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Ok yeah those are definitely rubber domes. Just that instead of using a single sheet of domes they put them on keys individually.
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Gonna try to get filco 87 key with Cherry blues when i go to japan in july, if not, ill have to order one. Gotta get me some of those colored WASD keys too. lol Was getting tired of the lack of usefulness of my G15 anyway. My keyboard slides under my desk so i rarely ever use the applications on the lcd screen.

Really wish i could afford a Happy hacker though.
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Gonna try to get filco 87 key with Cherry blues when i go to japan in july, if not, ill have to order one. Gotta get me some of those colored WASD keys too. lol Was getting tired of the lack of usefulness of my G15 anyway. My keyboard slides under my desk so i rarely ever use the applications on the lcd screen.

Really wish i could afford a Happy hacker though.
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how do these work for gaming?
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how do these work for gaming?
Well, there are many choices:

-Black cherry switches: These are linear, and most similar to regular keyboards (Deck keyboards, and The SteelSeries 7G have these)

-Brown cherry switches: These are tactile, you feel a "bump" about half-way down each keystroke

-Blue cherry switches: These are tactile, and they "click" on each keystroke -- probably not the best choice for gaming

-White cherry switches: Combonation of Brown and Black switches, the "tactile" Deck keyboards have these.

-Buckling Springs - These have a rather "hard" keystroke, and have a "ping" on actuation. I'm not sure of any other keyboards that have them besides the ubiquious Model M, and the Unicomp equivalents. (I use one of these for gaming, but it can be tiring on the hands.

-Capacitive - These don't actually have a physical mechanism, the feel is completely dependent on the keyswitch design. The Happy Hacker Pro has these. Very light keystrokes, so probably not the best for games.
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I was looking through the list and I didn't see any keyboards with wrist rests. Personally I like wrist rests with my keyboards, so do you have any suggestions for some that might work well with those keyboards?
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I was looking through the list and I didn't see any keyboards with wrist rests. Personally I like wrist rests with my keyboards, so do you have any suggestions for some that might work well with those keyboards?
The Steelseries 7G comes with a wrist rest!

But if you want to use some softer ones elitekeyboards.com has a nice leather one, and right now I'm using a Belkin Waverest that's pretty comfortable.

But really any wrist rest you find comfortable works fine.
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Okay, Manyak, you and your keyboard disciples () have convinced me to switch. I have never tried one yet, however, and have a few worries. Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I cant read through 354 posts.

Can that program that you linked to to make macros be used to make multimedia keys, also? I couldn't be able to stand not being able to change a song mid-game.

Hmm, actually that was the only problem I have. I'm still hesitant to make the switch. Will be posting a trade thread in the marketplace soon, once I get the strength to do it .

Oh yeah, in most of the mechanical keyboards, how far does the key have to be held to be fully enabled? Like if I push all the way down, and I'm crouching for instance, and I let go a little bit, without it pushing back up, will it still be enabled? This has been a problem with my membrane keyboards, and was wondering if the problem persists in mechanical. I hate dying in games when my W key demands to require more force to continue moving forward.

Thanks.
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Okay, Manyak, you and your keyboard disciples () have convinced me to switch. I have never tried one yet, however, and have a few worries. Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I cant read through 354 posts.

Can that program that you linked to to make macros be used to make multimedia keys, also? I couldn't be able to stand not being able to change a song mid-game.

Hmm, actually that was the only problem I have. I'm still hesitant to make the switch. Will be posting a trade thread in the marketplace soon, once I get the strength to do it .

Oh yeah, in most of the mechanical keyboards, how far does the key have to be held to be fully enabled? Like if I push all the way down, and I'm crouching for instance, and I let go a little bit, without it pushing back up, will it still be enabled? This has been a problem with my membrane keyboards, and was wondering if the problem persists in mechanical. I hate dying in games when my W key demands to require more force to continue moving forward.

Thanks.
Yup, you can make multimedia keys with that program. You can even make a combination of keys multimedia keys (like ctrl+shift+right for next track for example). You can also use it to remap the Windows key and actually make useful while gaming.

As for the actuation, each switch is a bit different but to use Cherry MX switches as an example, the actuation point is around 2mm from the top with the total travel distance to bottoming out being 4mm. When going back upwards the release point is actually a tiny bit higher than 2mm, somewhere around 1.8mm from the top. So if you're pressing the keys all the way down to the bottom (which I'm sure you are while gaming) there's no way it's letting go by accident. You'll have to allow the key to go over halfway back up for it to let go.

Also, if you get a tactile switch there's a definite bump when it actuates and lets go. Well, technically it's the tiniest bit off but still. There's no way to make a mistake with it.
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Yup, you can make multimedia keys with that program. You can even make a combination of keys multimedia keys (like ctrl+shift+right for next track for example). You can also use it to remap the Windows key and actually make useful while gaming.

As for the actuation, each switch is a bit different but to use Cherry MX switches as an example, the actuation point is around 2mm from the top with the total travel distance to bottoming out being 4mm. When going back upwards the release point is actually a tiny bit higher than 2mm, somewhere around 1.8mm from the top. So if you're pressing the keys all the way down to the bottom (which I'm sure you are while gaming) there's no way it's letting go by accident. You'll have to allow the key to go over halfway back up for it to let go.

Also, if you get a tactile switch there's a definite bump when it actuates and lets go. Well, technically it's the tiniest bit off but still. There's no way to make a mistake with it.
Aright thanks a bunch. Now I just gotta bite the the bullet and get one. Might do it later, right now is pretty bad timing ($120 suit rental, for instance) so might have to wait till next month.
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