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[New&Improved] Keyboards, where do you fit?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Binge, Oct 12, 2012.

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What is it you want to finger on your desk?

  1. Mechanical

    19 vote(s)
    70.4%
  2. Capacitive

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Hall Effect

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. Membrane

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  5. Scissor Switch

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. LED

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  7. Dye Sub Keycaps

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Double Shot Keycaps

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  9. PTB Keycaps

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  10. ABS Keycaps

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  11. Translucent Keycaps

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  12. Media Keys

    9 vote(s)
    33.3%
  13. Macro Keys

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  14. Engraved Keycaps

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  15. ISO layout

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. ANSI layout

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  17. DVORAK layout

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. 7-Bit layout

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. 96 Key layout

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  20. 60% layout

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Egronomic layout(s)

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  22. AZERTY layout

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. 10Key-less

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  24. PS/2 Compatible

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  25. NKRO

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  26. Gold Plated connectors

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  27. Detachable Cable

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  28. Quiet! SHHHHHH!!!!

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  29. Wireless

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
  30. Multi-platform (e.g. compatible with smart devices, consoles, and tablets)

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  31. Waterproof

    6 vote(s)
    22.2%
  32. Touch-input (touch button, touch pad etc)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. Volume Wheel

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  34. Audio I/O

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  35. Extra USB ports

    10 vote(s)
    37.0%
  36. Something else I forgot (explain in a post)

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
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  1. Binge

    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    The question of the hour posted above. This time select as many options as apply to you!
  2. AhokZYashA

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    backlight that doesn't bleed to the base of the keycaps,
    only litting the alphabets
  3. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Were is the selection for "normal keyboard" I have some $20 wireless Logitech from Target...
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    I believe they fall under membrane or scissor.
    cdawall says thanks.
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    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

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    Mech Led. Also forgot Audio I/O -_-
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    All I want is a back-lit IBM Model M with a windows key. (104 keys)
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    Please make each option a direct link to Wikipedia, most I am not sure what it stands for.

    Then, personally, I'd add LCD screen, once tasted you want it for your lifetime.
    Binge says thanks.
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    STCNE New Member

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    Mechanical, PBT keys, and quiet(to a reasonable degree). I don't use any of the extra features that some boards have and I'd rather just keep it simple, and once you've used PBT keys you really can't go back. One option I think you should add is 'stealth' keys. I've got one of those Ducky boards where the letters are engraved into the keys but not filled making the keys look all black in most lighting conditions. It helps make the desk look less cluttered having it this way and not being able to see the keys helps you type. At first I was nervous I wouldn't be able to use a board without keys but I adapted real fast. :p

    Unfortunately my board has Cherry Blues so it doesn't really fit the quiet criteria. The quiet switches tend to be the ones with low activation force or ones without any feedback. I tried using a board with reds once. It was quiet, but I'm way too heavy handed for those switches. I ended up pushing keys when I was just trying to rest my hand over them.
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    sounds like black switches would be great for you, silent but harder to hit
  10. AlienIsGOD

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    i voted something else for the fact that since my G15, i cant be without the LCD screen :p I do prefer the G510 screen tho, the G15 gaudy orange was getting to me after 4 years.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Phusius New Member

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    what is the benefit of a screen on your keyboard? if you have everything set right, temps should be fine and u shouldnt have to worry about them after initial OC testing. so what do you use it for?
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    email, clock, RSS feeds, games that support the LCD like WoW that display character info, Ventrilo to see whos talking, Core Temp LCD addon. is that enough?
    Crunching for Team TPU
  14. Binge

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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=wikipedia :rockout:
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    I put volume wheel even though mine are buttons. It is the only feature on there that I currently have on my $10 hp keyboard. I wont upgrade unless I could try a better keyboard.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Quiet specially.
    Membrane
    With media and macro Keys
    Wireless (though forgotten to select it in poll)

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