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post #13491 of 14567
I'm about to pull the trigger on a mechanical keyboard and I'm torn between two options:
DAS Ultimate Silent versus Corsair K60/K90

I mostly want to code gaming is a secondary need.
I'm torn between the Corsair bodies and the DAS key caps and brown switches. The glossy body bothers me on the DAS but so does the red switches one the Corsair and a possible disliking of the rubber dome of the K90 if I end up swingning that way.

What would be my ideal keyboard, and I wouldn't mind putting the money to get it (if it is not overcomplicated), is a Corsair with swapped out switches and keys (I use a single macro key mapped to push to talk in Mumble on my G15). If my Frankenstein ideal is unreasonnable, I would probably settle for the DAS or a similarly featured matte keyboard.

What do you guys think?
post #13492 of 14567
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I mostly want to code gaming is a secondary need.

read this, das silent. i have one, love it.
post #13493 of 14567
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Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

read this, das silent. i have one, love it.

I read people are annoyed by the glossy body (fingerprints, dust) and the sand their keyboard to remedy their issues.
post #13494 of 14567
I don't mind the glossy body of my Das, mainly because my keyboard is there to be typed on, not to look pretty (that, and I never look at it anyways, lol).
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Wrong Thread.
Edited by mironccr345 - 9/11/12 at 6:24am
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Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

read this, das silent. i have one, love it.

I read people are annoyed by the glossy body (fingerprints, dust) and the sand their keyboard to remedy their issues.

Well how about you're reading now that we love it. Annoyed by glossy body? And having an awesome keyboard? WHAT? Totally worth it still. tongue.gif
Haha, I'm not trying to be annoying, just wanting to give you a little context. Go for it! The ultimate models are going on sale right now for the same price as the laser etched ones!

it honestly doesn't matter.
Edited by FlashFir - 9/11/12 at 11:10am
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Let me put this box here. Feel free to drool:

Giveaway? tongue.gif

Now I get why people have so many keyboards, I've had my Filco for a week or two now and I'm already looking at others. tongue.gif
post #13499 of 14567
This is mostly a mechanical keyboard guide so I'm unsure whether it actually covers "Topre Switches", but I have a few questions regarding them:

Does anyone have idea of what is the actuation point in topre switches? Op says the key travel is 4mm so does that mean actuation = bottom out?

Also anyone have idea how much boucing delay in topre switches/ boards?


Thank you!
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This is mostly a mechanical keyboard guide so I'm unsure whether it actually covers "Topre Switches", but I have a few questions regarding them:
Does anyone have idea of what is the actuation point in topre switches? Op says the key travel is 4mm so does that mean actuation = bottom out?
Also anyone have idea how much boucing delay in topre switches/ boards?
Thank you!

With Topre switches key travel is 4mm but actuation is at 2mm. However, unlike a Cherry MX switch, it's almost impossible to not bottom out with Topre. If you look at the force curve, you'll see that they require a significant amount of force prior to actuation but beyond that point they will collapse with almost no force. The force curve is very much like that of any other rubber dome, so you can check with one of those how easy it is to not bottom after reaching the halfway point.
     
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