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Man if only the mouse stub was red or something.
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I just got my first mechanical keyboard and I couldn't be happier.
 
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post #63 of 104
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Thats beautiful
My computer is green and black, and I'd really like to add a nice keyboard.
Would you be so kind as to share where you got it? ^^
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http://www.deckkeyboards.com/

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nope can't be arsed to pay $180 for something that looks like a $20 keyboard, and don't see how going mechanical can help me any at all.. plus i like my screen on the g15
$180? It's not necessary to pay that much in order to get a good mechanical keyboard.

How much did you pay for the G15? What do you suppose you'd end up with if you were strip the G15 of all its external features and just leave behind the standard set of 104 keys? That's right, you'd have a cheap $10 rubber dome keyboard. In other words, you can polish a turd, but it's still just a turd. How can I say this? I had the G15, the Lycosa, some multimedia Dell keyboard, and a couple of other random rubber dome keyboards. But in comparison to the Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO, they are all no better than gutter trash. But how can I say that? Because I own the Tactile Click, and so I know first-hand what the differences are.

But I'll tell ya something: I used to think that spending a large amount of money on a keyboard was stupid. In fact, the Lycosa was the most expensive keyboard I had ever purchased up until I tried the G15, and it was an extremely difficult decision because I had to somehow justify spending $90 on a keyboard. I mean to me, all keyboards were basically the same. So, I had to justify the cost of the extra features. But then I got the G15, and then later upgraded to the Tactile Click. My experience so far with the Tactile Click has lead me to one obvious truth: good mechanical keyboards are significantly superior to almost all rubber dome keyboards out there, especially if you find one that fits you well. In addition, they are worth every penny and more.

But a good mechanical keyboard doesn't need external features in order to be a good mechanical keyboard. The superior build quality and the vastly superior feel of the keystrokes do all the talking. My little 104-key keyboard doesn't have any visible features. To the untrained eye, it looks like a $10 keyboard. But to anyone who knows better, I obviously have a somewhat high-end mechanical keyboard that is an absolute pleasure to use. Now that I know what it's like to use a good mechanical keyboard, you couldn't pay me to use a rubber dome keyboard - not even the G19 or something like it.

Unfortunately, it is a little bit like food: you really can't know until you try it. But fortunately, there's one difference: unlike food, you can actually take someone's word for it.
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post #64 of 104
Meh. I use both.

I'm not really into the whole "OMFGZORZBBQ*** RUBBER DOME SUXXORZ MAH NUTZLES MECH 4 LEIFFFFF!!!11!one!eleven!1" thing. Mechs are nice. They are built "better" and the clicking/tacticle feedback CAN (possibly, in some situations) be nice. They arnt really that much "better" than a good rubber dome for normal use and certainly not for gaming.

Now, if you have been using a mech for years and you try to game on a rubber dome you will suck for sure, but thats got more to do with what you are used to, not the keyboard itself. Similarly, if uou have always gamed on a rubber dome, you will find yourself jarring your fingers bottoming out the keys on a mech as there is no soft coushy stop which you have grown used to.

Touch typing might be a bit better on a clicky mech once you get used to it... thats about the only "real" advantage in usability. Of course they are also more durable aside from liquid spills.

Its a matter of taste overall. I really wish more people would realize this.
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post #65 of 104
Nope.
They're not for me.
I like slim keyboards that don't click

Edit:
I had to quote this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
From here:

http://www.deckkeyboards.com/


$180? It's not necessary to pay that much in order to get a good mechanical keyboard.

How much did you pay for the G15? (1) What do you suppose you'd end up with if you were strip the G15 of all its external features and just leave behind the standard set of 104 keys? That's right, you'd have a cheap $10 rubber dome keyboard. In other words, you can polish a turd, but it's still just a turd. How can I say this? I had the G15, the Lycosa, some multimedia Dell keyboard, and a couple of other random rubber dome keyboards. (2) But in comparison to the Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO, they are all no better than gutter trash. But how can I say that? Because I own the Tactile Click, and so I know first-hand what the differences are.

