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I havent tried a RF board. Id stay away from variable force kbs. Some pro tf2 player uses 55g RF board. I heard 55g was good for gaming. The first time I used my HHKB I accidently hit keys mostly v since its on the way to space. This was because of the low force 45g but its better for me for bottoming out, doubletaping, and quick actuation. I got used to it quick also I think it was because I wasnt used to the sculpted keys.

It was love at first sight when I first saw the layout of the HHKB. I also quickly got used to using ctrl(old cap position) for duck in-game.
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I havent tried a RF board. Id stay away from variable force kbs. Some pro tf2 player uses 55g RF board. I heard 55g was good for gaming. The first time I used my HHKB I accidently hit keys mostly v since its on the way to space. This was because of the low force 45g but its better for me for bottoming out, doubletaping, and quick actuation. I got used to it quick also I think it was because I wasnt used to the sculpted keys.

It was love at first sight when I first saw the layout of the HHKB. I also quickly got used to using ctrl(old cap position) for duck in-game.
Yeah I read about the variable force and I was a little turned off on that. How long did it take you to get used to the non printed keys? I touch type 98% of the time unless I have to specially edit something by adding brackets or what not, so I can't imagine it'd be too frustrating to get used to?
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Pretty quickly. Brackets are not a problem mostly because they are in a good position. I use my pinky for right shift, ring finger presses third key from the right on the second row, hit enter then repeat with ring finger on second key from the right on the second row. Its sorta muscle memory now. The result looks like:
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It took the longest for me to memorize the special characters under the 1-9. But most ppl have those memorized.
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is there replacement keys sold for the black widow anywhere? full sets, or just w,a,s,d,esc?
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Pretty quickly. Brackets are not a problem mostly because they are in a good position. I use my pinky for right shift, ring finger presses third key from the right on the second row, hit enter then repeat with ring finger on second key from the right on the second row. Its sorta muscle memory now. The result looks like:
{
}
It took the longest for me to memorize the special characters under the 1-9. But most ppl have those memorized.
Yeah, every now and then I have to look at the special characters for 1-9, but not as much. Good to hear that it's not hard to pick up the layout.

I might get the same board as you as soon as I get my tax return

I found a nice review on GH about the HHKBII and it was an interesting read and it seems like a cult when you own one haha.
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I somewhat regret buying the blackwidow now. Most of the keys on the left half have begun to darken after a month, and i can't type properly on mx blues. I thought i'd adjust but they're just too easy to press.
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I somewhat regret buying the blackwidow now. Most of the keys on the left half have begun to darken after a month, and i can't type properly on mx blues. I thought i'd adjust but they're just too easy to press.
Boyboyd. Y U TYPE SO HARD? lol but seriously I don't know why you're typing so hard, it took me about a week to get used to the blues coming from a rubber dome. How many hours do you spend typing? I'm at work for 8hrs and I am probably on my home system for 3-4 hours a day so I have plenty of time on my blues and I probably bottom out 5-10% of the time when I'm really going at it.
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Boyboyd. Y U TYPE SO HARD? lol but seriously I don't know why you're typing so hard, it took me about a week to get used to the blues coming from a rubber dome. How many hours do you spend typing? I'm at work for 8hrs and I am probably on my home system for 3-4 hours a day so I have plenty of time on my blues and I probably bottom out 5-10% of the time when I'm really going at it.
That's the thing, i still use a scissor switch keyboard at work to type on. Maybe that's why.

I only spend about 2 or 3 hours on the PC at home, and when i got it i typed out a load of documents for work (that needed doing anyway) for practice.

Maybe i should give it a bit longer. I do like it for gaming though.
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That's the thing, i still use a scissor switch keyboard at work to type on. Maybe that's why.

I only spend about 2 or 3 hours on the PC at home, and when i got it i typed out a load of documents for work (that needed doing anyway) for practice.

Maybe i should give it a bit longer. I do like it for gaming though.
Might be it. When I got my first MX-Blue board it was only at home and I still used a rubber dome at work and it took me about 1-2 months to fully get the hang of it, but then my thirst for a mechanical keyboard for work grew. I broke down last month and got a Ficlo Tenkeyless MX-Blue and I use that at home and I brought it my Filco (full) into work and been in bliss ever since.

I guess it comes down to breaking down bad habits and how long you use the keyboard and a bit of aptitude. At home I type differently than I do at work. At home I mainly game and talk with friends, nothing too serious. At work a lot of emails, data entry, etc so your type of use plays a role.
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At work i mostly work with numbers, so i hardly type. But i still a vast portion of the day using a keyboard.

Someone on here recommended buckling springs. But i don't know if they're available over here.
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