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Re: Mechanical Keyboards

Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:17 AM

I came across this in my news feed. It seems, once again, there is a keyboard sans the 10-keypaad.
Savages.

Though it certainly looks pretty.

http://promotions.ne...-099/index.html

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823201071

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Rosewill RGB80 16.8 Million Colors Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
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100% Blue Mechanical Key Switches


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Re: Mechanical Keyboards

Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

Corsair is making one similar, with more options (I've even read that you'll be able to program custom effects for the lights with LUA), and it's a full-size:

http://www.corsair.com/en/mx-rgb

The one with the Cherry MX Red switches will be out soon, and I think all the rest of the options will be out late August.
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

I am seriously debating getting a Kinesis keyboard. I want an ergo and they are the only one I've found mechanical wise. But, $300 is a bit steep for a keyboard.
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:03 PM

It is a bit steep - but in the long run, you can make more money. You can't make new hands.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboards

Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

A potential alternative to the Kinesis is the "ErgoDox". It's basically a homemade keyboard that uses a similar column layout and thumb cluster that the Kinesis does. It doesn't have the "scooped" profile, but it does have two separate pieces that can be situated wherever comfortable for the hand.

Of course, it's not sold by any company, you either have to buy all the parts yourself, or wait for a site like GeekHack or MassDrop to sell a kit (either way, you have to assemble and solder it yourself). Or you can pay someone on GeekHack or /r/mechanicalkeyboards to assemble it for you.

It's an interesting alternative that can save you about $50-100, but there's the hassle of actually getting one.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboards

Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:21 PM

They offer a full money back guarantee, but I just can't get over the price...

I need a telemetry keyboard that works through thought to do my typing, it will be such a time saver!
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:27 PM

These ones are not available yet, but they're nice people. http://www.keyboard.io/

If you dither long enough, they might become an option for you... :)
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

What do you guys think about the cheap ones like this? http://www.newegg.co...=0GA-009V-00040

Will they still give me the mechanical feel and just not be reliable?
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:37 AM

Caught onto this obsession quite quickly. So far I have a Rosewill with MX Blacks and a CM Quickfire TK. Just recently stumbled upon an IBM Model M and ordered it soon after (soon to be work keyboard?).

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Re: Mechanical Keyboards

Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:00 AM

I currently have a Razer Cyclosa, it came bundled with my mouse when I got my gaming PC, and I actually like the mouse quite a bit, I have been considering changing over to a mechanical keyboard for some time (if I can find one I like that is). The only real problem I have with the keyboard is that it doesn't have any backlit keys. I'd really like to get one with full backlighting as my keyboard sits on a sliding shelf about 4 inches under my desk and can be quite dark at times -- so having it with backlit keys would improve the times when I need to reference my keyboard (happens from time to time, if my keyboard shifts while typing -- I can get off by a key or so and totally throw myself off).

Now, I really don't have much experience with mechanical keyboards. Any input on what I should look at (brands/ products)?

My requirements are fairly easy:
Backlit.
Full numpad.
Not super loud.
Capable of gaming.

The Rosewell above looks interesting. I may have to look at them a bit more.
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:12 AM

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I'd really like to get one with full backlighting as my keyboard sits on a sliding shelf about 4 inches under my desk and can be quite dark at times -- so having it with backlit keys would improve the times when I need to reference my keyboard


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Re: Mechanical Keyboards

Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:28 AM

For the record, the Cyclosa isn't a mechanical keyboard, it's a rubber dome keyboard. So, expect a completely different feel when/if you get one with actual mechanical switches.

If I were you, I'd check out one of the mech forums like geekhack or /r/mechanicalkeyboards to find their buying guides, they'll have lists of ones that fit your requirement. Also, I think /r/mechanicalkeyboards has a stickied "what should I buy" thread.
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:15 PM

Yeah, I didn't think that Cyclosa was a mechanical, I just found a few reviews out there claiming it was so I figured I was wrong... I guess I wasn't (well, until I posted here perpetuating the lies -- fixed now). I'll definitely checkout reddit and see what they have to say. Thanks for the non-NULL pointer.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboards

Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:47 PM

Here's a great place to start:
http://www.reddit.co...ki/buying_guide
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Re: Mechanical Keyboards

Posted 17 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

Tripped over this today. I'll have to wait and see if I can't find a sound comparison between it and the MX Red/ MX Browns, but it looks fairly promising so far.

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