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75% Mechanical keyboard
on: December 02, 2021, 00:05:51 AM
Hey all,
Anyone have any of these and across everything?
I want to look to get one but the keycaps, switches, the actual keyboards, wifi, no wifi, cable detach etc - There is a lot.


I think I am mostly across the different switches, Cherry switches etc, 3pin 5pin, the tactile and click differences but if anyone is across it who can help me pick one?

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Re: 75% Mechanical keyboard
Reply #1 on: December 02, 2021, 11:57:25 AM
I would say you really need to try them, they can be noisy and feel very different between the different key caps. I have a Corsair 'silent' mechanical keyboard with RBG and gubbins and its great, not too noisy, I think the only upgrade path would be to their new K100 I think it is with Axiom keys, but that's ridiculous money.

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Reply #2 on: December 02, 2021, 20:40:35 PM
I have two cheap Chinese ones and while they are a little noisy they are otherwise fine. They work perfectly well and overall I prefer them to membrane ones.

The noise can add an extra layer of assurance that they have operated too, so not entirely bad.

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Reply #3 on: December 07, 2021, 22:56:15 PM
I would say you really need to try them, they can be noisy and feel very different between the different key caps. I have a Corsair 'silent' mechanical keyboard with RBG and gubbins and its great, not too noisy, I think the only upgrade path would be to their new K100 I think it is with Axiom keys, but that's ridiculous money.

No where really does them in store.


https://www.pccasegear.com/products/54787/keychron-k4v2-wireless-rgb-hot-swap-mech-keyboard-gateron-brown?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-qGNBhD3ARIsAO_o7yl2dfmo3NYr1GrNU1obwBmcPLbs15ZDg2l3xX0s6ILo3KOh2gaeLIYaAumdEALw_wcB


Seems a good entry withe mac and pc, wired and wireless options. Some layout things people say but good overal. Hard to change the switches/caps as limited on offer so people say but seems OK.
I would prefer something to fit the white / black I am going for in my home office though.


https://www.pccasegear.com/products/51526/glorious-gmmk-rgb-tkl-mechanical-keyboard-white-ice
Seems less good but Glorious have a lot of switch options with these.


Then you can go into the full crazy town:
https://www.mwave.com.au/product/glorious-gmmk-pro-75-rgb-barebone-keyboard-white-ice-ac45536
This has no switches or caps at all, just the board but apparently very good.


Just so much to this area now. the different percentages etc. In any case it will be an adjustment but I like the idea of these and using one.


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Re: 75% Mechanical keyboard
Reply #4 on: December 09, 2021, 18:08:29 PM
I got mine through Amazon, which gives a decent return period in the UK. One branded E-Blue, the other Tecknet. Both were incredibly cheap, under £30 UK, and I didn't expect them to last long, but they have done well so far.

In reality they are not any different in feel from Cherry ones. I previously used a Razer Cherry keyboard and one with Razer's own design keys.

Re: 75% Mechanical keyboard
Reply #5 on: December 09, 2021, 23:54:05 PM
what's the other 25%?

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Reply #6 on: December 10, 2021, 03:27:13 AM
what's the other 25%?
Most do not have numbpad and other variations 60% range drop things like page up and down, del key etc.

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Re: 75% Mechanical keyboard
Reply #7 on: December 10, 2021, 10:38:27 AM
I can't be dealing with microsized keyboards, TKL and all that. Paying that much money for a keyboard I want all the keys, damn it :lol: Full size space bar, full size return/enter.

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Re: 75% Mechanical keyboard
Reply #8 on: December 11, 2021, 10:00:10 AM
I sold an IBM model M for £250 :) a solid clickity kbrd.

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Re: 75% Mechanical keyboard
Reply #9 on: December 11, 2021, 18:22:02 PM
I'd love a mechanical keyboard but I doubt my colleagues would love me.

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Reply #10 on: December 12, 2021, 19:08:58 PM
I sold an IBM model M for £250 :) a solid clickity kbrd.

I have one somewhere, there are companies that refurbish and repair them, and one version is still being made new.

Probably solid enough to KO a thief at a little over 6LB (nearly 3KG).

https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/NEW_M

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Reply #11 on: December 14, 2021, 01:12:00 AM
I can't be dealing with microsized keyboards, TKL and all that. Paying that much money for a keyboard I want all the keys, damn it :lol: Full size space bar, full size return/enter.
I thought that but when I reviewed what I use, even at work I do not actually need a load of them.

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Reply #12 on: December 14, 2021, 01:12:35 AM
I'd love a mechanical keyboard but I doubt my colleagues would love me.

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But with the switch options you can get the press, feel and there are sound variances and quieter ones etc.

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