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post #4611 of 14551
yeah I think it will a little.
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Quick question on the model M keyboard...If I were to purchase one of these keyboards will it work w/out having to mod the cable?
    
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post #4613 of 14551
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Originally Posted by CudaBoy71 View Post
Quick question on the model M keyboard...If I were to purchase one of these keyboards will it work w/out having to mod the cable?
Most of them are just ps/2 I believe. You should be able to get an adapter for the old DIN port thing too if you end up finding one that has it.
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post #4614 of 14551
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Why are small boards so popular with mechanicals? Is it just because they use less switches, so are noticeably cheaper?
1) People like small stuff.

2) Small keyboards let you have your hands closer together when you're using the mouse, which means that tenkeyless boards have better ergonomic value over those silly Logitech/Microsoft 'curved' keyboards. If you've used a compact keyboard for a while, it's hard to go back to a fullsize...
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post #4615 of 14551
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1) People like small stuff.

2) Small keyboards let you have your hands closer together when you're using the mouse, which means that tenkeyless boards have better ergonomic value over those silly Logitech/Microsoft 'curved' keyboards. If you've used a compact keyboard for a while, it's hard to go back to a fullsize...
This is the reason I went for a tenkeyless keyboard.
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I don't think being ergonomic is a good argument. I've never heard of someone getting tennis elbow from using a keyboard with a numpad .

I can understand people liking the mouse closer though, but personally I don't think it helps any.
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post #4617 of 14551
http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...ck-boards.html

I'm gonna have to ask what the OP is asking in this thread... because the 7G is cheaper in some places and has the same switches but a USB hub + audio pass-through and a BIG wrist rest. Which one would really be better? I ask because I underestimated the noise profile on MX Blacks and now have a desire for them.
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post #4618 of 14551
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I don't think being ergonomic is a good argument. I've never heard of someone getting tennis elbow from using a keyboard with a numpad .

I can understand people liking the mouse closer though, but personally I don't think it helps any.
It's not like that, lol. I found when I was using massive keyboard like the G15 (when gaming), my mouse pad would be jammed against the corner of the keyboard and I'd only be using the mouse on the far left side.

With the tenkeyless I find myself positioning the mouse in the center when gaming (like it should be). If that makes sense.
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post #4619 of 14551
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I don't think being ergonomic is a good argument. I've never heard of someone getting tennis elbow from using a keyboard with a numpad .
I've seen all sorts of serious websites on ergonomics (including one of a US Government agency) that recommend compact keyboards for the same reason, so I think it's more of a issue than people may think.

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I can understand people liking the mouse closer though, but personally I don't think it helps any.
Neither did I when I first heard it. It's something you have to try to fully appreciate.
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Is there a specific reason as to why keyboards with red's are non existent? filco keyboards come with blue, black and brown switches but not red?
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