• Mechanical Keyboard Megathread V.2
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[QUOTE=SataniX;35524903]What country you're in would help.[/QUOTE] Forgot flagdog is gone. UK.
Welp cleaned up my MTek 104 and the keys appear to be working now. Defiantly feels different then the rubber domes of a G15 and the tactility/click is nice, but I'm not sure if I like it better yet. I read that you can mod white alps to be linear like the cherry black/red. Is linear any better?
[QUOTE=AlbinoGlowStick;35526424]Welp cleaned up my MTek 104 and the keys appear to be working now. Defiantly feels different then the rubber domes of a G15 and the tactility/click is nice, but I'm not sure if I like it better yet. I read that you can mod white alps to be linear like the cherry black/red. Is linear any better?[/QUOTE] Depends. Linear is better for gaming, though I wouldn't try and fuck with a complicated ALPS. The clue is in the name.
[QUOTE=Funny;35524912]Forgot flagdog is gone. UK.[/QUOTE] In that case I'm interested. What condition is it in, and how much are you looking for for it?
[QUOTE=SataniX;35527485]In that case I'm interested. What condition is it in, and how much are you looking for for it?[/QUOTE] Excellent condition. Keycaps are brand new condition, glossy plastic is good, but may have light marks in some places (due to it being unsaintly shiny). Looking for around £50 inc postage?
[QUOTE=Funny;35527815]Excellent condition. Keycaps are brand new condition, glossy plastic is good, but may have light marks in some places (due to it being unsaintly shiny). Looking for around £50 inc postage?[/QUOTE] Assuming it's the non-Ultimate one I think that's a little on the expensive side, as you can get a brand new one for £60.
[QUOTE=SataniX;35528429]Assuming it's the non-Ultimate one I think that's a little on the expensive side, as you can get a brand new one for £60.[/QUOTE] Fair point, I bought it when it was pricier. How does £40 sound?
I feel like buying another mech keyboard, but a very small one like that "David Tennant" user had. One for games (current K90) then the other for typing.
You could get a Noppoo Choc Mini, KBT Race/Pure or a KBC Poker. There are some others but those are the most popular from what I've seen.
[QUOTE=Chubbs;35537993]You could get a Noppoo Choc Mini, KBT Race/Pure or a KBC Poker. There are some others but those are the most popular from what I've seen.[/QUOTE] Exactly those, they do look nice.
Had to open up my ducky and (thought I had to) remove all the keys so I could fix the USB port, it kept losing contact. Two of the solder... joints? were bad, fixed that!
I'm looking for keyboards that meet the following criteria: NKRO with PS/2 adapter. No bloated gaming macro buttons. Enhanced texture for gaming keys is fine. Either brown or red switches (undecided until I have tried each). Can easily be acquired in the EU as a standard US layout. Optional: Extended scancode keys such as calculator, sleep, and volume control buttons. I really like some of the Ducky keyboards, but they don't seem to be widespread outside of Asia.
[QUOTE=Silikone;35544656]I'm looking for keyboards that meet the following criteria: NKRO with PS/2 adapter. No bloated gaming macro buttons. Enhanced texture for gaming keys is fine. Either brown or red switches (undecided until I have tried each). Can easily be acquired in the EU as a standard US layout. Optional: Extended scancode keys such as calculator, sleep, and volume control buttons. I really like some of the Ducky keyboards, but they don't seem to be widespread outside of Asia.[/QUOTE] First thought when I saw that was the Zowie Celeritas, but it doesn't have the scancode keys.
[QUOTE=SataniX;35545268]First thought when I saw that was the Zowie Celeritas, but it doesn't have the scancode keys.[/QUOTE] I don't see that layout often, what is it called? The layout with a wide enter button looks more appealing to me though.
[QUOTE=SataniX;35545268]First thought when I saw that was the Zowie Celeritas, but it doesn't have the scancode keys.[/QUOTE] Sounds like some celebrity name
What kind of switches would I be looking at if I wanted a more silent mechanical board? I still use skype or teamspeak often.
Brown or Red... Read the OP From what I've heard the Das Ultimate Silent (Silenced Brown switches) is the quietest keys.. not entirely sure though.
[QUOTE=Gravity Ponds;35550282]Brown or Red... Read the OP From what I've heard the Das Ultimate Silent (Silenced Brown switches) is the quietest keys.. not entirely sure though.[/QUOTE] I have the Das Silent. It probably is really silent if you can type without bottoming out the keys, but I bottom out the keys on pretty much every stroke I make. The main difference is there isn't the slightly softer click when the key activates, like the Blue switches do. If you want a really silent mechanical you could grab one with Browns and then get the soft-landing pads or dampeners or whatever they're called for each key so you won't be able to bottom them out so easily.
