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Hit a snag: My keyboard tray only allows 26" of room. Unfortunately, the mouse mat I just got (Razer Vespula) today is 13"s wide, leaving only 13" left for a keyboard..

I was planning on getting this keyboard, and was very happy of my decision:
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...pid=fc200rtabn

Though it is unfortunately 14.1 inches wide. I really fell in love with my mouse mat, quite comfortable and fantastic tracking. Now I don't know if I should change it, or the keyboard. I feel that keyboards without arrow keys are too crippling for my uses, and I really think the brown MX is the one for my uses, and loved the blank design & couple led accents of the keyboard I chose.

What should I do? change the mouse mat or is there an alternative keyboard option? the gel pad that came with the mat has spoiled me a bit, its quite comfortable.
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post #32 of 40
Maybe you would like a Noppoo Choc Mini with Brown switches? It comes either with Browns or Blacks, so pay attention.
Check out pics and reviews at http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:13825 and http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:15003
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Maybe you would like a Noppoo Choc Mini with Brown switches? It comes either with Browns or Blacks, so pay attention.
Check out pics and reviews at http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:13825 and http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:15003
That's quite the..unique looking board x]

I would probably rather switch out the mouse pad for the Otaku, I got attached to that label-less key look.
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post #34 of 40
Or cut the mouse pad down lol
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What is your verdict on red vs blacks? You think blacks are better suited and quieter?
IME linear switches really only make appreciable noise when you bottom out, and thus blacks are quieter because they're stiffer natures makes them easier to stop before you bottom out if you're trying to type quietly (although a mod to pad the bottoming out process would make things equal)

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Hit a snag: My keyboard tray only allows 26" of room. Unfortunately, the mouse mat I just got (Razer Vespula) today is 13"s wide, leaving only 13" left for a keyboard..

I was planning on getting this keyboard, and was very happy of my decision:
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...pid=fc200rtabn

Though it is unfortunately 14.1 inches wide. I really fell in love with my mouse mat, quite comfortable and fantastic tracking. Now I don't know if I should change it, or the keyboard. I feel that keyboards without arrow keys are too crippling for my uses, and I really think the brown MX is the one for my uses, and loved the blank design & couple led accents of the keyboard I chose.

What should I do? change the mouse mat or is there an alternative keyboard option? the gel pad that came with the mat has spoiled me a bit, its quite comfortable.
did you ever consider the Deck-82? Its only 12" wide and does have backlit keys. Styling may be hit or miss but the quality is there, and its also less expensive than a Filco.

it does only come with cherry black switches but that really shouldn't be a downgrade in any way for anyone coming from rubber dome
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post #36 of 40
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IME linear switches really only make appreciable noise when you bottom out, and thus blacks are quieter because they're stiffer natures makes them easier to stop before you bottom out if you're trying to type quietly (although a mod to pad the bottoming out process would make things equal)



did you ever consider the Deck-82? Its only 12" wide and does have backlit keys. Styling may be hit or miss but the quality is there, and its also less expensive than a Filco.

it does only come with cherry black switches but that really shouldn't be a downgrade in any way for anyone coming from rubber dome
I actually did not like the font used for the deck keys, nor the transparent blue plastic that encompasses it, just my personal opinion of course.

I think I'll just be ordering the Leopold Otaku (read it was just a Filco refresh) and do something about the mouse pad.
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post #37 of 40
yeah I don't care for it either but some people like it, was worth a shot
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post #38 of 40
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Got my tenkeyless otakue, and I absolutely adore it, thank you everyone for all your help. Its my first mechanical keyboard C:

One question left to ask though, since this keyboard is capable of both usb and ps/2, and my motherboard does support both, which should I use?
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post #39 of 40
PS/2 if it works.

It's interrupt based, not polling based. and it supports n-key rollover.

Mine doesn't work over PS2 though, oddly.
post #40 of 40
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Nevermind, the PS/2 adapter doesn't even clear my case, its too long x]

Looks like its usb for me, unless i come across a ps/2 to mini usb cable.
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