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My M1 shipped to my office today. It was much heavier than I thought it would be. I really love the feel of it and only grip is the brightness of the blue LEDs, but I threw a pen on top of the LEDs and the problem is solved!

This thing is LOUD though. I like the sound, but I know it can be heard from outside my office, audible to others. I haven't heard any complaints yet and co-workers have said "how cool!" since it reminded them of the old IBMs, but I'm waiting and wondering if the novelty will wear off for them before they glue my keys stuck.
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Originally Posted by Andy.Yung View Post
My M1 shipped to my office today. It was much heavier than I thought it would be. I really love the feel of it and only grip is the brightness of the blue LEDs, but I threw a pen on top of the LEDs and the problem is solved!

This thing is LOUD though. I like the sound, but I know it can be heard from outside my office, audible to others. I haven't heard any complaints yet and co-workers have said "how cool!" since it reminded them of the old IBMs, but I'm waiting and wondering if the novelty will wear off for them before they glue my keys stuck.
"how cool" can also be misinterpreted for "shut up noob!". mechanical keyboards are not friendly in office environments.

I never realized how loud my Das was until my boyfriend was watching television one night and told me to close my door that is when I told him "shove it or else i'm going to own you and have a snack with your dad"

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 4/20/10 at 10:59pm
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My M1 shipped to my office today. It was much heavier than I thought it would be. I really love the feel of it and only grip is the brightness of the blue LEDs, but I threw a pen on top of the LEDs and the problem is solved!

This thing is LOUD though. I like the sound, but I know it can be heard from outside my office, audible to others. I haven't heard any complaints yet and co-workers have said "how cool!" since it reminded them of the old IBMs, but I'm waiting and wondering if the novelty will wear off for them before they glue my keys stuck.
Yeah I would definitely not recommend it for office settings.
I mostly agree with Imnop: "How cool!" can be translated to "shut up already." It's a cruel world.
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As of last time I checked, no serious brain damage occurred.

But he was rather slow to begin with.
Bah, a Model M would have been a clean kill.
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Just tried gaming it up with the ABS M1 ( BC2, TF2, and SC2 ). I completely understand now why having a tactile bump is a disadvantage. Although the M1 was pretty good overall and will blow out most non-Mechanicals, people who really buy peripherals primarily to game should get a Linear switch.

For other uses though, I definitely see the appeal of the Tactile clicky and non-clicky Keyboards. Now i want a Tactile Clicky KB, this is a damn addiction.
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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
I'm going to try this, will post results later(for gaming and typing).

Edit: it's extremely easy to open the switches. At first I thought I had to pry near the plate, but it was near to top that you pry. So I made a second screwdriver by filing down an hex key. Though this could be done with many things. I'd just make sure it's thin, stiff, and not sharp. Then you're good to go.

I'll be doing the whole keyboard.
Edited by clownfart - 4/21/10 at 5:36am
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"how cool" can also be misinterpreted for "shut up noob!". mechanical keyboards are not friendly in office environments.

I never realized how loud my Das was until my boyfriend was watching television one night and told me to close my door that is when I told him "shove it or else i'm going to own you and have a snack with your dad"

Christine
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Yeah I would definitely not recommend it for office settings.
I mostly agree with Imnop: "How cool!" can be translated to "shut up already." It's a cruel world.
Hahaha!

I like the feel too much to give up though! I'm going to play around with it for at least a week and see if I drive anyone up the walls. I do a lot of typing at work, so it's pleasant for me, but I'm guessing not so pleasant for others. I may have to look into the more expensive Filco boards and see if those are any quieter.

But for now, this M1 is a great purchase for $20!
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My M1 shipped to my office today. It was much heavier than I thought it would be. I really love the feel of it and only grip is the brightness of the blue LEDs, but I threw a pen on top of the LEDs and the problem is solved!

This thing is LOUD though. I like the sound, but I know it can be heard from outside my office, audible to others. I haven't heard any complaints yet and co-workers have said "how cool!" since it reminded them of the old IBMs, but I'm waiting and wondering if the novelty will wear off for them before they glue my keys stuck.
They're not supossed to be loud. If they are, you're typing improperly.

The keys actuate halfway down the key press, not when you press it all the way down. Therefore, bottoming out isn't necessary at all
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Yes, but not bottoming out on Fukkas is difficult.
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lol i type pretty loud but i dont care... i like the sound...
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