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Hey guys, is the SideWinder x6 a rubber dome or mechanical keyboard? I'm planning on getting it. It has some nice features. I'm also planning on sending ideas for a SideWinder x10 Keyboard and Mouse.
It's a rubber dome. But it is one of the best I have tried... Not that I've tried many, but it's better than G15/lycosa/random rubber domes.

And sending ideas won't work unless it's REALLY REALLY impressive.
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Sidewinder X6 is definitely one beastly rubber dome, I had nothing but pleasant experiences with it before I began my expedition into the world of mechanical keyboards.

Yet another question: If buckling springs are most similar to White Alps, how are the buckling springs/White Alps compared to the Black Alps that Dell uses?

I do quite like the Black Alps so far, it would have been amazing if an 82 Deck version existed with Black Alps.
Edited by Genkaz92 - 9/19/10 at 6:09am
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Compared with Black Alps, White Alps are lighter, more tactile, and clicky. Compared with the White Alps, the buckling springs are more tactile still, don't bottom out as hard, and are more smooth.
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Compared with Black Alps, White Alps are lighter, more tactile, and clicky. Compared with the White Alps, the buckling springs are more tactile still, don't bottom out as hard, and are more smooth.
I certainly cannot wait to test the model M, in this case.
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It's a rubber dome. But it is one of the best I have tried... Not that I've tried many, but it's better than G15/lycosa/random rubber domes.

And sending ideas won't work unless it's REALLY REALLY impressive.
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Originally Posted by Genkaz92 View Post
Sidewinder X6 is definitely one beastly rubber dome, I had nothing but pleasant experiences with it before I began my expedition into the world of mechanical keyboards.

Yet another question: If buckling springs are most similar to White Alps, how are the buckling springs/White Alps compared to the Black Alps that Dell uses?

I do quite like the Black Alps so far, it would have been amazing if an 82 Deck version existed with Black Alps.
I have a thread about it. Not many replies though. It isn't the most interesting thing. All I need is some support email for microsoft. It's worth a try.
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I have a thread about it. Not many replies though. It isn't the most interesting thing. All I need is some support email for microsoft. It's worth a try.
Just put enough time and effort into it to make it impressive. Also: Do a render of a 3D model of the keyboard you have designed.

Please include blue backlight and detachable numpad. I could buy the board then. It would be a dream.
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So far my plan is to get that model M from Ebay on Monday which I will then thoroughly test. If I find it to be too large of a keyboard (which is not impossible) but like the actual feel of it, then I will probably then focus my attention on the Unicomp SpaceSaver.
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post #7858 of 14566
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Just put enough time and effort into it to make it impressive. Also: Do a render of a 3D model of the keyboard you have designed.

Please include blue backlight and detachable numpad. I could buy the board then. It would be a dream.
I just updated it. I removed the modular futuristic look. Some people might want a smooth design. I made it so it's all blue LED's and blue LED backlighting. I had to include bluetrack technology. a powerful green laser is good but will drain battery life quickly.
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A Microsoft Keyboard R&D guy is a Geekhacker. But don't bug him please. We have forum rules about that.
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A Microsoft Keyboard R&D guy is a Geekhacker. But don't bug him please. We have forum rules about that.
Christopher Walken works for Microsoft?
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