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Has anyone tried the Vortex KBT Race keyboards?

I haven't tried the Race, but I own the Pure and it's an excellent keyboard.

post #1112 of 1607
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Originally Posted by L0SLobos View Post

Has anyone tried the Vortex KBT Race keyboards?

I as well have tried the KBT Pure and not the Race.  That being said, I liked what I saw on the Pure, and I don't think you could go wrong with the Race.  Although, that new Filco MiniLa coming out...

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Just picked up a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid today (blue switches). Never going back to rubber domes smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

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Who would??

 

Typing right now, nothing big, but going back to rubber dome HURTS!.

post #1115 of 1607

Keycaps from techkeys.us arrived. Got the Geekhack Febuary key, Vegas Dice set (both PBT doubleshots) and the Like a Sir key(PBT dyesub).

 

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Posted a review of the Cherry G84-4100 on Reddit.  Just got one on ebay for $16 new in box the other day.  LINKS http://redd.it/19your

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Interesting. I didn't know Cherry had short throw switches. Is the throw similar to laptop keyboards? I used to love short throw keys, but my RSI ended up winning over.

 

And yeah, I'm under KDE and I have tons of shortcut using the Win key. My most used one is Win+Down arrow, which brings down the launch/search box at the top of the screen. Best Linux tool I've had the chance to use in the past years. From it you can launch apps, execute command line, open documents... it has a database of the whole computer. It's a very powerful tool that makes the desktop a lot less dependent on the mouse.

 

Very handy to quickly open datasheets. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

Interesting. I didn't know Cherry had short throw switches. Is the throw similar to laptop keyboards? I used to love short throw keys, but my RSI ended up winning over.

 

And yeah, I'm under KDE and I have tons of shortcut using the Win key. My most used one is Win+Down arrow, which brings down the launch/search box at the top of the screen. Best Linux tool I've had the chance to use in the past years. From it you can launch apps, execute command line, open documents... it has a database of the whole computer. It's a very powerful tool that makes the desktop a lot less dependent on the mouse.

 

Very handy to quickly open datasheets. biggrin.gif

They were actually designed with laptops in mind, unfortunately, I don't think a terrible amount of laptops end up getting made with these switches, which is a real bummer, because they are great and not just for laptops.  As for the RSI, I wouldn't let that stop you.  It is weird, they don't really feel like MX switches when they hit the end of their travel and they don't feel like they are dampened with O-rings.  Anyway, point being is that bottoming out on these keys really doesn't hurt that much even after long typing sessions.

post #1119 of 1607

love my ducky shine with white pbt keycaps, blue switches. Awesome build quality

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Posted a review of the Cherry G84-4100 on Reddit.  Just got one on ebay for $16 new in box the other day.  LINKS http://redd.it/19your

 

Somewhat interested in this.  While my DasKeyboard with blue mx keys are responsive, I sometimes miss the Apple aluminum keyboard with the scissor switches for pure comfort.  I wonder if that keyboard will be a nice compromise.  However, being tenkeyless is a bit of a downer.  

post #1121 of 1607
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Somewhat interested in this.  While my DasKeyboard with blue mx keys are responsive, I sometimes miss the Apple aluminum keyboard with the scissor switches for pure comfort.  I wonder if that keyboard will be a nice compromise.  However, being tenkeyless is a bit of a downer.  

They do feel a little like scissor switches, but mostly just due to how short the throw is on them.  I'd have to bet you won't miss the tenkey nearly as much as you think you will.

post #1122 of 1607
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They do feel a little like scissor switches, but mostly just due to how short the throw is on them.  I'd have to bet you won't miss the tenkey nearly as much as you think you will.

 

It being so inexpensive, I may just buy one and try it.  It's not like I already have four other functional keyboards...  When I take work home, I end up using the tenkey a decent amount in Excel.  Though, I have been cutting back on that.  

post #1123 of 1607
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It being so inexpensive, I may just buy one and try it.  It's not like I already have four other functional keyboards...  When I take work home, I end up using the tenkey a decent amount in Excel.  Though, I have been cutting back on that.  

Yeah, at that price that is why I picked them up.  I mean, it was a weird switch I could do science on as well, so that added some value to the purchase.

post #1124 of 1607
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Just picked up a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid today (blue switches). Never going back to rubber domes smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

 

That looks nice and simple, shame theres no numpad or I'd consider picking one up.  Using a crappy logitech solar keyboard.

post #1125 of 1607
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That looks nice and simple, shame theres no numpad or I'd consider picking one up.  Using a crappy logitech solar keyboard.

Tenkeyless is great!

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