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I love the feel of the Cherry MX Blues, however I HATE the shape of the keys. If only the G15 was mechanical I'd fall in love.

Notice how the bottom keys are sloped downwards because it's meant for your fingers to hover over them, the U9BL thinks it's a great idea to stab your thumb with the edge of the key. (Exaggeration)

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I hate that sharp edge along the entire bottom of the U9BL and it probably pisses me off the most out of anything. That and how much crappier it feels to press big keys because of the stabilizers the U9BL uses.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 12/26/10 at 2:39pm
post #2 of 17
Dell AT101Ws have concave keys on the bottom row. Can't think of any others.
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by ch_123;11783812 
Dell AT101Ws have concave keys on the bottom row. Can't think of any others.

Interestingly (well for you maybe), some IBM Japan keyboards have that such as the buckling spring 5576-C01.
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Yeah, I was thinking of that, but didn't bother mentioning it do the obscurity.

In fact, I think it was common on a lot of Japanese layout keyboards in the 80s/90s.
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I guess I'm just going to have to deal with it then, because I can't stand old looking keyboards. So I either go back to my G15, or deal with the bold edge on mechanical boards.

..and I choose to deal with the edge and keep the switch.
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Why not get new keys? You should be able to fine some new keys and you might find the ones you want.
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55;11784020 
I guess I'm just going to have to deal with it then, because I can't stand old looking keyboards. So I either go back to my G15, or deal with the bold edge on mechanical boards.

..and I choose to deal with the edge and keep the switch.

The Dell AT101W is a pretty mediocre keyboard anyway. It's no huge loss.
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I really like my Dell AT101! Then again, mine's a Canon brand with Blue ALPS and Double-shot keys.
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post #9 of 17
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I'm not sure if it's the shape that's bothering me, or how mushy it is compared to the rest of the keys. I really dislike the metal bar stabilizers in this thing. Are there any keyboards that have a really smooth motion that's nice and easy like the letters, but on big keys like the spacebar, shift, and backspace?

I might just have to go and buy me an 86UB. tongue.gif Even though that keyboard looks like it's even more of a sharp edge, the softness might make up for it.

Come to think of it, what the hell is wrong with manufacturers making the keyboards like this. You'd think everyone would prefer a sloped bottom, it's more ergonomical.

This Cherry Blue keyboard just is a bit.. hard on my fingers coming from a G15.

I'm typing on my old keyboard right now and it feels sooo much better ergonomics wise because everything is just so much more rounded out. However I hate how hard it is to press the keys compared to the blues. It's takes much more initial force to press a key.

The rubber dome and the little cherry switch guys are battling it out with swords in my head right now.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 12/26/10 at 3:39pm
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concave1.jpg

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This one is for ch_123, I noticed some weird things about my last find of a couple of Euro.

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An small enter key which is completely smooth (not worn). My camera (no macro) doesn't quite catch it.

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1986 vs PS/2 (1987).. is it a mod?

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