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The M4-1 is a 'rubber sleeve' keyboard, it feels like a very good scissor switch keyboard, and has a nice 'thock' to it.

If you are in France, and have preference for a European layout as opposed to the US one with the horizontal enter and no key to the right of left shift, I also have a German layout one, albeit a white one.



Trust me, you don't want to know.
Oh it's not mechanical?
Mmmh.. now I'm confused as to what to get. I already ordered the Das though, so I guess I will wait and see.
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The IBM/Unicomp BS keyboards are pretty good for gaming. The force is a little high for my preference and they aren't NKRO. However they have the IBM matrix which is one of the most common and will suffice for gaming 99% of the time. Fighting or skateboarding games might tax its abilities, but for FPS gaming it'll be fine. The click might be annoying if you don't have headphones, but I lived with it for about 3 months when I used my Model M is my primary. They also don't have the reset issue of MX blues.
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The IBM/Unicomp BS keyboards are pretty good for gaming. The force is a little high for my preference and they aren't NKRO. However they have the IBM matrix which is one of the most common and will suffice for gaming 99% of the time. Fighting or skateboarding games might tax its abilities, but for FPS gaming it'll be fine. The click might be annoying if you don't have headphones, but I lived with it for about 3 months when I used my Model M is my primary. They also don't have the reset issue of MX blues.
Well I guess I could try the Model M13 then. And the M4-1 even though it doesn't have mechanical switches. I don't think I could stand the Endura's trackpoint because of how used I am to the Thinkpad's (one of the nipple tips available makes it so that you need to push farther with your finger, and I hate it).

But like I said, I'll just try my Das and see if I'm happy with it. Besides I have a 22in screen, not sure how practical a trackpoint is going to be with that
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I have used both an M13 and Endurapro with a 1600x1200 20" LCD. Works fine.
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I've been interested in the blank keycaps for the Deck for awhile, but nowhere does it say how they expect you to print on them. Are you supposed to send them out somewhere to have them printed?
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I thought that would be the case for key caps. I can't find flat cherry key caps anywhere. Kinesis caps are also angled. I think my best bet would be contacting Maltron for key caps ($30). These seem to be dye-sub nowadays I think (like I said, formerly engraved).

I had never thought of buying new Cherry caps; I have a half-broken Cherry keyboard that I thought of scavenging for parts.
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I've been interested in the blank keycaps for the Deck for awhile, but nowhere does it say how they expect you to print on them. Are you supposed to send them out somewhere to have them printed?
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The only other keycaps I've seen for a Deck are those with the white squares in the middle of the caps. I'm pretty sure the intent is a glowing "otaku" style board.
    
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The only other keycaps I've seen for a Deck are those with the white squares in the middle of the caps. I'm pretty sure the intent is a glowing "otaku" style board.
The idea is that you would make your own keycaps I believe. I mean you could even do it with a sharpie and a stencil, but that wouldn't last too long.
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Do any keyboards like the Happy Hacking boards exist?

I don't have near-$300 to spend, unfortunately. But I really like the form factor.

Decks come close, but I don't want backlightning, and their boards seem far too cramped (don't like the ctrl/shift/backspace keys)

Really love the idea of ctrl in place of capslock.

Am I out of luck or is there something out there for me?
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The idea is that you would make your own keycaps I believe. I mean you could even do it with a sharpie and a stencil, but that wouldn't last too long.
The thought of that makes me sad. A sharpie on a deck = sad panda
    
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