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what up ?

as simple as the title, locking for a good typing keyboard
preferred to by from Logitech to match with my "future" mouse

herd a lot about mechanical keyboard but how can I recognize a mechanical one from
logitech , microsoft or other big brand keyboard manufacturer from the box if it is a Cherry MX Black
or Cherry MX Blue or Cherry MX Brawn, do they make them or they are not
specialized?
just came in my mined as I'm a beginner in the mechanical keyboard world


after you answer the question above don't forget the keyboard you advice me to bay
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post #2 of 18
Do you have any budget? Also I don't think either Logitech or Microsoft have any mech keyboard out right now but I could be wrong.

Here's a good beginner board if you ask me. It's even better when it was $99 a couple of weeks ago.
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If you care about typing go with mech keyboard...cherry mx blues and start enjoying your life
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I heard the Topre switches on the realforce keyboards are the most ideal for typing alone. They're over 200 dollars though. Do you prefer full 104 key keyboards or smaller ones?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Yup, read through the guide if you decide that you do want to go with a mechanical keyboard. And if you can, go to any local shops that have them out for customers to try. It's really down to personal preference when it comes to switches, IMO.
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I know I'm going to upset many guys with this post, but I really think my Logitech Media Keyboard 600 is great for the price I paid, 15€. I had to use my old one, which was Logitech too, and I must say that I like this one much more. It has a nice low profile and I'm liking the way it reflects while typing. Also this doesn't make much noise like those mechanical do (as far as I know..). And it looks great. I really should try out a mechanical keyboard but I prefer spending money on audio and hardware

Oh yeah, and this has passed the "Pepsi accident" test. Half a liter Pepsi all over my keyboard. Luckily it was Pepsi Max so it didn't get sticky and everything. Imagine, all sticky keyboard and mouse and one of your friends comes by and tries typing and goes like "Yewww, what have you done to this keyboard, you're weird!"
post #8 of 18
Check out a used IBM Model M. You can get them for ~$40 on Ebay.
post #9 of 18
1 - almost EVERY logitech board has abysmally bad keys. They look nice, and the little screens some of them come with can be nifty, but they are BAAAAD for typing. Better off with a $3 dell board for typing.

2 - While they are usually marketed as gaming boards, the utter lack of tactility (Its SO bad that sometimes you don't even know if you are bottomed out or not) not only make for mistakes in typing, but result in serious issues in fast paced games where hitting the button at the right time actually matters. MORE IMPORTANTLY, if you use ANYTHING other than WASD and perhaps Q and R and space bar, you will get screwed up. Pretty much all of their boards are 2KRO and have really really badly optimized matrices.

If noise is not an issue, the best boards for typing are tactile mechanicals. Personally I find a tactile rubber dome better than a linear mech for typing and a linear mech is better than a non tactile dome. Cherry Blue is generally the tactile key of choice. Cherry Brown is also somewhat tactile.

Microsoft Sidewinder and Saitek Eclipse boards are fairly good as far as rubber dome boards go for typing. The keys have some tactility and they are reasonably sturdy boards. The Sidewinder is also pretty good for gaming because of its unique solution to the shortcomings of USB and rubber domes in terms of KRO. Its not NKRO, but it might as well be for any practical purpose.

Logi and microsoft do not make ANY mechanicals, just fyi.
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thank you individually
I want a complete layout keyboard 104 kays

what's with the key noise in mechanical keyboard
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