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I'm just going to be giving it a try... It just showed up a little bit ago. not sure how I'm going to like it.... The backspace key is in a bad sot... It's one row down from normal. I keep hitting the wrong key when going for it.

It feels better than some of the domes that I have felt. I might end up just using it for a little bit and adding it to the pile of keyboards I have sitting around already. Thats if I cannot get used to some of the key placements on it. I'm really picky on where my backspace is and the size of the enter and backspace key. I like the larger BS key and the smaller enter key. Not the one that is "L" shaped.

Now I'm rambling just to give this keyboard a try...

Looks like I'm still in search of the perfect compact keyboard... I will have to check elite keyboard's site here soon and see if they have the Filco's with the blues in stock yet...

Thanks again for your input Manyak. (But for a dome keyboard, this thing really feels better than the Microsoft keyboard at work, Which isn't that hard to do.)
lol well, I guess I can give it that much at least (especially since I imagine the one at your job is already pretty worn out). But still, if you do end up liking the layout, just know that their capacitive switches are a million times better - at the same level of quality and feel as mechanical switches.
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I don't think it is fair that OP is not recommending the Das keyboard "due to badly designed controller". Are you sure they still have the issues with the release of the Model S?
Edited by Ragsters - 1/6/10 at 9:50pm
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I don't think it is fair that OP is not recommending the Das keyboard "due to badly designed controller". Are you sure they still have the issues with the release of the Model S?
That post was written before the Model S was released, and so far there isn't any real information about it for me to include anyway. The only piece of information I have is that it was recalled due to problems too (except I have no idea what problems it had this time). And because of their past problems, I'm hesitant to put it up until I see proof of it working.

But for the Das III Pro, I don't think it's unfair at all. I can't recommend a keyboard that I know has problems with speed. It's like recommending a Bentley that won't go over 50mph (it looks nice, but is useless and a huge waste of money). Even the CEO of Das acknowledged the problem and offered a refund to anyone who typed fast enough to see it.

But hey, if you like it that much that you don't mind taking the risk of keyboard-induced typos, then by all means go for it.
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That post was written before the Model S was released, and so far there isn't any real information about it for me to include anyway. The only piece of information I have is that it was recalled due to problems too (except I have no idea what problems it had this time). And because of their past problems, I'm hesitant to put it up until I see proof of it working.

But for the Das III Pro, I don't think it's unfair at all. I can't recommend a keyboard that I know has problems with speed. It's like recommending a Bentley that won't go over 50mph (it looks nice, but is useless and a huge waste of money). Even the CEO of Das acknowledged the problem and offered a refund to anyone who typed fast enough to see it.

But hey, if you like it that much that you don't mind taking the risk of keyboard-induced typos, then by all means go for it.
Well then maybe you should edit the thread to say that there has been improvements since the the older model where they were supposed to have fixed the older issues but it is too new for you to recommend it to anyone. Also here is a review where they talk about the recall and what Das has done to fix it.
http://skattertech.com/2009/11/das-k...-professional/
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Well then maybe you should edit the thread to say that there has been improvements since the the older model where they were supposed to have fixed the older issues but it is to new for you to recommend it to anyone. Also here is a review where they talk about the recall and what Das has done to fix it.
http://skattertech.com/2009/11/das-k...-professional/
At least the recall fixed something then, I'll give them that much.

But read this:
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As with the earlier model, the new Das Keyboard S Professional maintains its advertised guarantee of quality with precision, speed, and comfort.
That's fine and all, except the earlier model FAILED on it's guarantee of precision and speed, and this reviewer doesn't even know it. He doesn't even mention the switches anywhere. And he didn't do any tests to see if the transposition problems were still there.

It's obvious that either the reviewer simply doesn't know much about mechanical boards (or the Das he's reviewing), or he was paid to make it sound pretty.

Sorry, but that review doesn't say much of anything other than about the recall.
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Thanks timw4mail,

This is actually the review that talked me into getting mine and I couldn't be happier.
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I should start visiting geekhack again.

Either way the review didn't say much, but at least he cleared it up in the discussion. So I guess the new Das ist gud.
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I figured I'd post here... Seriously considering a mechanical keyboard in my near future. I've spent the last week researching and reading forums and I think I want to get a board with cherry browns or clears. I'm also thinking that a tenkeyless board would be really nice. I don't use the ten keys often and I could really use the extra space for my big 'ol mousepad.

I've been looking at different options and I think the FILCO tenkeyless looks the best due to being a standard layout, most of the other 'compact' or tenkeyless boards I've seen haven't been a standard layout. But before I shell out $$$ for a keyboard does anyone have any other boards I should look at?
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The Filco tenkeyless is probably what I'd pick, hard to beat them for quality when you want Cherry MX switches.
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