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Originally Posted by Conditioned View Post
Hey,

Im looking for a new keyboard that fits the following criteria. I have been spending some time searching but not found anything that I´m really happy with.

The criteria are:

Has very soft keys (like laptop keyboard or the razer arctosa. my hands are in bad shape so I need them very soft or I experience pain. This is the main reason I´m looking for a new one). I think cherry reds wouuld probably be perfect for me but it seems they are rather rare and probably even rarer with swedish layout.

Supports ps/2 / full n-key rollover

Swedish localization

Somewhat stylish. This means no 'ordinary grey 80-s type keyboard' but it´s ok as long as its black, silver or pretty much any other colour than the drab ordinary grey.

Optional:

Multimedia keys (play/stop/volume)

Decently priced. This is the least important.
no need for reds, reds are linear, browns might feel like they require more force but technically are rated 45g just like the reds, this would be because of the tactile feedback at the actuation point that they provide.

blues would work as well but are marginally heavier at 50g

finding you a keyboard wouldn't be hard if it wasn't for your Swedish requirement, if you are comfortably proficient touch typing and don't mind blank keys then I'm sure it would be easy to find a Das Keyboard Ultimate with blank key caps in a 105 key euro format that would fit the bill.
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Ok, so i got my Xarmor U9BL and i love it.

I only have 1 problem with it, when i shut my PC off, the keyboard does not turn off, it still stays on, as in athe LED on the boards all stay lit up.

i use the PS/2 port.

Is there a way in the Bios to kill power to the ps2 port when i shut the machine down?
just got mine yesterday, i LOVE this keyboard..i dont know how i lived without it

but I have the same issue as you...connected via ps2, the leds stay lit when the pc is completely off

if i connect via the ps2 to usb adapter, when i shut the pc off, the leds are off but the numlock, caps and function leds stay lit?

did you ever get it fixed?
post #9883 of 14551
If you guys do finally update the OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide I'd like my copyrighted pictures removed.

That's the majority of the pictures here. The agreement I had was exclusive to Manyak.
Edited by ripster - 12/8/10 at 8:20am
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Soft keys as in light key-press or soft as in physically soft (padded)?

NKRO? was also my first thought. If you need the softest key-press or you get pain how often will you press a lot of keys at once? NKRO is debated but hardly anyone really used it. Even the new Razor "Gaming" keyboard only had 2kro.
light press and prefferably small travel distance. I have the arctosa now, its not optimal for typing but its good enough and its pretty good for gaming except i get ghosting and sometimes it doesnt react when i press certain keys.

It seems, after I have dived even deeper into this that there will be mech keyboards with cherry browns (which is prolly what I will be getting in the end) coming soon. Filco, zowie and probably a few others with swedish layouts so ill just chill for a bit and kindly thank you for your advice so far.
Edited by Conditioned - 12/8/10 at 8:52am
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Gaming. 90% of the time I use it for work, but when I game I want the best there is. Still the #1 criteria is that the keys are soft. What do you mean with much coating?

Update. Seems the reason is this is so hard to find is cause there arent a lot of keyboards like this with swedish layout. http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=753 seems good though, I´m wondering if there is one that has even lower keys (like the arctosa for example).
I don't know if there are even Swedish keyboards with reds, so you'll have to go with that brown Filco.
But I think the Topre Realforce is even lighter, and there's one here:
http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=793

Technically they're lighter, but I've never used them and they're expensive as hell.
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If you have RSI problems then why are you considering a standard 104 key keyboard?
you should be looking at ergonomic keyboards like the kinesis or maltron
might want to consider foot switches too using them for shift takes a hell of a lot of strain out of the outsides of your hand
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I don't know if there are even Swedish keyboards with reds, so you'll have to go with that brown Filco.
But I think the Topre Realforce is even lighter, and there's one here:
http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=793

Technically they're lighter, but I've never used them and they're expensive as hell.
Great tip, thanks. Apparently it uses the same keys as the guy who wrote http://www.fz.se/artiklar/hardvara/2...lco-majestouch uses. HE describes the happy hacker kb as his holy grale of keyboards http://quinlanfaris.com/?p=69.
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If CNET's review of the Realforce 55g made you groan enough, read the user review that popped up today.
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If CNET's review of the Realforce 55g made you groan enough, read the user review that popped up today.
He says he's letting it go for half price on Craigslist...

...must.. find.. that.. listing...
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I looked and I didn't see it myself, at least not in the cities I checked.
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