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So that would make those roll-up keyboards chiclet keyboards?
I never thought of them that way, but yeah I guess that technically makes them chiclet boards.

I also forgot to mention, there are some chiclet keyboards where plastic is fused onto the rubber to make the keys. They feel a bit better because the keys themselves aren't completely squishy, but they still suck to use.



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post #462 of 14567
Man, and I always thought they were called Chiclet boards because the keys looked like chiclets, the candy.
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Man, and I always thought they were called Chiclet boards because the keys looked like chiclets, the candy.
Well yeah that's where their name came from. It just so happens that all those keyboards with the tiny keys that look like the pieces of gum were done in this way.

But even if you define it like that, those apple keyboards still aren't chiclet keyboards like everyone likes to call them.
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Anyone used the ABS Mechanical board? I'm looking at getting it.
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Anyone used the ABS Mechanical board? I'm looking at getting it.
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If you're looking for a bang-for-your-buck keyboard for gaming, look no further. The key feel isn't the greatest, but you won't find a better mechanical board for gaming at this price. But if typing feel is important and you are unsure about how all these different switches feel, just skip this board and read on.

Link: Newegg
Price: $44
Switch Type: Black Alps Copies
Key feel: Moderate
Tactile feel: Light Tactile Feedback
Noise: Clacky when bottoming out keys, but not too loud
Rollover: 6-key + modifiers, but rumors say it's not implemented well
Key Delay: Untested
Key travel: Unknown
Typing: 7/10
There's not much to say about this keyboard when it comes to typing. It's just a basic board and doesn't stand out in any area.
Gaming: 9/10
There's only one reason it doesn't get a full score, which is because it's not full NKRO.


I'd say go for it.
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This thread inspired me to hook up an old dell mech keyboard , or so I think it's mechanical. Either way it's the old style with the big blocky keys and I like it much more, but I will still use my razer, just wanted to go back to old times
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Anyone used the ABS Mechanical board? I'm looking at getting it.

Most would recommend a Filco, or Scorpius M10 over this ABS, but then again, I don't there has been that much familiarity with that particular 'board.
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Most would recommend a Filco, or Scorpius M10 over this ABS, but then again, I don't there has been that much familiarity with that particular 'board.
Except even the cheapest Filco is $80 while this one is $45. So it comes down to how much you can afford to spend and how much you may or may not like other switches.
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I just bought 2 of these...
http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/ke...ards/index.htm

Did I do good?
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I just bought 2 of these...
http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/ke...ards/index.htm

Did I do good?
Cherry G83 boards are just rubber domes
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