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I recommend a mechanical keyboard for less typos.
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post #9542 of 14567
yeah i knwo my g19 is way to big!
my kb has a 45 Degree angle ..

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Originally Posted by MahiMahiMahi View Post
Well, I'm not satisfied with my filco purchase. I just tested my typing abilities on it vs my laptop's keyboard, and needless to say, there is a big difference. I can type 15wpm faster on my laptop than on this thing with less errors (98% vs. 93%). Once the newness wore off, I finally grasped how dumb of a purchase this was. It has cherry browns and is otaku (no key printing (what a mistake that was)) and tenkeyless.

So... How much should I sell it for?
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I never look at my keys when I'm typing lol, but it does make typing in long strings of numbers (5+) hard. My laptop has a normal sized keyboard AFAIK and I type beautifully in it (perhaps I'm just very used to it). I make WAY more mistakes when I'm typing on my filco than on my laptops keyboard. I'm talking 52WPM w/ 93-95% accuracy on my filco VS. 68WPM w/ 96-100% accuracy on my laptop. The keys seem way too hard to press and I find myself either bottoming out each time (WHICH IS A LOUD NOISE AT UPWARDS OF 50 WPM) or not getting the keys to actuate. It has been 5 months since I bought this, so it is not a brash decision--I want to sell it.
Just going off this. Guess you just needed printed keys?
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Originally Posted by gonX View Post
Most people don't want MX Blues for double tapping. I didn't realize you ever double tapped in Black Ops.

MX Browns will probably be better.
yeah you double tap with lean in order to quick peek corners. I play this game competitively sooo... it's all about manipulating netcode and hitboxes so you can see the enemy but not get hit. that and crouch hopping (silent running) requires double tapping as well as holding a few buttons (not including when you call things on vent which is one additional key)
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Just going off this. Guess you just needed printed keys?
Well I finally tested my wpm against a rubber dome on my desk and the problem is my keyboard elevation (the filco was wayyy better wpm wise and comfort wise). Gaming on a rubber dome is uncomfortable as well. It's been three days and I miss that keyboard to death. so.... I decided to order one that wasn't otaku and had a number pad .
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KBC Keycaps are nice. Not sure where you get them though other than TaoBao.
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Well I finally tested my wpm against a rubber dome on my desk and the problem is my keyboard elevation (the filco was wayyy better wpm wise and comfort wise). Gaming on a rubber dome is uncomfortable as well. It's been three days and I miss that keyboard to death. so.... I decided to order one that wasn't otaku and had a number pad .
Ah-ha, you were using it wrong! More evidence against anybody who doesn't prefer mechanicals by a wide margin! Huzzah!



Alright, let's cut off that power trip right there...

On a more serious note I'm glad that some ergonomic changes worked out for you and you now enjoy your MX Brown Filco.

On an ergonomic note of my own: The mouse platform I bought is working well but due to the clearance of my keyboard/tray had to be mounted upside down (clamp from bottom of tray up instead of clamping to desk) to properly put it about 1.25-1.5" above my numpad. End result is fantastic: Ergonomic to use my trackball with my keyboard for long periods of time, and when I want to use my numpad it's trivial to move. A bit of an adjustment to be sure but one that makes it more comfortable to use the computer for long periods of time.
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Any opinions on the razer mechanical keyboard? thinking about getting it, because it is in the same pricerange... the non backlight version is70 bucks though
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Any opinions on the razer mechanical keyboard? thinking about getting it, because it is in the same pricerange... the non backlight version is70 bucks though
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Any opinions on the razer mechanical keyboard? thinking about getting it, because it is in the same pricerange... the non backlight version is70 bucks though
It's a good deal for the plain version, probably one of the cheapest board with blues you can find. Just be aware of the key limitations if you aren't using the WASD cluster. I imagine they'd be even worse then normal, since they had to switch it up to get the WASD working nicely.
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