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What kind of keyboard do you use?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Dec 9, 2013.

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What kind of keyboard do you use?

Poll closed Feb 4, 2014.
  1. Membrane

    3,897 vote(s)
    39.9%
  2. Mechanical

    4,581 vote(s)
    46.9%
  3. Laptop

    570 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. Don't know/Can't tell

    604 vote(s)
    6.2%
  5. Touchscreen

    108 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. micropage7

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    so for keyboard what else, since most keyboard has same features: multimedia key, function key, macro key, switch
     
  2. damric

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    Which type of keyboard handles spilled coke the best?
     
  3. Jetster

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    None of them. Keep your drinks away
     
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    Not that kind of coke.
     
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    I use the Steelseries Merc Stealth key board because it is badass and I like the way the side gaming setup feels.

    Has all the buttons were I need them for quick action.
     
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    For my home I use the Standard keyboard. At work I use the KB-88 Silicone Keyboard. For my Android gadgets I use the myType bluetooth silicone Keyboard.
    mini-Silicone-keyboard.jpg
     
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    i have CM Storm Quickfire TK Brown Switch and previously owned CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red Switch (too soft) and Rosewill RK-9000 blue switch (too big and bad usb port). planning to get Vortex Poker 2 blue switch and mod some LED on it. cant get enough of that clicky sound... i think mechanical gave a better typing experience with different type of switches instead of the membrane.

    110% agreed on this.
     
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    I think a standard keyboard cannot be classified as a gaming device. Something like this or this might be. But anyway - keyboards were invented for typing, not gaming! Only then they were adopted to do gaming, but most comfortable and immerse gaming is only achieved with a good gaming controller.
    PC platform is really bad at input devices for gaming... Playing games with your hands resting on the table sucks.
    I am hoping for Valve's steam controller to fix this situation.
     
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    These can handle spilled drinks :)
    You can then wash them with water (or perhaps even in a washing machine LOL)
     
  10. Freedom4556

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    I disagree completely, and I would reference Valve's own video on the Steam controller for why I think it would be sub-optimal (Civ V as a specific example: )

    for certain game types. Besides, get the control scheme correct, and you'll still have 10-foot display issues. I can't imagine trying to play Civ on a 42" (~52 dpi @ 1080p) TV from 6-12 feet away at like in most living rooms. I think the Wii's plethora of supported controller types is probably the best example of a console doing it right. Input methods are highly personal. Everyone has their preferences. Personally I'd go with something like this if I were to game from the couch, not that I think I would very often.

    As a former D&D player, I respectfully say, "huh?"
     
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    Of course I've seen valve's original video, I am quite a fanboy of the steam controller so far :D
    I am into the steam controller not for playing on a big TV (i don't have one and don't plan to buy it yet), but playing on PC in 1...2 meters away from the screen. Currently I play using x360 controller on my PC, which is very comfortable and immerse for me for games that have good support for it (i.e. GTA IV, Skyrim, Assassins Creed, ...). But Steam controller is aiming to support any game. The biggest advantage of a handheld controller is that my hands don't have a fixed position - I can move them around and sit in any pose I like, while having your hands on the table attached to the keyboard and mouse makes my hands and my back tired after a couple of hours.
     
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    I too used an Eclipse II for 5 years! Loved it! Although not labeled as a gaming keyboard, it does use a high grade membrane, and never had a problem gaming with it. :rockout:

    Just picked up a Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red to match my M65 mouse and C70 case and absolutely love it! Replaced my Saitek Eclipse II; it was just too darn hard to keep clean. I don't think I will have the same problem at all with my K70.

    The brushed aluminium finish with the blue LED backlighting looks absolutely stunning! The ability to customize which keys you would like lit up WITHOUT the need for software is absolutely amazing. Noise is what you would expect from a mechanical keyboard, but damn is it sweet to use. The textured volume drum-style control is a a plus and a snap to use. All said, I am quite impressed; I expected nothing less from Corsair!
     
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    just swapped from a recluse to a zalman 500 something.

    it is nice and not as noisey as some mech boards but dam the key stroke is light. i can hit 4 keys at once typing :(
     
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    I'm actually surprised with how cheap HDTVs have gotten lately, at least here in the States. $500 will get you a reasonable 2nd or 3rd tier 42" 1080p LCD. Plasmas in that class can be had at ~$400.

    I have a wired 360 controller as well, and use it on certain games (particularly console ports and emulators). I suppose, for me, whether I use a controller or keyboard for a certain game depends entirely on the type of game. For me, emulators and Halo-like FPS's get the controller, while Half-life type FPS's get the keyboard, and pretty much everything else gets keyboard.

    I guess what has me worried with the Steam controller is the same ergonomic issue I have with handhelds. Actually holding something away from you at shoulder or waist height gives me a case of gorilla arm after a few hours, whereas using a keyboard and mouse, with a proper OSHA-approved ergonomic setup [/sarcasm], is actually much less fatiguing, at least for me. The trick for me was raising the chair and monitors, so that I had a 90 angle of my elbows and eyes relative to the floor, and to sit up in my chair and quit slumping. I had to by a better office chair with lumbar support. But then again, I am a web developer, so I sit for a living. I've been interested in this whole "standing desk" concept I've read about recently. I'm far to young to already be having hints of back problems, and it's supposed to be much better than siting.
     
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    IBM model M keyboard from 1992. I have had it since I was a child.
     
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    You can get reproduction Model M's now. A company called Unicomp inherited the rights are are remaking them (edit: they now come in USB):
    http://pckeyboard.com/page/category/Classic
     
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    I actually ordered a set of replacement keys from unicomp. If I can find someone to do laser etching on the cheap I plan on converting it into the keyboard from portal.
     
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    Just got a Logitech K740 and I love the lights and it's so much easier to type on this!

    Looks pretty as well.


    2014-02-03 13.59.45.jpg 2014-02-03 13.59.29.jpg
     
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    ducky shine 3 blue LED blue cherry MX

    moved from a 2013 black widow ultimate. I love this keyboard and will probably never own another.
     

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