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August 23, 2012 2:51:37 AM

Well I saw this keyboard:
http://store.daskeyboard.com/Das-Keyboard-Professional-...

OMG dat sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Dh4O-64TI

And I was like this keyboard is amazing!
The clicking and the sleekness of the keyboard was amazing. Then i looked at the price.

Can you guys recommend any keyboards that click like that my current keyboard is one of those free microsoft ones that come with a computer and it is loud as hell in a different way of course.

Can you guys send me some links of some similar keyboards.

I would like a keyboard that is cheap (under 80 $) but still has that effect backlight would be nice too. Thanks.

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August 23, 2012 12:28:12 PM

welcome to the world of mechanical keyboards. while the keyboards are far superior to your standard fare they do bring more money. the average prices range from $100-200.

remember though, if you take care of them they should last a very long time.

the das keyboards use cherry mx mechanical keyswitches i believe. i'm not sure which color switch though. the colors indicate what model of switch is used. you could try to match up the type of switch used to "no-name" or "off-brand" keyboards and get them cheaper however often alot of quality is sacrificed for the low prices so beware.

for about $100 you can get a unicomp keyboard. they are a remake of the original ibm model m keyboards of old. virtually indestructible by keyboard standards. the negative is that they are only 2 key roll over if my source is correct. this model keyboard uses buckling spring switches which are even louder than cherry mx. they are the absolute best feeling switch though and are only available on imb model m keyboards (original) or the unicomp keyboards (remakes).

in general consider them an investment that you can have for 5,10, or more years depending on how well built the model is and how well you take care of it.

i had an original model m from 1985 and another one from 1990 which although they had a hard life, still worked until a dousing in 50% alcohol killed them. i have two sets of keycaps for the model m which will fit the unicomp. this gives you the ability to have removable (and dishwasher friendly!) keycaps
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August 25, 2012 4:59:20 AM

Kyzatoz said:
Well I saw this keyboard:
http://store.daskeyboard.com/Das-Keyboard-Professional-...

OMG dat sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Dh4O-64TI

And I was like this keyboard is amazing!
The clicking and the sleekness of the keyboard was amazing. Then i looked at the price.

Can you guys recommend any keyboards that click like that my current keyboard is one of those free microsoft ones that come with a computer and it is loud as hell in a different way of course.

Can you guys send me some links of some similar keyboards.

I would like a keyboard that is cheap (under 80 $) but still has that effect backlight would be nice too. Thanks.


Hello there,

Just gonna warn you now, as soon as you get a mechanical keyboard, there's no going back to membrane. Yes, they are that much better and worth every dollar.

Here is what I use to on my current rig

Razer Black Widow
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Great value, 100% satisfied with my purchase.

Good Luck!!
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