Originally Posted by Otterclock
Starting to think I may be one of those people. Of the mechanicals I think I preferred the white alps. But I keep coming back to my Cherry G83 rubber dome. One person's mushy is another persons smooth, I guess. I think that the noise and response of mechanical switches competes with my thoughts. For some, I can see how it would enhance them, even provide a cadence; but we're all wired differently. I do respect mechanical switches and their appeal.
Regarding touch typing: I'm sorta a touch n' glance typist. I do look at the board for some symbols. I think backlighting just decreases the time it takes to adjust focus when glancing down, so can be good for your eyes; or for quickly finding a seldom used function key, or for gamers using custom assigned keys, or whatever. If your job heavily involves data entry, you're obligated to train typing skills. If like most people your keyboard is a tool for personal productivity and entertainment, you're obligated to train nothing and it's the manufacturer who is obligated to train their keyboard design skills to suit you, if they want to sell their product. Enter: backlighting.
Well it's not really an obligation, it's like....kind of like learning to drive. Unless you're planning on being a trucker or something, you don't really have an obligation to drive at all. But being able to get around on your own makes your life a whole lot easier. Same thing here. Even if you only sit down on your PC like 15 mins a day, you'll be more comfortable and get things more things done within those 15 mins if you train yourself properly. PLUS, this way you won't be dependent
on backlighting as if they were training wheels on a bike.
And hey, even though you might not like mechanicals, at least you've learned quite a bit trying them out
. And hey, since you're sticking to rubber domes, you should give a Topre board a try
Originally Posted by skcheng
I could almost swear that mine is new, or almost new. By far the cleanest "used" board I've picked up and I'm up to 30 new keyboards in the last 2 wks LOL. Damn you Manyak
All of a sudden I'm in the biz of cleaning/refurbishing keyboards.
LOL, isn't it so addicting? It's like.....trying sushi for the first time and finding out that you love it