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Two things to consider -

1) Cherry makes two variations of its switches - ones that are designed to be mounted on a metal plate, and ones that are designed to be mounted directly on a PCB. AFAIK, Cherry only makes PCB mounted versions of the Reds, and the Filco (and just about every Cherry switch keyboard that is not made by Cherry themselves) use the plate mounted type.

2) For some reason, all the Red switch keyboards they make get sent over to Asia.
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Originally Posted by ch_123 View Post
Two things to consider -

1) Cherry makes two variations of its switches - ones that are designed to be mounted on a metal plate, and ones that are designed to be mounted directly on a PCB. AFAIK, Cherry only makes PCB mounted versions of the Reds, and the Filco (and just about every Cherry switch keyboard that is not made by Cherry themselves) use the plate mounted type.

2) For some reason, all the Red switch keyboards they make get sent over to Asia.
It's very unfortunate. After reading through the switch descriptions again the reds would be my first choice If I was going to drop $142 on a tenkeyless.
post #4623 of 14564
i was thinking of buying a abs m1 sense i want too try a mechanical keyboards and got tried of buying keyboards which is membranes and after couple months they feel like crap and don't have that feel like when they was new lol


but heres the questions

is the abs m1 good?

is it good for gaming?

and if i could get it for around 40$ is it worth it?

i just want a good feeling keyboard and love the noises they produce

or should i wait till i could afford a higher one?


the keyboard i am now using today which i found in my stash lol is a gate way 2000 anykey keyboard which is made by Maxi Switch from what it says in the back so it uses rubber dome switch's i guess that are close too mechanical s?

but so far i love the feel of this keyboard and makes a pretty good audio sound. and also acts like a really old g15 sense it does macros and remaps which works.

but i want little more sound of the keys when i type
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You'd be happy with an M1. It's a great introduction to mechanical keyboards, and since you don't mind noise there shouldn't be any major concerns.

$40 is a fair price for the M1. I'd try for $40w/shipping max.

And that gateway keyboard is nowhere near being a mechanical. It's the same cheap rubber dome design that is very common today. You'll notice that the M1 is waaaayy better.

If you want more noise, try and find a keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches. They purposely make a *click* halfway down the keystroke. (The M1 does not do this, but does have a decent sound if you bottom the keys out)
    
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If you don't mind getting a clunky, beige keyboard, for trying out mechanicals I'd get a Dell AT101W. They use similar but better switches than the ABS M1, and they are quite cheap on eBay (there was a point where you could get an unused one for $5, not sure whether that is still true)
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If you don't mind getting a clunky, beige keyboard, for trying out mechanicals I'd get a Dell AT101W. They use similar but better switches than the ABS M1, and they are quite cheap on eBay (there was a point where you could get an unused one for $5, not sure whether that is still true)


hmm hows the dell at101w for gaming?

ya i don't see any new ones on ebay but i do see ones that doesn't have much wear if any at all.

but i pretty much gonna used the keyboard for my main keyboard if i like it which im sure i will but i want it too perform good in gaming like have couple keys pressed at the same time.


so which one will be great for gaming

m1 or the dell?

ya i really don't mind how much space a keyboard will take up sense i keep my trackman up from the keyboard tray and its a trackman so it just stays still


also by the videos i look on youtube the m1 sounds louder than the dell is that true? or is it because they not typing hard enough on the dell?
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hey everyone im looking at mechanical keyboards for my desktop

What I plan to use it for is
Gaming (most likely fps games)
Typing (probably this more)

Things I care about
amount of noise that occurs as i type/button bash it, and i will be using it in the middle of the night, late night studies, so i dont want to disturb anyone with excessive clicking.
typing to gaming tradeoff

so anyone got any ideas??
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hmm hows the dell at101w for gaming?

ya i don't see any new ones on ebay but i do see ones that doesn't have much wear if any at all.

but i pretty much gonna used the keyboard for my main keyboard if i like it which im sure i will but i want it too perform good in gaming like have couple keys pressed at the same time.


so which one will be great for gaming

m1 or the dell?

ya i really don't mind how much space a keyboard will take up sense i keep my trackman up from the keyboard tray and its a trackman so it just stays still


also by the videos i look on youtube the m1 sounds louder than the dell is that true? or is it because they not typing hard enough on the dell?
They're fine for gaming, I've played through all of L4D2 and GTA4 on an AT-101 (albeit an older non-Dell branded one) without any problems. I'm not sure how the rollover is like on the ABS, on the AT-101 it's standard 2-key rollover, but it works alright.

If you get an AT-101W, you'd be best trying to get a new one. The switches don't age well, so if you get someone's well loved 10+ year old one, they aren't particularly pleasant to type on.
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http://www.guru-board.com/miniguru-cancelled

**** happens...

The Miniguru was the closest keyboard to what we're developing. I can understand them ditching the project for financial reasons. Nevertheless we're not about to give up despite such a niche market is not a gold mine.
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