Mechanical Keyboards

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Dummiesman, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Turbosax2005

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    I use a Cooler Master CMStorm with the MX Blues, I absolutely love it, I checked out a Corsair with MX Reds before I bought the CM and did not like the keys that much, I personally like that how the keys sound and feel.
     
  2. Dummiesman

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  3. torsion

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    Here's my dissenting opinion. I actually purchased an Apple Pro Keyboard in 2011 and used it for at least a year. The short stroke left me constantly bottoming out while typing. The anti-ghosting (blocking) was terrible while gaming, I was unable to press W+S+A or W+S+D.

    I've briefly used a keyboard with MX-Brown several times and preferred that.
     
  4. Dummiesman

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    I look at my dead one with MX Blues and miss it every day. Typing on membrane keyboards for me feels so bad after using it :/
     
  5. Cira

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    Got a Corsair K90 and a Logitech G710+. The G710+ lives up to it's reputation - already had a broken keycap after couple months. The Corsair however still serves me well after 3+ years.
    Also have the Apple wired keyboard, it's nice to type, but you need some registry hacks to make it work properly in Windows.
     
  6. SixSixSevenSeven

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    really? We dont for the wireless one.
     
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  8. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Housemate hasnt mentioned any issue and I certainly didnt notice anything amiss.

    Although we both use windows 10 on our desktops.
     
  9. MetalMilitia623

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    This one million times. When my old mechanical died and I went back to a membrane it felt like garbage and now that I have a new mechanical it's all great again.
     
  10. Instant Winrar

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  11. Dummiesman

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    Already within the city, on it's way here now :)
     
  12. SixSixSevenSeven

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    I do like my QuickFire TK quite a bit, spacebar rattle if you get it is easily solved btw, remove the spacebar and put a little bit of kitchen sponge underneath, the spacebar was a bit light for my liking anyway.
     
  13. KennyWah

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    I used a mechanical keyboard once...
    The squishy membrane keys on my keyboard are about as satisfying as touching a used tampon.:rolleyes:

    I use an old SteelSeries Merc Stealth:



    But I got this thing to replace my old isolated style gateway keyboard.




    And I got it on clearance for $50
     
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  14. Cwazywazy

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    I had one before my K70. Was $1 used. It's okay for a rubberdome keyboard. Not as good as my Dell laptop keyboards, but still. What I didn't like was the fact that it was pretty much a laptop keyboard and the white keys attracted finger crap really easily on the less-used keys.
     
  15. Dummiesman

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    Now typing on the new keyboard -- just got here about 5 minutes ago. Feels so awesome typing on MX blues again! :D
     
  16. torsion

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    Yeah, my Apple Pro Keyboard looked terrible before long at all! Grime showed easily and letters wore off fairly quickly. The blocking issue I had with both WASD and the cursor keys (arrow keys) really showed me how much time Apple spends considering gaming: none. That's fine, but I consider it shortsighted. I paid full price for mine, so I was probably a little more annoyed than you as problems cropped up.
     
  17. Cwazywazy

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    After I got my K70 I bent it in half and threw it out. That's how little I cared about it and its typing quality.
     
  18. SixSixSevenSeven

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    those apple keyboards are frankly awful. I may bring my mechanical to uni on Tuesdays...
     
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  19. defib

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    Blues with o-rings removes the clack and keeps the click, just how I prefer it. However, I've switched to Browns with rings. I'd highly recommend getting some o-rings on yours.
     
  20. Bubbleawsome

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    Looking at keyboard, what are the differences between switches? Besides noise and travel length they seem very very similar. I've heard cherry blues are the best.

    How can you try them out?
     
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