/tech/ - Technology

Technology & Computing

New Reply
Files Max 5 files32MB total
[New Reply]

(246.8KB, 635x665)
(40.6KB, 480x480)
>invest in an expensive mechanical keyboard because if I'm typing on it all day anyway then it might as well be the best I can get
>find a keyboard with "speed silver" switches because supposed to be quiet and I hate pressing the keys very deep down
>turns out the fucking brick is thicker than your mom and I have to bend my hands up in an awkward way
>keys activate at like 20% the way down, which means you have literally no physical feedback whatsoever for when it activates
>need to press the keys almost a whole centimeter before it's at the bottom
>loud as fuck "clack" sound if the key hits the bottom
>the fucking keys are laid in a niggerlicious concave curve where I need to lift my fingers higher to press the key above the current one
I've literally never touched a keyboard that felt worse to use, this thing cost like $200 or something. I could have gotten one for cheaper but this was the only one of it's type that didn't have disco lights all over it. Speaking of which, it's almost impossible to find a mechanical keyboard that doesn't bleed rainbow lights out of it's ass, some of them even advertise themselves as having "blinding lights".

Are mechanical keyboards the biggest meme in computers? I've used a flat chiclet keyboard (pic related) for years and never had any kind of issue with it when playing games or typing. The keys never fail to activate, the travel time to the bottom is very small and there's a slight bump inbetween so the feedback for pressing them is perfect, it's slim without any excess bulk, it's quiet, and doesn't require weird hand movements. The only downside is that the keys feel slightly wobbly.
Meant scissor switch.
(34.9KB, 291x389)
I am very comfy with my Brown-switch Das Keyboard,but I can confidently tell you that you don't actually need a mechanical keyboad.They do change the experience in a way that I appreciate but I guess you might have ended up not liking? 

>>1043 (OP) 
>find a keyboard with "speed silver" switches 
I feel like this was your mistake here.
All your complaints seem to be bad decisions by whoever designed that specific keyboard.And peripherals that advertise the apperance of speed,reaction time and such without giving proper numbers tends to be low in quality(see all the "gamer gear" around).
Leds are a cancer.
Replies: >>1063
Short key travel and quietness were the main factors that led me to silver switches, but turns out neither was true. The short travel is true for activation but it's useless when there's no feedback at all, I was expecting the key to activate when it's at the bottom and for the distance to bottom to be short.

Linear switches seem gay and that was probably part of the problem, I tried to use the keyboard for a while but found it extremely uncomfortable both for videogames and for typing. I use some random mechanical keyboard at a work computer, I don't like how deeply you have to press the keys to activate them, and the "bump" that gives physical feedback doesn't feel as solid as it should be especially when playing games. It's also more loud than I'd like.
(165.9KB, 1500x558)
I've been using pic related for years, it has never failed me and I have come across dozens of them in the wild so I will always have a backup.
>know nothing about a product
>lets see: I can either go to a shop and test it out 
>or do the rational thing which is blindly buying it from the internet because reddit told me its good
You brought this onto yourself OP. I have never touched a mechanical keyboard in my life but will definitely buy one in the future. I love my cheap ass chiclet laptop keyboard and I type faster than fags using mechanical keyboard but one thing I can tell you is that sometimes it's you who is the mistake, not the machine. Keep using it no matter how much discomfort it may bring at the moment and very likely you will learn to love your long and hard keyboard. I bought a used keyboard and it was hard as fuck to touchhmm and I felt like shit because of buyer's remorse you know. But guess what? After a few weeks of touching it over and over again all over the place I learned to love it and now i really like using this long and hard keyboard that I used to hate. Now I can type at the same speed on both keyboard because i am just that fucking badass you know. Many times I prefer using the external keyboard because it has more keys on it you know, more things to touch and play with. Playing rhythm games is better when you can actually tap the shit out of the keys unlike the chiclet one, chiclet is only good for typing and nothing else. I also learned that I made fewer mistakes using the external keyboard because the keys are bigger and it requires more space to actually make a key press compared to the chiclet one, you know longer and shit. Tell me fellow fags, is membrane keyboard that emulates the mechanical feel feel good to touch?
Replies: >>1089
Model M
(121.6KB, 500x400)
>Are mechanical keyboards the biggest meme in computers?
YES and no depending on your use case BUT MOSTLY YES
Thank you for giving me another excuse to shit on the state of the entire fucking keyboard industry OP.

Virtually every single mechanical keyboard on the market has fucking GOD AWFUL switches that are inferior to even the most garbage rubber dome $20 keyboards you'll come across. A $20 rubber dome keyboard will have more tactility and be virtually silent. Mechanical keyboards are inferior in every single way to a rubber dome keyboard for sound and tactility, the two most important factors for a keyboard while typing or even gaming.

The entire mechanical keyboard "community" and people who shill them is one of the most mesmerizing instances of modern mass hysteria that has gone unreported. There are some things about mechanical keyboards that are good, though. The fact they have shifted towards a standardized keycap stem is very useful if you want to replace your keycaps. Also having full key roll over is something you won't get with 99% of rubber dome boards. And there are many more form factors for mechanical keyboards, so you aren't stuck with giant ones like you generally are with rubber dome boards.

Low profile mechanical keyboards exist but their switch choices are
<loud as fuck switch for actual fucking retards
<linear switch that's loud as fuck with no tactility
<linear switch that's still loud as fuck compared to a rubber dome with no tactility
Literally every board uses these 3 same TERRIBLE switches. And this is the only way you'll get a low profile keyboard that has full key rollover, going with these nauseating switches.

