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I just had a quick look at my boyfriends new Deck Legend Cherry Black... They are rounded keys. He was not impressed with me getting right down, staring at and touching his keys while he was there... bahahaha!
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Originally Posted by Jeci View Post

New keyboard woop woop, i'll add to my list of boards tongue.gif
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Filco majestouch 2 with mx browns, it's really nice to type on, a little softer than my model m, but a lot quieter which i think is the most important bit!

Jeci - I am officially jealous. tongue.gif Seeing these pictures has convinced me to get this keyboard! I fell in love with the blank keys of the Das Ultimate while he was researching mechanical keyboards with full LED's. It will allow me to have my blank keys on top, and still have keys on the side for when the kids start using my pc.
I've been trolling youtube and reviews of mechanical keyboards the last few days as well, I've been using his old Microsoft kb after my 7yo NEC died a horrible, horrible, key abducting, coffee tsunamis, crumbling death.... and it's horrible to type on! So this will be my first mechanical keyboard. Hooray for decisions!
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Originally Posted by terminaldawn View Post

I am currently using a razer lycosa and I love the flat rubber keys. Is there a mechanical keyboard out there that has similar flat rubber keys? According to the guide the Deck Legend does, however looking at reviews it looks as though the keys are rounded? Otherwise any other reccomendations are welcome!
Thanks!

They are talking about the row orientation. If you look at most keyboards from the side the keycaps are different heights and some are slanted. The deck keyboards do not have this, theirs are laid out flat and straight.

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Edited by magna224 - 4/18/12 at 12:14pm
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Thanks for the guide. thumb.gif
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I have an IBM Model M "clicky" keyboard.

IMHO buckling spring mechanism is the best one. Great click sound, 60-65g of force needed and the click happens at the very same time the key is registered.

I will try some cherry mx blue when I find one (In italy mechanical keyboards are not wide spread) but as of now I have yet to find a better one.
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Hello mechanical keyboard experts!!!!
I've been using a Logitech Illuminated for a couple years now, but recently tried a friends SS mechanical (the big one with the huge wrist wrest). I'm looking at the CM Quickfire Rapid and the Ducky Shine. I've narrowed it down to browns or reds, but I'm honestly not sure which I would prefer. I do game, so that is a consideration towards the reds...
Thanks!

I had this issue as well, but I decided to go Browns mostly due to the recommendations here. To be honest, I can't really feel the tactility of my keys unless I press on them softly, so they almost qualify as Red switches. These are much softer keys to type on though, so you'll notice it won't take a lot of force to actually make the keys go down compared to rubber dome switches. One thing I should mention is that I tend to bottom out most of the time since I have rubber o-rings that reduce the bottoming out travel distance and also feel very soft. wink.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Jodiuh View Post

Hello mechanical keyboard experts!!!!
I've been using a Logitech Illuminated for a couple years now, but recently tried a friends SS mechanical (the big one with the huge wrist wrest). I'm looking at the CM Quickfire Rapid and the Ducky Shine. I've narrowed it down to browns or reds, but I'm honestly not sure which I would prefer. I do game, so that is a consideration towards the reds...
Thanks!

I had this issue as well, but I decided to go Browns mostly due to the recommendations here. To be honest, I can't really feel the tactility of my keys unless I press on them softly, so they almost qualify as Red switches. These are much softer keys to type on though, so you'll notice it won't take a lot of force to actually make the keys go down compared to rubber dome switches. One thing I should mention is that I tend to bottom out most of the time since I have rubber o-rings that reduce the bottoming out travel distance and also feel very soft. wink.gif

There is not a lot of tactility in browns but you will definitely notice a difference with reds.

Not huge but they are different. I recently went back to reds after using browns for a couple months. Loving the reds for gamiing. They just feel so fast and smooth.
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I love this guide, probably the best guide for Mechanical Keyboards I've read, yet! Even linked to it on my blog where I evaluated five different Mechanical Keyboards with Cherry MX switches (includes a video I created). Here's a link to a link to it provided by another awesome OCN member: http://www.overclock.net/t/1243959/hwc-amd-confirms-price-drop-on-hd-7970-hd-7950-hd-7770-adds-3-for-free-game-promo/110#post_16992967

Reds and Browns are pretty similar, but I prefer the slight tactility in Browns. I don't think anyone will be disappointed in either type of switch.
Edited by El_Capitan - 4/27/12 at 6:32pm
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One of my biggest worries for mechanical keyboards is the higher profile of the keys compared to the rubber dome keys. I don't want the extra height to cause strain on my wrist while gaming. Are there any mechanical keyboards with lower profiles? I prefer lower gram key resistance as well.
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If you are worried about extra strain on your wrist get a keyboard with a palm rest. And if you like lightkeys get some cherry reds. I woudl say go for a keyboard from WASD keyboards, with the palm rest and cherry reds.

Before I got my Steelseries 7G I used a Razer Lycosa, and I was worried about the strain on my fingers and wrist, and to be honest there was no extra strain.Low profile keys dont really do anythign for you.
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