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post #1 of 13
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I got an XArmor U9BL for Christmas, was off work since then, happily typing away on my shiny new toy... back to work today using my favorite rubber dome keyboard... I kinda hate it. And it's still my favorite rubber dome keyboard ever (as in -- I own it and I brought it to work because the HP crap we have here is... yeah, crap). Can't wait to go home
post #2 of 13
Been there!

This is why I take my Das with me everytime I visit my parents Even my laptop feels unbearable now compared to my Das.
post #3 of 13
Nice mechanical keyboard Shub. I'm still using the HP keyboard that came with the HP desktop 7 years ago. I was debating on whether to get the XArmor U9GBL in March or the Razer Black Widow Ultimate on Buy.
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You got the option to ditch the rubber dome, and take the mechanical with you always.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by rpgman1 View Post
Nice mechanical keyboard Shub. I'm still using the HP keyboard that came with the HP desktop 7 years ago. I was debating on whether to get the XArmor U9GBL in March or the Razer Black Widow Ultimate on Buy.
Thanks! Can't really help you there, obviously they use different switches, so it's up to you. This is my first mechanical keyboard and I'm really liking the Blue switches (despite all the negative press I read about them being bad for gaming -- I have no idea what those people were talking about). At first I had my sights set on a Das Silent but I wanted a wrist rest and I didn't like the glossy surface. After some research it turned out the XArmor was the closest to what I wanted except for its use of Blue switches. I don't care much for the backlighting but it's nice to know it's there even though I keep it turned off. I was a little weary about Blues after reading about the whole double-tapping/hysteresis thing and I'm happy to report that's a non-issue (for me at least). It's a little noisier than I had expected, but my wife is a heavy sleeper, so far so good.

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You got the option to ditch the rubber dome, and take the mechanical with you always.
Nah, I don't want to lug my keyboard back and forth between home and work. While that would be great, it's just impractical, it would mess up the cable management at home, I don't have a backpack large enough to hold the keyboard, and I take public transportation.
If I could afford a 2nd mech just for work then that's what I'd do. Maybe I can convince my employer to pay for one, or maybe I can find me a cheap one... at this point I'm willing to live with the rubber dome but I'll probably take anything I can get to replace it.

It's crazy really -- it's like SSDs. You look at them online and you're thinking "man that's expensive for 60GB" or "man that's expensive for a freaking keyboard" but I could never go back to not having an SSD... and I don't think I can go back to not having a mechanical keyboard (especially since I do a lot of typing beyond the gaming).
Edited by Shub - 1/3/11 at 1:03pm
post #6 of 13
get another one, just for your office use.
post #7 of 13
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get another one, just for your office use.
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If I could afford a 2nd mech just for work then that's what I'd do. Maybe I can convince my employer to pay for one, or maybe I can find me a cheap one...
post #8 of 13
get a tenkeyless, it is easier to carry around. hope you are not accountant. lol
tenkeyless don't have numpad.
post #9 of 13
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You're right, a tenkeyless would be fine but I still need money to pay for it
post #10 of 13
work more.......

do you bring food to work for lunch or eat out? breakfast? coffee? there are many places to save a small amount of money which can add up to a keyboard quick!

me on the other hand I used a portion of my christmas bonus for my first new mechanical keyboard.

Also look for a Compaq mx11800 w/ cherry browns (ebay ~20-50), it is what i let my mum borrow for her work she loves it now.

-doober

oh and you could try working more hours
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