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On the other hand you can wear out a Sidewinder in a few years, a mechanical switch won't just wear out.
I'm not sure how valid that argument is realistically. I know several computers in almost daily use that have had the same rubber dome keyboard for 10 years.
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Better than this.

My X4 supports more simultaneous keypresses and it has media and macro keys.


The "feel" of a keyboard is subjective. How you like your keys to respond is entirely up to the individual.

There are other things as well. My keyboard is probably measurably quieter, and the lack of moving parts means its immune to issues mechanical keyboards suffer from like getting debris caught in the switch.
This keyboard has media keys, and many mechanical keyboards do. Even the cheaper $70 ones do (though some are not here in the US via an official distributor yet.)

As for being measurable quieter, that's bottom out vs bottom out. A mechanical switch is just as quiet when used properly.

Mechanical keyboards last longer. There's no debate there, they also do not loose feel quickly like a dome will.

Your x4 only supports up to 26 keys, technically this board (and again, many more, even $70 boards) support NKRO. They do so, independent of the OS as well. x4 has issues in other OS's and even until Win7 SP1; would bug out past 16 key presses.

Right now there's no "perfect" gamer keyboard for mechanical enthusiasts, but most only lack macro keys. Which is what Autohotkey or Sharpkeys is for.
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I'm not sure how valid that argument is realistically. I know several computers in almost daily use that have had the same rubber dome keyboard for 10 years.
Well, I haven't worn one out myself, but I've read that the contacts in a rubber dome will eventually wear out and it'll require more pressure to actuate and eventually it would just stop working, whereas the springs/other methods take far longer to stop working.
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Well, I haven't worn one out myself, but I've read that the contacts in a rubber dome will eventually wear out and it'll require more pressure to actuate and eventually it would just stop working, whereas the springs/other methods take far longer to stop working.
I'm just saying in most cases you will not run into the keyboard actually wearing out due to the rubber domes. The lifecycle of a rubber dome keyboard is way longer then you will probably even want to keep it.
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I'm just saying in most cases you will not run into the keyboard actually wearing out due to the rubber domes. The lifecycle of a rubber dome keyboard is way longer then you will probably even want to keep it.
True.
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I'm just saying in most cases you will not run into the keyboard actually wearing out due to the rubber domes. The lifecycle of a rubber dome keyboard is way longer then you will probably even want to keep it.
That's not actually true; I've had two wear out in a matter of 3 years where certain keys I hit a lot (generally the A, E, I, O, & U keys) would just stop working or really require you to mash it in to register.
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That's not actually true; I've had two wear out in a matter of 3 years where certain keys I hit a lot (generally the A, E, I, O, & U keys) would just stop working or really require you to mash it in to register.
Were those "quality" rubber domes or standard (laptop?) rubber domes?

I've used my rubber dome for about 2-3 years (I think?). I don't remember exactly, but I actually don't notice the wear unless I look for it. I can tell that the WASD keys are slightly less springy though
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Were those "quality" rubber domes or standard (laptop?) rubber domes?

I've used my rubber dome for about 2-3 years (I think?). I don't remember exactly, but I actually don't notice the wear unless I look for it. I can tell that the WASD keys are slightly less springy though
I'm a huge typer; and yes they were "quality" keyboards. They felt great for the first 6 to 8 months but started to really fall after that.

I type a lot though (just look at my post count.)
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smexy were getting closer to my perfect keyboard
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Six key rollover? USB? $150?

wat
I don't know anyone who actually needs over 6KRO to be completely honest.

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Originally Posted by Killam0n View Post
non detachable cord.. C'm ON PEOPLE the OCN one is superior.
Detachable cord determines quality? News to me.
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