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I emailed Das Keyboard about an educational discount for a student interested in a single board. Here's the reply:
24% is great. $99.
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Originally Posted by SPARTAN-001 View Post
Ok, first off, I'm not just trolling, I've got an honest question. Having tried many different mechanical keyboards, each borrowed from friends for several days of normal use, I've decided that I don't like any mechanical keyboard, with any type of switch, enough to justify spending an obscene amount of money on. Mechanical keyboards offer no features over my G15v2, and what (minimal) features they have cannot make up for the disparity in price. My G15 has many features that I use every day, and it was only $60 after rebate. Compare that to these mechanical keyboards that have no media buttons, no macro buttons, no backlighting (ok, some of the $100+ keyboards have them...), sometimes no numpad... I find typing on my G15 extremely comfy, and while typing on some mechanical keyboards is kind of comfy, what am I supposed to find to justify the price? The quality? Please, my cheapo rubber dome keyboards have lasted for years with no degradation. My G15 has lasted through plenty of abuse. The features? What features, clickyness? If mechanical keyboards had the same features as my G15, at a sub $100 price point, I'd consider it, but... Why should I bother with a more expensive, less useful keyboard? Sorry if this is a bit harsh, but I don't see anything to justify the obscene price tag on these things.
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I see you trollin, I'm hatin. Highlighted sections are BS. Ignorant much?

If you seriously wanna continue using that piece of **** keyboard, be my guest. Won't hurt my feelings any.
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He has some sort of valid points. Rubber domes wearing out really isn't an issue for most people. We have some 10 year old rubber domes at work and they work perfectly fine still.
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He has some sort of valid points. Rubber domes wearing out really isn't an issue for most people. We have some 10 year old rubber domes at work and they work perfectly fine still.
Seriously. I'm using a 12-year-old NEC dome 'board and it functions perfectly.
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He has some sort of valid points. Rubber domes wearing out really isn't an issue for most people. We have some 10 year old rubber domes at work and they work perfectly fine still.
Not all rubber domes are created equal.

There are quite a number of really durable, good ones but unfortunately I doubt there will ever be the interest for a thread dedicated to them.
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it doesn't matter if they are old or new they are still going to wear because rubber and silicone can only take so much. my boyfriend bought me a Microsoft Comfort Curve over a year ago because my Das was driving him mad. I spend 25% a week typing on my Microsoft Comfort Curve and the rubber domes are already worn. about 2 months ago I started using my Microsoft Comfort Curve to play Team Fortress 2 but it wasn't long before I started using my Das again. I apply too much force to W, S, A, D because the rubber domes underneath are too soft but the worst is the Spacebar.
Edited by lmnop - 6/29/10 at 7:24am
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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.
Based on your post I quoted below, I recommend finding a keyboard that uses a switch type that is 100% linear, such as the Cherry MX Blacks. But which keyboard needs to be up to you; do some research, or use YouTube - you're the one who has to use the keyboard, so it has to be a keyboard you think you will like the most. But I am only saying this because you are demonstrating here that you would only like a 100% linear switch. Otherwise I'd still be saying that you have to figure out which switch type to go with. So yeah, this is a very personal choice.

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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.
A linear switch doesn't have any tactile response at all: it's just a smooth, consistent travel from the beginning of the keystroke all the way to the bottom (in comparison to tactile switches). The only resistance you feel is from the spring inside.

Now, switches like the Cherry MX Blues and Browns have a "bump", meaning that there's a bit of resistance at the beginning of the keystroke which provides physical (or "tactile") feedback of the switch actuation (of the keystroke being sent to the computer). With a linear switch (again, like the Cherry MX Blacks), the only feedback is what you see on your monitor.
Edited by TwoCables - 6/29/10 at 9:20am
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My filco majestouch with "browns" I ordered from elitekeyboards took two days to process despite the fact that I got 2nd day shipping. You would expect to have priority if you ordered fast shipping. I wanted it before I went on vacation, but it looks like it will be on my porch for 8 days if fedex decides I don't need a signature. I'm very glad i spent the 20 extra dollars and got 2nd day air

This keyboard better be worth the trouble, the long wait, and the price... Convince me this was a good purchase, please.
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My filco majestouch with "browns" I ordered from elitekeyboards took two days to process despite the fact that I got 2nd day shipping. You would expect to have priority if you ordered fast shipping. I wanted it before I went on vacation, but it looks like it will be on my porch for 8 days if fedex decides I don't need a signature. I'm very glad i spent the 20 extra dollars and got 2nd day air

This keyboard better be worth the trouble, the long wait, and the price... Convince me this was a good purchase, please.
Unfortunately, the only way to get Rush processing is to request it (and it probably has to be requested through e-mail). Expedited shipping or not, it's still going to take 1-2 days to process!

Anyway, I used to have the G15 and the Lycosa, and without typing up another 7,000-word post about why I love my Tactile Click NKRO, I'll just say this: I guarantee you that you will love it and that you feel that the wait was worth it.
Edited by TwoCables - 6/29/10 at 8:26pm
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Unfortunately, the only way to get Rush processing is to request it (and it probably has to be requested through e-mail). Expedited shipping or not, it's still going to take 1-2 days to process!

Anyway, I used to have the G15 and the Lycosa, and without typing up another 7,000-word post about why I love my Tactile Click NKRO, I'll just say this: I guarantee you that you will love it and that you feel that the wait was worth it.
Hmm, could i have a link to that 7000 word post . I began typing on laptops and I currently have a logitech dinovio edge. I hope i can relearn typing so that i don't always bottom out. When will I actually use the tactile feel when I type? Is it like relearning how to type?
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