is this:

"This modification is preferred by typers who usually do not bottom out their key strokes. The dampeners will cut away extra noise and shock from bottoming out."

If I don't bottom out why do I need a device to soften bottom out noise?
Sorry, if it's confusing. I'll make some edits to make it more clear tomorrow.

The keyword there is "usually." Most people still bottom out a fair amount of their keystroke. Even if you only bottom out 10% of the time, at 60WPM, you would hear 30 clacks every minute or once every 2 seconds. 5% of the time, 15 clacks a minute or once every 4 seconds.

I'm working on some videos to demonstrate the difference.
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I'm having the hardest time finding some color key caps for my 9008-G2, any suggestions?
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