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Windows 7: Mechanical Keyboards

31 Dec 2009   #1
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Mechanical Keyboards

How many of you own one? Also what are your thoughts on them? Thinking about getting one here soon.


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31 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Mechanical keyboard? I don't understand, because all keyboards are mechanical, in one sense or another. Please clarify/
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31 Dec 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Mechanical keyboard? I don't understand, because all keyboards are mechanical, in one sense or another. Please clarify/
Mechanical keyboards have actual keyswitches in them and they are clicky and clacky. While they make a fair amount of noise, the tactile feedback can make typing far more enjoyable for people. I've used them at home and like them a lot. I wouldn't be able to use one at work due to noise.

Most modern keyboards are rubber dome membrane keyboards are are more quiet...but they don't usually last as long and for many can be a real pain to type on.

Is there any particular model that you are thinking of buying? DAS and Deck make very nice keyboards....(but they cost $100-$175) The least expensive model out there is the ABS M1...which is about $50 from Newegg.
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31 Dec 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Perhaps it would have been better if you had addressed your post to the OP, rather than myself. However, this thread has been a heads up for me, and I may get one. Can't remember which it was, but an ad for one of these said that it was designed more compact than a standard keyboard, which may be good for a gamer, but I have had keyboards that were just slightly more compact than I was accustomed to and they threw me for a loop. This is something that I shall have to study more in depth before making a decision.
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31 Dec 2009   #5
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

This is the one im thinking about getting.

Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO - elitekeyboards.com - Products

Now im trying to decide to wait till this keyboard gives out, or just replace it. I haven't heard of them either until yesterday i stumbled across a thread on another forum and it has peaked my interest pretty hard.

If you want quiet i hear the browns are pretty quiet and still perform pretty well, i for one like the noise, and the little research i did the cherry blues seem to be the best for both gaming and typing. I just wanted to see peoples opinions on them and how they are enjoying them at everyday use. I love my saitek its nice looking and it responds pretty well but im so tempted to try something new.

For those who arent to informed about it, i have a link describing each type and giving you a brief description all around.

Mechanical Keyboard Guide - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

I also have another link where the litarly review the keyboards, even to the part where they break them down and see whats inside. Im sure you guys heard of this website. geekhack.org

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they have a review section, also a discussion section.
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31 Dec 2009   #6
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

I have the Unicomp copy of the old IBM Model M. I've had it about six months and I like it. It's great for typing. On the other hand, most don't have any multimedia keys.
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31 Dec 2009   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Mechanical keyboards make great gaming keyboards.

As a general rule, I've grown to loathe these cheap and soft membrane keyboards.

It depends on your needs and usage. Keep a 'soft/easy typer' for standard tasks and use a mechanical one for gaming.
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01 Jan 2010   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

ah, you cant beat an old IBM mechanical keyboard. Id love one of those.
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01 Jan 2010   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
ah, you cant beat an old IBM mechanical keyboard. Id love one of those.
I had one many years ago -and threw it out
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01 Jan 2010   #10
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I would love to try one out before i actually buy it. That's why i don't want to dip my nose straight into this Filco just in case i don't like it but that's how it seems considering they are not to popular.
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