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550 page thread on keybaords. Holy crap.. Maybe I should get one?
yea you should.
once you get it, you cant even quit even you join mechanical keyboard rehab..
post #5492 of 14567
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Originally Posted by DeckerDontPlay View Post
That was pretty lol worthy.


Typing on my new Filco is way different. Different in a good way though. I think Im in love, dont tell the wife.
For me, it was love at first click! But that's because I have the Tactile Click.

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550 page thread on keybaords. Holy crap.. Maybe I should get one?
Indeed! Once you get a good mechanical keyboard, all popular rubber dome keyboards (such as the Razer boards) seem like overpriced junk.
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Looking for a keyboard in the $55-$100 range.


Don't care for macro keys (if they have any), but I wouldn't mind illuminated keys (or a classy look with none).


I would be MMO/FPS gaming 90% of the time, but when school starts I would be typing 40% of the time.

Let me know, and thanks for any links in advance.
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Looking for a keyboard in the $55-$100 range.


Don't care for macro keys (if they have any), but I wouldn't mind illuminated keys (or a classy look with none).


I would be MMO/FPS gaming 90% of the time, but when school starts I would be typing 40% of the time.

Let me know, and thanks for any links in advance.
For you, you should buy the Das Keyboard with a student discount. Look here, and follow the instructions to obtain one. The discount is usually 24%, making the Professional and Ultimate Model S keyboards $98 shipped, and the Professional and Ultimate Model S Silent keyboards $102 shipped. Very, very affordable deal, especially for a good mechanical keyboard. The blank and inscribed keyboards cost exactly the same.
post #5495 of 14567
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For you, you should buy the Das Keyboard with a student discount. Look here, and follow the instructions to obtain one. The discount is usually 24%, making the Professional and Ultimate Model S keyboards $98 shipped, and the Professional and Ultimate Model S Silent keyboards $102 shipped. Very, very affordable deal, especially for a good mechanical keyboard. The blank and inscribed keyboards cost exactly the same.
I see four different types, which one do you recommend?
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I see four different types, which one do you recommend?
That depends entirely on you, actually. The "Silent" models have the Cherry MX Browns, and the ones that are not the "Silent" models have the Cherry MX Blues. Beyond that, the only other difference is between the Professional and Ultimate: the Professional has printed (laser etched) keys while the Ultimate has blank keys.

The only reason why the Silent models are called "Silent" is because the switch itself doesn't make a sound. But the keyboard can still be called a "clacky" keyboard if bottoming out all the time (pushing the keys down all the way until they hit). The non-Silent models have the Cherry MX Blues which make a click sound approximately halfway through the keystroke. This click is kinda like the click that a retractable pen makes, but quieter.

Both switches are tactile.
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Indeed! Once you get a good mechanical keyboard, all popular rubber dome keyboards (such as the Razer boards) seem like overpriced junk.
Ofcourse you named exactly what I have

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post #5498 of 14567
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Ofcourse you named exactly what I have

Don't worry. A lot of people have the same problem too. This thread is for those who are interested in making the switch, and it seems like you are making the right move.

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I see four different types, which one do you recommend?
Making the decision between having inscribed keys or blank keys is easy. That's completely up to you. If you are a touch typist who would find inscribed keys annoying or ruining that "uber" look, then go with blank keys. If you need the keys inscribed, especially for the number line and all its symbols above the main keyboard, then buy the inscribed keys. Inscribed or blank, they cost exactly the same. And don't worry about inscribed keys rubbing off after several years. Das has laser etched the characters into the key, so they won't rub off as easily as say, a pad printed keyboard.

Now making the decision between the silent and non-silent model is a little more difficult. The silent model uses brown switches while the non-silent model uses blue switches. They differ in both sound and feel and can therefore affect gaming and typing experience. Generally, the advice is people who prefer typing a lot should get the blue switches, while those who are 50/50 gaming and typing go with the brown switches. Of course, there are a few exceptions...some people prefer blue switches and still game on them, while others prefer brown switches for their ease and comfort. It's something you should research...the OP in the beginning of this thread goes into a lot more detail about the differences in the color switches and geekhack.org can serve as a great resource if you want to check them out.

Good luck in your search .
Edited by Admiral Mudkipz - 7/29/10 at 9:46am
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Got my tenkeyless today.


I love it!

For gaming its awesome. I don't know about typing though, I think I like my IBM m2 for typing.



This has black switches however. Which are for gamers more or less.

Im happy I bought it.
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I see four different types, which one do you recommend?
This one is MAD easy xquisit.

Go to Fry's in Burbank or City of Industry.

Buy a Steelseries 7G and/or a SIIG Heavy Duty Mechanical.

Try out both switch types 7G ( Blacks ) and SIIG ( Blues ).

Once you decide which switch type you prefer, you can buy the one you want online. There aren't any Brown switches available in person. If you don't like the "click" of the blues but do like the tactile bump, that means you will like the Browns.
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