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I can't stand clackity-clack keyboards... I do like the tactile feedback they give back, but man if they don't drive me insane with the noise. I'd rather have a quieter, mushier dome membrane type even though I lose sensitivity/feedback.
    
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I can't stand clackity-clack keyboards... I do like the tactile feedback they give back, but man if they don't drive me insane with the noise. I'd rather have a quieter, mushier dome membrane type even though I lose sensitivity/feedback.
You can always get something with cherry brown or topre capacitive switches, no click or clack!
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I got a scorpius m10 about a week ago, from a link in this thread no less. After a week of using it I have to say I am extremely pleased. I have no idea if I type faster on it, but I do enjoy typing on it far more.

It also makes the rest of my keyboards feel mushy and slow, except for my old fujitsu one, but the layout of the keys on that one are in the old style (double spaced enter key) and I could never get used to reaching that far for backslash, and I've grown too accustomed to using windows-key shortcuts.
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I got a scorpius m10 about a week ago, from a link in this thread no less. After a week of using it I have to say I am extremely pleased. I have no idea if I type faster on it, but I do enjoy typing on it far more.

It also makes the rest of my keyboards feel mushy and slow, except for my old fujitsu one, but the layout of the keys on that one are in the old style (double spaced enter key) and I could never get used to reaching that far for backslash, and I've grown too accustomed to using windows-key shortcuts.
Eh, the backslash you get used to after awhile.
The thing that I never get used to is the \\ key. Always end up pressing enter.
    
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My Saitek Eclipse has a great backlight, and a pretty good keystroke, but it takes up too much space. Are Deck the only brand that does backlighting on mechanical boards? Also, what all models have small footprints? I know Deck makes mini-boards, and the SIIG Minitouch is obviously small, but anything else? Any other backlit boards?
    
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I got a scorpius m10 about a week ago, from a link in this thread no less. After a week of using it I have to say I am extremely pleased. I have no idea if I type faster on it, but I do enjoy typing on it far more.

It also makes the rest of my keyboards feel mushy and slow, except for my old fujitsu one, but the layout of the keys on that one are in the old style (double spaced enter key) and I could never get used to reaching that far for backslash, and I've grown too accustomed to using windows-key shortcuts.
That's great news!


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My Saitek Eclipse has a great backlight, and a pretty good keystroke, but it takes up too much space. Are Deck the only brand that does backlighting on mechanical boards? Also, what all models have small footprints? I know Deck makes mini-boards, and the SIIG Minitouch is obviously small, but anything else? Any other backlit boards?
There are only three companies I know of with backlit mechanicals: Deck, their parent company TG3 Electronics, and iOne with their Scorpius M10 BL.

BUT, if you don't mind a bit of modding, you can get custom keycaps made for any keyboard, with the clear lettering for backlighting (see here, here, or here). But I believe that those companies have a minimum order amount, so it might be a bit expensive unless you can get some other people who want the same keycaps to share the cost.


As for a small footprint, there's the Topre HHKB (arguably the best keyswitches ever made, beware of the 'lite' model), the Cherry ML 4100 with short-travel cherry ML switches (pic), the smk-85, and the Filco FKB-86E, both with alps switches (I think they are white alps, but I forget). Oh, and some of those backlit boards as well
Edited by Manyak - 5/18/09 at 3:06pm
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I have an old Sun Type 5 Keyboard in my house that I think my dad supposedly took along with an old Sun CRT moniter from Marc Andreessen when the company was moving or something. Is the Type 5 a mechanical?
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Originally Posted by SkoalFineCut View Post
I got a scorpius m10 about a week ago, from a link in this thread no less. After a week of using it I have to say I am extremely pleased. I have no idea if I type faster on it, but I do enjoy typing on it far more.

It also makes the rest of my keyboards feel mushy and slow, except for my old fujitsu one, but the layout of the keys on that one are in the old style (double spaced enter key) and I could never get used to reaching that far for backslash, and I've grown too accustomed to using windows-key shortcuts.
Perhaps the Fujitsu has a mechanical mechanism?
Now if only we coiuld get rid of that infernal Caps Lock key...
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I have an old Sun Type 5 Keyboard in my house that I think my dad supposedly took along with an old Sun CRT moniter from Marc Andreessen when the company was moving or something. Is the Type 5 a mechanical?
I'd take off the keys and look, but if I were to guess I'd go with membrane since they're only like 10USD on ebay.
    
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One key is already off, some key that doesn't really exist on newer keyboards anymore so whatever, but it has an odd design. I don't really see any rubber unless I take off another piece which would probably screw things up
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