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They both start with "Mechanical Keyboard"! I need to start reading the entire titles
Me too actually. hehe As soon as I read your post, I was like "Wait a sec... what happened to the other posts I saw in here? Oh wait, this is the Club! Dah! Not again."
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1996 IBM model M Swe/fin layout And HHKB Pro 2

Add meh to club please

theres some sound comparsion between those two if youre interested,
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nice color scheme on the HHKB.
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Jeci:

Try typing with a light touch. I mean, when you're typing, just keep your wrists up in the air; this will make it significantly easier to type with a lighter touch thereby making it easier to avoid bottoming out.

In other words: just press the keys instead of hitting them.
You and your "wrists in the air" Does anybody else do it? I've never heard of it - it's incredibly uncomfortable for me.
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You and your "wrists in the air" Does anybody else do it? I've never heard of it - it's incredibly uncomfortable for me.
I've never heard of it either, but I automatically do it sometimes...

It wasn't until I came here, that I realized that I can touch type, and I sometimes do that too...
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Yeh i dont think that im going to be doing the wrists in the air, but i'm just very conscious of the noise for my house mates when i am typing.

Also it's not the bottoming out noise as i don't type that hard/do touch type.

I did get told to get some aekii sliders to replace my alp switches sliders, although living in the uk i can't seem to get hold of any of these boards.

There're a few listed on the US ebay, but shipping is too expensive. Not cool.
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You and your "wrists in the air" Does anybody else do it? I've never heard of it - it's incredibly uncomfortable for me.
Just because you've never heard of it, it doesn't mean that it's not the proper way to do it.

I could probably find many, many guides on the internet that all agree that it's the proper way, but here's one that you have sitting right on your computer:

The Microsoft Healthy Computing Guide

Just open the Start menu, type "healthy", or "guide", or "computing" and then press Enter.

Perform a Ctrl+F search for "floating" and then read that paragraph. Or, just read this:

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Type with your hands and wrists floating above the keyboard, so that you can use your whole arm to reach for distant keys instead of stretching your fingers.
This isn't Microsoft's way; this is simply just the proper way to type. If it's uncomfortable for you, then either your doing it wrong, or your keyboard is too high. While I'm seated, mine is at about elbow height (slightly higher, but not by much), and it feels perfect to type this way. I have complete freedom, I am able to relax, and my typing precision is much higher. Words that were once somewhat difficult to type are now extremely easy to type.

But if you really want me to get down and dirty and find a bunch of guides, then I can certainly do that. But as I have said in the past, I learned how to type from a textbook about 15 years ago. It explained the basics at the beginning of the book, and one of the things it stressed was that it was very important to hover your wrists while typing. Except, I rebelled assuming that it would cause me fatigue. I also decided that I was smarter than this textbook and basically kept my wrists planted while typing. But when I type like that today, my speed decreases right along with my accuracy and comfort. It's very limiting and restricting to type that way. It now feels absolutely wrong and uncomfortable to keep my wrists planted while I type.

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Yeh i dont think that im going to be doing the wrists in the air, but i'm just very conscious of the noise for my house mates when i am typing.
So then try it. It wont cost you any thing, nor will it hurt you. It will allow you to type with a lighter touch and therefore your typing will be quieter. I am speaking from personal experience here.

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Also it's not the bottoming out noise as i don't type that hard/do touch type.

I did get told to get some aekii sliders to replace my alp switches sliders, although living in the uk i can't seem to get hold of any of these boards.

There're a few listed on the US ebay, but shipping is too expensive. Not cool.
If it's not the noise of bottoming out, then what is it?
Edited by TwoCables - 10/16/10 at 4:35am
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Well the board has the Fukka switch on it, so i think most of the noise is just the switch itself.

When i said i won't be doing the floating wrists thing that's because it just doesn't feel right, i suppose my next question is if anyone has an Apple M3501 Apple Extended II Keyboard? I could really do with the sliders from it, or the entire board itself!
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Here's what I have.


top left: donor keyboard with dye sublimation key caps I plan on using
bottom left: modded cherry 1800 double shot
top right: modded reuters
bottom right: modded filco, this was before filco came out with savers.

this is what I have for daily use.
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I never said it was the improper way to do it. Maybe I never noticed it, but at home my chair is set lower than my desk, with my keyboard being on the edge of the desk. It's easier for me to find a "home" position when resting my hands on the edge of the keyboard.
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