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Does anyone know if the das keyboard works better if you use a USB>PS/2 adapter? Or would it still use the shoddy controller?
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From what I understand, it's the deficiency of the matrix, not the controller, per se.
It's not the matrix itself, it's the frequency at which the controller scans it. And by controller I mean the electronics within the keyboard itself, so even an adapter won't fix it.


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Manyak, I picture you like a Budda sitting on high with a smile of perfect keyboard Zen on your face

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The Black Alps on the ABS M1 feel very similar to cherry browns, but cherry browns are lighter, and the travel on the alps is a tiny bit rougher.

Either way I'm sure you'll enjoy it
Thanks. What about the cheaper Filco. In the discription it say's "Fukka unbranded white ALPS mechanical key switches with clicky tactile feel"
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Thanks. What about the cheaper Filco. In the discription it say's "Fukka unbranded white ALPS mechanical key switches with clicky tactile feel"
Those are a bit stiffer, and really loud, but have a better tactile feel than both the Black Alps and Cherry Browns.
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It's not the matrix itself, it's the frequency at which the controller scans it. And by controller I mean the electronics within the keyboard itself, so even an adapter won't fix it.
Okay, I wasn't sure if the PS/2 controller was a separate thing. I do have a das lying around though, and it gives huge problems when I plug it into the USB so I'll probably get a ps/2 adapter anyways. When I plug it into the USB almost nothing else in the USB ports will work lol.

I do love the switches in the das, what kind are they? I do have a deck also which I use on my main pc, that type of keyswitch is better for gaming, but the das is cool for typing.
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Okay, I wasn't sure if the PS/2 controller was a separate thing. I do have a das lying around though, and it gives huge problems when I plug it into the USB so I'll probably get a ps/2 adapter anyways. When I plug it into the USB almost nothing else in the USB ports will work lol.

I do love the switches in the das, what kind are they? I do have a deck also which I use on my main pc, that type of keyswitch is better for gaming, but the das is cool for typing.
They are Cherry MX Blues, defeinitely one of the top 3 switches for typing


As for the USB problem, have you tried using it in a powered hub? It might just be that your PC can't supply enough power.
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Well I think I'm going to go with the Filco Zero Series, it's a bit cheaper than the others and I watched a youtube video to hear the sound and I kinda like it. Plus from what I've been reading in this thead is that Filco are high quality so I'll probably stick to that. I tend to be a bit harder on the keys compared to some people, I don't just litely tap the keys like some people, will that have a major effect on my mech keyboard purchase?
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Well I think I'm going to go with the Filco Zero Series, it's a bit cheaper than the others and I watched a youtube video to hear the sound and I kinda like it. Plus from what I've been reading in this thead is that Filco are high quality so I'll probably stick to that. I tend to be a bit harder on the keys compared to some people, I don't just litely tap the keys like some people, will that have a major effect on my mech keyboard purchase?
Yeah in your case I'd say just to make sure you stick with heavier switches - White Alps, Buckling Springs, and Cherry MX Whites. So the Filco Zero ends up a good choice

Either way, it'll still take you a little bit to get used to not hitting the bottom like you do on rubber domes. I used to type really hard as well and it took me like 2-3 weeks to get used to it :/. But then again, that was on Cherry Browns which are extremely light, so it shouldn't take as long for you.
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Manyak, congratulation for your topic.

I would like you answer any questions:

What do you find about Key Tronic? Does it use mechanical keys?

For the its price, worth it?

I am sorry for my bad english.

Greetings.
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Manyak, congratulation for your topic.

I would like you answer any questions:

What do you find about Key Tronic? Does it use mechanical keys?

For the its price, worth it?

I am sorry for my bad english.

Greetings.
No, Key Tronic boards are rubber dome - but from what I hear, good quality rubber dome.
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Yay, my IBM model M from 1993 finally arrived today......I've honestly never typed on a mechanical keyboard like this in AGES and all I have to say is....this keyboard is pure sechs. Typing feels a lot better on this than mushy rubber domes. Only issue with it is that it seems to be missing 4 of the key caps, which I know I can get from that clickykeyboards.com site, but with shipping to canada and all it turns out to be really expensive (I contacted the seller on ebay to see if he still has them lying around....which I doubt it, but it was worth a shot anyways, hahaha). Oh well, maybe once my next paycheck comes in or something...because I blew my current one off on a 1080p monitor for a dual monitor setup.

One question though. How do the cherry blues (the clicky ones) compare to something like these buckling springs in terms of feel?

Also.....would it make me too much of a geek if I consider buying another mechanical keyboard like a filco? Now i'm curious about these cherry switch types as I've never felt them before. Which one would be the best value if I were to get it shipped to Canada?
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