Pic related is the best keyboard I've ever used for typing, and would be for gaming if it had 6 key rollover. Small form factor, silent, built in wrist rest, these are things that people ACTUALLY FUCKING NEED when it comes to keyboards. The only issue is that it has complete shit key rollover so I can't play fighting games with it. If the industry built small form factor rubber dome boards with high fucking actuation force for real tactility with 6 keyroll over then there would be zero need for mechanical keyboards. But finding a rubber dome with high key rollover is basically next to impossible in a TKL format.

the entire keyboard industry needs to be burned to the fucking ground
Replies: >>1096
(33.2KB, 600x438)
>Pic related is the best keyboard I've ever used for typing
I've dealt with dozens of those and absolutely fucking hate them, the gaps between the keys just build up dirt and jizz and every other mystery substance that hasn't even been named yet. I know we're talking about keyboards but I'm going to take this change to shit on nu-chinkpads, they're godawful, the trackpad is literally one giant button that never gets your clicks right and moves the mouse everywhere, the trackpoint and mouse buttons are located in really shitty spots that you have to position your wrist like a fucking contortionist to use them, and the keys pop off all the fucking time and are impossible to get back on. I'm sorry but I cannot see this post as anything but bait. Give me a keyboard on the X220 or T420 and nothing else.
(1.1MB, 790x790)
I could see the gaps building up gunk yes, but that's a minor issue to me. My older chinkpads keyboards either from age or from shit design while they don't have the gap, their actuation force is much lower and it's hard to tell when I've actuated a key press. This nu-chiclet board on the other hand is crisp as fuck and very satisfying to type on. Plus it's not that difficult to clean your keyboard every week to prevent gunk build up.

I've heard people shit on the nu-thinkpad boards a lot but I'm honestly enjoying it compared to my x200 board. Though I think a fresh t420 board would probably be the best typing experience. It's a shame it's so difficult to find desktop versions. And an even bigger shame that they key rollover on these things is so abysmal. I'm still considering going with EPOMAKER NIZ Plum to try and get the best of both worlds, but I'm not sure you can increase the actuation force on those enough with springs to even come close to a thinkpad feel. Plus I can't for the life of me understand why they make these things fucking white. And I'd need to velcro a wrist rest onto it. God I fucking hate keyboards.
>muh dirt
Look at this stupid retard and laugh.
>the gaps between the keys just build up dirt and jizz and every other mystery substance that hasn't even been named yet
That applies to all keyboards.
nigger my laptop keyboard has wider spaces between the keys compared to this piece of shit and there is nothing on my keyboard. You know why? Because I use it frequently so the dirt wont be building up. The dirtiest I think is the dandruff and hair stuck inside the keyboard when I unplug that shit and take a look up from its butt.
(85.9KB, 1800x1013)
(288KB, 1400x782)
>>1043 (OP) 
>this thing cost like $200 or something
Damn OP, you should have gone with UHK. It's 75 shekels more expensive, but it has a lot of neat shit.
>Speaking of which, it's almost impossible to find a mechanical keyboard that doesn't bleed rainbow lights
I bought a cheap (((logitech))) k840, it has a nice feel while typing and its quiet.
Replies: >>1190
>>1043 (OP) 
>>loud as fuck "clack" sound if the key hits the bottom
Why would you hate it? It's satisfying as fuck.
Replies: >>1194
(143.8KB, 800x800)
I've never got the whole point of ergonomic keyboards and mouses. I mean how are you supposed to use this thing?
>>1043 (OP) 
>it's almost impossible to find a mechanical keyboard that doesn't bleed rainbow lights out of it's ass, some of them even advertise themselves as having "blinding lights".
(((Gaymer products))) are cancer.

>Are mechanical keyboards the biggest meme in computers?
Most mechanical keyboards are just memes. Honestly, regular non-mechanical rubber dome keyboards are perfectly fine (if you avoid the cheapest Chink shit). As for gaming, the keyboard is way less important than having a good mouse. Personally, I got a Cherry MX-Board 3.0 mechanical keyboard that has Cherry MX Brown switches. 

< https://invidio.us/watch?v=o8XqbI4RTp4&t=6s
< https://invidio.us/watch?v=d9p65OA696U
< https://invidio.us/watch?v=ppvu53DXs30
(107KB, 1500x546)
Don't know if I've ever used a keyboard with less fuss or bullshit.
It just works.
Replies: >>1231
>muh clack sound
standard wiggoid autism. this is not the reason you want a """mechanical""" keyboard
Replies: >>1234
(57.3KB, 358x141)
Speaking of god-tier boards, the K400 is a must have for anyone looking to setup an HTPC. I don't think the battery I put in this thing has died since I bought it over a year ago.
Replies: >>1232
any lag?
Replies: >>1233
It uses a wifi dongle but I wouldn't use it for anything besides an HTPC.
I will just buy a regular keyboard.
Replies: >>1241
are cheap mechanical keyboards around $50 worth it?
Replies: >>1242 >>1245
no sorry not 50, 25 dollars or something
> are cheap mechanical keyboards around $50 worth it?
In most all cases no, you are better off buying a regular rubber dome keyboard.

25 replies | 12 files
Show Post Actions



- news - rules - faq - source code -