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post #1511 of 14551
Rep for Manyak. I've been sitting on the fence for a while and I think I may go for the Das S Professional. I've tried out the regular Professional at a Microcenter store a few hours ago and I really like it. From the description you've provided for the black switch, I think the blue would be the best fit for me.

I noticed that you haven't provided a score for the Das keyboards. I'd like some opinions on the Das S Professional. I do game and I switch back and forth from FPS to RPG's like Dragon Age and Neverwinter Nights.
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I really like the switches the das has for typing, but I wouldn't like them in a game myself.
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post #1513 of 14551
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Originally Posted by MikersSU View Post
Rep for Manyak.
O rly?

I saw the thread got updated with a ton of information and details about the different switches, went for the rep button and..... hes a Mod now, rep denied.
post #1514 of 14551
rep...in spirit.

Edit: I really wish some brick and mortar stores carried mechanical keyboards. Microcenter had the SIIG and the Das Professional. I wish I could try out the black switches and see for myself why they're better for gaming.
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post #1515 of 14551
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Wow, those are nice. I just might pick one up when they're out to carry with me when I travel. My only concern is the printing method on the keys. I kind of hope that they're double-shot but I'm afraid to get my hopes up.
For the price those things are likely to go for, you could probably pick up a HHKB Pro II.

Still, they do look very nice. I might have to pick one up just for the reds.
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post #1516 of 14551
Excellent resource. I feel like I just learned everything I need to know. Now just get me to spend more than $10 on a keyboard!
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post #1517 of 14551
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Well I just finished some more work on the OP. It now includes info on keycap printing methods.
Nice! Thank you very much for doing that!!!
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Originally Posted by MikersSU View Post
rep...in spirit.

Edit: I really wish some brick and mortar stores carried mechanical keyboards. Microcenter had the SIIG and the Das Professional. I wish I could try out the black switches and see for myself why they're better for gaming.
One reason is because it's harder to accidentally press keys that you didn't intend to press. Some people hit more than 1 key at a time with most of their force being on the key they intend to hit, however this sometimes actuates the 2nd key. So the stiffer feel of the blacks helps to reduce the chances of this happening.

Or, sometimes people rest their fingers on other keys thereby accidentally pressing them. So the stiffer feel of the blacks helps to reduce the chances of this happening too.
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post #1518 of 14551
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
For the price those things are likely to go for, you could probably pick up a HHKB Pro II.

Still, they do look very nice. I might have to pick one up just for the reds.
You mean the one that costs 260 dollars?

Btw has anyone mentioned that the das gets dirty, very quickly? its one of its downfalls of being so sleek and glossy.
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You mean the one that costs 260 dollars?

Btw has anyone mentioned that the das gets dirty, very quickly? its one of its downfalls of being so sleek and glossy.
Yeah, I've seen it mentioned a few times.
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Well crap, I've reached the limit for images in the OP. I can't add more info!!!
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