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I personally prefer linear keys for gaming, but the tactile ones do let you know for sure when you've hit a key. I guess it depends on the games you play.
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Just got myself a Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (Cherry MX Brown) for college work. It's my first mech and the first I touch in more than a decade! Sounds so lovely loud! The folks at my lab can hear all my typing work. (I'm hoping they wont be too bothered by the racket).

I use it as USB to replace the dreadful laptop keyboard of my Dell Latitude. My main rig (sig., for gaming) has a cheap-ass Arctosa.
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Just got myself a Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (Cherry MX Brown) for college work. It's my first mech and the first I touch in more than a decade! Sounds so lovely loud! The folks at my lab can hear all my typing work. (I'm hoping they wont be too bothered by the racket).

I use it as USB to replace the dreadful laptop keyboard of my Dell Latitude. My main rig (sig., for gaming) has a cheap-ass Arctosa.
Whoa. Nice first mechanical keyboard!

I have one secret to pass along, though: don't bottom out the keycaps against the housing of the switches, and it should be a nearly silent typing experience. So, get used to just touching the keys instead of pressing them or hitting them. These good mechanical keyboards really highlight the reason why it's called Touch Typing!
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Whoa. Nice first mechanical keyboard!

I have one secret to pass along, though: don't bottom out the keycaps against the housing of the switches, and it should be a nearly silent typing experience. So, get used to just touching the keys instead of pressing them or hitting them. These good mechanical keyboards really highlight the reason why it's called Touch Typing!
Thanks! Will try to learn that technique
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I discovered that the best way to type that way is to make sure to hover the wrists while typing as opposed to keeping them planted on a wrist rest or the desk. Plus, hovering the wrists while typing provides way more freedom of movement which results in allowing you to relax and type with greater precision - not to mention with a much lighter touch!
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I don't own a mechanical keyboard yet myself but I am interested. So I've come here to the guru's to seek some advice!

I am a gamer and a college student so the keys should be fit for both? I'm not really sure on the whole blue black brown taco red cherry banana switches things so I'm just going to toss that info out there.

Second question is that I looked at the prices of the Filco and Das keyboards and they sit at around the same price. Which brand would you guys suggest I get?

Third question. Is there a brand of mechanical keyboards which also offers some backlighting?

Thanks~!
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I don't own a mechanical keyboard yet myself but I am interested. So I've come here to the guru's to seek some advice!
Another excellent resource is the Mechanical Keyboard Guide.

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I am a gamer and a college student so the keys should be fit for both? I'm not really sure on the whole blue black brown taco red cherry banana switches things so I'm just going to toss that info out there.
Indeed!

But just for right now, all I will say is that for this application, the Cherry MX Browns are the best choice. But we'll get into much greater detail later.

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Second question is that I looked at the prices of the Filco and Das keyboards and they sit at around the same price. Which brand would you guys suggest I get?
If you were to get one of these 2, then I recommend thinking about whether or not you'd like the high-gloss finish on the Das boards and then base your decision off that. I mean, they're both really good boards!

But between the Filco Majestouch and Das Model S boards, the ones that have the Cherry MX Browns are the Tactile Touch, and any of the "Silent" Model S boards.

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Third question. Is there a brand of mechanical keyboards which also offers some backlighting?

Thanks~!
Yeah, but they're very expensive!

http://www.deckkeyboards.com/


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Thanks TwoCables. Another quick question. I'm more of a typer who likes to rest his wrists on the rest thing. Would this alter my way of typing and then will I need to buy a separate wrist rest? (Because these don't come with fancy wrist rest attachments)
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Thanks TwoCables. Another quick question. I'm more of a typer who likes to rest his wrists on the rest thing. Would this alter my way of typing and then will I need to buy a separate wrist rest? (Because these don't come with fancy wrist rest attachments)
Hmm... Well, I've had my Filco Majestouch for just over 2 months (I received it in the mail on March 9th), but I've been touch typing for close to 15 years. Unfortunately, I developed the common habit of keeping my wrists planted on the wrist rest while typing, so I am speaking from experience here when I say that it is much, much, much, much better to hover the wrists. I mean, I am finally seeing for myself why the Microsoft Healthy Computing Guide (and all other similar guides) recommend hovering the wrists while typing.

So, up until I got my Majestouch, I was exactly the same way in that I really liked keeping my wrists on the wrist rest. I felt like I was doing it a much better way than everyone else and also than those guides recommend. But here I am telling you that now that I know the difference, keeping my wrists planted while typing just feels extremely incorrect; it's very restricting in comparison!

Therefore, I am also seeing for myself why it's called a wrist rest. It's for resting while you're trying to think about what you want to type next (or while you're taking a short break where it would make more sense to rest on the wrist rest as opposed to your lap).

Oh, and the main reason why I never learned how to hover my wrists while I type is because I was afraid of fatigue. But y'know, I don't know how I would ever experience fatigue with this keyboard - it feels impossible.
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Mnn then on the other hand, what about gaming? Gaming requires very little movement of the hand (I guess you can kind of say that) so do you have any thought on that? If not its alright I've decided on the Filco's as they are a bit cheaper than the Das. Now all I need is to save up some money and maybe sell my Eclipse II while I'm at it.
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