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My new Deck Legend arrived today - replacing my 4 year old Microsoft Internet keyboard. Its my first mechanical, and it uses Cherry MX Clears.

It looks fine (I was expecting the shell to be black, but its actually a kind of silver). The backlighting looks quite good.

Unfortunately, I hate the feel. It seems to require so much effort to press a key down, especially with my pinkies/ring fingers. I was planning on going for the a keyboard with browns, but I thought a 10g different in actuation force wouldn't make much of a difference. It also feels kind of mushy and imprecise. And for some reason the spacebar is about 2-3mm lower down than the rest of the keys on the row.

I don't know if this feel gets better over time, but at the moment I feel I just wasted $200 on a keyboard that feels worse than my cheapo rubber dome keyboard.
Edited by RandomUser - 12/28/10 at 10:07pm
post #2 of 23
Well mechanical keyboards arnt for everybody, I personally like keyboards with rubber dome because the ease for pressing the keys. But it is all about personal preference
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Well, if you did your homework before your purchase, you wouldn't feel that way.

There is a switch meant for everybody. When I first received my das keyboard, it felt much different than my old saitek eclipse, but after a week or so, I really started to appreciate the feel of the keyboard and now I have no idea how I would live without it.
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agree with the post above, also after a week or so if you don't like it you could sell it here I'm sure someone here would be looking for one
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Since they are very different from what you are used to, it may take a little while for your fingers to get used to typing on them. It's possible you just don't like that type of switch though.
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Wonder if you would resell it jk
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even 5 gram for the force will make a lot a lot of different
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The thing is, I measured my old keyboards force - It was something like 70-75g. So these keys should be easier to press, but they don't feel that way. I think its because there is a lot more travel to the keys.
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Originally Posted by RandomUser View Post
The thing is, I measured my old keyboards force - It was something like 70-75g. So these keys should be easier to press, but they don't feel that way. I think its because there is a lot more travel to the keys.
That, but most likely because of the stabilizers it uses on the larger keys. It even makes the big keys on my Cherry MX Blue keyboard feel hard and mushier than the keys without stabilizers.
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That could be. Anyways, you have to give it enough time for the muscle memory to get used to the new style of keyboard. I had a lot of trouble with the spacebar on my deck fire when I first got it. It seemed like it was lower and harder to hit then a normal one, but I got used to it. I'd miss it all the time for the first week or two.

Press a key down a few times with a single finger. What do you think of the overall feel? This should help eliminate the muscle memory problems, and could give you some insight into wither you truly could come to enjoy the switches or not.
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