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Is there any kind of branding? Maybe I should've started my inquiries through PM, haha. Sorry about the clutter, guys.
o its a brown nkro filco lol
realized i ddint get the pic of the brand filco
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I've had some serious fatigue issues with my last mechanical keyboard(Deck with cherry clears) and I had ruled off mechanical keyboards as too fatiguing for me, but now I'm starting to have problems with rubber dome boards. I think I may have been too hasty to rule out all mechanical keyboard just because of one switch type. I've been reading through geekhack and the guide up top and I think a cherry red keyboard may be what I am looking for. Would a Cherry Red be less fatiguing than the domes, or will I just be wasting my money?
The specific board I'm looking at is the KBC Poker with the reds, I can get it for $125 shipped on ebay, is this a good deal?
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I just picked up a set of these for my Das S Ultimate.
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I've had some serious fatigue issues with my last mechanical keyboard(Deck with cherry clears) and I had ruled off mechanical keyboards as too fatiguing for me, but now I'm starting to have problems with rubber dome boards. I think I may have been too hasty to rule out all mechanical keyboard just because of one switch type. I've been reading through geekhack and the guide up top and I think a cherry red keyboard may be what I am looking for. Would a Cherry Red be less fatiguing than the domes, or will I just be wasting my money?
The specific board I'm looking at is the KBC Poker with the reds, I can get it for $125 shipped on ebay, is this a good deal?
It seems like a pretty good deal for reds at least. I think the KBC Poker is usually around $99ish +sh (browns/blacks) for MOs, anyway. You'd probably get a more accurate response from someone who's seen/participated in an MO on Geekhack. The seller has an interesting inventory of keyboards that are usually difficult to get without MO. Might need to order one.
Edited by Ikrin - 4/20/11 at 8:37am
post #2345 of 36854
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I've had some serious fatigue issues with my last mechanical keyboard(Deck with cherry clears) and I had ruled off mechanical keyboards as too fatiguing for me, but now I'm starting to have problems with rubber dome boards. I think I may have been too hasty to rule out all mechanical keyboard just because of one switch type. I've been reading through geekhack and the guide up top and I think a cherry red keyboard may be what I am looking for. Would a Cherry Red be less fatiguing than the domes, or will I just be wasting my money?
The specific board I'm looking at is the KBC Poker with the reds, I can get it for $125 shipped on ebay, is this a good deal?
you should do the red, i heard people that type or code alot during the day like using reds, you probably got tired due to the clear switch needing too much to actuate or w/e

you can try a variable weight topre as well
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you should do the red, i heard people that type or code alot during the day like using reds, you probably got tired due to the clear switch needing too much to actuate or w/e

you can try a variable weight topre as well
I have heard the opposite. I can't imagine reds being nice to type on.
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^ I have no problem typing on reds.. just need to get used to it, that's all. Btw, congrats on the promo.
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post #2348 of 36854
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I've had some serious fatigue issues with my last mechanical keyboard(Deck with cherry clears) and I had ruled off mechanical keyboards as too fatiguing for me, but now I'm starting to have problems with rubber dome boards. I think I may have been too hasty to rule out all mechanical keyboard just because of one switch type. I've been reading through geekhack and the guide up top and I think a cherry red keyboard may be what I am looking for. Would a Cherry Red be less fatiguing than the domes, or will I just be wasting my money?
The specific board I'm looking at is the KBC Poker with the reds, I can get it for $125 shipped on ebay, is this a good deal?
I would say that reds are good for gaming, but not so much for typing because they are linear, ergo they have no tactile bump.

If that doesn't matter/concern you, then go right ahead. Else I would recommend a blue switch or a brown if you don't like the (beautiful) sound of the blue switches.

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I have heard the opposite. I can't imagine reds being nice to type on.
I agree. I dislike linear switches.
post #2349 of 36854
They're not so bad. They're almost like linear browns. They're pretty easy to type on. Surely, they won't suit everybody. But, you should give them a chance, lol.
post #2350 of 36854
Red's are almost like really warn out browns.

If you like blacks but want them to be softer/lighter, they are the switch for you. Personally I hate them, but I love "heavy" switches. Like Blacks, Clears, Topre's, & Buckling Springs
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