Originally Posted by barrysgoods
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.