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Does anyone even use that button thats to the right of the windows key? (dunno what it's called)
    
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Does anyone even use that button thats to the right of the windows key? (dunno what it's called)
Yup. Its basically like the right click button on the mouse. Shows the menus.
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I was thinking about selling my Das Silent and getting a Unicomp or regular Das. (I sort of want more tactility) How much does a used Das generally sell for, anyone know?

EDIT: Also, which one would you guys consider a better buy?
Edited by Maytan - 9/8/10 at 12:03pm
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http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/keyboards.html

at sidewinders they give 20$ off sale, the normal price of official site is 135$ and these are areound 115$,
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post #7245 of 14567
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I was thinking about selling my Das Silent and getting a Unicomp or regular Das. (I sort of want more tactility) How much does a used Das generally sell for, anyone know?

EDIT: Also, which one would you guys consider a better buy?
I'd go for the Unicomp. Cheaper, more tactile, better built, keycaps won't wear off.
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post #7246 of 14567
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I'd go for the Unicomp. Cheaper, more tactile, better built, keycaps won't wear off.
They won't wear off, eh? What kind of keycaps are they?
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Dye sub.

Seriously, my 21 year old M has better lettering than any of my other keyboards except the Fentek/SP doubleshots. And I'm pretty sure it was a heavily used office keyboard.
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Dye sub.

Seriously, my 21 year old M has better lettering than any of my other keyboards except the Fentek/SP doubleshots. And I'm pretty sure it was a heavily used office keyboard.
Hot dang, that makes me want one even more.

May I ask your opinion on your Model M? My main concern was the required actuation force; how tough is that ~65g?
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post #7249 of 14567
Some people start off on buckling springs, and then go to lighter switches and prefer them. But the buckling springs themselves aren't that tiring to type on. They have a nice force progression, I'm pretty sure I've heard people say that aren't as tiring to type on as Cherry Blacks despite being 5-10g heavier.

As for force - official figure is 72g, but with the Unicomps it is widely considered slightly lighter - in and around the 65g mark.
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Some people start off on buckling springs, and then go to lighter switches and prefer them. But the buckling springs themselves aren't that tiring to type on. They have a nice force progression, I'm pretty sure I've heard people say that aren't as tiring to type on as Cherry Blacks despite being 5-10g heavier.

As for force - official figure is 72g, but with the Unicomps it is widely considered slightly lighter - in and around the 65g mark.
Ah, I see. I really like how light the Browns feel and all, but I'm really craving some more tactility. Noise isn't an issue anymore, like it first was when I bought this thing; so I'm not concerned about that.

I'll just have to take my chances.
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