Published on 18th December 2011 by
Originally Posted by The_BeastSince my first post I've been looking at keyboards all night long. I'm not done but this one looks like a winner.
As far as spending some coin on a keyboard, look at it as an investment. Membrane keyboards are rated for 1 million keystrokes and they last 2-5years. Mechanical switches are rated for 20-50 million keystrokes, so they should last 40-250 years based on membrane life times
Originally Posted by searAlso, how is the quality of the key caps themselves? It's an unfortunate reality that many mechanical keyboards get worn down, not as far as action goes but as far as key texture and even the lettering on them goes. You can buy replacement caps, but the higher initial quality, the better.
Originally Posted by GrimloonHmm, looks interesting. Very few frills and a lower noise switch sounds good to me, I may have grown up hearing a continual "taka taka taka taka taka" from the keyboard but I definitely don't miss the noise. The fact that it's a UK layout is a winner as I NEED the backslash key exactly where it should be on the left, thank you very much.
It sounds solidly built and as though it might last a while, I'm fed up of spending £30+ on something that feels great to start with and steadily goes gimpy on me over time. Oh well, wait for the over time pay in January.
Originally Posted by BedeThis. It is also a nice-looking keyboard, though that is largely subjective. £100 for a keyboard makes me sad though, tis more than I spent on my motherboard.
Originally Posted by FarfalhoNow you are hardwired to WASD but with the Isku it was tough to see if your fingers were in the right place....
I have to check if both reviews were done by the same person.
Have to check for myself this mechanical keyboards if they really are all that. Also, can anyone explain me the differences between Black, blue, red and so on?
Originally Posted by YorkieJust thrown in an order for a Ducky Shine, with brown switches, to replace my Sidewinder X8 as the backlight appears to have died after spilling some cider on it :P
Originally Posted by GeorgeStormMe?
I went for the Ducky 1087 with blue switches, I really like it, it's certainly not quiet (don't have any other mechanical keyboards to compare it to noise wise) I think I'm bottoming out all of the time while typing atm, which probably doesn't help with the noise levels.
So pleased I went tenkeyless though, extra desk space with very little downsides for me (made me realise how little I used the numpad!)
Originally Posted by YorkieWill do, same cost as the Razer Black Widow Ultimate Stealth I was going to get but supposedly in stock so we will see.
Originally Posted by zoeaSo what do you guys think of this MX Blue Cherry G80? It seems like a good price to me, no n-key rollover and no media keys, but good reviews. Better value perhaps?
I am tempted I admit!
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