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    Printed Keys
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post #11 of 28
I would say it depends a lot on what you are going to be using the keyboard for. I am currently typing on a HHKB Pro with blank keycaps, and I must say it did take some time to get used to but that is mostly due to the layout. If you are gaming and have to use the right side of the keyboard with your left hand, it can be rather annoying if your not used to it. I think the blank keycaps give it a nice unique look, and can help with touch typing. If you think you can get away with having blank keycaps, then why not? If you demand accuracy, and if you're not 100% comfertable with no print on the keycaps then get the printed ones.
    
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Compromise. The RealForce 87U.
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post #13 of 28
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That would be nice, but this is my first mechanical keyboard and it would be hard to get myself to spend that kind of dough on the first one. Plus, I would like to leave room for improvement Maybe later when I see how amazing mechanical keyboards are I will get one
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post #14 of 28
Yeah, I never recommend Topres as the first mechanical keyboard to get. But do be careful with that blank key thing. See if you can rattle off the shifted characters on the number row for example

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post #16 of 28
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Yeah, I never recommend Topres as the first mechanical keyboard to get. But do be careful with that blank key thing. See if you can rattle off the shifted characters on the number row for example

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What do you recommend getting as the first. I am planning on spending $130ish. I have read several of your wikis on geekhack and they are really informative.
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post #17 of 28
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What do you recommend getting as the first. I am planning on spending $130ish. I have read several of your wikis on geekhack and they are really informative.
It's a very personal decision since there are several different mechanical switches from which to choose. However, if $130 or so is your budget, then your first could be a Das keyboard, or one of the Leopolds that Elite Keyboards is supposed to start carrying in January (they're supposed to be superior to the Filcos, but they're supposed to cost less due to the price at the source), or... I don't know what else. I'm easily overwhelmed when there are multiple choices.
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post #18 of 28
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Yea, there are alot of choices. I might get a Happy Hacker Pro or a Realforce later. I am also considering the Leopold, but the damn thing isn't in yet and I want to see how it compares to the filco and Das. Some people give das ****, but I don't know. AHH
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post #19 of 28
Uh...printed keys. Why would you render your keyboard unusable to all other people?
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post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
Yea, there are alot of choices. I might get a Happy Hacker Pro or a Realforce later. I am also considering the Leopold, but the damn thing isn't in yet and I want to see how it compares to the filco and Das. Some people give das ****, but I don't know. AHH
Meh... when looking at keyboards of this caliber, it almost doesn't matter. I mean you're considering keyboards of such high quality that it can come down to price, aesthetics, features, and perhaps even availability.

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Uh...printed keys. Why would you render your keyboard unusable to all other people?
Because sometimes that's half the point. I'd love to have blank keys just so I can have a chuckle when others try to use my keyboard. After all, if someone wants to use my computer without asking me for permission, then they'd have to deal with blank key caps.
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