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Offline Firebolt1914

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 19:27:19 »
For me, the worst keyboard I've ever used were these Lenovo chiclet keyboards that if you didn't press the key directly on-center, it would stick to the side and have a very terrible feel. I prefer most other rubber domes to that one.

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 20:20:33 »
No-one listed the Apple butterfly keyboard yet?
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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 11:39:51 »
I've been (un)lucky enough to get to try out one of those expensive laser stand keyboards that just projects the keyboard layout onto the desk in front of you. Absolute garbage. It's literally just sitting there and smashing your fingers into the desk and often times the keystrokes don't register well/mis-register.

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 14:23:14 »
No-one listed the Apple butterfly keyboard yet?

Those are pretty nice tho... I reached my fastest typing speed on one of those

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 03:51:17 »
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It was also the most colourful, though.
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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 03:59:03 »
Worst keyboard I've had was a razer blackwidow I think it was. One of the earlier ones.
Thing broke 2 months in. I didn't even bother going back to the store to get a new one I just bought myself another model instead.

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 09:09:45 »
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It was also the most colourful, though.

Found one of those at a thrift shop the other day, can confirm.

was more than tempted to buy it for the nice red coiled cable though :)

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 09:54:16 »
Varmillo va68. The PCB that thing uses is garbage. Plus the space bar had the worst rattle I'd ever heard. Will never buy a Varmillo again.

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 09:39:03 »
Cherry Stream 3.0, for ~20Ä.
After just one week, the escape key broke out and escaped.

The Smart Keyboards on the iPad Pro are pretty bad and probably rank among the worst I've used, although I suppose for what they are they get the job done.
Both of the things that you've said are quite funny. The escape key broke out and escaped. In the past, usually the keys which are vulnerable to popping or oofing out are the keys that are never used, like that disgraceful numpad 0.
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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 15:44:06 »
No-one listed the Apple butterfly keyboard yet?

That's the one that made me realized how far we went on producing crap in name of design.
+1 on worst keyboard ever (whatever you try to do with it).

It made me discover this wonderful world of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts... so i think i won't be that mad at it.

In the month following the use, i was hunting for a IBM model M to plug in it... (it was my main keyboard for a while, back in the days),  too month later, i was getting back from storage my box of old Apple Extended Keyboard II and getting to know more about interface ps2/usb and adb/usb..

finally a blessing in disguise.

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Offline mattlach

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #60 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 15:59:16 »
I don't know.   The scissor switches that are in most Laptops these days and Apple's flat aluminum desktop keyboards are pretty awful.

The worst of these are probably the ones built in to late gen low-cost Dell laptops that I have worked on for family because they were "slow".  The apple ones aren't much better though.  I don't understand how anyone types on those.

At work they gave me some Logitech wireless rubber dome **** as well, and that is pretty bad.


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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 00:05:47 »
I grabbed a G80-3000 SAV for the caps, and, just for ****s and giggles, I tried it out with the caps for a week. Dear god, it was awful. I truly do not understand how Cherry thought that would be pleasant to use or even at all better than a rubber dome. They truly cause pain in my knuckles when I type due to the unnatural force needed to bottom it out. Cherry truly ****ed up when modern MY was invented.
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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 00:55:34 »
2017 MacBook pro keyboard.
2018 MacBook pro keyboard.
Apple magic keyboard.
The awful clear acrylic rubber domes Apple shipped with the G3-G4 era desktops.

Apple keyboards and mice are garbage.

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Re: What is the worst keyboard youve ever used
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 01:57:03 »
One of those roll-out silicon mat keyboards. It's like typing on the ass of a Real Doll with mumps. Disgusting.