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basically 1 week for me too. i just got it and the keys are tall! been always used to having flat keys but this minimizes my mistakes :O
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How so? Is it because we got it with a 30% discount? or perhaps because it's a mechanical keyboard? cuz it's a black switch which has 50million life cycle? or maybe because it's minimal in design? or could be the added media keys? or maybe it's because it's a full keyboard? Ah probably the tax.
o_O

Because black switch is not for everyone, quite hard to get use to and lots of people just jumped on the hype wagon without doing much research about the switch.
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post #83 of 163
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o_O

Because black switch is not for everyone, quite hard to get use to and lots of people just jumped on the hype wagon without doing much research about the switch.
except blacks are generally no harder to type on than your average rubber dome, IME the only people have a problem with Cherry Blacks are those who are already picky and particular about their keyboard and key-switches to begin with, or people who are mechanical key-switch virgins and have done "research" and have come to forgone conclusion that Cherry Blacks are bad without ever actually trying them.
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o_O

Because black switch is not for everyone, quite hard to get use to and lots of people just jumped on the hype wagon without doing much research about the switch.
Idk if you read the whole thread, but I'll be honest that the black at first type feels a bit stiff. Then a few people commented that I needed to break it in first and give it a few days or so. Lo and behold the stiffness on the keys wore off after a few days. I even tested my wpm. With my old Wireless Desktop 3000 I was typing at a consistent speed of 70wpm, but when I tried the Blacks at first my wpm went down to 50wpm. After a few days of using the blacks, my wpm went back to my regular consistent speed of 70wpm.

Even if a person spends alot of time on research, there is still a big difference between living the experience than reading or watching it.

Besides no local walk-in electronic store has all the switches available for a person to try. Blue switches such as Razer BW/BWU are being sold at Best Buy, but it's online only. Black switches such as 7G is available at Fry's, but only a limited local Fry's store have it in stock.

If someone here doesn't like what they purchased even after breaking it in, then return it no problem. Online return policy nowadays are very flexible.

Also gas prices are going up, but the 30% discount makes it all better

I on the other hand like this keyboard two thumbs up
Edited by YanYan001 - 3/17/11 at 8:10pm
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love this keyboard too. i've been using it for 6 hours now and i like it! i just need to get a palm rest since the keys are pretty tall.
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love this keyboard too. i've been using it for 6 hours now and i like it! i just need to get a palm rest since the keys are pretty tall.
The "correct" way to type is with your palms/wrists elevated so that you hands are not inclined up when typing, it helps reduce incidences of RSI and carpal tunnel. I also find it much easier to type when hovering your wrists after the initial period of getting used to it.
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The "correct" way to type is with your palms/wrists elevated so that you hands are not inclined up when typing, it helps reduce incidences of RSI and carpal tunnel. I also find it much easier to type when hovering your wrists after the initial period of getting used to it.
yea my hands/wrist seems to be doing that naturally. im just used to the wrist rest because of my lycosa.
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post #88 of 163
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love this keyboard too. i've been using it for 6 hours now and i like it! i just need to get a palm rest since the keys are pretty tall.
Yo don't get the palm rest, even though I like the quality of the one I got do not get it. I am not even using it. It's just like TickleMeElmo said it's better when you hover your wrist. I just felt the urge to buy one, but it was a mistake. I prefer using my keyboard without the wrist rest. My keyboard is placed in the middle of the table and because of that my elbow or my forearm is rested on my big table and find the wrist rest unnecessary. But I guess if your keyboard is close to the edge of the table, then you might need it but then again you might find that you don't need it at all.

Is your keyboard placed by the edge of the table?
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I don't get mine until the 22nd. Hope I get it soon since people have been praising the 6Gv2.
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would this board be recommended for gamers?

the tough tactile feel seems like a no for gamers.
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