1. Post #961
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    October 2007
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    My Das Ultimate Silent should be getting here tomorrow Can't fucking wait, just hope someone is in when they deliver it
    It's here! I fucking love it, I keep laughing like a giddy schoolgirl



    Also, n key rollover bitches! bgftnmhjyi9 sevr

    Edited:

    I got the silent (brown) version and it's still pretty loud. It's manageable but I dread to think what the blue version would have been like
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  2. Post #962
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    Dennab
    July 2011
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    Blue is way louder trust me lol.. Browns sorta annoy people in the room. Blues annoy people in the room 3 walls over.
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  3. Post #963

    April 2011
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    It's here! I fucking love it, I keep laughing like a giddy schoolgirl



    Also, n key rollover bitches! bgftnmhjyi9 sevr

    Edited:

    I got the silent (brown) version and it's still pretty loud. It's manageable but I dread to think what the blue version would have been like
    Louder. Much louder.
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  4. Post #964
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    December 2008
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    So I'm planning on getting a blackwidow with the blue MX Cherry switches since I can't find the stealth one, but from seeing the above posts are they really THAT loud? Like do they break the sound barrier or something? Because I don't want it to be so loud that I don't annoy everyone in the house, or am I just better off with a non mechanical one in that case?
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  5. Post #965
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    November 2010
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    So I'm planning on getting a blackwidow with the blue MX Cherry switches since I can't find the stealth one, but from seeing the above posts are they really THAT loud? Like do they break the sound barrier or something? Because I don't want it to be so loud that I don't annoy everyone in the house, or am I just better off with a non mechanical one in that case?
    Reds are the only ones I've heard in person and they're pretty quiet in an imaginary comparison I made in my head to what the description of blues is like. I'm not crazy.
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  6. Post #966
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    Dennab
    July 2011
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    So I'm planning on getting a blackwidow with the blue MX Cherry switches since I can't find the stealth one, but from seeing the above posts are they really THAT loud? Like do they break the sound barrier or something? Because I don't want it to be so loud that I don't annoy everyone in the house, or am I just better off with a non mechanical one in that case?
    Blue is way louder trust me lol.. Browns sorta annoy people in the room. Blues annoy people in the room 3 walls over.
    I was literally not exaggerating.

    My computers at one of my house, the bedrooms at the other. it was loud enough that you can hear every key stroke (I personally can sleep through it, but its just something I have a knack for apparently, it was driving mum nuts).

    Definitely hold out and get Brown switches (which are still loud compared to a rubber dome, but yeah, not nearly as bad as blues)
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  7. Post #967
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    April 2011
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    So Filco still has the ping (noise) problem, and the whole rocking on the desk problem

    Does Das have any glaring issues? I am tired of having to improvise all this crap for my dumb Filco Majestouch II
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  8. Post #968

    April 2011
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    So Filco still has the ping (noise) problem, and the whole rocking on the desk problem

    Does Das have any glaring issues? I am tired of having to improvise all this crap for my dumb Filco Majestouch II
    You realise that all plate mounted boards ping, right? I have seen dome ones that do.
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  9. Post #969
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
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    April 2011
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    You realise that all plate mounted boards ping, right? I have seen dome ones that do.
    Well the m key and some keys around it make a louder, not nice sounding, noise, and it gives off vibrations
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  10. Post #970
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    March 2012
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    Well the m key and some keys around it make a louder, not nice sounding, noise, and it gives off vibrations
    Can't confirm this, sir.
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  11. Post #971
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    December 2009
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    Can anyone recommend a number of decent keyboards for around 100-120? I don't really need a backlit keyboard but it would of course be a bonus, and I really don't care if the keys are loud. I've looked at Steelseries keyboards, they seem to be pretty good, but I'm not sure if those are worth the price.
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  12. Post #972
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    Can anyone recommend a number of decent keyboards for around 100-120? I don't really need a backlit keyboard but it would of course be a bonus, and I really don't care if the keys are loud. I've looked at Steelseries keyboards, they seem to be pretty good, but I'm not sure if those are worth the price.
    Filco, Daskeyboard.
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  13. Post #973
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    December 2009
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    Filco, Daskeyboard.
    I don't think that there are any Swedish variants of those keyboards, are there any good mechanical keyboards from international manufacturers?
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  14. Post #974
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    March 2009
    362 Posts
    I don't think that there are any Swedish variants of those keyboards, are there any good mechanical keyboards from international manufacturers?
    I have a swedish Filco myself, so they definitely come in that flavor. As for the Das, you can always get the european version without prints.
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  15. Post #975
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    -snip-
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  16. Post #976
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    August 2008
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    Damn! My next keyboard will never have blue switches again.
    While they're awesome I've died countless of times due to the switches being pressed down because I didn't raise my fingers high enough.
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  17. Post #977
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    Dennab
    July 2011
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    you get used to it
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  18. Post #978
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    August 2008
    4,151 Posts
    you get used to it
    I've owned this keyboard for almost a year now.
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  19. Post #979

    April 2011
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    I've owned this keyboard for almost a year now.
    Then you are incompetent.
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  20. Post #980
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    August 2009
    388 Posts
    Looking for something relatively inexpensive for typing, sometimes I have to type out essays and my flatkey Razer Lycosa is just uncomfortable, I type quicker while writing essays and often find myself reaching for keys more because they're not as high as I would find comfortable, also I don't even realise if I've pushed a key or not occasionally. Preferably quieter but satisfying to type on.

