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post #1741 of 14551
Oh I like it! Hmmm, add a bit of brass here, copper there....definate potential, lol.

I am reading through Cherry's gamer website. I did not know they had a gaming division.

http://www.raptor-gaming.de/raptor/Produkte/k1.htm
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post #1742 of 14551
it's become such a collectors item. if these were on eBay they would easily go $200-300 in a auction. webwit and lowpoly on geekhack own one. webwit totally customized his with a new set of key caps.



looks like he didn't have any spacebar issues.

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post #1743 of 14551
Can anyone recommend an efficient way to avoid bottom out on a mechanical keyboard? I picked up the DAS Model-S Professional, I'm trying REALLY hard to like it, but I've always bottomed out the keys and do it EASILY on this one... are the blue switches just too light?
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BigMak, you might try using felt under the keys. I have also seen the use of sound deadening rubber adhesive panels being used under keys. I am not sure that would be a good fit for a Das though as I do not have one to experiment with.

Christine, I will keep an eye out for two. There is a local computer recycler that I visit once in a while, you never know.
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post #1745 of 14551
@Prop: Thanks for the response, but the issue is less with noise than with weird feel... I can get used to the noise if the noise isn't a problem... I PMmed Manyak about the issue earlier and he said that the crunchy noise is because I was bottoming out the keys and it's almost painful to only press down until the bump and to prevent bottoming out so I was wondering if there's any way to retrain my fingers... or will the felt help with preventing bottoming?
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post #1746 of 14551
Try typing lighter, that should make it easier to stop pressing the key. It will just take time to make the muscle memory for it though.
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post #1747 of 14551
I am pretty sure light force switches are easier not to bottom out.

here some more pictures and info.

looks like Height and Tilt Feet.



Rubber?



Sculpted Keys.



Double Shot Key Caps



Back Plate



Cherry MX Black Linear switches



Cherry MX Brown switches



thanks but if you find one keep it to yourself!

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post #1748 of 14551
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Propnut: Keep an eye out for three, I might just find a way to move that B key

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Originally Posted by BigMak911 View Post
Can anyone recommend an efficient way to avoid bottom out on a mechanical keyboard? I picked up the DAS Model-S Professional, I'm trying REALLY hard to like it, but I've always bottomed out the keys and do it EASILY on this one... are the blue switches just too light?
If it's that much trouble for you, it's possible that you're one of the people who need to really concentrate on not bottoming out to get used to it (like I was). So try pushing down on each key really slow while you're typing, and always make sure you don't bottom out. The more used to it you get the faster you'll type. And if you start to bottom out again, slow down again. It took me 2 days of this to get used to it, and then a few hours again a week later after I started slipping up.

If in a few days you're not significantly better then yeah, you'd probably enjoy a heavier switch more.
Edited by Manyak - 2/23/10 at 7:37pm
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post #1749 of 14551
Not sure how long you have had your board but after about a week im still getting used to my filco with brown MX switches. Im pretty much there with not bottoming the keys out but I have to concentrate to do it all the time, but i type much faster when i do it, its quite amazing! Id just try and really make an attempt to lightly touch the keys and let your fingers glide on the board, after a while you will get it and you will probably type alot faster.

I guess it also depends on how you type, if you touch type it will probably be easier to pick up touching the keys lighter as your fingers are moving faster anyway. (no evidence for this, just me thinking...)
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thanks but if you find one keep it to yourself!

Christine
Naa, you would be welcome to it. I do not collect keyboards, I just like to play with them. (as in cut them up and make them differenct). It would be a shame to do if they are that rare.
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