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Mechanical Keyboard - Deal found THANKS!

tennis4789 890 383 January 19, 2016 at 03:05 PM
I see lots of deals for mechanical keyboards.

I do quite a bit of typing but no gaming. Since I live with other people I think I want something fairly quiet.

I hear that Mechanical keyboards are like one of the best investments if you type quite a bit. But, I've also see people say they disliked them.

I went to try one out at Best Buy and didn't want them to have to unbox it since I was for sure not gonna buy cause of sales tax.

I've been looking fairly often on Craigslist but never see much better prices than on Slickdeals.

I don't want to drop $100 and then not be happy with my purchase.

Advice appreciated.

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I don't think you can get quiet with a mechanical keyboard unless you type slow and gently or there is a brand of mechanical I'm not aware of. I can't speak for other mechanical keyboards but I picked up a Razer Blackwidow Chroma last Christmas and have been plenty satisfied.
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depends, there are mechanical keyboards such as the silent strafe keyboard which can provide silent keyboard presses but still retain the feeling of mechanaical switches. Although, I heard that these keyboards are from certain brands which dont use CHERRYMX switches but rather their own type of switches which can't too bad either. It's up to you but I would personally get a mechanival keyboard, when you get it it may not feel as much of a difference but it is.
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You can type quiet on a mechanical keyboard. But you will have to teach your brain/fingers not to bottom out the keys. That is where a lot of the noise comes from. Head to a Frys or Microcenter (if possible) to try one out.
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Quote from Darundo View Post :
I don't think you can get quiet with a mechanical keyboard unless you type slow and gently or there is a brand of mechanical I'm not aware of. I can't speak for other mechanical keyboards but I picked up a Razer Blackwidow Chroma last Christmas and have been plenty satisfied.
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depends, there are mechanical keyboards such as the silent strafe keyboard which can provide silent keyboard presses but still retain the feeling of mechanaical switches. Although, I heard that these keyboards are from certain brands which dont use CHERRYMX switches but rather their own type of switches which can't too bad either. It's up to you but I would personally get a mechanival keyboard, when you get it it may not feel as much of a difference but it is.
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You can type quiet on a mechanical keyboard. But you will have to teach your brain/fingers not to bottom out the keys. That is where a lot of the noise comes from. Head to a Frys or Microcenter (if possible) to try one out.
I bought a sculpt for about $48 at staples after $15 in rewards point. Nice keyboard liking it so far. Really like the mouse.

& I bought a G710 from Jet.com for about $68 using first time buyer coupon code. Has the blue switches. Excited to give it a try.

Thanks everyone for the input.
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from this thread:
http://slickdeals.net/f/8449469-microsoft-sculpt-ergonomic-desktop-for-63-94-tax-with-staples-pm-15-98-staples-rewards-credit

I bought sculpt yesterday. Typing on it right now. I like it! Especially the mouse.

Staples manager couldn't believe how good of a deal it was. Took them a bit to approve the 110% price match.

The dongle sticks out just about 3/8 of inch past all my other dongles. If one is going to break most likely sculpt one. Also moving from the keyboard to the mouse is a little further to travel than a traditional. So if it's mostly surfing and not too much typing traditional KB might be little more efficient.

It does feel really good changing up wrist position. Ergonomics seems really good. Go Microsoft.

Thanks OP for posting the deal.

Excited to test out my G710 mechanical when it shows up.
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