My new Keyboard - Page 2

My new Keyboard

Post just about everything that isn't directly related to Spring here!

Moderators: Moderators, Moderators

User avatar
Jazcash
Posts: 5302
Joined: 08 Dec 2007, 17:39

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Jazcash »

Is there anything Trade doesn't hate?
0 x

User avatar
Zydox
Lobby Developer
Posts: 453
Joined: 23 May 2006, 13:54

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Zydox »

Jazcash wrote:Is there anything Trade doesn't hate?
I'm starting to have doubts...
0 x

User avatar
TradeMark
Posts: 4867
Joined: 17 Feb 2006, 15:58

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by TradeMark »

my hating level was only at 5% here... cmon guys.
0 x

User avatar
Zydox
Lobby Developer
Posts: 453
Joined: 23 May 2006, 13:54

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Zydox »

TradeMark wrote:i mean seriously... i already type so fast that sometimes i get a lot of letters switching places for that reason
Hrm, I've always though that happened because ppl couldn't write as fast as they thought...
0 x

User avatar
Wombat
Posts: 3379
Joined: 15 Dec 2008, 15:53

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Wombat »

page 2 of this thread is uber win
0 x

User avatar
Forboding Angel
Evolution RTS Developer
Posts: 14616
Joined: 17 Nov 2005, 02:43

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Forboding Angel »

Dvorak has never shown proof of being any better than QWERTY. Only different.

The typist you cite, is one guy. Also, no relevance. Teach your mom to use both, then run a test. Now that is a true test that actually manages to matter.
0 x

User avatar
knorke
Posts: 7971
Joined: 22 Feb 2006, 01:02

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by knorke »

Teach your mom to use both, then run a test. Now that is a true test that actually manages to matter.
Somebody who has just learned typing will not notice any difference. People like the guy from KaiserJ's post will notice.

For me QWERTY (Z actually) is alright, I do not know anything else.
Though I often thought that it would be nice there was a return key (for line breaks) under the space bar. Or capslock could be a third return key?
omg genius.
0 x

User avatar
REVENGE
Posts: 2379
Joined: 24 Aug 2006, 06:13

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by REVENGE »

knorke wrote:
Though I often thought that it would be nice there was a return key (for line breaks) under the space bar. Or capslock could be a third return key?
omg genius.
Image
0 x

User avatar
knorke
Posts: 7971
Joined: 22 Feb 2006, 01:02

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by knorke »

oh?!?
but whats with the empty area in middle? "bang head here"?
0 x

User avatar
Forboding Angel
Evolution RTS Developer
Posts: 14616
Joined: 17 Nov 2005, 02:43

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Forboding Angel »

Finally got it today. It's really really really nice. The texture of the keys definitely takes getting used to, because it doesn't feel like smooth plastic. Instead it's very grippy.

The led is fucking excellent. My pictures suck, but first was taken in the dark with no flash, second one in the dark with flash.

On off button for led is in the top right of the KB, nice and convenient, and 10key pad is right that and strangely accessible.

Image

Image
IMAG0304.jpg
(617.5 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
IMAG0305.jpg
(575.48 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
I definitely give this kb a thumbs up.


Edit: The picture doesn't look like it, but the led light is constant all over the kb. No spots seem to be brighter than others.
Last edited by Forboding Angel on 30 Apr 2011, 04:54, edited 3 times in total.
0 x

User avatar
bobthedinosaur
Blood & Steel Developer
Posts: 2695
Joined: 25 Aug 2004, 13:31

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by bobthedinosaur »

try this instead
Image
0 x

User avatar
knorke
Posts: 7971
Joined: 22 Feb 2006, 01:02

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by knorke »

i remember those but never had myself.
dont see what use 8 arrow keys have.
maybe for games? but for descent i just used the numpad.
0 x

User avatar
Forboding Angel
Evolution RTS Developer
Posts: 14616
Joined: 17 Nov 2005, 02:43

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Forboding Angel »

knorke wrote: for descent i just used the numpad.
Same here. I used numpad for allegiance as well because the ships control is somewhat similar to descent.
0 x

User avatar
REVENGE
Posts: 2379
Joined: 24 Aug 2006, 06:13

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by REVENGE »

bobthedinosaur wrote:try this instead
Image
Image
My previous keyboard.

Image
My current keyboard.
0 x

User avatar
Forboding Angel
Evolution RTS Developer
Posts: 14616
Joined: 17 Nov 2005, 02:43

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Forboding Angel »

Btw kids, just a quibble. They are not "Mechanical Keyboards". The proper term is "Buckling Spring".
0 x

User avatar
REVENGE
Posts: 2379
Joined: 24 Aug 2006, 06:13

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by REVENGE »

Forboding Angel wrote:Btw kids, just a quibble. They are not "Mechanical Keyboards". The proper term is "Buckling Spring".
Eh? Only IBMs and some Asian clones use the "Buckling Spring" mechanism and incidentally they also have a membrane underneath like rubber domes. Mechanical keyboards have many different types of switching mechanisms.
0 x

User avatar
Forboding Angel
Evolution RTS Developer
Posts: 14616
Joined: 17 Nov 2005, 02:43

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Forboding Angel »

Yep you're right, there is a difference. Hrm, learn something new everyday.
0 x

Machete234
Posts: 642
Joined: 12 Feb 2010, 11:55

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Machete234 »

These mechanical keyboards are insanely expensive, I mean why order from china where people are exploited when it still costs 100$ ? :regret:

Even a cherry g80 something keyboard costs at least 50Ôé¼

Old keyboards with piss stains on it cost 100$ on ebay too :shock:
Last edited by Machete234 on 30 Apr 2011, 12:15, edited 1 time in total.
0 x

User avatar
REVENGE
Posts: 2379
Joined: 24 Aug 2006, 06:13

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by REVENGE »

Machete234 wrote:These mechanical keyboards are insanely expensive, I mean why order from china where people are exploited when it still costs 100$ ? :regret:
Razer BlackWidow regular is on sale for around $60 all the time, iOne Scorpius retails around $60. There are quite a few boards you can get in China that you can't get here.
0 x

Machete234
Posts: 642
Joined: 12 Feb 2010, 11:55

Re: My new Keyboard

Post by Machete234 »

60$ is pretty good but the shipping will cost a little + I will have to pay 19% taxes.
0 x

Post Reply

Return to “Off Topic Discussion”