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Would you generally recommend the Deck 82? So far I find it to be an extremely appealing choice, I would appreciate if a few individuals shared their experiences with it.

If I were to purchase it, I would be moving from a rubber dome Sidewinder X6 which is serving me very well so far.
If you don't mind the akward layout of an 82 key board, then you'll love it.

It uses MX Black switches which are linear with no tactile response. Good for gaming, but not favorable for typing.

For first time mechanical users, the general consensus is to look for MX Browns, as they are the most well rounded switches. Fairly low activation, tactile feedback for typing, etc.
    
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I am pretty much the local Deck expert so if you have any questions feel free to ask.

http://hardware.gotfrag.com/portal/story/39189/
http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...nd-82-ice.html
Certainly, I have questions about the following quality levels of the keyboard:

Comfort (typing and gaming)
Durability
Size
Layout
Ghosting
Key response time

We are talking about the 82 Ice, I find it extremely appealing so far due to the close yet well placed key spacing (especially F keys being right above then number keys) its apparent extreme durability, pleasant appearance, and compact size. Since I learned to live without a numpad a while ago, and is more of a macro person then a physical media key person, I do not see any reason not to get it so far, especially considering the visible possibility that it should last me atleast 10 years which makes it a bargain for 120 bucks.
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Comfort (typing and gaming)
Cherry MX Black Linear switches are non-tactile, non-clicky, smooth and quiet. some people say Cherry MX Black Linear switches can be fatiguing when typing some say it's blown out of proportion. Deck has a 30 day return policy no questions asked.

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Durability
the Deck 82 has a thick polycarbonate casing. on the bottom there is a diamond plate made out of aluminum with 4 rubber feet adhered to it. USB cable is thick. Cherry MX Switches are rated for 50,000,000 strokes that is roughly 20 years of use. the LED are industrial grade rated for 22 years. the PCB is reinforced with a fiberglass epoxy resin and black solder mask. the keycaps are made out of PBT which is a polycarbonate and polyester blend. the printing is dye sublimated which is permanent.

basically it's a Sherman Tank.

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Size


it's a Small Form Factor.

12" wide x 6" deep x 1.8" high. weight is 2lbs.

you might want to buy a commercial wrist rest I can give you some recommendations.

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Layout
the layout was designed for First Person Shooter games.
  • the smaller Ctrl and Alt Keys give your hands better posture.
  • Large 1 Key for Melee Weapon
  • Console Key (Tilde) at the bottom for quick access to the Console or if your not playing a First Person Shooter game you can use it as a extra bind.
  • Windows Key is located at the Top Right so you don't accidentally press it.

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Ghosting
the rollover is 6+4 over USB.

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Key response time
Cherry MX switches have a faster snap, actuate at 2mm and a lower debounce time than rubber dome keyboards.
Edited by lmnop - 8/27/10 at 2:15pm
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the rollover is 6+4 over USB.
I do not mean to sound like a dinosaur, but what precisely did you mean by 6+4 in more dissected terms?

Thank you very much for your reply by the way, so far I am definitely interested in it, and I am indeed an FPS person, the tilda key at the bottom will be very comfortable for various Valve games.
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I do not mean to sound like a dinosaur, but what precisely did you mean by 6+4 in more dissected terms?

Thank you very much for your reply by the way, so far I am definitely interested in it, and I am indeed an FPS person, the tilda key at the bottom will be very comfortable for various Valve games.
it means you can press any 6 keys at once plus 4 modifiers (Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Windows)
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it means you can press any 6 keys at once plus 4 modifiers (Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Windows)
Thank you very much, Really I do not think that blacks will be that bad for typing, I have a relatively old basic mechanical keyboard with blacks and find it perfectly comfortable for such purposes.
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Thank you very much, Really I do not think that blacks will be that bad for typing, I have a relatively old basic mechanical keyboard with blacks and find it perfectly comfortable for such purposes.
It's really not a case of them being bad for typing, they just aren't as good as other switches for typing. Still beat a rubber dome.
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It's really not a case of them being bad for typing, they just aren't as good as other switches for typing. Still beat a rubber dome.
It is interesting how right now I find them quite comfortable for typing, rubber domes must feel like absolute Neanderthals to any frequent users that are used to Mechanical keyboards, especially the ones with tactile switches.
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It is interesting how right now I find them quite comfortable for typing, rubber domes must feel like absolute Neanderthals to any frequent users that are used to Mechanical keyboards, especially the ones with tactile switches.
rubber domes become less tactile and slower as they age. rubber or silicone can only take so much before it loses it's elasticity. people almost always apply more force to a rubber dome than needed.

I touch type and don't bottom out on my Das Ultimate so once in a while when my boyfriend sleeps at night I use my Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 and it feels like the rubber domes have lead in them.
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