As I may have mentioned elsewhere what I really like is heavy tactile feedback, with really light weight… and IO haven’t found a mech setup yet that duplicates my Amiga A1000 keyboard (fastest ever). As for the sound - unless it sounds different when mistyped (!) I don’t worry about the amount - and the cat hasn’t complained yet (on MX blues)
I have never had a mechanical keyboard before and i didn’t want to spend $300 on one with tax such as the Cooler master CK350 which has red switches. So i opted for the cheaper combo pack Master Set MS121 to try and i really like it. They are the mem-chanical red cap clicky switches & RGB Lighting. I’m sure it’s also louder than some but i have no issue with it.
Hot swap Mechanical 65% keyboard from Cheychron is 79 Dollars, comes with Gateron brown/blue/red switches.
25 + 79 + 10(Spray lube) - 50(sell Gateron switches that came with keyboard) = 64 dollars.
Not bad for a top of the line keyboard.
Oh dear, those things suck ass… they really don’t compare to actual mech switches. Maybe a bit better than standard rubber dome keyboards…
It’s this one isn’t it? Yeah, gonna agree with Linus here it’s really bad.
Though, no judging. Glad you enjoy it.
I like heavy keys with heavy tactile feedback. I can tolerate clicky in order to have it. I owned 1 red switch keyboard in my life. I used it for 2 days and deposited into the garbage can as the switches were so insanely light I couldn’t type on it.
I’ve only used a couple Topre keyboards, and I couldn’t stand the things. FAR, FAR, FAR too light for my tastes. Ideally I want my keyboard to feel like a classic, mechanical typewriter. I like HEAVY switches. Currently I use all blues since everything else I’ve tried was too lightweight, although to be fair I’d like far heavier than this.
I would love to, but the problem is finding a keyboard that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg in the US. I won’t pay more than $80 for a 100% mechanical keyboard (I don’t care about the gaming features, or RGB, and Red Dragon makes really good ones for $40-$60 so not paying double that), or $40 for anything that’s 10-keyless (since it’s lacking a feature I use a lot, so I won’t pay ANYWHERE near as much for one). I have heard about the Ink Blacks before, and have found not a SINGLE keyboard available for purchase in the US that uses these switches for under $120.
I’ve never heard of the Zealios v2…I’ll have to look for them.
60%? Ewwwww, no way am I touching something like that. The 75%/80% is the smallest I’ll go. Anything smaller than that and it’s unusable to me. I use F-key far too much, keypad far too much to be wasting my money on those types of keyboards. That and having to purchase the switches I wanted would make it like $100+, not a chance I’m spending that kind of money on a keyboard that doesn’t have a full Fn row and keypad. The companies that make these seem to not realize there’s people that set at desks that can have a full keyboard, and thus WANT a full keyboard.
But there’s still a few dozen keys missing. I want a SINGLE KEY I press for each things. A single key for each letter. A single key, for each number. A single key, for each Fn key. A single key, for each keypad. I WANT a full keyboard. I’ve been using them for 30+ years, I’m quite good at using them without looking down, including the keypad. I don’t WANT something where I need to remember “meta+arc+1+4+q+r+z=Fn1 key”. Nope, too much work.
Thanks, I’ll just stick to blues until I can find someone who actually makes it with the switches I want to try. Re-switching a keyboard is more labor than I want. And reselling the old switches would take FOREVER since if you use ebay you’ll lose so much on the ebay fees + paypal fees, and I can’t use offerup since ti’s phone only for selling (I don’t install apps on my phone).
I’m completely the opposite. I like HUGE, HEAVY, MASSIVE keyboards. I want my keyboard to function as a deadly melee weapon, in case I am attacked by a home invader (and I want it to be stronger and more durable than my opponent’s head).