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I've decided to go back to this:


Instead of this:



For a couple of reasons.

Now, I liked the MX SPOS. I still do. But there are just a couple of things that hold me back. First, there's no NKRO. So when I recently found that binding caps lock to crouch in most games was more comfortable than ctrl, I ran into frequent blocking issues.

Also, the SPOS has only software macros, no hardware macros. Now some people question the need for having your macros stored on the keyboard. I point out that Cherry's software macros always bring up a little message window telling you that you just activated a macro. Which is especially annoying for, say, print screen since the window gets included in the screencap. Using AutoHotKey is a PITA, and Sharp Keys and registry hacking is annoying and limited, especially in regards to three byte keys like numlock and pause/break.


So for now it's back to the old reliable MX8000. It's ugly as sin, it's huge, and the ISO layout enter key drives me nuts. But I think that at core it's a better keyboard than the MX SPOS.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Common and ugly > Rare and classy
maybe it's just me or the angles at which you took the shots at but I personally think the top keyboard looks better...
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It's the angles; and also the MX SPOS looks better now since I made some changes to the keycaps and such, but didn't have any pictures available.
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Both keyboards are ugly as hell, might as well go for the one that works better .
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Phaedrus... why that keyboard? Whats so special about the MX8000 that makes you decide to deal with issues that "drive you nuts"? Don't you have another keyboard that doesn't "drive you nuts", and yet fits your needs?

Perhaps there is something unique about the MX8000, but I'm not seeing it...
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In my very honest opinion, those two boards are ugly as sin.

And that Enter key cannot be more annoying.
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Phaedrus... why that keyboard? Whats so special about the MX8000 that makes you decide to deal with issues that "drive you nuts"? Don't you have another keyboard that doesn't "drive you nuts", and yet fits your needs?

Perhaps there is something unique about the MX8000, but I'm not seeing it...
Well, first it's the only board I have on hand right now with NKRO.

Second, on-keyboard hardware (NAND) macros are teh shiz. The macros will work on any computer running any operating system, no drivers required, with <1ms delay, since you're basically altering the key matrix at the controller level.



Seriously, only cons about this keyboard:
Beige
Huge
ISO enter key




If it had a regular ANSI layout, and if I could lop off everything above the function row, and the arrow/editing block/numpad section, and make it black... That would just about approximate my ideal keyboard.
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 2/16/11 at 11:43pm
post #8 of 26
Rare and classy still wins. Don't you have any more modern keyboards?

I would love to have a few Macro keys though.. does cherry make macro numpads?
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Well, first it's the only board I have on hand right now with NKRO.

Second, on-keyboard hardware (NAND) macros are teh shiz. The macros will work on any computer running any operating system, no drivers required, with <1ms delay, since you're basically altering the key matrix at the controller level.



Seriously, only cons about this keyboard:
Beige
Huge
ISO enter key




If it had a regular ANSI layout, and if I could lop off everything above the function row, and the arrow/editing block/numpad section, and make it black... That would just about approximate my ideal keyboard.
Aren't there other keyboards with those macros? That does sound cool.

Also congrats on 1400 reps!
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post #10 of 26
Whats wrong with the enter button? I prefer it like that.
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