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post #4811 of 14565
Well, a whole column (F3,3,e,d,c) on my free dell keyboard stopped working, so I decided to get a Filco with cherry browns . I always thought you guys were bs'ing me when you said they would wear out XD. Guess I was proven wrong.
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post #4812 of 14565
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Originally Posted by MahiMahiMahi View Post
Well, a whole column (F3,3,e,d,c) on my free dell keyboard stopped working, so I decided to get a Filco with cherry browns . I always thought you guys were bs'ing me when you said they would wear out XD. Guess I was proven wrong.
Sounds like a trace on the membrane broke. The copper traces on modern membranes are so thin, they're sometimes thinner than ink printed on them.
post #4813 of 14565
I emailed Das Keyboard about an educational discount for a student interested in a single board. Here's the reply:

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| Thank you for your interest in Das Keyboard!
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| We offer an educational discount of 24%. This takes into consideration the discount plus $10 for ground shipping. Our system does not allow us to manually adjust shipping costs, so we have to factor it into the discount.
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| To receive the coupon code for the discount, please provide a copy of your student or faculty ID. You can attach it to this ticket or fax it to 512-233-5335.
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I emailed Das Keyboard about an educational discount for a student interested in a single board. Here's the reply:
Cool. Definitely a good choice for a student then.
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Why does the happy hacker keyboard pro 2 cost so much more than, say, a filco tenkeyless?

Also ive been super indecisive all week and its finally time for me to purchase my new mechanical keyboard. So, please for the last time suggest what you think would be best for me.

A gamer who plays starcraft 2 and fps games like counter strike and modern warfare 2.

I was set on the deck, but led lit keys bother me while playing.
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post #4816 of 14565
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
Why does the happy hacker keyboard pro 2 cost so much more than, say, a filco tenkeyless?

Also ive been super indecisive all week and its finally time for me to purchase my new mechanical keyboard. So, please for the last time suggest what you think would be best for me.

A gamer who plays starcraft 2 and fps games like counter strike and modern warfare 2.

I was set on the deck, but led lit keys bother me while playing.
The HHKB Pro 2 uses Topre capacitive switches, which are rather pricey to set up. The custom layout doesn't help things either, since they have to get custom-built PCB's for their boards. The switches are supposed to feel excellent though, I hope to find out for myself one day.

As for the Deck, you do know you can just turn the LED's off, right? Fn + 0 will turn them off if they bother you. Then again, if you never use them you might want to consider a Filco (assuming you're looking for a tenkeyless board). I'd personally go for Blues given the types of games you play, but if the click bothers you the Browns aren't a bad choice either.
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post #4817 of 14565
The Topre capacitive switches are definitely excellent but for me it's not like the switch from rubber dome to mechanical. When I got my mechanical KB I was done with rubber dome keyboards at that point. When I got my HHKB I loved it right away, but that still didn't stop me from loving my Cherry blues.
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The HHKB Pro 2 uses Topre capacitive switches, which are rather pricey to set up. The custom layout doesn't help things either, since they have to get custom-built PCB's for their boards. The switches are supposed to feel excellent though, I hope to find out for myself one day.

As for the Deck, you do know you can just turn the LED's off, right? Fn + 0 will turn them off if they bother you. Then again, if you never use them you might want to consider a Filco (assuming you're looking for a tenkeyless board). I'd personally go for Blues given the types of games you play, but if the click bothers you the Browns aren't a bad choice either.
I always have headphones on so noise doesnt bother me, but if i feel anything while pressing the key down that might be annoying while gaming.
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post #4819 of 14565
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
I always have headphones on so noise doesnt bother me, but if i feel anything while pressing the key down that might be annoying while gaming.
Then you'll probably like the Cherry Blacks the most. (if you're referring to tactile bump)
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post #4820 of 14565
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
Why does the happy hacker keyboard pro 2 cost so much more than, say, a filco tenkeyless?

Also ive been super indecisive all week and its finally time for me to purchase my new mechanical keyboard. So, please for the last time suggest what you think would be best for me.

A gamer who plays starcraft 2 and fps games like counter strike and modern warfare 2.

I was set on the deck, but led lit keys bother me while playing.
I'd suggest getting the fire one. The red is very toned down compared to the other colors, you can't even see it in daylight really. If you have the red on a low setting, it will not shine in your eyes, even in the dark. It will be just bright enough to highlight the keys, but that's it.

My brother has the toxic, which is like a searchlight in comparison, lol.
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