Comments on Profile Post by Cspirou

  1. Cspirou
    Cspirou
    I priced out my 'endgame' keyboard and it's getting to $680
    Jul 11, 2019
  2. m17xr2b
    m17xr2b
    Why? The experience can't be that great. I prefer the logitech K800 butterfly switches to my logitech mech.
    Jul 11, 2019
  3. Aelms
    Aelms
    Instead of full sized keyboards, it might be interesting (and cheaper) to go for an ergonomic 40 or 60% with a split space bar. I’m pretty enamoured myself by the idea of programmable layers.
    Jul 11, 2019
  4. zerodeefex
    zerodeefex
    Topre or bust.
    Jul 11, 2019
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  5. rtaylor76
    rtaylor76
    I can enjoy many headphones. Swithing out keyboards is not as easy and switching out keycaps even worse. I have 3 and that is still one too many between 2 computers.
    Jul 11, 2019
  6. Cspirou
    Cspirou
    I admit that 75% of the cost is looks. There are some stuff that matter like brass plates and damping, but most of the costs is aesthetic.
    Jul 12, 2019
  7. Cspirou
    Cspirou
    That being said, sometimes I just want to try a different form factor and they don't exists in any form except with mechanical switches. Cheapest ergodox is going to cost me $100 to build.
    Jul 12, 2019
  8. Overkill Red
    Overkill Red
    Recently got into the hobby myself.. Maxed out a topre and am about to max out a custom MX board. Help
    Jul 12, 2019
  9. philipmorgan
    philipmorgan
    I'm digging low-profile mech keyboards these days. Is there a Topre low-profile option? I had a Realforce some years ago but I think it would feel too high profile for my current preferences.
    Jul 12, 2019
  10. Cspirou
    Cspirou
    I've looking at low-profile switches too. Mainly for a personal project for a portable typewriter.

    The Cherry switches don't seem available for DIY use yet, so I'll need to go with the Kailh switches.
    Jul 12, 2019
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  11. Cspirou
    Cspirou
    The additional expense for a premium keyboard doesn't seem like a waste either. Keyboards are probably the one piece of hardware that can last for decades. IBM keyboards from the 80s can still find use today
    Jul 12, 2019
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