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Mechanical Keyboards

Discussion in 'Tech Center' started by darcy67, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. darcy67

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    Sad to say that I've only just discovered the qualities of these.

    Does anyone have one, if so what do you have?
     
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    Sry m8. Mechkeyboards are not default included on laptops;). Know only one who has that.

    But what i'll have read the Color (blue, red, brown) version of the keyswitches are important.
    In the early Day, 's IBM deliverd those great keyboards default with the PC.

    Maybe you can write a review about the version you own ore has in your sight.
     
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    Ducky DK9087 Shine2. I'm very happy with it :)
     
  4. darcy67

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    I've just bought the Ducky Zero Shine TKL. Very nice board it is too!
     
  5. darcy67

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    Not sure about writing a review but I've just bought a keycap set for mine.

    [​IMG]

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    Doesn't arrive until July though. Which is crazy!
     
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    Rockin a Ducky Shine S3 with Cherry MX blue switches. Like Borgie said, the colour of the switches are important, as they tell you what characteristics the switch has.

    The four most common switches you'll see are as follows:
    Blue ones, which I have, have a clicky sound to them and are tactile.They are typically regarded good for people who type a lot. I use it for games as well and have no problems with them.
    Red ones are linear and have a fairly low actuation force. They're more silent than the blue ones and are typically considered good for gaming.
    Black ones are linear, like the red ones, but are stiffer, as they require a higher actuation force.
    Finally, brown ones are a bit of a middle ground between blue and red, as they are tactile, but not clicky. People who do both gaming and typing usually use these.

    The reason I went for blue ones, is because I love the clicky sound they make. Mind you, they are rather loud.

    There's also other Cherry MX switches, but they are not as common.

    Besides Cherry, nowadays there are also other manufacturers of switches. Logitech has keyboards with Romer-g switches. Razer has their own line and when you start looking at some more exotic keyboards, you'll find a whole lineup of other brands of switches, all with their own characteristics.
     
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    Bought a QPAD MK-85 about a year ago to replace my old SteelSeries 6Gv2 which I'd had for 4ish years.

    [​IMG]

    Main reason for upgrade was I wanted a backlit keyboard which the Steelseries was not and also changed from Blacks to Red.

    I'd never consider gaming without a mech keybaord, if anyone hasn't tried it then they should.... it just feels so right!!!
     
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    I got a logitech G710+ and it has brown switches (so no Romer-g switches in this one). I am very pleased with it. This was also one within my budget and one I could get fast.

    Before this keyboard I had a razer blackwidow (also mechanical) which I also liked, but sadly that one got destroyed by too many liquids......
     
  9. darcy67

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    this is what I have too
    I am very happy with it
     
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    I have a Logitech G19, Cherry MX Red.

    Its good, had it a few years now, it can be a pain in the ass for typing emails on but for gaming its the best keyboard I've had yet.
     
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    Do you mean them seriously clunky AS400 keyboards?
     
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    woops, digging up an old thread here - soz
     
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    Old thread but not bad to be digged up again.