questionsdo you use a mechanical keyboard?

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The place to ask this is really on the deal itself; you're more likely to get useful responses there.

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I've used a mechanical keyboard since the IBM PC/XT days. I love the higher force and the definitive "click" when a key is hit.

That said, it's all personal preference. If you're used to membrane keyboards, it may not be worth it at all.

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I use a mech myself, I like the noise when I type :), but sometimes guests say it drives them nuts.

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IBM Model M, at home, and some Cooler Master tenkeyless with Cherry MX Blues at work.

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Yea, I just like them. They're supposedly better for accuracy as well, but if you're typoing loiek this then myabe learn how to type properly instead of replacing your equipment.

I have an IBM Model F that I hacked up to work via USB. Just bought the Monoprice yesterday, we'll see how that goes.

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I have use so many different type of keyboards and I must say that I love the feel and sound of the the mechanical ones. Some people don't like the noise and that is okay. As for the feel....Its amazing. This is the one I use and love.

http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-blackwidow-ultimate-2013

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i originally bought a mechanical keyboard for gaming. that solid "click" is nice and lets you know your command will go through and keeps me from double clicking keys when i dont want to. after using it for a year, i've noticed i'm a much better typist on the mechanical keyboard. it provides much more feedback and somehow helps me keep a more steady smooth rhythm with less mistakes. although if you share an office or work in a cube keep in mind they are loud and may result in someone throwing a full cup of coffee over your cube wall to shut you up

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@micahbaird: thats a nice keyboard, but probably way overkill unless the OP is a serious gamer. im a casual gamer and got a nice Razor mechanical keyboard. dont remember the name but it has the 5 macro keys on the side but no backlighting or any fancy bells and whistles. i cant remember but i think i paid around $40ish for it?

on my mechanical keyboard at home, i rarely have to hit the backspace button. i'd say at work i hit the backspace button more than any other button on my computer. i can't stand the "mushy" feel of standard keyboards. unfortunately my office mate can't stand the sound of typing, so buying a mechanical for work is not an option :sad panda:

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@ndcouch: I used to work in an office where 20 + typewriters were heard all the time. Talk about noise! I find the click of a mouse annoying, but my point is, look how far we have gone for noise levels. Good for you for being so kind to your office mate. I'd plug in my keyboard because it is a tool and makes me more productive. They can learn to take it or use ear buds.

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@stnickk: personally i dont mind the sound of typing or mouse clicking (20 typewriters might be enough to drive me insane though), but it drives my office mate mad. We've been sharing an office for 7 years, we're friends outside of work (i was one of the grooms men in his wedding) so i find its best to try to be accommodating when i can. He calls me an "angry typer" and when i think about it, i do sometimes pound the keys (you have to with these mooshy keyboards). anyway, for my birthday one year he bought me one of those roll up keyboards that make absolutely zero noise. i tried using it but couldn't type on it to save my life.

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Use this link for a good guide on purchasing your 1st mechanical keyboard:

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide

Personally I enjoy either a Cherry MX Black or Red for gaming.