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Well I move the cable from left to right quite a lot when I move about, so I was worried the constant moving of the connection might shorten it's life. Now that I did this, it doesn't wiggle when I move the cable from left to right

You see, I've routed it to the left since day one. (Right, if you flip it over.) And the length of the channel plus its snugness holds it tighter than I can hope for so. But I'm guessing you want your cable to channel out in the centre.

Saying that, it's a gold plated connector. It might not be as fragile as one might think. Although I completely understand you concern.
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You see, I've routed it to the left since day one. (Right, if you flip it over.) And the length of the channel plus its snugness holds it tighter than I can hope for so. But I'm guessing you want your cable to channel out in the centre.

Saying that, it's a gold plated connector. It might not be as fragile as one might think. Although I completely understand you concern.

I don't ever really have it out the top, but I take my keyboard to and from work and home, and I have to move the cable to different sides which is why I was concerned about the movement smile.gif
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thats a great idea, my cable on my QFR broke less than a week of having it.
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Not internationally. Within the U.S. a flat rate box is pretty cheap.
Within Canada, it was like $40 to ship an IBM model M from one seller I asked.
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Not internationally. Within the U.S. a flat rate box is pretty cheap.
Within Canada, it was like $40 to ship an IBM model M from one seller I asked.

I ordered something somewhat bulky from Canada for $100. Shipping was $20. Canada has notoriously crappy postal rates, but thanks to NAFTA there were no import taxes. And flat rate boxes aren't entirely flat rate once you get past a certain weight. If you want to ship a crate of lead, depleted uranium, platinum, and osmium, you're probably going to pay extra.
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If you guys had to purchase a keyboard for work purposes (no gaming/lots of typing) what would you use? Which Switch Color and what specific keyboard if you feel like mentioning one.
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imo i like my browns. never really tried any other switch other then a green key chain and i think i like the heavier weight to it but typing all the time might get a little tiring. also the clickyness might not be liked by all so clear or brown has my choice.
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I like blues the most, I prefer them over browns and reds, I have not tried blacks yet though.
 
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Blues are notorious for being preferred by typist. However, they're really loud so a brown or clear may be a good compromise.
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If you guys had to purchase a keyboard for work purposes (no gaming/lots of typing) what would you use? Which Switch Color and what specific keyboard if you feel like mentioning one.

I used blues at the office, ( quickfire XT ) within an hour someone came up to me asking why my keyboard was so loud ( in the workspace area with a full wall dividing us )
So I ended up returning it for a red switched version.

Note: Despite the switch differences, the sound of the blues/greens are the same, and the reds/blacks/browns/clears are the same as well.

Personally, I love blues/greens for typing, but depending on your office space that may not be the best idea. ( as even reds/browns/blacks are noisier than most rubber dome keyboards ) I don't really like browns, they just feel like dirty reds to me, Clears sound good, but i've not tried one yet. and as far as I know they are only on 2 currently avalible. boards, both of which are hard to find and are expensive. You could also get into pro level catagory and go for custom switches such as ergo-clears, Jailhouse Blues, etc, but those are expensive and time consuming roads.

as far as sepcific keyboards. IMO the best bang for the buck keyboards are the quickfire rapid ( $70 ten-keyless board) or the XT ( $80+ full size )

simple, clean, no extra gamer garbage, nice and profesional looking. ( I owned 6 differnet mechanical keybaords, and currently own 3. 1 at work 2 at home )
Edited by Jixr - 9/5/13 at 12:45pm
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