    Thanks guys, sorry if these requirements are too demanding, it was a long shot anyway.
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  21. Post #981
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    March 2012
    112 Posts
    Not too demanding at all. If a low actuation and quiet keys is something you want, I'd go for browns or reds. It would help if you provided a budget so we don't give you links to keyboards out of your budget. For now look at these

    http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional-silent/ this is a bit of a pricey option, but it's a dream to type on.
    http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=990 another pricey one, but a good quality board
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...d-backlight-on - cheaper, with a partial backlight (for gaming of course)

    just look for things from Das, Filco, Corsair, Cooler Master, WASD. Anything with browns or reds.
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  22. Post #982
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    December 2010
    90 Posts
    Hello,

    As I cant tell is the apple wireless keyboard (White with white keys and not metal) a mechanical keyboard? Its loud and the keys are stiff but idk if it is.

    Thanks for any input.
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  23. Post #983
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    January 2010
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    Hello,

    As I cant tell is the apple wireless keyboard (White with white keys and not metal) a mechanical keyboard? Its loud and the keys are stiff but idk if it is.

    Thanks for any input.
    Apple has not made a Mechanical Keyboard sense the 1990's.
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  24. Post #984
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    October 2008
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    They are chiclet keyboards, which are the total opposites of mechanical keyboards.
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  25. Post #985
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    December 2010
    90 Posts
    They are chiclet keyboards, which are the total opposites of mechanical keyboards.

    Are you sure? According to Wikipedia those types have not been used for years?
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  26. Post #986
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    October 2008
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    I am pretty sure.
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  27. Post #987
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    January 2010
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    Are you sure? According to Wikipedia those types have not been used for years?
    They are in fact chiclet key switches.
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  28. Post #988
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    August 2009
    361 Posts
    Just found one of these



    IBM PC keyboard, with a capacitive buckling spring switch type, as opposed to the membrane buckling springs on the Model M. This keyboard is a dream to type on, but it suffers from an awful layout, on top of being incompatible with modern computers. So I'm wondering, what modern switch type is comparable to this?
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  29. Post #989
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    April 2011
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    that layout is atrocious
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  30. Post #990
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    October 2008
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    Topre switches.
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  31. Post #991
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    August 2009
    361 Posts
    Topre switches.
    Do you, or anyone else know from experience if they actually feel the same as the Model F? I googled the switch type, and a lot of people called it a middle ground between mechanical and membrane keyboards. Are there any other similar switches that won't cost >$200?
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  32. Post #992
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    January 2010
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    Do you, or anyone else know from experience if they actually feel the same as the Model F? I googled the switch type, and a lot of people called it a middle ground between mechanical and membrane keyboards. Are there any other similar switches that won't cost >$200?
    Model F switches feel nothing like topre, to tell you the truth they feel like buckling springs but with a lighter Actuation Force.
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  33. Post #993
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    May 2006
    467 Posts
    Look what i got for my 18th birthday!



    It's the rubber dome variant, though. But it still feels pretty slick! I can't imagine how the buckling spring keyboard feels like!
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  34. Post #994
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    January 2006
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    Got my K90. I love it. Still have to get used to typing on it though. Misspelt a lot of things now ha.
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  35. Post #995
    Keep us posted on what you like/don't like about it. Still considering one.
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  36. Post #996
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    January 2006
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    I like the look of it, the lights are very very nice. The wrist rest is comfortable. Total of 54 macro keys you can program to do whatever you like so that is mad handy. The volume control knob is pretty sweet. Typing feels amazing but I make a lot more mistakes than I used to because the keyboard, while overall is bigger, the actual typing area is a lot smaller than my previous keyboard so I'm still getting used to it.
    I would recommend the keyboard though.

    Also, never really have to clean it the hard way, because the keys don't go into one of those deep groves like most keyboards do, they just sit on the aluminium so you can easily just blow dirt out or just turn the keyboard upside down and give it as shake. Also the keys are sweet, they won't wear off because they are laser etched. Sweet keyboard.
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  37. Post #997
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    June 2010
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    I like the look of it, the lights are very very nice. The wrist rest is comfortable. Total of 54 macro keys you can program to do whatever you like so that is mad handy. The volume control knob is pretty sweet. Typing feels amazing but I make a lot more mistakes than I used to because the keyboard, while overall is bigger, the actual typing area is a lot smaller than my previous keyboard so I'm still getting used to it.
    I would recommend the keyboard though.

    Also, never really have to clean it the hard way, because the keys don't go into one of those deep groves like most keyboards do, they just sit on the aluminium so you can easily just blow dirt out or just turn the keyboard upside down and give it as shake. Also the keys are sweet, they won't wear off because they are laser etched. Sweet keyboard.
    Oh wow, that is the perfect mech substitute for my G110
    Shame you can't change the backlight colour tho :c
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  38. Post #998
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    January 2006
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    Yeah I guess, but I always preferred the blue lights over the red ones, just nicer and easier on the eyes I think. But yeah I recommend the keyboard anyway.
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  39. Post #999
    You mention the keyboard is smaller than your prevous, what is your previous? I'm on a G510 and I find that it's getting stiffer somehow over time. I notice when I play games I hit the keys so hard my desk shakes which shakes my microphone and I have to edit out all those little bumps more often.

    I'm considering just getting the K90 and telling logitech to fuck their lazy asses for not coming out with something.

    Edited:

    Eh fuck it
    I bought it.
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  40. Post #1000
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    June 2010
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    Yeah I guess, but I always preferred the blue lights over the red ones, just nicer and easier on the eyes I think. But yeah I recommend the keyboard anyway.
    How loud is it compared to the average rubberdome keyboard?
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