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Good call, my bad. I actually just got the exact same one (switchs and backlighting) last week. They are a dream to use, I love mine!

your sig says blues n orange , but ya cant wait to try it out, i sold my KBT Race with mx browns and white LED backlighting, because i wanted a tkl , didnt think red is so popular lately, ive been seeing every one get green,blue,white, and purple lately.. but ya cant wait to get mine!!
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It is red backlighting smile.gif

Yeah, so I'm an idiot, I just realized I had looked at my own sig from an earlier post! OK, so mine has MX Blues and orange backlighting! LOL!

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your sig says blues n orange , but ya cant wait to try it out, i sold my KBT Race with mx browns and white LED backlighting, because i wanted a tkl , didnt think red is so popular lately, ive been seeing every one get green,blue,white, and purple lately.. but ya cant wait to get mine!!

Yeah, the Ducky is hands down the nicest keyboard I've ever typed on (not that that is saying much, since I've only ever tried 3 mechanical keyboards, but yeah).
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Just ordered a Storm Trigger w/blues and some o-rings to replace my Quickfire Rapid as my main keyboard. I really need that keypad. rolleyes.gif
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And when you learn, you are going to come back here and teach us, right? I'd love to be able to make a spacebar for my QF Pro, I hate the "QuickFire" logo on it. I'd prefer to have a blank one, or one with "WonderMutt" on it. So tech us, PLEASE, when you learn! thumb.gif

The QF Pro should have the same space stem spacing as majority of keyboards have.
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And when you learn, you are going to come back here and teach us, right? I'd love to be able to make a spacebar for my QF Pro, I hate the "QuickFire" logo on it. I'd prefer to have a blank one, or one with "WonderMutt" on it. So tech us, PLEASE, when you learn! thumb.gif

The QF Pro should have the same space stem spacing as majority of keyboards have.

The QFR does so I'd be shocked if the QF Pro doesn't.
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The QF Pro should have the same space stem spacing as majority of keyboards have.
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The QFR does so I'd be shocked if the QF Pro doesn't.

This was my thought as well, but the Pro has the same bottom row setup as the Razer Blackwidow and if you look at WASD's Compatibility Page, you find that they don't carry the keys for that setup (at least not the Ctrl, Alt and Spacebar keys). I was quite surprised to find that the layout is different than the QFR, but the TK also has the same layout as the Pro for the bottom row keys, so I guess CM just changes it up from keyboard to keyboard.

If you look at the two pics below I pulled them straight from CM's website, you can see, the QFR bottom row goes (1x1.25)(1x1.25)(1x1.25)(Spacebar)(1x1.25)(1x1.25)(1x1.25)(1x1.25) whereas the QF Pro and TK both go (1x1.5)(1x1)(1x1.5)(Spacebar)(1x1.5)(1x1)(1x1)(1x1.5), so they have a shorter spacebar than the QFR. It took me some time studying the layouts of different boards to figure out how they were different, I could tell from looking at them, but I couldn't figure out exactly how.






Another question to throw out to the membership here...
This semester (yeah the summer semester) at college, I'm going to have to be working on my laptop a lot away from home and I was wanting to look at getting a small mechanical keyboard that I could carry with me on the road. I was thinking about getting a Ducky DK1087 TKL, but I was worried about trying to transport it. Is there any kind of case I can buy to keep it from getting torn up, having keys torn off, etc.?

I'd like to hear from anyone else who carries their mech keyboard and how you transport it safely. Also, since I'll spend a bit of time trekking across campus, sometimes in the rain, I'm worried about it getting wet if I don't have some kind of case. Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing what you all have to say. Thanks for the help!
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post #12887 of 36817
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This was my thought as well, but the Pro has the same bottom row setup as the Razer Blackwidow and if you look at WASD's Compatibility Page, you find that they don't carry the keys for that setup (at least not the Ctrl, Alt and Spacebar keys). I was quite surprised to find that the layout is different than the QFR, but the TK also has the same layout as the Pro for the bottom row keys, so I guess CM just changes it up from keyboard to keyboard.

If you look at the two pics below I pulled them straight from CM's website, you can see, the QFR bottom row goes (1x1.25)(1x1.25)(1x1.25)(Spacebar)(1x1.25)(1x1.25)(1x1.25)(1x1.25) whereas the QF Pro and TK both go (1x1.5)(1x1)(1x1.5)(Spacebar)(1x1.5)(1x1)(1x1)(1x1.5), so they have a shorter spacebar than the QFR. It took me some time studying the layouts of different boards to figure out how they were different, I could tell from looking at them, but I couldn't figure out exactly how.






Another question to throw out to the membership here...
This semester (yeah the summer semester) at college, I'm going to have to be working on my laptop a lot away from home and I was wanting to look at getting a small mechanical keyboard that I could carry with me on the road. I was thinking about getting a Ducky DK1087 TKL, but I was worried about trying to transport it. Is there any kind of case I can buy to keep it from getting torn up, having keys torn off, etc.?

I'd like to hear from anyone else who carries their mech keyboard and how you transport it safely. Also, since I'll spend a bit of time trekking across campus, sometimes in the rain, I'm worried about it getting wet if I don't have some kind of case. Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing what you all have to say. Thanks for the help!

There are some even smaller boards out there, if you wanted something really compact. Such as this:
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=115
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=128
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=308

and others of this shape. Just tossing it out there as an option.

They could probably go into a laptop bag / backpack too.
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Also the KBC Poker and Filco Minila are very compact, portable mech boards.

As for how to transport them, I always put my Filco in it's box, but if that's a little bulky you could get a cheap noeprene laptop sleeve or something similar.
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There are some even smaller boards out there, if you wanted something really compact. Such as this:
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=115
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=128
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=308

and others of this shape. Just tossing it out there as an option.

They could probably go into a laptop bag / backpack too.
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Also the KBC Poker and Filco Minila are very compact, portable mech boards.

As for how to transport them, I always put my Filco in it's box, but if that's a little bulky you could get a cheap noeprene laptop sleeve or something similar.

While all of those keyboards look like very good options, I'm stuck on the Ducky. I love my Shine 2, and I'd imagine that the DK1087 is probably very similar. As for being able to fit it in my laptop bag, while I do have a pretty good sized laptop briefcase, I don't think I can get a mechanical keyboard, even a small one, in it without worrying about breaking it.

I was actually thinking something like THIS. Actually, this might just work...I just measured my Shine 2 to the end of the arrow keys, then the depth and height and I think this would actually work! I just Googled "14 x 6 plastic boxes" and this was one of the first things that popped up. This would be something that would protect the keys and be easy to carry. It looks like the DK9087 is 14.00" x 5.50" x 1.25", so this should work... Now I just have to decide whether or not to pull the trigger...
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