Mechanical switch keyboards: Worth it?


#801

Sorry, I can’t hear your posting over the loud, electric hum of the 4,096 1337-ass LEDs I’ve Gorilla-glued to every surface, computing or otherwise, within arm’s reach (even my no-no place!).


#802

You didn’t dry it for a couple of days? You got very lucky.


#803

er, okay?


#804

My Saitek Eclipse II finally died after years of use, what do I replace it with? I can’t decide, help me Qt3 you are my only hope!

Newest but not mechanical:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K48R5V4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=LAGD1MNF53O6&coliid=I30U5O41QCH98H

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Mechanical:
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#805

I Absolutely adore my Corsair K70 which the Strafe replaces. Though I haven’t tried anything else ever, so I can’t be too objective. And my cat managed to push the keyboard and break the wrist pad about a month after I got it.


#806

I have the Corsair k70 RGB Cherry MX. It took some getting used to because I type a lot, not just game. I went from a Logtech G19 that was just, sometimes it was just flaking out on me. I had another Corsair before that I wound up ditching because it just didn’t work for me… but again only for long periods of typing, think creative writing for an hour. Gaming was never a problem. My only real loss from the Logitech was the macro keys. I miss my macro keys although I haven’t had a game I would use them in for some time now.


#807

Das keyboard is pretty good actually. CM Quickfire is what I would propose though. They are pretty reliable and is one of the approved mech keyboard by the keyboard enthusiast community.


#808

Love my Corsair as well. Solid, works great, USB port on the keyboard’s a nice bonus.


#809

Lots of reviews read, decided to go with the AZIO, as it was in my price range and had pretty colors. :p

Brown switches are so different feeling compared to the membrane keyboards I have used for 10+ years. Me likey!

If the Corsair was $40 cheaper, I’d of for sure went with that.


#810

That’s plastic right? I think part of Corsairs cost is the metal in the keyboard. I’d love to hear how you like AZIO down the road though. I am always on the hunt for new quality or at least value per price brands.


#811

It’s actually brushed aluminum on the top surface, plastic bottom and a magnetic wrist wrest. Only used it for a few hours today, but it worked great for me in the 3 matches I played of Battleborn.


#812

That’s awesome. I’ll have to keep an eye on AZIO products.


#814

Pretty good deal on a keyboard with Cherry MX black switches, $25 after rebate and highly rated (on Amazon):


#815

My Filco Mastertouch-2 is finally acting up (keys don’t respond as nicely). I haven’t spilled anything on it, so I guess the switches finally wore out or something.

Sept 2011, so 5 year lifespan.


#816

I impulse ordered a hall effect keyboard off massdrop last week. Ships in Feb, I believe. It’s contact-less (uses magnets), waterproof, and supposedly will last forever (or whenever the magnets wear out). They are used in nuclear missile silos. Sounded too cool to pass up. We’ll see.


#817

I want my keyboards to last forever and withstand spills. I’d be curious to know how this works for you.


#818

Here’s the massdrop link if you’re curious. They’re hoping to do another drop 1st quarter of 2017. The keyboard was $100, which seemed reasonable.


#819

You can always replace the springs?


#820

Didn’t even cross my mind it could be repairable. I’ll check it out, thanks.


#821

Probably a good ideas to pull out the key caps and just air blow the keyboard. The switches are supposed to last long. I suspect some dust or bread crumbs in between the keycaps.