I'm afraid if I buy this thing I'll actually be disappointed in the shorter distance. Where can I buy a Ducky Shine? I know Coolermaster has PBT keyboards as well with their Masterkeys line. Corsair has double shot keycaps on their parts site but the keycaps are like 49.00 for a set price of a new keyboard almost.I almost bought it last night, but self control prevailed. I like the look of the Ducky better and it has PBT double shot keycaps. Corsair still uses those awful ABS caps.
The Ducky low profile, known as the Blade, hasn't been released, yet. MechanicalKeyboards.com sells Ducky and a bunch of other mech boards.I'm afraid if I buy this thing I'll actually be disappointed in the shorter distance. Where can I buy a Ducky Shine? I know Coolermaster has PBT keyboards as well with their Masterkeys line. Corsair has double shot keycaps on their parts site but the keycaps are like 49.00 for a set price of a new keyboard almost.
Sounds great! Now, I have to hope Corsair will release a tenkeyless versionThis is the perfect mechanical keyboard switches feel really good that can change over time I know feels chalky smooth. The low profile feels next to a scissor switch maybe slightly higher since It feels like the old Microsoft 600 which was membrane height is similar but I know this one won't go mushy on me. It's a big difference from regular height Cherry switches. One of the problems I had on my other Corsair K70 keyboard the distance from the W key to the Shift key while running in FPS games seemed too tight this doesn't feel like my pinky will run off the shift key there is plenty of room. Not sure if it's the low profile switches or less distance for the hand movement. This Keyboard makes everything else I own mechanical inferior I would buy a 6 of these things. You don't even feel the need to bottom out the switches if you do it's no big deal you don't really notice it I'm sure you would get used to it over a few days. I mean if you want to strafe in games and piss off the other player it's a good keyboard for that since the keys are lower asddadadasdasdsasdasdsadd nice plank.....
I really don't want to return mine. The more I use it, the better I type. But, I just know that if I keep it, Ducky or Corsair will release a tenkeyless with PBT caps exactly one day after the 30 day return window expires.Yeah I have another Corsair low profile on the Way so I'll have a lifetime supply of Mech Keyboards I just need to learn how to write now using my 4th grade English writing skills. I think I'm going to use the low profile keyboards for gaming while using Rommer G switches for everyday use so they don't get gummed up.
I was going to get the 119.00 one off Amazon but I went for the 139.00 off Best Buy because they shipped it alot better than anything I get from Amazon. Amazon puts a piece of brown paper in a large box and ship it usually.
I can't comment on this keyboard, but I can say.... I personally think super sensitive Mechanical keyboards are horrid for daily work.Bump anyone try this yet? Going to pull the plug on two of them I heard they are great for typing.
Its not hard.Oh, okay. Yeah, you're right about it defaulting to something other than what you program. Mine defaults to blue whenever I put the PC to sleep or restart. The ICU software is the one thing I dislike about Corsair keyboards. I get that they want a one-stop solution to controlling the lighting on all their peripherals, but I prefer being able to set the keyboard lighting directly from the keyboard.
I had no problems with it, but then again, its my first Corsair keyboard (I have the MK.2 "silent" version, not the low profile one), so it already was a fresh install of ICUEThe problem I had the 1st time around the ICUE program or the onboard profiles refused to written over so the DEMO mode kept on booting up.
I got it working with a clear installing and manually deleting the program in Settings and Apps under Windows 10 App display list.
The k70 mk1 takes almost no pressure to activate. The mk2 low profile takes a good deal more. I think it's breaking in, but it's taking it's time about it. Will continue using it for a bit and see if it improves the rest of the way. The reason I'm having to hit the keys harder is because they're still a bit rough/sticky so I need to ensure activation.Huh, more fatigue with the low profile? Interesting. The keys on mine require only a very, very light touch. I suspect that it could be fatiguing if you're trying to press them with the same amount of force as a regular height board (since these have reduced key travel and bottom out sooner) which would mean that your hand muscles are trying to press the keys past their stopping point and working your fingers harder than they need to.
I'm loving mine so far! I guess like anything else, they won't be for everyone.
I used the rosewill clear ones on the k70 mk1. I had like a dozen leftover that I put on some keys of the mk2 lp. Prime delivering a new set on Monday so I can finish it off. They're soft and about 2mm thick.I should probably clarify that prior to receiving this board, I was using a CM Storm QuickFire TK with Cherry MX Greens, which are significantly stiffer switches than Silvers/Speeds, Reds, Browns, etc. so that's probably why these low profile switches feel so light to me.
I didn't think about a break-in period having an effect, but between that and one just getting used to the new feel after using it for several days (like adjusting to the sound of a new pair of headphones) it's likely to result in a more definitive impression.
nyt, out of curiosity which o-rings are you using? Last time I looked into them there were "thin" red ones and "fat" blue ones, although I've seen some black generic ones on eBay too.
Yep. Now I'm on one of the logitech solar powered ones. Gotta say this thing has taken some serious abuse in my shop. I'm amazed it's still going. I had a key pop off at some point and logitech sent me an entirely new kb to replace it instead of just a key.... I just got a key off ebay to replace it and the thing won't die because it has a backup.Cool deal. I've also heard of people lubricating the switches, so if that's something that you wanted to look into, it might help smooth things out also. But I'd probably give it another week or two of full time use before going that route, just to give everything a chance to settle in. It might not be needed, but could potentially help.
I have one of those Logitech Illuminated Keyboards as well, ha. Mine hardly has any use on it, as I think I got it around the same time that mechanicals were on the rise (early Das Keyboard days). It's totally not uncommon for membrane boards to feel worse with use, though. When I was using membrane boards at work, I'd find myself wanting to switch them out every few months for a fresh one.