Can you see the keys in the dark or does the light only go around the space between? My Razer Blackwidow is starting to do weird things like double press keys (although I got it in a BOC or Fuku so I am not complaining) and that’s the only thing I don’t like about the lighting.
@atannir@kolme Membrane is fine if it’s cheap enough. $19 … isn’t for me. There’s a good number of “mechanical feel” keyboards that can be had for this price or less, and actual mechanical keyboards can be had for about $30 under $30, like this one.
@narfcake Thanks! I figure a keyboard is both very important and very boring. You either don’t care at all about them or you care a great deal… I’m not going to get custom keycaps or switch my switches so this might be a good option when the doubled letters finally annoy me just enough.
That’s a pretty promising linked product, definitely going to look around for things at that price point now.
If you want an even greater bargain, keep an eye out on Warehouse for one. My office keyboard with blue switches (Outemu) is one I bought for $12-ish. Granted, that’s $10 more than I paid for a genuine Cherry I bought from a thrift store a long while back. Alas, its black switches are on the heavier side.
@dam091 Instead of individual key switches, each key squishes the contact sheet below the key instead. It’s a cost effective way to manufacture, with the drawback is that the keystroke can’t be registered until the key hits bottom and there’s low feedback.
@mike808 There are some hybrid “mechanical feel” keyboards that are membrane but are still clicky. IMHO, those are only viable if they’re cheap enough. Real mechanical keyboards can be had for under $30 already.
@xaronax That’s the standards agencies, yes. But other countries tend to have more keys in different places than just the enter key. If you’re searching for a keyboard, either one will show up for a US keyboard. I learned this when I accidentally bought the wrong kind some years ago. You need to look for ANSI or keep an eye on the photographs.
I have found that when I have my Razor mouse plugged in anytime I would try to select a file it would select multiple files. So I tried without my mouse connected and the keyboards started working fine but while typing it would randomly change letters to caps and back and forth. Maybe I just got a damaged one, the tab at the bottom of the keyboard was broken off but I wasn’t too worried. But maybe it got hurt more. I have a second one coming, when I get it hopefully it will work better.
This is a terrible keyboard. Got ganked again by MEH. It sits like 3 inches off the desk, so you have to hover your hands to use it. The “M” buttons to the left are quite possibly the worst placement of any keys ever on any keyboard in the span of time. For coding it is infuriating and impossible to work with, when I go for the CTRL key I hit the #@!$ “M6” key and it spawns a new tab on my browser LOL. It is GIANT, like twice the size of my simple amazon basics mechanical keyboard… bottom line (its too late ) do NOT buy this keyboard ever… EVER.
plugged it in and, while it looks cool, I can’t get the backspace, delete or period key to work at all. Tried it on two different computers. Then installed their own custom software, but those keys are just borked.