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I guess I was wrong a company has painted a back plate. pretty nice. this is a Costar model from a company called KBC that was started by a keyboard enthusiast they are identical to Filco but they have multimedia and hot keys in their Ducky lineup, they are a little cheaper than Filco and since the owner is a mechanical keyboard enthusiast he will release models like this one which is a limited edition to celebrate 1 year of KBC. a couple geekhack members ordered some Ducky models from Asia.

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Yeah, and now if you were to try and learn how to Touch Type, it would be pretty difficult to break all of your current habits. However, it can still be done (and it would be well worth it).

But if you ever decide to learn how to Touch Type, then do yourself a huge favor and learn from a book instead of software. Learning from a book gives you the skill of being able to type without looking at the monitor. It will teach you why it's called Touch Typing. You'll have a very instinctive ability to instantly Backspace any typos strictly by feel alone. And you know what they say, "The hand is quicker than the eye".

But learning how to Touch Type using software or something will cause you to remain dependent on sight (you may not be able to type properly without watching the output on your monitor). This would then have to be called "Sight Typing" or something.

Anyway, I'm excited for you that you're getting the keyboard tomorrow!!!!!! Woo-hoo!!
as far as touch typing i dont have to be looking at anything to type, i just dont have the proper form, i can be looking at someone while typing, i just typed this whole message looking at a calculator.

and thank you! i will def post my thoughts on the keyboard as soon as i smack that thing into play.
 
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post #2333 of 14564
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as far as touch typing i dont have to be looking at anything to type, i just dont have the proper form, i can be looking at someone while typing, i just typed this whole message looking at a calculator.
Whoa! How long have you been typing like this? That's pretty impressive!
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and thank you! i will def post my thoughts on the keyboard as soon as i smack that thing into play.
You're welcome! Oh, and if you can, try to wait a few days or more before you replace the black Esc key with the red one. I think you'll be able to appreciate it much more that way. hehe
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I got used to typing on a Spanish keyboard, where alot of the !@#$%^&*() were out of order, so I had to learn what was what, anyway.

I also got the WASD kit to make it even cooler.
    
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Whoa! How long have you been typing like this? That's pretty impressive!

You're welcome! Oh, and if you can, try to wait a few days or more before you replace the black Esc key with the red one. I think you'll be able to appreciate it much more that way. hehe
hahaha i am going to need to take that off with care, cause with my current keyboard i take a scissor and stick it under the key and push up. Anyway taking it with out damaging a key?
 
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hahaha i am going to need to take that off with care, cause with my current keyboard i take a scissor and stick it under the key and push up. Anyway taking it with out damaging a key?
you can order a key cap puller form Filco or Hooleon. you can also make your own with 2 paper clips or use a flat head screwdriver.

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hahaha i am going to need to take that off with care, cause with my current keyboard i take a scissor and stick it under the key and push up. Anyway taking it with out damaging a key?
I don't know because I ordered the keycap puller with my board.

I suppose if you were to get two skinny paperclips, unbend them all the way and then bend them so that they both have two 90° angles in order for it to slip underneath the keycap, then you could use that (the 2 paperclips) as a ghetto (but safe) keycap puller.
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that i will have to do.
 
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I use the end of an old 56k modem. The tab you screw into your PC on any PCI/PCI-e card works perfectly to pop keys off.
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M10 arrives Friday, and I just impulse bought a Cherry MX11900 off Ebay for $15 including shipping. Has cherry blacks. I figured just trying the blacks for fun is worth 15 bucks. The fact that I bought a second cherry switch board before my first one arrived is a bit foreboding.
    
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