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post #1 of 11
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For my Current mod, you can look in my sig if you want, but low profile as possible is the desire.

But in order,

#1 Low Profile
#2 Decent Quality (not flimsy etc)
#3 Back lighting
#4 Cylindrical Keys
#5 100$ Max

Very maximum 20mm thick, that is base -> rest of the structure, not including the keys that stick out slightly further.


Doesn't need to be as thin as possible, just the fact it fits within the 5mm-15mm or so range of thickness is more then enough, if it is over then no.
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post #2 of 11
I can't find the overall thickness, but you can try checking out a wired Apple keyboard.
post #3 of 11
Cylindrical keys? Not sure if I know of any thin keyboards with that, but the Logitech Illuminated fits your other requirements; $50-80 depending on where you look, 8mm-10mm thick, backlit, decent quality, and very low profile keys; the scissor switches are also higher quality than other scissor-type keyboards. Back before I accidentally ruined mine I actually liked it, though probably not as much as the Ducky I got to replace it.
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post #4 of 11
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But its an Apple how should I ever press Alt again?

Issue I found with the Logitech Illuminated, is the wrist rest, not removable so I can't fit it properly into the build without sending the keyboard through the bandsaw =P

Part of me almost wants to mod something like a G19 to work into the build but not 100% sure, just wanted to weight what options I have for various low profile keyboards.
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post #5 of 11
Didn't someone mention something dubbed the Happy Hacking Keyboard Killer awhile ago that, if I remember correctly, seems fit the OPs bill pretty well?
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Neokolzia View Post
But its an Apple how should I ever press Alt again?
Option is alt.
post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oh wow Secret Cow View Post
Didn't someone mention something dubbed the Happy Hacking Keyboard Killer awhile ago that, if I remember correctly, seems fit the OPs bill pretty well?
I looked at this a bit just now, seem a bit overkill =)

I'm not a keyboard enthusiast, I've had this G15 for 4 years now, and used a couple other generic ones before that, G15 being my favorite so far.

Edit: and example of a keyboard up that alley I'm looking. Its capability to be able to "game" well with decent anti-ghosting is also essential I forgot to mention because I just learned all this =)

But this is an example of a decent keyboard I'd consider,


I-ROCKS KR-6820E

Not sure about rest of its features but thin enough for me.
Edited by Neokolzia - 3/12/11 at 8:50pm
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post #8 of 11
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Since there is more then enough room, in the set up for increase in width, my Number 1 Choice at this point is the

Razer Lycosa
Logitech G110
Razer Arctosa
Razer BlackWidow (Or Ultimate x.x pricey though)

I think so far idea of a mechanical keyboard is enticing, and black widow seems to fit.

But I want illuminated so Ultimate is a big bullet to bite over some of the other boards.
Edited by Neokolzia - 3/12/11 at 9:10pm
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neokolzia View Post
Since there is more then enough room, in the set up for increase in width, my Number 1 Choice at this point is the

Razer Lycosa
Logitech G110
Razer Arctosa
Razer BlackWidow (Or Ultimate x.x pricey though)

I think so far idea of a mechanical keyboard is enticing, and black widow seems to fit.

But I want illuminated so Ultimate is a big bullet to bite over some of the other boards.
I really don't get the fixation on back lighting around here. Save money, get the regular BW. It is so completely better than any of those other boards it isn't even funny.

Everyone I've told to get a BW has loved it and pretty much been converted after a day or two with it.
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post #10 of 11
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I like Backlights on my keyboard =\\... just 40$ more then normal BW is a big hit to the wallet.

I've never really used a mechanical keyboard but not sure if I need the luxury since I'm so use and good with regular keyboards, easily being able to type 80-90wpm

I'm not a huge typer, in most cases I can't even think that fast for me it comes down to which one is better for gaming, since they are bother fairly low profile and decent quality.
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