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Got the go ahead from the wife to order a new keyboard. Getting, the Filco with blue switches.

This will be my first mechanical keyboard. I hope I like it >_<
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post #7272 of 14567
All this weight talk has had me thinking about my own keyboard - it's actually quite heavy compared to many of the keyboards I've had - which is a good thing
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I just got my first mechanical.
- love typing on it
- gaming is so-so due to the actuation height (was using Razer arctosa(laptop-style keys))

Some pics :




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Originally Posted by iPodder View Post
Does anyone even use that button thats to the right of the windows key? (dunno what it's called)
That key opens up the context menu (which some people call the "right-click menu"). I will sometimes use it if I can instantly tell that it would be faster to press that button instead of navigating with my mouse and then right-clicking. So, I will only use this key when it's more convenient and/or faster to do so.

For example: renaming multiple files within the same folder. It's easier for me to just ignore the mouse and completely rely on the keyboard. So, I'll start by using my mouse to click on the first file (or, I might just use the arrow keys), and then I'll press the Context Menu key, press 'M' for "Rename", type the new name, press Enter, use the arrow keys to navigate to the next file, and then repeat the process. It's much easier to do that instead of switching back and forth between the mouse and the keyboard (although, it looks more complicated when it's typed out like this).

So whether or not I use this key always depends on whether or not it makes sense to use it. I'm always looking for the path of least resistance in order to constantly be as efficient as possible.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maytan View Post
Good suggestion.



I'm going to keep my eye on that. I'd still prefer new, to be completely honest. I don't need tank-besting quality, I baby my hardware. That said, I still prefer a nice sturdy/durable product.

I had my eye on the Customizer 104. I REALLY like the colors on that one. Not going to make a decision based on aesthetics, though.
The SpaceSaver is available in that exact same color. They call it "Black with metallic gray".

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Originally Posted by Mas View Post
Got the go ahead from the wife to order a new keyboard. Getting, the Filco with blue switches.

This will be my first mechanical keyboard. I hope I like it >_<
You'll love it!
Edited by TwoCables - 9/9/10 at 2:12am
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Deck Legend ftw I would say. I own their tactile ice
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Originally Posted by ch_123 View Post
Yeah, not going to happen easily

That said, I do have a picture somewhere where I broke apart a dead Model M and bent its backplate into an arch shape =]
Haha, nice one.

@TwoCables
Thanks for pointing that out, I hadn't noticed they had that available. Curious, any reason not to choose a SpaceSaver model?
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Haha, nice one.

@TwoCables
Thanks for pointing that out, I hadn't noticed they had that available. Curious, any reason not to choose a SpaceSaver model?
You're welcome.

I guess the only reason not to get the SpaceSaver is so that you end up with one that looks almost perfectly identical to the IBM Model M.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
You're welcome.

I guess the only reason not to get the SpaceSaver is so that you end up with one that looks almost perfectly identical to the IBM Model M.
As awesome as the Model M is, I think I prefer the space. Thanks again. Maybe I can ask Manyak to bring a BS board over.
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The Customizer has drainage channels. On the flipside, the case may have more flex because there's a lot of hollow space inside it. In terms of typing quality, they are identical.

Oh, here's a nice size comparison pic between the two -


Edited by ch_123 - 9/9/10 at 9:11am
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Hmm. While I try not to eat/drink around my computer stuff, drainage channels could be nice if I spill some water on the board on accident. Tough choice now...
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