Originally Posted by dudes45
Ahah lol to be fair the Lycosa is a huge step up, to me its the best most of the keyboards i have owned cost me about Â£12-$8 so this feels amazing ahaha.. i somehow missed you mention it im blind =) I like the like springyness of the keys.. Thats definitely a word. Anywayit feels amazing to me. Iv'e never used a mech keyboard before, so I have no idea =) lol what are they like?
The one I have is significantly superior to the Lycosa in every way imaginable. When I upgraded to my mechanical keyboard from the Lycosa, I could no longer understand why the Lycosa costs $80-90. In newly-formed my opinion at the time, I felt that it should really only cost maybe $20-$30 at the most (and I still feel this way). But I think Razer gets away with the inflated cost because of the driver which has 10 profiles, a fancy-looking GUI, and other things which cover up the fact that it's still just another rubber dome keyboard.
In case you're wondering what I'm using now, it's a Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO:
Sure, when I upgraded to the Lycosa I liked it too. But this is because my old rubber dome keyboard was about 8-9 years old and therefore it had lost all of its fresh springiness. So when I got the Lycosa, I fell in love with it right away because it was a fresh rubber dome keyboard. But at the time, I didn't know it; I just thought that the Lycosa was a superior keyboard.
But then about 7-8 months later, the USB port on my Lycosa died. So I bought another Lycosa and ended up with new problems that I didn't have before. So, I exchanged it for another only to end up with the same problems. I went through about 6 Lycosas only to discover that I needed to scour the internet for one of the older, original Lycosas.
Of course, I didn't want to put forth all that effort just to run the risk of getting ripped off. So I made a thread here on OCN asking for help with finding a good replacement that had silent keys, backlighting, a built-in USB port, and a nice sleek appearance. But instead, I got the Majestouch and am far happier with this than any other keyboard I've owned. The best part is that this keyboard should last me at least 15 years, perhaps more. But a rubber dome keyboard (like the Lycosa) will have to be replaced after 7-10 years, and its replacement will put the spotlight on just how quickly rubber domes wear out and lose their springiness.
But for someone who basically requires silent keys, a good scissor switch board is a great alternative. However, I don't know one way or another if the Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 is good. But knowing Logitech, it probably is.Edited by TwoCables - 2/23/11 at 9:45pm