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Offline adrock

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« on: Mon, 27 August 2012, 16:11:12 »
but i've been using keyboards for years.

currently looking to replace a corsair K60 due to the spongy top row. i wasn't too sure about all the mechanical shenanigans 'til it turned out the old SGI board i used for years was mechanical; it sadly got traded for a more compact rubber dome sgi board some years ago.

I like the cherry reds on  this corsair board but i miss double-taps frequently because i'm not letting the key back up far enough, so currently looking to try out mx browns instead as i'm led to believe they'll be closer to the old SGI board i used.

Also i've always wondered why keyboards don't have metal keys, and that now appears to be a possibility, so hurray!

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Re: New to geekhack
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 27 August 2012, 16:17:45 »
Welcome aboard. You will find many answers here to your questions.

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Re: New to geekhack
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 27 August 2012, 16:20:17 »
tp thread is tp thread
Sometimes it's like he accidentally makes a thread instead of a google search.

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Re: New to geekhack
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 28 August 2012, 16:25:06 »
Browns will have a small tactile bump. Should help.

You could also try blues as there is a little more of a "pop" feeling when you let up on a key press, but they are a bit noisy (not for everyone).

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Re: New to geekhack
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 28 August 2012, 22:42:56 »
Welcome to GeekHack.

Browns may give you enough feedback to know when the switch reset. Otherwise blues/clears will also do the same but with a larger bump.
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Re: New to geekhack
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 29 August 2012, 04:41:53 »
Could try ergo clears as well light with large tactile bump.

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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 29 August 2012, 05:06:12 »
Greetings and welcome!

I, too, discarded an old mechanical keyboard many years ago, but since have seen the light and now have four with another one on order.
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Re: New to geekhack
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 29 August 2012, 05:29:29 »
Welcome to geekhack!

I would recommend going with the browns as someone said before there is a little bit of a tacitle bump but not much. The browns are also quieter than the blues. If noise isn't a problem I would say try blues or browns. I never had a problem double tapping on blues or browns so I think you will be fine either way for that.

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 29 August 2012, 07:24:00 »
I've ordered a filco ninja with browns, and in a couple of weeks I'm going to check out a potential source for both beige and granite sgi boards with alps switches. They're pretty cheap (£15-20) so I may pick up a couple and try them. Also going to get a white set for the filco I think.

The filco arrives tomorrow :D

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Re: New to geekhack
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 29 August 2012, 16:13:12 »
Welcome to Geekhack!