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hey, thanks to twocables, tator tot, everyone who ever help me in this thread.
i think i made the very right choice bought the DAS Silent Cherry mx brown keyboard.

i love this keyboard so much, i love the feeling typing on it , it just like having sex with my girlfriend while typing on this keyboard, when comes to gaming. Oh GOD, it makes me orgasm..man i love Brown switches!! even i haven* try other colors like black , clear , and red...but this is just awesome.!
thanks again!

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found this NKRO tester for the OPTIMUS keyboard.
looks nice

http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/demo/
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I'm really interested in the Filco FKBN104M/EB board. Not sure if I can justify the price tag though. Great thread btw.
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I'm really interested in the Filco FKBN104M/EB board. Not sure if I can justify the price tag though. Great thread btw.
Mechanical Keyboards justify themselves. You'll understand soon enough I think
    
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
I think it looks nice, but it seems a little overpriced, considering a Deck is around that price point. Also the choice of blue switches on a gaming keyboard is questionable.
I agree that their choice of switches is questionable. I'd also like to add that not only do I agree, but I feel that it makes them look a bit ignorant. I mean, they're marking it as a gaming keyboard! So, they should at least be using the Cherry MX Browns.

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Originally Posted by ThirdLap View Post
Thanks to Manyak and Geekhack, I've really gotten into vintage mechanical keyboards over the last few months. I now have a collection of about ten boards, with most setting me back no more than a dollar.

So far my collection includes:

Northgate Omnikey 101
Northgate Omnikey 102
IBM Model M - 1993 Blue label
IBM Model M - 1990 Gray label
Dell AT101W (x5)
Packintell

As well as dozen or so other non-mechanical keyboards.

Just wanted to thank Manyak, TwoCables, and all the other contributors to this megathread for all the great info.
You're very welcome!

Anyway, that's quite a nice collection!! Do you have a favorite yet?

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Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
On a random side note, kind of having to do with mechanical keyboards. It is kind of crazy how little keyboards have changed in 20+ years.
Indeed. But it's just a testament to one of the reasons why we love mechanical keyboards so much. If I had enough space to store a bunch of keyboards, then I'd probably have close to 20 different mechanical keyboards right now - and I've only really been "into" mechanical keyboards since around February 2010!

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Originally Posted by Nuc View Post
While I realize that there are aesthetic differences between the Deck, Das Silent, and Filco, a Cherry MX Brown is a Cherry MX Brown, right? Mechanically the keyboards are identical?

I tried a Das Pro at J&R today and was amazed at the difference the mechanical switches make. While I hated the clicking of the blue switches, I can definitely see myself liking the brown ones. I'm not sure which keyboard to get though.
When you say "clicking", are you referring to the click that the switch makes when a key is pressed approximately halfway down? Or are you referring to the sound of the key being quickly pressed all the way down (or perhaps being "hit")?

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Originally Posted by Nuc View Post
Which one is quieter?
Do you mean which switch is quieter between the Cherry MX Blues and Browns? Or, do you mean plate-mounted vs. PCB-mounted?

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Originally Posted by Nuc View Post
Ok great. So I will just have to decide if I want to get the Filco or the Das then.
With that student discount, I strongly and enthusiastically recommend the Das Model S!

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Originally Posted by Admiral Mudkipz View Post
I think my PS2 port is dead...I can't type with my Filco at all when plugged into PS2. However, when the computer is plugged into USB, it works perfectly fine.'

Opp, never mind. I just had to restart my computer. Now it fully works! Expect an unboxing gallery soon. I love this thing .
Ha, did you forget that PS/2 isn't Plug 'n' Play?

If you ever wish to unplug it while running Windows, then do this right after you plug it back in (even if you just unplug the cable from the adapter and leave the adapter plugged in):
  1. Open the keyboard control panel (in Win7, just open the Start Menu, type "keyboard", arrow down twice, and press Enter)
  2. Once the keyboard control panel is open, press the Right Arrow key (I'm hoping that you have already moved "Repeat delay" and "Repeat rate" all the way over to the right when setting up Windows)
  3. Take notice that now the "Apply" button becomes active (the goal is basically to activate the "Apply" button).
  4. Press Enter (or click OK, or click Apply. But it's not necessary to click "Apply" even though it's necessary to activate that button)

To see why this is necessary, make sure the Repeat Rate and Repeat Delay are as high as they go. Now unplug the keyboard and plug it back in. After that, test the Repeat Rate/Delay by just opening Notepad or something and then press and hold a key down. After that, perform the steps above and then try again. You should notice afterward that the Repeat Delay/Rate are back where they were (regarding the behavior, not the settings that you can actually see in the keyboard control panel - those won't change when the keyboard is unplugged).

This will allow you to unplug the keyboard any time you want and then plug it back in without being forced to use the default settings even though the actual settings in the keyboard control panel don't actually change when the keyboard is unplugged. It only reverts back to the default settings because PS/2 isn't Plug 'n' Play.

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Originally Posted by Admiral Mudkipz View Post
Replied.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Siig Minitouches are just plain awesome, and so are White Alps

I'm actually starting to lean more towards White Alps these days myself (over Cherry Blues).
Ooo, why?

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Originally Posted by fssbzz View Post
hey, thanks to twocables, tator tot, everyone who ever help me in this thread.
i think i made the very right choice bought the DAS Silent Cherry mx brown keyboard.

i love this keyboard so much, i love the feeling typing on it , it just like having sex with my girlfriend while typing on this keyboard, when comes to gaming. Oh GOD, it makes me orgasm..man i love Brown switches!! even i haven* try other colors like black , clear , and red...but this is just awesome.!
thanks again!

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I'm really glad this one is working out for you!
    
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I'm really glad this one is working out for you!
i really think that i got the defective blue switches from DAS last time.
i really going to give blue switches a try again.
now it train my finger not to use so much force to type on it.
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Ugh, my left shift key got stuck fsr and I tried to lift it off with my key cap puller. I couldn't get it off all the way but I did get it back in place and it doesn't stick anymore. Problem is it makes a kind of clicky sound now like the clip on it is a bit off... any ideas anyone?
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Ugh, my left shift key got stuck fsr and I tried to lift it off with my key cap puller. I couldn't get it off all the way but I did get it back in place and it doesn't stick anymore. Problem is it makes a kind of clicky sound now like the clip on it is a bit off... any ideas anyone?
try pushing it all the way down and maybe everything will be align again?
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Ooo, why?
I dunno, really. I always liked the sound more (they're even more clicky), and the slightly shorter travel distance makes it kind of feel like it's pushing my typing even faster....kind of like driving downhill. And the tactile bump doesn't really feel like an actual bump like with MX blues, it feels more like....



But a lot lighter obviously.
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I dunno, really. I always liked the sound more (they're even more clicky), and the slightly shorter travel distance makes it kind of feel like it's pushing my typing even faster....kind of like driving downhill. And the tactile bump doesn't really feel like an actual bump like with MX blues, it feels more like....



But a lot lighter obviously.
Hmm... y'know, I've noticed that we seem to have similar keyboard preference types, and this might be yet another. I mean, I like what I read here except that I am unsure of what these things in the picture feel like.
    
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