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Old 05-04-2020, 07:15 AM   #1
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New Keyboard suggestions?


Hey guys! I'm in the market for a new keyboard. The three most important things that I want are:

1. VERY clicky and tactile switches. (I adore that click as I type)
2. 100% size (with numpad and normal arrow key size
3. Very bright RGB function capable of making every color

Got any suggestions on what I should buy?


Thanks!
 
Old 05-04-2020, 07:23 AM   #2
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Hey guys! I'm in the market for a new keyboard. The three most important things that I want are:

1. VERY clicky and tactile switches. (I adore that click as I type)
2. 100% size (with numpad and normal arrow key size
3. Very bright RGB function capable of making every color

Got any suggestions on what I should buy?


Thanks!
i need a new keyboard also.
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:46 AM   #3
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Go to a store that has lots of choice and test the feel for your self. Only you can decide what feels right.
 
Old 05-04-2020, 11:42 AM   #4
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Ducky.

They are worth the price if you care about speed in typing. See my review here.
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:16 PM   #5
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What's available varies from country to country — I don't think Ducky are available in Europe. Cherry mechanical boards have a clicky option — the blue switch version.

These sites have a lot of useful information:
European forum
US forum
 
Old 05-04-2020, 12:18 PM   #6
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Why do you want an RGB keyboard? Aren't those things distracting?
 
Old 05-04-2020, 12:32 PM   #7
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I have a Logitech Carbon mechanical with red backlighting I have to turn it down every boot. It's annoying as hell. I don't mind some backlighting but it needs to be dim and I don't really care what color it is. Would not buy this keyboard again but having said that, it will probably last forever...
 
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Why do you want an RGB keyboard? Aren't those things distracting?
Workstation and gaming PCs are built from the same components. Workstation users turn off the LEDs.
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Old 05-04-2020, 01:08 PM   #9
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Look at redragon. They usually use Kahil (or however it's spelled) instead of Cherry switches, but can be found for great prices on Amazon. Every time Toms Hardware does a keyboard review the comments are flooded with requests for reviews for various Redragon models to compare. I have a couple myself (not RGB, but a red backlight and a no backlight both Kahil Blue switches) and have been quite happy with them.
 
Old 05-04-2020, 02:59 PM   #10
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Why do you want an RGB keyboard? Aren't those things distracting?
Haha that's a fair question, but no. After you've had one for a week and you've tried all the settings and colors and all that it just becomes background eye-candy and I love it. The RGB keyboards I have are great, but they're not clicky and that's what I'm after. RGB is great for mood lighting while you program or research things, I really love it.
 
Old 05-04-2020, 05:36 PM   #11
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Hey guys! I'm in the market for a new keyboard. The three most important things that I want are:

1. VERY clicky and tactile switches. (I adore that click as I type)
2. 100% size (with numpad and normal arrow key size
3. Very bright RGB function capable of making every color

Got any suggestions on what I should buy?


Thanks!
I've had my eye on a Durgod for a while with Cherry blue switches. I've never used one but I've heard good things.

durgod

This model doesn't meet criteria #3 for you but maybe they have a model that does.
 
Old 05-05-2020, 06:00 AM   #12
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Hey guys! I'm in the market for a new keyboard. The three most important things that I want are:

1. VERY clicky and tactile switches. (I adore gpalabs click as I type)
2. 100% size (with numpad and normal arrow key size
3. Very bright RGB function capable of making every color

Got any suggestions on what I should buy?


Thanks!
For high-speed typing, the slim-keyboard is the best option. Its main difference is that it has a very small keystroke. It is worth noting one feature that usually these keyboards use the so-called scissor mechanism. The work of this mechanism is that when you press a key, all of its points descend progressively downward, regardless of which part of the key was pressured.
 
Old 07-28-2020, 12:22 PM   #13
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I'm marking this thread SOLVED because I found the best model of keyboard for my purposes (or for the purposes of anyone in this forum in my humble opinion)

It's the Thermaltake level 20 RGB keyboard.

What makes it so great for a linux user?

1. Cherry mx-blue switches (whose tactile clickiness is to die for and very useful) Also, yes it's a mechanical keyboard and has a nice mechanical feel to it.
2. ALL and I mean all or at least nearly all the RGB features are available and programmable from the keyboard hardware itself meaning no messing with shitty windows or mac os only software to get the RGB functions to do whatever you want.
3. The third this is two things really. The look is great and the price is not bad at about $130-160.

This sounds like a dumb advertisement but I just love this keyboard so much and I wanted to share it with you guys. I have two of these keyboards now and I love em. I know not every is into RGB as much as I am but being in front of a computer for hours and hours programming and what not, its nice to have mood lighting.
 
Old 07-29-2020, 11:37 AM   #14
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Two sites for keyboard enthusiasts:
European forum
US forum
 
Old 07-30-2020, 05:01 AM   #15
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I'd love RGB if it was just one fixed color and either fixed brightness or environment adaptive brightness. I hate that my mechanical switches Logitech G910 does "the rainbow wave" that can only be turned off in Windows and reverts to the wave in Linux, but I LOVE the clicky mechanical switches. Recently I tried a SteelSeries mechanical keyboard that actually feels more solid than my ancient and revered IBM PS/2 mechanical keyboard. It looks like that one may remember how it is set in Windows even in Linux. It could be love at first click.
 
  


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