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I have to say I'm a huge anti-fan of 'tactile feedback' on my Das Professional S Silent.

The switch doesn't necessarily have to de-actuate in order to type again, yet the mind thinks it does. So whenever I type a word with a double letter (like, say, 'letter') it's slower than it would be if I just had a normal keyboard. Or if I don't de-actuate all the way, I'll think I missed it so I'll tap again.

Blame me if you will, but it's a poor switch as far as I'm concerned. If there is a click, it needs to both actuate and de-actuate on the click. That's the point of tactile feedback, and yet it doesn't do that.

Haven't decided if I'm keeping it yet. It's nice in some ways, but it's also not nice in others. If I try a mechanical after this it would need to be a linear variant...but honestly I doubt it's worth the money as a wireless keyboard seems a more beneficial/appropriate peripheral in a home office setting.
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i really cant decide between the blue and brown
wish there was a place to test run these
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i really cant decide between the blue and brown
wish there was a place to test run these
Brown is the easiest choice.
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Brown is the easiest choice.
kk brown it is
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Originally Posted by technodanvan View Post
I have to say I'm a huge anti-fan of 'tactile feedback' on my Das Professional S Silent.

The switch doesn't necessarily have to de-actuate in order to type again, yet the mind thinks it does. So whenever I type a word with a double letter (like, say, 'letter') it's slower than it would be if I just had a normal keyboard. Or if I don't de-actuate all the way, I'll think I missed it so I'll tap again.
It doesn't suit you're preferences then. Find a different switch type, or learn to love the switches you're stuck with.

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Blame me if you will, but it's a poor switch as far as I'm concerned. If there is a click, it needs to both actuate and de-actuate on the click. That's the point of tactile feedback, and yet it doesn't do that.
Not sure why you blame the switch. Many people use the Browns without problems. Again, those switches don't fit you're preferences.
    
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The switch doesn't necessarily have to de-actuate in order to type again, yet the mind thinks it does. So whenever I type a word with a double letter (like, say, 'letter') it's slower than it would be if I just had a normal keyboard. Or if I don't de-actuate all the way, I'll think I missed it so I'll tap again.
It does have to deactuate. [De]actuation = when electrical contact is made or broken, not when you feel the tactile bumps. If you don't break electrical contact before pressing down again it's like you never let go in the first place.

But I know what you mean
Edited by Manyak - 6/20/10 at 12:18am
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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)
I know I'm late to reply to this, but it was only 14hrs ago. Just wanted to mention that there are black at101w's out there that pop up on ebay every once in a while.

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I love how you almost make keyboards out to be people. It almost makes me want to name mine. (and possibly marry it too)
We know you have already... So Mayatan, tell us, what's her name .

/sarcasm
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kk brown it is
now the milk or the money don't care which
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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...
Also the tenkeyless boards are great for lefties, like me! That way I can use a Kinesis 10 key on the left side of the keyboard instead of reaching across like I have to at work... (Mouse is still on the right side.)
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Originally Posted by lmnop View Post
Brown is the easiest choice.
I like my board with the browns in it!

Edit- I think I'm going to run it for a while instead of my Happy Hacking board on my other rig for a while...

Going back and forth from a Happy Hacking Keyboard to a Filco or Cherry takes a little getting used to... Key assignments and layout throws me off for about an hour or so after switching.
Edited by rfjunkie - 6/20/10 at 12:26am
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