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isn't that the guy who was selling 60 of them? did your Cherry G80-11900 come with lint too?

it's not hard to find a used Cherry G80-11900 for chi chi beans but that one is brand new

Christine

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.

I've been trying it more the last few days and I pretty much hate typing on it. Must be my wimpy left pinky finger and even wimpier right thumb. That's okay, cuz the layout of the board is quite nice and the touchpad works "okay" in a pinch. Just kinda slow when you're used to a G9 mouse at the highest DPI setting.

Later on, I'll swap in some cherry brown springs (have a few donor boards) to give cherry reds a try.

But right now I MUCH prefer my nuts/bolts modified IBM Space Saving Mini or my Double Shot Filco Blue Tenkeyless.
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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 .

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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
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Topre is now available on Amazon.com.
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Topre is now available on Amazon.com.
Yeah but look at that price...$280, vs the $230 for a 103 on elitekeyboards.com
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It'll come down. I expect it to be $250 with free shipping within a week or two. That's how these online retailers roll. Also, Amazon has a pretty good return policy, right? I don't remember. But it also removes some of the risk someone might feel buying from a site they've never heard of (EliteKeyboards).

Just saying that things could be looking up for these keyboards.
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It'll come down. I expect it to be $250 with free shipping within a week or two. That's how these online retailers roll. Also, Amazon has a pretty good return policy, right? I don't remember. But it also removes some of the risk someone might feel buying from a site they've never heard of (EliteKeyboards).

Just saying that things could be looking up for these keyboards.
Each seller can have their own return policy on amazon, it's got nothing to do with them. Check it out.

I'd buy from elitekeyboards before these guys any day of the week .

But you're right, these boards have been getting more and more exposure recently and this only helps.
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Update on the I-Rocks. I seem to have gotten used to the smallness on the left side but still bump a bit on the right, glad I have small girly hands

I find I am making more typos, but blame that on the speed my fingers are flying and may poor typing. I would benefit from learning to type, but I am lazy.

All in all I am very happy with it.

What would you think about using Auto Hot Key to swap the ? and shift keys? Would that help or bite me in the pinky?
 
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Update on the I-Rocks. I seem to have gotten used to the smallness on the left side but still bump a bit on the right, glad I have small girly hands

I find I am making more typos, but blame that on the speed my fingers are flying and may poor typing. I would benefit from learning to type, but I am lazy.

All in all I am very happy with it.

What would you think about using Auto Hot Key to swap the ? and shift keys? Would that help or bite me in the pinky?
You know, I had the exact same problem with typos on it, but I chalked it up to the same stuff you just did. I think I'm going to pull it out and measure the keys to be 100% certain.

And I don't know, try it out and see


Edit: Keycap size and spacing is the same as on the filco....So I dunno lol. Maybe it's just a coincidence?
Edited by Manyak - 4/4/10 at 6:57am
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Whats the best way to type lighter? I keep bottoming out on my filco clickly tactile.
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Whats the best way to type lighter? I keep bottoming out on my filco clickly tactile.
You know how when you first learn to type, they tell you just to concentrate on hitting the right letters instead of trying to type faster? Same thing here. Concentrate on not bottoming out, even if you have to type really slow to do it. Before you know it your muscles will develop the memory necessary so that it becomes perfectly natural.
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