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I use the top number pad keys.
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post #122 of 367
Got mine today. Unfortunately its 5.5 hours away...
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i really wish they had the same deal in Canada


Just curious, is the M1 the same as the Steel series 7G? They look very similar and I really like the 7g wrist rest
 
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post #124 of 367
Quote:
Originally Posted by clownfart View Post
Your right wrist is bent, not good. I recommend a tall palm wrest, or typing as if you were playing the piano.
Not really sure what you mean. Like raise my wrists off the table completely?
Any diagrams?

Also, I'm having trouble now that I've lost media keys. I can't play foobar while in BCBC2 anymore
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The typing/gaming experience is definitely different then what I'm used. I think that after some practice I'll be able to type a lot faster then old my really old Dell keyboard. Pics:




Type on bros!!
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post #126 of 367
I love the clacking, kinda loud compare to my Razer but who am I gonna bother, my wife its the only person in the room and she doesn't care, so am good!

I love how the keys feel, like typing on a really old keyboard but with new tech, am thinking this may help me get better wpm. Also this thing is HEAVY, again compare to my other keyboard, which I though was already heavy enough, but its good cause it makes it feel solid and durable.

Here are some pics:



Clickety-Clack
    
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post #127 of 367
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgg123321 View Post
i really wish they had the same deal in Canada


Just curious, is the M1 the same as the Steel series 7G? They look very similar and I really like the 7g wrist rest
no. they may look similar but that is where it ends. the ABS M1 was manufactured by a company called Costar who manufactures many modern mechanical keyboards. steelseries 7G was manufactured by a company called Datacomp.

the switches used in the ABS M1 are Simplified Alps (Fukkas) that are tactile, non-clicky. actuation point is 1.5mm and actuation force is between 60-70g. they have a MTBF of 20,000,000 cycles.

the switches used in the steelseries 7G are Cherry MX Black Linear they are non-tactile, non-clicky. actuation point is 2mm and actuation force is 60g. they have a MTBF of 50,000,000 cycles.

guys can you take it easy on the resolution of your photos they take too long to load.

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post #128 of 367
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Originally Posted by lmnop View Post
negative. Fukkas are tactile, non-clicky. there are a couple Alps that are Linear.

Christine
The ABS M1 can be modded to have linear switches. I was doing this before I unconsciously fixed my space bar squeaking issue. Unfortunally I did not have two precision screw drivers at that moment.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:7369
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post #129 of 367
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Quote:
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here are some pics of mine in my gaming arrangement

Really liking its feel so far. Its quite loud but nothing that I can't stand. Feels comfortable and just feels so much different then the generic ones I have used in the past. This may be the beginning of my journey into the world of high quality mechanical keyboards...
Next step would be either a buckling spring or Cherry MX board. The iOne and Adesso mechanical keyboards are well priced and have Cherry MX switches, but they're cheap for a reason. The Unicomp Customizer is basically a slightly cost-reduced IBM Model M, and is very good, the oldest Model Ms are 25 years old and still trucking. Mine's 21 years old and still working fine. There are a couple of keyboards like the 7g, I haven't looked into them much. Then there's Filco and Das and Deck in the $100+ range.

And also consider used keyboards. The Model M can often be had for less than $30 shipped on eBay. The Compaq MX-11800 with MX browns (tactile, non-clicky, 45g (ligher than the M1 which is 60-70g), very quiet) can often be had for $20-$40. There are various Cherry and Chicony and other keyboards worth looking at as well...

Quote:
Originally Posted by not2bad View Post
Got mine today. I didn't expect it to be as loud as it is, but I guess I'll get used to it. It does feel a hell of a lot better to type on than my old Logitech though.

What keys are you guys assigning for multimedia keys? Right now I got:
F9-Previous
F12-Next
Pause/Break-Play/Pause
Ctrl + - for Stop

Also, how much louder are other mechanical keyboards? Are there any that are really quiet and still have the mechanics?
The M1 is actually fairly loud for a mechanical. This is because it's very hard not to bottom out when typing on the imitation black Alps switches it uses, so your keys are constantly clacking against the metal/plastic plate (I forget which is uses), and the design of the keyboard makes the sound resonate. That bottoming out, the noise, and the rollover are why it isn't considered a top-notch board. But for $20, for a brand new keyboard, it's impossible to beat.

But most clicky switches (IBM buckling springs, Cherry MX blues, white Alps) are quieter than the sound of the M1 bottoming out. Think like a clicking pen. They do get loud when you bottom out, but it's easier to not bottom out with them, because of the sharper tactile point.

Quote:
Originally Posted by paquitox View Post
I love the clacking, kinda loud compare to my Razer but who am I gonna bother, my wife its the only person in the room and she doesn't care, so am good!

I love how the keys feel, like typing on a really old keyboard but with new tech, am thinking this may help me get better wpm. Also this thing is HEAVY, again compare to my other keyboard, which I though was already heavy enough, but its good cause it makes it feel solid and durable.

Here are some pics:

Clickety-Clack
It is solid and durable. Not a tank like the Model M, or submarine-sleek like the Das, but it's built well enough.



Glad to see everyone enjoys them.
post #130 of 367
Quote:
Originally Posted by AsAnAtheist View Post
The ABS M1 can be modded to have linear switches. I was doing this before I unconsciously fixed my space bar squeaking issue. Unfortunally I did not have two precision screw drivers at that moment.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:7369
yes except it won't be the same force and there will be a empty slot with no leaf.

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