Ahh, sorry to hear about the size problem. This thing really is big. GLWS though! Are you still looking for a keyboard then? People here certainly would have suggestion. =P
You're not kidding. I'm typing this message on a full size Apple Keyboard, which fits in my keyboard tray next to my Intuos3 with 3 inches to spare. The keyboard substitutes rubber domes with a proprietary toffee-based switch mechanism; the result is a smaller case with a narrower bezel, and a much 'stickier' tactile feel. The Das has honest-to-goodness mechanical switches, which explains the 0.5" bezel. I suppose I should have checked the product dimensions before buying.
I am still looking for a keyboard. Tenkeyless is a must, Brown or Blue switches would be preferable. The Leopold Tactile Touch looks like the best fit, and it's definitely within my budget. I've done a fair bit of research and read the GH Wikis (shout-outs to Ripster et al.). I come from an arts background but am new to mech keyboards, or the concept of keyboard as art. I'm madly in love with the menacing HAL 9000-like aesthetic of the Topre and HHKB boards; sadly they're both $150 outside the realm of possibility for the foreseeable. I'm hopeful a used one will reappear in the $200 range. I came close to getting a Topre 87 UB in an eBay auction but the price tag jumped from $172 to $270 during the final few minutes.
Welcome to Geekhack.
Nice avatar. Nice avatar. Waltzing with Bashir.
Thanks for the warm welcome. It's truly humbling to know that the man who is everywhere at once is also in my thread. :hail:
As for WwB, I saw it once in theatres and liked it, then watched it again for a film course at university and loved it. Powerful stuff.
Whats the closest intersection to where you are located in Toronto ??
Main St. and Danforth Ave. In TTC speak, Main St. station.
Would you possibly be interested in any of the items I have for trade?
Sorry, but the only things I'm after are a stellar tenkeyless board and some colourful keys to go with it. I'm willing to offer the Das, money, and/or naming rights on my first born for any of the following:
- Geek Hack doubleshot key set (the one with pictured in the Wiki)
- HHKB Pro 2 (any colour, as long as it has printed keys)
- Topre 86UB TKL
Anyways it seems like we're both searching for similar things. I Hope you find what you're looking for