But I'll tell ya something: I used to think that spending a large amount of money on a keyboard was stupid. In fact, the Lycosa was the most expensive keyboard I had ever purchased up until I tried the G15, and it was an extremely difficult decision because I had to somehow justify spending $90 on a keyboard. I mean to me, all keyboards were basically the same. So, I had to justify the cost of the extra features. But then I got the G15, and then later upgraded to the Tactile Click. My experience so far with the Tactile Click has lead me to one obvious truth: (3)good mechanical keyboards are significantly superior to almost all rubber dome keyboards out there, especially if you find one that fits you well. In addition, they are worth every penny and more.

But a good mechanical keyboard doesn't need external features in order to be a good mechanical keyboard. The superior build quality and the vastly superior feel of the keystrokes do all the talking. My little 104-key keyboard doesn't have any visible features. To the untrained eye, it looks like a $10 keyboard. But to anyone who knows better, I obviously have a somewhat high-end mechanical keyboard that is an absolute pleasure to use. Now that I know what it's like to use a good mechanical keyboard, you couldn't pay me to use a rubber dome keyboard - not even the G19 or something like it.

Unfortunately, it is a little bit like food: you really can't know until you try it. But fortunately, there's one difference: unlike food, you can actually take someone's word for it.

No offence but I completely disagree with most of your post.

(1) Get off your high horse. Rubber domes are far from being a pile of turd.
I can write fast, play games and everything on my rubber dome and feels just right.
Don't think that because I have a rubber dome keyboard I'm trying to protect all rubber domes now. I'm not... Its just that in the end, even a rubber dome keyboard fulfills its purpose very nicely and, IMO, better than a mech one. I, for one, don't like the click they make (mechs).

(2) bashing robber domes as if they ware complete trash? Come on... Thats your opinion, maybe, but not the absolute truth.

(3) Thats like claiming blue bloods are superior humans ... they are still humans.
A keyboard is still a keyboard and rubber domes are not THAT much worse than a mech.
You're exaggerating...
Edited by Cryptedvick - 1/14/11 at 4:32am
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post #66 of 104
The Troll is strong in here.

You can't troll me into anything but flaunting my stuff:

post #67 of 104
Quack damn you.
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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
No offence but I completely disagree with most of your post.

(1) Get off your high horse. Rubber domes are far from being a pile of turd.
I can write fast, play games and everything on my rubber dome and feels just right.
Don't think that because I have a rubber dome keyboard I'm trying to protect all rubber domes now. I'm not... Its just that in the end, even a rubber dome keyboard fulfills its purpose very nicely and, IMO, better than a mech one. I, for one, don't like the click they make (mechs).

(2) bashing robber domes as if they ware complete trash? Come on... Thats your opinion, maybe, but not the absolute truth.

(3) Thats like claiming blue bloods are superior humans ... they are still humans.
A keyboard is still a keyboard and rubber domes are not THAT much worse than a mech.
You're exaggerating...
1) Have you ever used a mechanical keyboard? Rubber domes are complete trash in comparison. Plus the lifetime of rubber dome vs mech results in the mech winning, by a large margin. Also, not all of them click, you know.

2) They are complete trash. They feel so gummy to type on.

3) Yes, they are, actually. I've bee typing on rubber domes for at least 8 years. I thought they were the best thing ever. Then I just got my first mechanical keyboard not even 2 weeks ago, and it's completely changed my look on keyboards.

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The Troll is strong in here.

You can't troll me into anything but flaunting my stuff:

I'm feeling noobish.
What are those?
post #69 of 104
Wow, lots of hate going on in this thread. Seriously, they're just keyboards!

I've never tried a mechanical keyboard and I can type 110 - 120 WPM on my $10 rubber-dome one so I see no need to spend that much money on one.
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I'm feeling noobish.
What are those?
/insert clitoris joke.


Edited by ch_123 - 1/14/11 at 11:28am
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