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Absolutely hate that.

Anyways, elitekeyboards.com ran out of the cherry blues *cries*. Had it bookmarked forever. http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...=fkbn87mcnpek#
The guy said that they were getting 104 key ones this month, just gotta wait for him to get back home from meeting with vendors.


And this is what he had to say about reordering the 87 key:

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Demand is all that is required to reorder Standard or not standard is still in the air; there are always new paths to take.

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So Manyak, what is the most basic good-switched mechanical board to buy that would be decent for gaming right now?

I just want something black and basic (does RIT dye work well on black keys?). If it is solidly constructed and has no gimmicks, I will buy one and RIT dye the keys I want.
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So Manyak, what is the most basic good-switched mechanical board to buy that would be decent for gaming right now?

I just want something black and basic (does RIT dye work well on black keys?). If it is solidly constructed and has no gimmicks, I will buy one and RIT dye the keys I want.
Rit dye doesn't work on black keys

The best for gaming would be a board with Cherry MX Black switches - which also happen to be absolutely horrible for typing (they are linear).

The most well constructed board with those switches would be the Filco Majestouch FKBN104ML/EB (also available tenkeyless). These come with a replacement red Esc key and you can also get purple WASD keys.

The Steelseries 7G and the Deck boards aren't too far behind though, so if you like either of these more than the Filco go for it.

I actually wanted to buy a Deck but at their current prices it's as ridiculous as the font they use lol.
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Ah I knew the second I typed it that it would be impossible to dye something black but I figured I'd still ask. Is there a way you can get a keyboard with a black frame and beige (dye-able) keys?

The ironic thing is that I just deleted all my games to get ready for the fall semester so I guess pure gaming is out of the question now. Is there something that is equally decent at gaming and typing? I.e. just a neutral keyboard?
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Ah I knew the second I typed it that it would be impossible to dye something black but I figured I'd still ask. Is there a way you can get a keyboard with a black frame and beige (dye-able) keys?

The ironic thing is that I just deleted all my games to get ready for the fall semester so I guess pure gaming is out of the question now. Is there something that is equally decent at gaming and typing? I.e. just a neutral keyboard?
Cherry MX blues are great at typing and gaming.
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Ah I knew the second I typed it that it would be impossible to dye something black but I figured I'd still ask. Is there a way you can get a keyboard with a black frame and beige (dye-able) keys?

The ironic thing is that I just deleted all my games to get ready for the fall semester so I guess pure gaming is out of the question now. Is there something that is equally decent at gaming and typing? I.e. just a neutral keyboard?
I'd say Cherry Blues or Browns, blues more balanced towards typing and browns more balanced towards gaming. You can get either switch in a Filco (make sure you pick the ones with n-key rollover) but for blues you've gotta wait a little bit, elitekeybaords is getting them back in stock sometime in the next week or two. For browns you can also get an i-Rocks KR-6230, but the layout might give you some problems (and the Filco is still better anyway). But for blues there's no other choice unless you don't mind a significantly lower quality Scorpius M10. The Das III just doesn't cut it with it's controller problems.

A true neutral board would be a Topre board (fullsize/tenkeyless or HHKB). But those are really expensive


Edit: Btw, there's also Cherry White/Clear switches in the Deck Legend Tactile that you could go with - those feel identical to Cherry Browns but are much stiffer (probably stiffer than anything you've typed on before).
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I guess it would be too much to ask for a nice mechanic, back lit, ergonomic keyboard at a reasonable price. I can type much faster on an ergonomic keyboard, and they're nicer on the hands after 10 hours of typing.

Something like this, but mechanical....is all that I ask.
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I guess it would be too much to ask for a nice mechanic, back lit, ergonomic keyboard at a reasonable price. I can type much faster on an ergonomic keyboard, and they're nicer on the hands after 10 hours of typing.

Something like this, but mechanical....is all that I ask.
There are some ergonomic ones but aren't backlit, if you're interested I could give you a list.
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There are some ergonomic ones but aren't backlit, if you're interested I could give you a list.
Yes please!
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Well these are the ones I know of, but you might have to go to ebay or obscure PC recycling sites to find some of them.

Kinesis Advantage


Apple Adjustable
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Maltron Keyboards


IBM M15


Datahand Professional II


Northgate Omnikey Evolution


Chicony KB-7001


Cherry MX 5000 ErgoPlus


Pace Adjustable Keyboard


Kinesis Evolution Chair Mount

Edited by Manyak - 2/13/10 at 5:39pm
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