reading razer's blackwidow page, it says the switch depression "simulates a mouse click", is this accurate, as in the sound it makes?
(sorry about all the questions, i REALLY want one but i want to see if i should toss the ~30$ more in to get browns if blues are really loud)
And that mouse click thing is bullshit feels nothing like that
The model M sounds like a typewriter, I heard. True fact? I would LOVE a keyboard that was both mechanical and sounded heavy. I love everything mechanical :3
Also my friend just picked up a Industrial Model M space saver
And this is what he had to say about it
I might be crazy but I don't like the way buckling springs sound. they feel wonderful but that springy sound isn't fun
same with MX Blues, the switches just don't sound right to me.
is that keyboard made of steel
Anyone got any information on a M0118 keyboard?
Yay, I finally got a new BlackWidow in the mail! It feels godly after having to use crappy scissor switches and rubber dome keyboards for the past month and a half...
I'm out to go looking for mechanical keyboards. Hope I can find one. I really would love one of those slim model M's, they're beautiful and tiny.
I have now realized my hatred for cherry blues. It took while but I can't take it any more. In a college dorm room with your roommate they are not cool. How the hell am I supposed to sleep when someone is typing at 100wpm across the room on cherry blues, and bottoming out. I can't remember the last time I got to bed before 4 AM. I am looking forward to summer and being back home in a single room.
why is he bottoming out cherry blues?
because i couldnt find any fucking browns for a reasonable price
Nope, he's had it a while. But the thing is if its not the keyboard its his arcade sticks. I'm guessing that when you get used to bottoming out those you just don't let off on the blues. He kind of rapes at fighting games, but the amount of clicking is just as bad as the keyboard.
I don't have a Model M, but the mechanical keyboard I do have for the old desktop I'm using as a server is so much nicer to type on than my G15. And it's a 10-15 year old keyboard I found in the back of my garage in pretty good condition
I bet it's secretly a dome board
Good dome keyboards do exist. The main thing that makes them better is that the sliders they use a squares instead of circles, so the keys are more stable. The mats are just a different level of build quality, like old dell keyboards to new ones. Thicker plastics on the case made them more solid.
The old dome keyboard I'm using now is pretty good. Never used an actual mechanical, but it's at least got a bit of feel to it as compared to the newer ones I use around campus.
...Granted he snores loud enough that I can't sleep, but whatever
Reposting this here from an old thread. This is my review of my Das Model S Professional:
Also, browns are always a viable option for people who don't like the sound of blues, but that's a given.
I just ordered my first mechanical keyboard, a Filco Majestouch 2 Brown Switches swedish version. It should arrive sometime next week.
Does anyone know its durability? Say, if I spill a beer all over it, will it break?
How do I clean it? I tend to clean the caps on my keyboards every few months by pulling them off and cleaning them. Can I do this withouth breaking it?
Any tips on how to get used to mechanical keyboards?
I ordered my DAS Ultimate a while ago, I love it.
Found some NKRO over PS/2 (6-key roll over on USB) keyboards for $110 + $13-$16 shipping.
Deviations from standard layout: There are four additional keys where the caps-lock, number-lock, and scroll-lock are. The lights for indicating these modes are inside the keycaps for the respective keys - looks awesome.
Mode light inside keycap
The only caveat is that it looks like they don't play too nice with Macs.Chipp posted:
This looks like an excellent deal. It's cheaper than the NKRO Filco Majestouch that elitekeyboards hasn't had in stock for awhile, too.
Also, it appears there is an e-tailer in the UK that sells Filco keyboards. I've had the NKRO w/blue switches for awhile; it works great. I can't find a seller in the U.S. for the life of me.
Oh, wait; they replaced the context menu key with a function key that's used to access media keys on F1-F4.
What's a good mechanical around $100?
Never used em before, currently sitting on a sidewinder x4.
I love my BlackWidow. Only thing I miss from my G19 is the dedicated media buttons(scroll wheel for the audio, mostly).
Map the left windows key + Q for increase volume, left windows key + A for decrease volume.
Depress your left windows key with left thumb and it will all make sense. I actually use this so much, I use it on computers that I haven't installed the software on (and then complain about volume control being broken).