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Hi

Does anyone know where I could get any US/UK (QWERTY) mechanical keyboard in France (now that's a challenge )?

As for what I'm looking for, I have no idea, I don't understand some of the words in the guide... What's tactile? the difference between release point/bottoming out/actuating?

All I know is that I have a rubber key dome keyboard which I hate for typing and I have a Thinkpad whose keyboard I absolutely love (scissor switch with rubber dome). I'd rather not have a loud keyboard. My most "demanding" games keyboard-wise would be FPS, but I don't really see how that would influence which keyboard would be the best for me (when I game the way my keys feel doesn't bother me).

Thanks (especially if you can find a seller here )
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Originally Posted by thiru View Post
Hi

Does anyone know where I could get any US/UK (QWERTY) mechanical keyboard in France (now that's a challenge )?

As for what I'm looking for, I have no idea, I don't understand some of the words in the guide... What's tactile? the difference between release point/bottoming out/actuating?

All I know is that I have a rubber key dome keyboard which I hate for typing and I have a Thinkpad whose keyboard I absolutely love (scissor switch with rubber dome). I'd rather not have a loud keyboard. My most "demanding" games keyboard-wise would be FPS, but I don't really see how that would influence which keyboard would be the best for me (when I game the way my keys feel doesn't bother me).

Thanks (especially if you can find a seller here )
Thinkpads are known for their keyboards, it's no surprise that you like it that much. They do make thinkpad-style keyboards for desktops in you're interested in that.

And yeah, I still have to add some definitions to the guide, sorry about that

Bottoming out = pressing the key all the way to the bottom.
Actuate = when the switch makes the electrical contact
Tactile = there's a bump at the point where the switch actuates, so you can feel it
Release point = when the switch opens the electrical contact

Sorry I'm not explaining more, I'm in class and got to close the laptop now because we've got a quiz
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Thinkpads are known for their keyboards, it's no surprise that you like it that much. They do make thinkpad-style keyboards for desktops in you're interested in that.

And yeah, I still have to add some definitions to the guide, sorry about that

Bottoming out = pressing the key all the way to the bottom.
Actuate = when the switch makes the electrical contact
Tactile = there's a bump at the point where the switch actuates, so you can feel it
Release point = when the switch opens the electrical contact

Sorry I'm not explaining more, I'm in class and got to close the laptop now because we've got a quiz
By "open" you mean release point is when the key stops being registered right ?

I used to think that Thinkpads actually had the best keyboards ever but after reading this guide it seems like there's even better stuff for desktops
I've found Cherry keyboards here but since they don't mention mechanical switches in their description I suppose it means they're the rubber type...

Good luck on your quiz!
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I was thinking about buying the Filco Majestouch, is EliteKeyboards a reputable site? If it's not, are there any other places I could purchase this keyboard?
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On the mx brown and blue switches, after they actuate, are they a linear pressure feel?
    
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I was thinking about buying the Filco Majestouch, is EliteKeyboards a reputable site? If it's not, are there any other places I could purchase this keyboard?
Yeah it is
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I got my keyboard from Elitekeyboards in a few days.
    
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Originally Posted by thiru View Post
By "open" you mean release point is when the key stops being registered right ?

I used to think that Thinkpads actually had the best keyboards ever but after reading this guide it seems like there's even better stuff for desktops
I've found Cherry keyboards here but since they don't mention mechanical switches in their description I suppose it means they're the rubber type...

Good luck on your quiz!
Thanks, I did good

But yes, a switch being open means that the contacts aren't touching anymore, therefore there is no current.

If you want to identify a Cherry keyboard to see what switches it has and what not, compare it's model number to this guide.


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Originally Posted by ryanmh View Post
I was thinking about buying the Filco Majestouch, is EliteKeyboards a reputable site? If it's not, are there any other places I could purchase this keyboard?
Yes. They're haven't even been open for a year yet, but pretty much everyone here who has a Filco got it from them. Brian just cares about his customers.


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On the mx brown and blue switches, after they actuate, are they a linear pressure feel?
I have no idea what you mean. But you can check out the force graphs on the first page of the thread. They're all there.
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I've a got a question. Why are the black cherries and alps considered better for gaming when they are stiffer? I understand that during gaming you dont wanna hit the wrong shiz. But i felt the other day while playing snake which you have to react faster on the keyboard than many other games that my laptop keyboard reacted faster than my abs m1.
On that note there is some truth in this config guide (keyboard section):
http://www.hltv.org/news/3758-heaton...fig-gear-video
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I've a got a question. Why are the black cherries and alps considered better for gaming when they are stiffer? I understand that during gaming you dont wanna hit the wrong shiz. But i felt the other day while playing snake which you have to react faster on the keyboard than many other games that my laptop keyboard reacted faster than my abs m1.
On that note there is some truth in this config guide (keyboard section):
http://www.hltv.org/news/3758-heaton...fig-gear-video
It's the Cherry Blacks and Reds that are considered best for gaming, not the Alps. It's because they are linear - no tactile bump to get in the way, no click to get annoying, and the actuation and release points are at the same position so your reaction is better (see the force graphs on the first page). Blacks are stiffer, for people who tend to hit the wrong keys or in between keys once in a while, and reds are super light. Unfortunately reds won't be easily available until later this year.

There are also Green, Yellow, and Dark Yellow Alps, but you'll only find those on very old boards.
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