Mechanical keyboard appreciation thread

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  1. RancidLunchmeat

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    I loved typing on my Corsair Strafe RED so much, I bought an RGB to replace it and brought the RED into work. Luckily, I have my own office so nobody really has to hear me pounding away on the Cherry Brown's all day long.

    It's such a superior typing experience than the garbage that most people have that simply came with their HP PC's we use in the office, or the sub $100 Logitech wireless keyboards some use (like me, before I brought in my Strafe).
     
  2. Rys

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    As I think about the next changes to my collection, I couldn't agree more. That's really the whole reason I moved in this direction: quality switches and an excellent typing experience with them.
     
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    My beloved Velocifire VM01 fell victim to a stupid chair spin which knocked my Coke on my keyboard. I rinsed her off and let her dry for a number of days in a bag with moisture absorption packets, but when I tried her today it was hopeless.

    Any good new cheapy illuminated mech keyboards out there? Not too picky about switch colour as long as they don't click...
     
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    Well i think i cumulate for neighbours ... cherry blue MX on my Keyboard, and my mice from Logitech, the G900 who have a mechanical click button sound who is nearly as loud ... ( but i will love that my keyboard have the same sound ( just a metalic precise click ... click )

     
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    Youve got the order backwards
     
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    Not me who have write it, it is quoted from GN. But i have forget to put the quote sign.. fixed.
     
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    Why would you want a loud click mouse? I like the feel/sound of the G700S a lot more.

    Then again not everyone shares their computer rooms with their wives who go absolutely BONKERS if they type fast as hell and it's all clicky. :)
     
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    it dont need to be loud, just clicky as hell.. honestly this mice have just an awesome click. I model with it ( Blender ), and i cant find words for replicate how it feel when you retopo a sculpt with it.
     
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    Yeah I love my G900, I just wish it had 2 more thumb buttons or that the thumb buttons were stacked vertically instead of horizontally. Because it doesn't there's still certain games where I use the G700 instead (the additional finger buttons also come in handy in some games).

    Regards,
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  11. Davros

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    Cheap $45 Mechanical Keyboard Round Up!
     
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    IT LIVES!!!!!

    I just plugged in my Velocifire VM01 that was "fried" and it's working perfectly! I guess it just need an extra little time to dry.

    I can't believe it, it's working! Miracles DO happen, life DOESN'T entirely suck!!!! :D
     
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    Even better news...it still lives! :D

    I was afraid it would start goofing after a day or two, but she's been solid as a rock. LOVE my VM01!
     
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    I got a Das Keyboard 4 for work on Friday. Soooooo much nicer than what I had before (a HP keyboard). I went with the brown switches in an attempt to not drive everyone in the office mad. I knew I liked the Das Keyboards already, as I've got a Das Keyboard Model S at home already.
     
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    I recently went throw some boxes of old hardware and noted 30+ keyboards. Most of which were quite pricey!

    I am now looking for a modern mechanical. No problems with the two(2) "Deck" brand keyboards I am using, they are traditional style keyboards and offer nothing more. I now want more functionality (ie: volume, mute, etc).
     
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    i got a new keyboard this one is a matias quiet click mini, its very nice. i think the blue switches while fun were just a bit too loud and after a while they started to grate on me. this one is just as clicky feeling without the noisy noise. it has a similar layout, without the numpad, but otherwise traditional styling as well.

    feels good!
     
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    If anyone has a keyboard that is either remappable or auto loads different keybinds and its stopped working in the last few days
    uninstalling the update (KB4034674) Solves it.

    edit: to make this post more discoverable by google
    zengine taskbar icon for zboard merc stays red and wont load mods
     
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    I just finished a new build and remembered that this thread exists, so I thought I'd share!

    [​IMG]

    KBDfans TOFU65 case in grey + brass weight, TADA68 PCB, 67g V2 purple Zealios, R1 /dev/tty caps. It's delicious, easily the best thing I've ever typed on. I've got plans for at least 2 more builds in 2019, but probably more.



    There's a link to some more pics of the build (which I screwed up, but fixed today!).
     
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    This keyboard immediately reminded me of C64-II!
    Looks glorious :)
    Have you got short video of how it sounds during typing?
     
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    That is the nicest palm rest I've ever seen! What does it say on the upper-right corner?
     
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