Originally Posted by judasdoh
ill go and look for you tomorrow
maybe ill do some freebie stuff with them. pay for shipping?
You bet I'll pay for shipping, that would be awesome
Originally Posted by LETE
My "J" key is starting to go, i accidentally dropped some brown sugar between the keys. What can be said about the cherry brand keyboards? I noticed allot of them come with magnetic strip card readers. Are they any good? Aren't they the company that started the cherry key switches? I noticed that they are pretty cheap on ebay, you can get two or 14 dollars.
In general, they are great. The G80 series are all MX switches, so look through those (just watch out for the type you want).
The only thing that really varies between similar boards is the type of printing used for the lettering. Some of them use dot matrix Laser printing (ugly as hell!), some use silk screening (looks nice but wears out), some use dye sublimination (lasts, a little fuzzy around the edges), and some use double-shot molding (perfection).
Here's a guide to Cherry model numbers
. Their numbering system is a bit confusing, but even if you can't figure out what models to search for at least you'll be able to identify the model you're looking at.
Originally Posted by Sun
You people are convincing.
I have always used my rubber domes, and have never learned to touch type. I am currently using a Saitek.
I want a quiet keyboard, so the buckling spring is out, and so are Cherry Blues. I am having difficulty choosing between Blacks and Browns.
These are the [Filcos] I am looking at:
Now, firstly, I understand what the NKRO option offers, but how many keys are supported on the non-NKRO boards? (I find it interesting that these are USB native, can someone explain why they are not PS/2 native?)
Next, which switch is right for me? I am a heavy gamer, and use my keyboard for typing a good bit, and I have recently started to learn how to touch-type. My instincts tell me to get the Brown model simply to get a well rounded option. The blacks seem too specialized, and it has been pointed put that the blacks make typing less pleasing. However, will it be that bad coming from a rubber dome?
Advise me, please.
There's no real number to give you for non-NKRO boards. Depending on the combination of keys you press it could be anywhere from 2 to 20. I don't think you'll have any trouble with the WASD because even the standard IBM matrix can handle it, but I'd still say that the few extra bucks is worth it just
to be sure that it works no matter what game you're playing. After all, the keyboard will
last practically forever, so you never know what combination you might run in to.
But I agree with timw, you're probably best off going with Cherry Browns or Whites. The thing is, since you're learning to touch type right now, starting off with a light switch like the Browns will be a big help, since you aren't already in the habit of pounding on the keys (and lighter typing = faster with less fatigue). But if you start on a stiffer switch, or even rubber domes, you'll start off with needing the extra force and it'll be hard to loosen up later.
But if you think you'd like the keys stiffer for gaming (since you'll be pounding the keys and bottoming out anyway
and the stiffer switch absorbs some of that), then Cherry Whites are your best bet. But that's the only difference between the two switches and since you've got a chance to start typing light I think you should go for that, not the Whites.Edited by Manyak - 7/9/09 at 4:26pm