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|10-18-2012 04:42 PM|
|10-18-2012 04:28 PM|
As for the keyboard, I bought this and the Cooler Master mechanical from Officemax. I actually like the Rosewill better but the smaller CM keyboard footprint (no number pad) is a better fit for my keyboard drawer.
I'm also a little gun shy about the Rosewill because of all the problems people have reported WRT the USB failing.
|10-18-2012 03:07 PM|
Also, did you not like the keyboard itself or specific switch that you ordered?
|10-18-2012 01:13 AM|
So has anyone had any experience trying to return this bundle? I did and they tried to tell me that I can't send the speaker back so they want to deduct $22 from my refund. Effectively forcing me to keep the speaker and pay for it.
That is a load of crap. Nowhere on the website did it say that the speaker is not returnable. I'm fuming mad. Any thoughts on this?
|09-22-2012 02:39 PM|
|09-22-2012 02:32 PM|
I got my keyboard yesterday as well, with browns, and so far I'm really digging it. It is definitely a lot louder than my previous keyboard, but it does feel really solid and well made. I feel like my typing speed has increased, but that may just be because the keyboard sounds like there's more going on now. Definitely satisfied with my purchase so far, though I do miss the semi ergonomic layout of my Logitech Wave keyboard. I'm still adjusting to the keyboard, but I think it's safe to say that I'm sold on mechanical keyboards now, and without having anything to compare against, I think that the MX Browns were the right option for me.
I also tested out the speakers that came with this, and they seem to be pretty good, though a bit on the chintzy side. There's no volume knob, or even an on/off button, which is kind of a pain if you're planning on running them off of batteries instead of usb. Still though, they sound great for free speakers, and definitely are better than any portables I've had before.
|09-21-2012 08:31 PM|
|MaStA||I got my MX Brown today and I like it. I was using a Corsair K60, but I kept having the known issues even after a few RMAs so Corsair is refunding my money on that. To me the Brown is no louder than the Red and I like the feel of the keys much better. I might do the o-ring mod as well to quiet them down a little bit.|
|09-21-2012 03:23 PM|
|inventurous||First keystrokes from my new keyboard! Went with the red...and it is making some serious noise compared to the Logitech it replaced. I'm either gonna love it or hate it. Can't pass up a good deal though...|
|09-21-2012 12:46 AM|
In my search I tried one of the Kinesis keyboards. I loved the layout but the keys just flat out sucked. I tried to different units and they both stunk to high hell. For a keyboard with such great ergonomic design it's a shame the skimped on the actual keys.
Until quite recently I used a Datahand which was expensive as all hell but was amazing. Too bad the keyboards were too expensive and too obscure looking to keep the company in business.
|09-20-2012 07:16 PM|
At home, I have a mechanical keyboard on my Mac, the Matias Tactile Pro 3. It's a good one, uses a different technology (and less praised) than the cherry switches - but it does let me type quickly and comfortably.
You might be happy with a cheap Keytronic - the Das keyboard is a rebadged keytronic according to some, see http://forums.majorgee
As another poster says, you may just need to float your hands and not wait until the key bottoms out. Sort of type in the air or whatever. I don't know, as I don't have a cherry keyboard. I do know, however, that cheesy keyboards hurt.
|09-20-2012 07:00 PM|
|psy2cr8zy||got my brown today and it its pretty good. The quality feels great and it doesn't take that much effort.as I thought it would. The speaker is darn good for being free. It gets loud and is pretty clear at low to mid sound level. The keyboard is really simplistic, works great and feels sturdy and that's the whole point of it.|
|09-20-2012 04:32 PM|
|morningstar101||just received the brown. the building quality is really top notch. the typing experience is pretty good. It still sounds too loud to me, maybe i need a red.|
|09-20-2012 02:05 PM|
Thanks. I'll do that.
I got the Cooler Master board from Office Max that was on the front page too. That one looks to be backordered but I'll see how that one compares.
|09-20-2012 01:29 PM|
Give yourself a week to try it out. I don't think it's the actuation force that is bothering you, it's the tactile response. After I got used to it, I really can't stand rubber dome keyboards anymore.
I have also had the SD problem where one's wife steals one's mechanical keyboard and keeps it for herself. That's why I now have two.
|09-20-2012 11:41 AM|
I'm a life long touch typist and have used lots of keyboards. I don't think I've ever used one that caused as much fatigue as this keyboard. I got the blue version because that's what is recommended for people who use the keyboard mostly for typing.
It seems to require a lot more force to activate the keys. After just a couple of minutes I started to notice fatigue in my forearms and in my hands. I can't recall any previous keyboard causing this much strain. And I'm no weakling, I'm very fit and weight train several times a week. The fatigue is not due to lack of strength or anything like that.
In the past I have had repetitive motion problems which fortunately went away but ever since I have been very careful to protect myself. I feel like regular, heavy use of this keyboard will cause problems.
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