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Offline bearwithtea

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6050 on: Tue, 23 August 2022, 14:49:37 »
The budget scene right now strikes me as much more interesting than any higher level manufacturer's offerings.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6051 on: Wed, 24 August 2022, 01:16:34 »
The budget scene right now strikes me as much more interesting than any higher level manufacturer's offerings.

Populated ≠ interesting

hotswap only, without visual flair, daughterboardless, foam everywhere, gasket mount only keyboards - there, summed up the entire budget scene for you
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6052 on: Wed, 24 August 2022, 01:58:51 »
The budget scene right now strikes me as much more interesting than any higher level manufacturer's offerings.

Populated ≠ interesting

hotswap only, without visual flair, daughterboardless, foam everywhere, gasket mount only keyboards - there, summed up the entire budget scene for you
thats's why i bought redragon k552 to mod it, change switches and keycaps
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6053 on: Thu, 25 August 2022, 02:31:56 »
The budget scene right now strikes me as much more interesting than any higher level manufacturer's offerings.

Populated ≠ interesting

hotswap only, without visual flair, daughterboardless, foam everywhere, gasket mount only keyboards - there, summed up the entire budget scene for you

Oh you forgot how they shame anyone who has something nice even if it was cheap and the reddit itself is run by a huge man-baby.
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6054 on: Thu, 25 August 2022, 02:58:26 »
Unpopular Opinion:

Flipped spacebars dont feel better and they look stupid.
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6055 on: Thu, 25 August 2022, 03:10:35 »
Unpopular Opinion:

Flipped spacebars dont feel better and they look stupid.

You failed to have an unpopular opinion

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6056 on: Thu, 25 August 2022, 06:23:34 »
Unpopular Opinion:

Flipped spacebars dont feel better and they look stupid.

You failed to have an unpopular opinion

Look at any keeb group and its a pretty unpopular opinion.
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6057 on: Thu, 25 August 2022, 10:50:34 »
Unpopular Opinion:

Flipped spacebars dont feel better and they look stupid.

You failed to have an unpopular opinion

Look at any keeb group and its a pretty unpopular opinion.


Flipped spacebars are better if your wrist are low, if your wrists are high, then you go unflipped.

The surface merely matches the attack angle of the thumb, it's not a mystery.

Irrelevant though, because Split + Tented is superior in every way.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6058 on: Thu, 25 August 2022, 18:43:17 »

Flipped spacebars are better if your wrist are low, if your wrists are high, then you go unflipped.


If your wrists are "low" your setup is an ergonomics fail.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6059 on: Thu, 25 August 2022, 21:21:14 »
Flipped spacebars are better if your wrist are low, if your wrists are high, then you go unflipped.
If your wrists are "low" your setup is an ergonomics fail.

not always, it depends on seating height.  there's NO optimal, it's a fluid zone.  I've tried everything from bed mounted computer table to standing desk.    You need a bit of everything for different situations.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6060 on: Thu, 25 August 2022, 22:33:09 »

Keyboard is supposed to be at basically elbow-level or a little lower if your arms are relaxed at your side.  If your wrists are "low" your keyboard is too high.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6061 on: Thu, 15 September 2022, 13:31:06 »
Instead of using 7 1.25u keys and a 6.25u spacebar, we should just use 12 1.25u keys. It would be funny :p

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6062 on: Thu, 15 September 2022, 16:31:01 »

  I've never understood why the spacebar remained so huge, while other keycaps are still marooned out on the corners of the keyboard.  (backspace/delete in particular)  My thumbs rest in the same spots and could easily tap 1.25-2.00 u keycaps instead of a 6.25u river barge.  Would be cool to optimize the "spacebar" size/position and have delete/backspace relocated in some of that space around the middle of that bottom row.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6063 on: Fri, 16 September 2022, 07:54:02 »
I unironically dislike Cherry MX Browns, and GMK is overpriced. Yes I have tried both of those things myself.  :p

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6064 on: Sat, 17 September 2022, 11:00:53 »
I unironically dislike Cherry MX Browns
How unpopular
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6065 on: Sun, 18 September 2022, 03:33:10 »
I unironically dislike Cherry MX Browns, and GMK is overpriced. Yes I have tried both of those things myself.  :p
not rally a unpopular opinion
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6066 on: Sun, 18 September 2022, 04:25:08 »
I unironically dislike Cherry MX Browns, and GMK is overpriced. Yes I have tried both of those things myself.  :p

Gotta be two of the most popular opinions on this entire site.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6067 on: Mon, 19 September 2022, 04:44:30 »
Most of the knobs on the keyboard are not practical, except for which is near the spacebar, like a rollerbar.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6068 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 01:05:10 »

  I've never understood why the spacebar remained so huge, while other keycaps are still marooned out on the corners of the keyboard.  (backspace/delete in particular)  My thumbs rest in the same spots and could easily tap 1.25-2.00 u keycaps instead of a 6.25u river barge.  Would be cool to optimize the "spacebar" size/position and have delete/backspace relocated in some of that space around the middle of that bottom row.
If you thought that 6.25U was too much for a space bar, check out this 10U badboy on a Wyse 160 Keyboard (genuine cherry :) ):


Why yes, it rattles like hell :)
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6069 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 01:19:50 »
Most of the knobs on the keyboard are not practical, except for which is near the spacebar, like a rollerbar.
I have found that having one in the top left corner works really well:

I actually have layers set up to make it do different jobs:
layer1: volume
layer2: fast scroll (5x scrollwheel clicks per click)
layer3: horizontal scroll
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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6070 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 01:45:29 »
Most of the knobs on the keyboard are not practical, except for which is near the spacebar, like a rollerbar.
I have found that having one in the top left corner works really well:
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I actually have layers set up to make it do different jobs:
layer1: volume
layer2: fast scroll (5x scrollwheel clicks per click)
layer3: horizontal scroll
:thumb: Multi-layer knob, that's pretty cool! The knob in the top left corner reminds me of Logitech Craft.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6071 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 21:47:36 »
Over the past couple of pages, this thread has turned into "what are incredibly common opinions on keyboards?"

What's going on here- is there some massive divergence of opinion between Reddit (or some other enthusiast site) and GH?

I would offer these opinions instead:

TLK is great, until you do any half serious Excel work, and then TKL just sucks ass. I can't even imagine using Excel with a board that was sub-TKL, without proper nav clusters.

Southpaw full sized boards- meh. The effort to relearn decades of muscle memory is a pain.

If you're going to be a keyboard enthusiast, then presumably typing is an important part of your life. Type properly- punctuate, capitalise, use paragraphs. And learn how to touch type.

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Re: Unpopular Keyboard Opinions
« Reply #6072 on: Fri, 23 September 2022, 08:14:59 »

until you do any half serious Excel work

without proper nav clusters.

The effort to relearn decades of muscle memory is a pain.

presumably typing is an important part of your life. Type properly- punctuate, capitalise, use paragraphs. And learn how to touch type.


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