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Hello everyone! I've made a thread similar to this one in the past asking what mechanical keyboard to choose. A lot of people recommended the Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate.

Well, after many reviews I have pretty much made my final decision and this is the one I'm most likely choosing.

So my question is.. To those who own this keyboard what's it like typing on it, etc? Would you say it's worth the $129.00?

The main reason I want to go with the Model S Ultimate is because I'm always on the computer, I type very fast (don't know exact WPM), I don't need to look at the keys, and I loooooooooooove the sound of those clicks

Thanks.
In terms of style, weight, construction, looks, etc... yes, I'd say it's worth it if you have the $$$ to spend. If I were to do things over again, I might consider going back to a cheap $20 keyboard... but I definitely enjoy the keyboard a ton.

One thing to note is you have to have another keyboard handy (a regular single USB keyboard). The Das Keyboard isn't good for getting into the BIOS on some computers (ex. on mine, it doesn't get proper USB power until the BIOS has posted and I've moved to booting up Windows). So I can't click anything to get into my BIOS with the das keyboard, and must use a different keyboard to do so.
    
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In terms of style, weight, construction, looks, etc... yes, I'd say it's worth it if you have the $$$ to spend. If I were to do things over again, I might consider going back to a cheap $20 keyboard... but I definitely enjoy the keyboard a ton.

One thing to note is you have to have another keyboard handy (a regular single USB keyboard). The Das Keyboard isn't good for getting into the BIOS on some computers (ex. on mine, it doesn't get proper USB power until the BIOS has posted and I've moved to booting up Windows). So I can't click anything to get into my BIOS with the das keyboard, and must use a different keyboard to do so.
Use the PS/2 adapter and will never have that problem. You should be using the adapter anyway to take full advantage of the keyboard.
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Time to upgrade dude. It's been over a decade since I've seen a motherboard I couldn't get into the BIOS with a USB keyboard.

The rare but slightly borked Sandy Bridge works fine with USB keyboards (my $18 DealExtreme HHKB Killer) and the most awesome UEFI BIOS.


I call this pic:

USB 3.0 and the Death of PS/2
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I still fail to see the greatness of the HHKB Killer. I mean it a space saver, but that's about it. The scissor switches don't compare to the torpes, in my opinion.

Ripster, when do you think you will finish your review of the HHKB Killer?
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After I play around with Sandy Bridge. Sounds like a porn star every time I say it.
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I never thought of it like that, now thats all I will think about... Thanks.
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You're welcome.

I sometimes read STD when it says SSD.

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+1 good sir
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Time to upgrade dude. It's been over a decade since I've seen a motherboard I couldn't get into the BIOS with a USB keyboard.
I have seen plenty of them (even high end ones) that don't have USB support enabled in the BIOS by default... Of course, if you don't have a PS/2 keyboard, enabling it can be problematic.
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post #30 of 32
Try this sort sometime. Obviously some BIOS manufacturers haven't. Also the editor of the OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide.

Newegg.com>computer>hardware>keyboards&mice>keyboa rds>Keyboard interface

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USB or PS/2 40
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