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Need a recommendation for a mechanical keyboard. After opening up my artisan store here I do alot of typing at night while my wife is asleep, so I need a somewhat quiet keyboard that is backlit.
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Quiet you say? I know that's not MX Blues like the Black Widow series tongue.gif

Perhaps reds, I don't really remember the switches as well as other people in here. You should also look into dampeners and o-rings.
     
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Originally Posted by Dwood View Post

Need a recommendation for a mechanical keyboard. After opening up my artisan store here I do alot of typing at night while my wife is asleep, so I need a somewhat quiet keyboard that is backlit.

pretty much anything except the blues. i have the BWUS pretty quiet.
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post #6804 of 36813
Add my new addition. Thermatake Meka G1

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Add my new addition. Thermatake Meka G1

Are you watching QI clips on youtube?
post #6806 of 36813
What are to stealthy looking black caps called (top kb)? What technique is used, printed or engraved or what?
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Printed. They're called front-face-printed or side-printed.
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Are you watching QI clips on youtube?

Yes he is and a fine choice of show if i do say so myself. biggrin.gif
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You are correct sir. It's quite interesting.
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I never bothered updating my collection after my first couple of mechs, anyway I think it's time again since i'm always lurking this thread... tongue.gif sorry but the pics are not professional quality, shot them with my phone redface.gif

Thermaltake Meka with Cherry Blacks, probably my favorite keyboard - silent and heavy switches wubsmiley.gif, awesome usb ports placement on top etc.

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Rosewill RK-9000RE with Cherry Reds

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Coolermaster Quick Fire Rapid with Cherry Blues, I think this is currently one of the best bang for buck mechs out there right now considering it's quality

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and the newest addition to my collection, a Coolermaster Quick Fire Pro with Cherry Browns, and a story. Spoiler, because have quite a few pics: Keyboard Story time (Click to show)
I took out the keyboard and heard rattling (always a good sign tongue.gif), so I plug it in and it doesn't work. First DOA mech - gotta happen some time right? so I remove all the keycaps to see whats rattling (I guessed it was either an LED or some solder). Don't really like the spraypaint look finish of the keys:

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I know its for the LEDs but they scratch easily with the included puller. The keyboard doesn't seem to work, so naturally I rage and decide to void the warranty and discover what the rattling is.

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I found something that looked like a broken off semi-sphere solder inside which I took out (yay, no more rattling) but I couldn't find where on the board it came from. Anyway, the anti-climatic ending is I discovered the USB port I plugged it into was for some reason not strong enough to power it. So after plugging it into another here's the working keyboard wheee.gif:

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there is no facepalm worthy of the one I did when I realized how much of an idiot I was... doh.gif hopefully the loose thing I found inside wasn't important and none of my keys will die mysteriously...

Edited by Sainesk - 4/12/12 at 9:22pm
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