Just get something with any switch that isn't blues and stick some O-Rings from EKB or WASD on the keys.
[QUOTE=Silikone;35544656]I'm looking for keyboards that meet the following criteria: NKRO with PS/2 adapter. No bloated gaming macro buttons. Enhanced texture for gaming keys is fine. Either brown or red switches (undecided until I have tried each). Can easily be acquired in the EU as a standard US layout. Optional: Extended scancode keys such as calculator, sleep, and volume control buttons. I really like some of the Ducky keyboards, but they don't seem to be widespread outside of Asia.[/QUOTE] You can buy daskeyboard keyboards at getdigital.de with US layout, did it myself about a month ago, shipping is like 10 euro within EU.
After a week of using blues I have come to the conclusion that's it's not for me. I tend to rest my fingers on the keys and the blues seem much easier to hit than reds by accident as the key kind of collapses on itself easily. I also still find the windows key kind of tough to press. Back to reds it is for me, maybe I can get my hands on a cheap brown keyboard and try that one out.
I definitely find my fingers accidentally holding down certain keys lol... send a steam message and at the start or end it just says aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
[QUOTE=Gravity Ponds;35553355]I definitely find my fingers accidentally holding down certain keys lol... send a steam message and at the start or end it just says aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa[/QUOTE] Same with me, I am sitting on a ledge sniping and all of sudden "Why am I moving forw- OH SHIIIIII!"
Typing on my old rubber dome again (Mums making me sell my Black Widow, Blue switches dont get along with her whens she's trying to watch TV in the same room) I'm from Australia, if anyone's interested I'll sell it for like, 30 bucks, unless my best friend wants it free. (waiting for him to reply) [editline]13th April 2012[/editline] BW standard, perfect condition like, 3 weeks old.
[QUOTE=Gravity Ponds;35553775]Typing on my old rubber dome again (Mums making me sell my Black Widow, Blue switches dont get along with her whens she's trying to watch TV in the same room) I'm from Australia, if anyone's interested I'll sell it for like, 30 bucks, unless my best friend wants it free. (waiting for him to reply) [editline]13th April 2012[/editline] BW standard, perfect condition like, 3 weeks old.[/QUOTE] Would you post it to Tassie and do you have a Paypal? Send me a PM.
[QUOTE=Silikone;35544656]I'm looking for keyboards that meet the following criteria: NKRO with PS/2 adapter. No bloated gaming macro buttons. Enhanced texture for gaming keys is fine. Either brown or red switches (undecided until I have tried each). Can easily be acquired in the EU as a standard US layout. Optional: Extended scancode keys such as calculator, sleep, and volume control buttons. I really like some of the Ducky keyboards, but they don't seem to be widespread outside of Asia.[/QUOTE] If you have the money, you pretty much can't go wrong with Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry Browns. That keyboard has got to be the most solid keyboard I've ever got my hands on, and the typing experience is just so much better than any other mechanical keyboard I've tried (beats blackwidow's quality hundred to one). They are, afaik, quite well available in Europe, thekeyboardcompany from UK being one of the major suppliers.
[QUOTE=Gravity Ponds;35553775]Typing on my old rubber dome again (Mums making me sell my Black Widow, Blue switches dont get along with her whens she's trying to watch TV in the same room) I'm from Australia, if anyone's interested I'll sell it for like, 30 bucks, unless my best friend wants it free. (waiting for him to reply) [editline]13th April 2012[/editline] BW standard, perfect condition like, 3 weeks old.[/QUOTE] Your mom is a heartless bastard. I suggest that you invest in a Das Silent, must be hard to get used to rubber domes again.
[QUOTE=Gravity Ponds;35553775]Typing on my old rubber dome again (Mums making me sell my Black Widow, Blue switches dont get along with her whens she's trying to watch TV in the same room) I'm from Australia, if anyone's interested I'll sell it for like, 30 bucks, unless my best friend wants it free. (waiting for him to reply) [editline]13th April 2012[/editline] BW standard, perfect condition like, 3 weeks old.[/QUOTE] You could always buy some key dampeners for about $15.
[QUOTE=VistaPOWA;35556467]must be hard to get used to rubber domes again.[/QUOTE] You have no idea. It honestly sucks lol, and my hands hurt after an hour typing? Is that normal? lol.. [QUOTE=SomeGuest;35558298]You could always buy some key dampeners for about $15.[/QUOTE] Was looking at that, seems like I'd still need to get something with brown switches, going by what I'm hearing on youtube vids.. I dunno.
Was thinking of buying a WASD Keyboard, and got this: [img]http://i.imgur.com/zbDES.png[/img] and it turns out postage is £33, so that makes it £115, quite expensive, is it worth it?
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