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For gaming / typing:
Cherry Blue, Cherry Brown or Topre?

Please don't recommend:
Shiny surface keyboards (eg: Das and Blackwidow or any other dust magnet)
Grey / Dark Grey / Black keys with black letters (very hard to see)
HHKB (or any other keyboard without arrow keys

I'm fine with:
Tenkeyless
the full fledged keyboard with number pad
White Keyboards

Keys / Keys colour:
Black with white text
White with black text
or anything thats easy to see

I don't know:
Cherry Blue= Loud? tactile? click?
Cherry Brown= Loud? tactile? click?
Topre= Loud? tactile? click?
What are "otaku" keyboards?
Does EliteKeyboards ship internationally?

Thanks in advance.
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/3/11 at 11:03am
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Realforce 103U (White/Gray)
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=rf_se0200

Realforce 103U-UW (White/Gray)
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=rf_se1200

Realforce 86U Tenkeyless (White/Gray)
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=rf_se0500

Tenkeyless Tactile Touch Keyboard
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=fc200rtab

Tenkeyless Tactile Click Keyboard
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=fc200rcab

Filco?

Ducky?

Deck?

Leopold?
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/3/11 at 11:16am
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Well switches are kind of personal choice. If you like clicky keyboard go with blues. If you want just tactile go with browns.
As for who is making keyboard you can't go wrong with any of those you listed all are good with minor differences. Make up your mind if you want tenkeyless or normal then just search the web which store sends to your home address
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post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
What are "otaku" keyboards?
.
Otaku means that the keys are blank and have no lettering printed on them. Judging by the fact that you want easy to read lettering this is NOT something you want.

As for why you would want an otaku/blank board, some touch typists would prefer a blank keyboard so that they can force themselves to not look at the keyboard and thus type faster.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by zoidbergslo View Post
Well switches are kind of personal choice. If you like clicky keyboard go with blues. If you want just tactile go with browns.
As for who is making keyboard you can't go wrong with any of those you listed all are good with minor differences. Make up your mind if you want tenkeyless or normal then just search the web which store sends to your home address
sorry but how would you describe tactile and click?
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sorry but how would you describe tactile and click?
I believe he means that the blues are louder, and the browns are quieter.
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I believe he means that the blues are louder, and the browns are quieter.
how to the topres in the sound spectrum?
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I just recently bought the Xarmor U9BL-S (Brown switch) keyboard. Took me a few days to get used to it and it's way louder than I'm used to, but I love it. Been using it for gaming and it works nicely. Illumination is awesome.
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post #9 of 10

Here is a great sound test between browns, blues. blacks and reds.


I hope this video will help you in your decision.

[edit] also different switches have different actuation force just to get you more confused what you want.

(this is not my video i just searched for it on youtube )
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post #10 of 10
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But how about Topre's sound?
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