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Old December 5, 2008, 04:35 PM
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OUUUUUUUU i want one
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Old December 5, 2008, 06:55 PM
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Das Keyboard: The mechanical keyboard that clicks

still unknown to me who would buy the blank key ones...but I guess people that want to put special/secondary language mappings on it?
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Well according to Das they are meant for people who are learning how to touch type without looking at the keys.

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Old December 5, 2008, 08:05 PM
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I wonder how much a keyboard made by Apple using their touch-screen technology/or similar would cost? It would look just like an iPhone or iPod touch but keyboard length. It would not have good tactile feedback but you could simply download keyboard templates, a mouse surface, game profiles, etc. It could even have a cray 'keyboard screensaver'
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Not surprisingly by the same manufacturer.
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Old December 6, 2008, 11:45 AM
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Already done:
Optimus Tactus keyboard

Not surprisingly by the same manufacturer.
the palette would be cool but as as keyboard that would be complete garbage.
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Old December 30, 2008, 01:28 AM
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OK i am going to Vent here. The biggest scam in pc prepreials has been the Keyboard. The best engineered Keyboard ever made was by IBM, known as the IMB M model Buckling spring keyboard, aka a paticular mechanical type switch. These boarrds were expensive to produce so instead System builders moved over to the silcon dome membrane so that they could produce the keyboards for next to nothing while cutting costs and increasing profits.

I am amazed to this day How gaming keyboards are being sold for over $100, when they are nothing but cheap quality shit. They have all the feature sets, but there keys are total utter cheap crap. 0 tactile response. Non of these companies have the balls to incorporate a modern day mechanical switch. It a should not be a problem since they already have no issues charging $100 for a piece of plastic and some pcb.



Even Microsoft's Natural ergonomic 4000, which is a brilliant Ergo Design falls flat on it's face cause it's key resonse is the worst I have ever come across, even there older models from 96 and up wards had better key response/tactile feel. With these new cheap membranes it's difficult to tell when you have fully depressed and made contact with the receiving end
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Old December 30, 2008, 01:31 AM
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still unknown to me who would buy the blank key ones...but I guess people that want to put special/secondary language mappings on it?
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Well according to Das they are meant for people who are learning how to touch type without looking at the keys.
Ahh the good old DAS, which is bascially a rebagged keyboard marked up 60%. I can't remember off hand the compnay that makes it for them, but you can buy the exact keyboard(although this ones comes with printed keys) from the original manufacturer for a fraction of the DAS's overpriced unit.
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