Welp cleaned up my MTek 104 and the keys appear to be working now. Defiantly feels different then the rubber domes of a G15 and the tactility/click is nice, but I'm not sure if I like it better yet. I read that you can mod white alps to be linear like the cherry black/red. Is linear any better?
I feel like buying another mech keyboard, but a very small one like that "David Tennant" user had. One for games (current K90) then the other for typing.
You could get a Noppoo Choc Mini, KBT Race/Pure or a KBC Poker. There are some others but those are the most popular from what I've seen.
Had to open up my ducky and (thought I had to) remove all the keys so I could fix the USB port, it kept losing contact. Two of the solder... joints? were bad, fixed that!
I'm looking for keyboards that meet the following criteria:
NKRO with PS/2 adapter.
No bloated gaming macro buttons. Enhanced texture for gaming keys is fine.
Either brown or red switches (undecided until I have tried each).
Can easily be acquired in the EU as a standard US layout.
Optional: Extended scancode keys such as calculator, sleep, and volume control buttons.
I really like some of the Ducky keyboards, but they don't seem to be widespread outside of Asia.
What kind of switches would I be looking at if I wanted a more silent mechanical board? I still use skype or teamspeak often.
Brown or Red... Read the OP
From what I've heard the Das Ultimate Silent (Silenced Brown switches) is the quietest keys.. not entirely sure though.
If you want a really silent mechanical you could grab one with Browns and then get the soft-landing pads or dampeners or whatever they're called for each key so you won't be able to bottom them out so easily.
Just get something with any switch that isn't blues and stick some O-Rings from EKB or WASD on the keys.
After a week of using blues I have come to the conclusion that's it's not for me. I tend to rest my fingers on the keys and the blues seem much easier to hit than reds by accident as the key kind of collapses on itself easily. I also still find the windows key kind of tough to press. Back to reds it is for me, maybe I can get my hands on a cheap brown keyboard and try that one out.
I definitely find my fingers accidentally holding down certain keys lol... send a steam message and at the start or end it just says aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Typing on my old rubber dome again (Mums making me sell my Black Widow, Blue switches dont get along with her whens she's trying to watch TV in the same room)
I'm from Australia, if anyone's interested I'll sell it for like, 30 bucks, unless my best friend wants it free. (waiting for him to reply)
BW standard, perfect condition like, 3 weeks old.
Was thinking of buying a WASD Keyboard, and got this:
and it turns out postage is £33, so that makes it £115, quite expensive, is it worth it?
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I'm really annoyed, I want brown switches, but if I bought a keyboard with brown switches from WASD, they're out of stock and they won't get the switches until around the 25th, which means I won't get the keyboard until much later.
Only alternatives are black, red, or blues, and I'm not sure which is the best for both typing and gaming (I do a lot of both.)
edit: ugh, double post, sorry.
Add another £20 for customs fees aswell Jellyman.
It'd be cheaper to get a Filco and some custom keycaps, better build quality and you can get tenkeyless which you should always do if you don't use the numpad.
Edit: where could I buy a filco, and custom keycaps? I'm really only looking at WASD because of the convenience with customization.
I also don't see how it'll be cheaper, UK Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless is £114 inc. VAT, custom keycaps for what I want it to look like (would pretty much be replacing all the keys) would make it come to a lot more, wouldn't it?
edit 2: Did the math, it'll be cheaper to get a WASD keyboard than a Filco with custom caps.
So from what I gather browns are just the middle ground between blues and reds? Or is there something I'm missing
Actually it seems it'll be cheaper to buy a Filco tenkeyless for £114, and then buy custom keycaps for it in the future.
because if my math is right, WASD would come to about £150.
It shouldn't be £150. according to my maths it comes to about £120.