Originally Posted by Crazy9000
So what got all of you into mechanical keyboards in the first place?
For me it was because I "upgraded" from my old dell keyboard to some mainstream gaming keyboard, and suddenly ran into the trouble of the keys locking. Since I was trying to get the world record in THPS3, this was a pretty bad thing. Now when I tried to do a manual, it would ignore up and down to balance if I tried to turn, essentially rendering the keyboard unusable.
This all lead me down the path of researching why my keyboard was locking up, and discovering the ones that did not. I now use a Deck fire for gaming, and a Das for typing.
For me, it all started when my Dell RT7D10 (picture
) stopped working perfectly; the Spacebar stopped being consistent, and I think a couple of the other keys like Backspace stopped being consistent too. For the curious: this is just a rubber dome switch keyboard.
This lead me to purchasing the Razer Lycosa sometime last year. I actually ended up really liking this keyboard and found myself highly recommending it to others.
But then one day its USB port stopped working (I kept my wired mouse plugged into it), so I bought a new Lycosa and found that its USB port wasn't working either (it worked, but not properly). So I did an even exchange and found the same problem. Several Lycosas later, I gave up and bought the G15, but it was defective. So I did an even exchange and found out that the first one wasn't defective, but it was that I had to perform a goofy workaround to get it to work properly. But this 2nd G15 had a very squeaky Mute button as well as a couple of other imperfections that actually bothered me enough to give up on it.
So then I took out my original Lycosa and found a crazy physical workaround to bypass its USB port and plug directly into my rig (it actually wasn't easy).
After a while, I started to get really sick of this workaround because it meant that the mouse's cable was in my way and therefore it was quite irritating - especially after a few months. So I began shopping for a new keyboard by posting this thread: http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...rd-please.html
. Its original title was "Recommend me a new keyboard please!"
, but exactly 2 days later it became "Recommend me a mechanical keyboard please!"
The title change was all due to the following people, so I deeply and sincerely thank them for showing me the light (I listed them in order of appearance in my thread):
All of these people made for an excellent team of people to help me buy a real
keyboard. So, to everyone in this list: I thank each one of you very much.
However, I began talking about this in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide as well, so I probably have like at least 5 more people to thank. So, if you're reading this and know that you helped me before I made my final decision, then I am deeply grateful to you as well.Edited by TwoCables - 4/30/10 at 6:08pm