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Offline el_murdoque

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What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 04:51:00 »
What would be your favourite if you had to choose, with the following rules:

-Must be currently in production (and available for purchase right now)

-No mods (lubing switches adding/removing/swapping parts etc.)



For me, there's always the Unicomp boards, but they are too loud for my office environment and at home I prefer a few gaming features built in.
So unless I switch offices, this will be decided between the Steelseries Apex Pro and the Wooting Two.
I've not had a chance to test out the Wooting, but have one on order right now.


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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 08:08:40 »
Leopold and durgod, no gaming looking **** just classy keyboard

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 08:57:24 »
What would be your favourite if you had to choose, with the following rules:

-Must be currently in production (and available for purchase right now)

-No mods (lubing switches adding/removing/swapping parts etc.)



For me, there's always the Unicomp boards, but they are too loud for my office environment and at home I prefer a few gaming features built in.
So unless I switch offices, this will be decided between the Steelseries Apex Pro and the Wooting Two.
I've not had a chance to test out the Wooting, but have one on order right now.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 13:20:19 »
Is the original Corsair K70 still in production? That Mk.2 is hideous, of course. Otherwise the K65. Either one with Cherry blues, I guess. If there are any random boards that finally have box jades, then maybe one of whatever that is.

Wait, even though I don't have mine yet, would you count Ellipse's new production Model F boards?
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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 13:50:39 »
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Offline abrahamstechnology

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 14:43:01 »
Model M, obviously.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 15:17:25 »
Realforce boards are my favorite mass-produced (i.e. not handmade) models.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 15:40:49 »
Filco Majestouch 2 Full Size. Everything I need and nothing more.

P.S.
I am planning to buy Unicomp Ultra Classic.
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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 15:42:29 »
Filco Majestouch 2 Full Size. Everything I need and nothing more.

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Offline el_murdoque

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 04:15:00 »
Wait, even though I don't have mine yet, would you count Ellipse's new production Model F boards?

I don't think I can. AFAIK this is a production board, but it's not available for purchase right now, is it? 

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 07:51:43 »
TypeMatrix 2030



Not mek but I got one for 4 years and I was very happy with it. This is probably my fatest typing device.
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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 02:27:21 »
Honestly, I really like the Steelseries Apex Pro. It's pricey, but it does linear really really well.
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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 08:12:49 »
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Not mek but I got one for 4 years and I was very happy with it. This is probably my fatest typing device.

Why do you like it?

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 08:13:04 »
Honestly, I really like the Steelseries Apex Pro. It's pricey, but it does linear really really well.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 09:15:16 »
HHKB is it.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 21:31:32 »
HHKB is it.

Seconding this. The newest iteration with the Hybrid Type-S fixed the few issues I had with the prior model, and is my perfect out of the box keyboard.

Offline el_murdoque

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 13:12:28 »
I need to lay my hands on some Topre switches sooner or later.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 13:41:01 »
I need to lay my hands on some Topre switches sooner or later.

I would love to try them myself. I don't know about that whole HHKB layout though myself.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 17:36:39 »
I need to lay my hands on some Topre switches sooner or later.

I would love to try them myself. I don't know about that whole HHKB layout though myself.

HHKB Layout is ergonomically better than the normal 60% layout. Everything is designed to adhere to the keyboard standard while being easy to adjust to. Plus, it looks better than the normal 60%.

I have never tried stock Topre. With BKE domes, I think they are too tactile. Just my opinion.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 01:57:16 »
I need to lay my hands on some Topre switches sooner or later.

I would love to try them myself. I don't know about that whole HHKB layout though myself.
 
 
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I had a Type-S for nearly two years but the layout is just inferior to TKL for usability, though it is more portable. The FC660C is a good compromise, uses genuine Topre and has a unique layout where it's essentially 60% in size but keeps the full arrow cluster and Insert/Delete separately. If you don't mind portability then I'd say give the TKL or even fullsize a go.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 03:14:59 »
I love my Leopold. I have a 750 and I honestly think it may be the best mass-market keyboard.
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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 03:15:15 »
GMMK keyboards

You can buy them pre-built, and replace all the switches and stabilizers without desoldering

Available in tkl, 100%, 60%, ISO and ANSI.

Yes they're very good, someone even managed to load qmk firmware.

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Re: What's your favourite production Keyboard?
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 07:23:40 »
HHKB Layout is ergonomically better than the normal 60% layout. Everything is designed to adhere to the keyboard standard while being easy to adjust to. Plus, it looks better than the normal 60%.

I have never tried stock Topre. With BKE domes, I think they are too tactile. Just my opinion.

I have 0 interest in 60% boards as well. I already use way too many hotkeys, I don't want to need to grow a few extra fingers.

I need to lay my hands on some Topre switches sooner or later.

I would love to try them myself. I don't know about that whole HHKB layout though myself.
 
 
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I had a Type-S for nearly two years but the layout is just inferior to TKL for usability, though it is more portable. The FC660C is a good compromise, uses genuine Topre and has a unique layout where it's essentially 60% in size but keeps the full arrow cluster and Insert/Delete separately. If you don't mind portability then I'd say give the TKL or even fullsize a go.

That sounds like it may be one of the few useful 60% boards.

I do like portability, but I like desk space even more, when at work. There's never enough desk space for all of the laptops in various states of dissection sprawled out everywhere.

Still not sure I would want to own a topre board, I'm a clicky guy. Knowing how it feels to determine that though would be nice.