What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

DeadlyAura

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Mouse is a Logitech M500
It has been, by far, the most comfortable and longest lasting mouse that I've owned. I've replaced my home mouse with the MX Master, and it's good, but I don't love it yet as much as I love the M500.

Keyboard is:

Duck One 2 Skyline with Cherry MX Brown switches

I love mechanical keyboards for typing. I have the Cherry MX Blue switches in my home keyboard, and I wish I had them in my work keyboard, but I don't feel like driving everyone in my office insane. However, the MX Browns have the exact same profile as the MX Blues, just without the auditory feedback.
 

Pringle

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Keyboard is:

Duck One 2 Skyline with Cherry MX Brown switches

I love mechanical keyboards for typing. I have the Cherry MX Blue switches in my home keyboard, and I wish I had them in my work keyboard, but I don't feel like driving everyone in my office insane. However, the MX Browns have the exact same profile as the MX Blues, just without the auditory feedback.
I had a Ducky One 2 Mini v2 for a year, loved it so much I went and got the Ducky One 2 SF because I was missing dedicated arrow keys, both Cherry MX Red switches.

For work, I was previously using a board with Brown switches, but my Ducky One w/ Reds weren't nearly as loud. Can't recommend Ducky enough!!!
 

Mad Maxx

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Found some nice white PBT doubleshot caps for my Apex Pro TKL!

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Randall Stephens

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Ducky Mecha SF Radiant and Razer Viper Ultimate

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TheSlySyl

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Finally ditching my Logitech G502 for a Glorious Model I.

I've been wanting a newer mouse with more buttons. I picked up a steelseries Rival 5 and its shape didn't really work for me. My wife has a Glorious Model O, and while it's small, I liked a lot about it. So I grabbed the Model I as soon as it was announced.

I’m not a professional mouse reviewer or a professional gamer. Most of what I’ve played with this mouse over the time period has been minecraft, a most of my gaming at the moment is done with a PS5 controller.

Also, and this is huge for me, not being a professional FPS player, I actually like my mouse DPI to be stupid high. I used about 4000 DPI as my average on the G502, and I found that around 5200~ to be the sweet DPI point for the Glorious Model I. I have three horizontal monitors and I like being able to swipe from the end of one all the way to the end of the other without moving my wrist. Yes, I’m insane.

That out of the way, because of my mouse preference the actual light weight nature of the mouse doesn’t really change all that much for me. I never felt like the G502 was “heavy” (with or without the weights) and because I use such minimal mouse movement, the weight of the Model I doesn’t really change much. I do like the way that the honeycombs allows my palm to breath though, and I think that’s the main benefit. I never actually lift the mouse off the desk for any reason.

As I mentioned before, the shape and size of this mouse is pretty much perfect for my apparently slightly larger than normal hands. The furthest front side button is exactly where my thumb rests, the scroll wheel is a tiny bit further ahead than I’m used too but I got used to that pretty easily. The front two of the upper side buttons are within extremely easy reach. I’ve actually already adjusted to hitting the 3rd button with a different part of my thumb. Which is fine, as I purposefully have that button set as something that i’ll use less often.

The sensor rocks, even at 6000 dpi I’m really good at stopping nearly pixel perfectly, definitely smoother than the G502 Hero that i’ve been using. The model I seems to have less acceleration. Definitely a plus.

Overall, I like it enough to switch away from my G502 for now. It has enough buttons to do what I need it to do, even though it has less than the G502. I never really used the super fancy scroll wheel on the G502 in the end so not having the freescroll is whatever. I do miss the left and right scroll wheel tilt buttons though. Overall i’m pretty damn happy with the mouse and once I get back into an FPS i’ll see how it feels for that.

Oh yeah, the bungie cord is… whatever? I honestly have no thoughts on it either way because it doesn’t really change anything for me. Yet again, probably because of my absolutely crazy super high dpi preference.

I think I am gonna try the grip tape though. At least for the thumb rest area.

One super small issue with the Glorious Core software is that I can’t dedicate a button to “copy” and “paste” easily. I just decided to set them as keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) but a lot of other mouse related software I’ve used had dedicated cut/copy/paste etc. functions.
 

Mad Maxx

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Had to ditch my Steelseries Apex Pro TKL because it failed twice. The keys just stopped working (typing/lighting). After 2nd failure, I bought the Corsair K70 Championship TKL. Similar optical switches to the Apex Pro, but comes with PBT doubleshot caps.

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revenant

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Still using my Corsair k70 mk.2 and Glaive mouse … have the same setup for work and gaming. :)

The low profileness of those are so nice. Very nice to type on.
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DWD1961

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Zarathustra[H]

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Gaming: AKKO 3098 with Kailh LTC Box White switches and Hyper pudding caps.
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Computer Work: GK GAMAKAY LK67 with Akko CS Jelly White Linear switches and XVX cheaper pudding caps.
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I find it interesting that you chose Linear switches for work, which I presume includes mostly typing?

Usually tactile and/or clicky switches are preferred in this application, with linear users being mostly gamers.

I'm curious why you made that choice.

I went back and forth a lot when it cam eot my work keyboard. I absolutely love typing on old school IBM style Model M keyboards which take clickiness and tactility to an extreme level. I did use a Model M at work years ago when I had my own dedicated office, but that seems to have been a one job thing. Ever since I ahve been in cubicle land, and I decided that Model M's would probably be loud enough to be annoying to others in the office, so I eliminated both them and clicky Cherry MX style switches.

In the end I was used to, and liked heavy tactile switches, so I went with a board designed around the Cherry MX Clears, which are tactile (but not clicky) and among the heaviest Cherry switches out there.

In order to further reduce the sound from the keys bottoming out, I bought a set of O-Rings and added them to the board.

This turned out to be a very good compromise for a work keyboard.
 

DWD1961

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I find it interesting that you chose Linear switches for work, which I presume includes mostly typing?

Usually tactile and/or clicky switches are preferred in this application, with linear users being mostly gamers.

I'm curious why you made that choice.

I went back and forth a lot when it cam eot my work keyboard. I absolutely love typing on old school IBM style Model M keyboards which take clickiness and tactility to an extreme level. I did use a Model M at work years ago when I had my own dedicated office, but that seems to have been a one job thing. Ever since I ahve been in cubicle land, and I decided that Model M's would probably be loud enough to be annoying to others in the office, so I eliminated both them and clicky Cherry MX style switches.

In the end I was used to, and liked heavy tactile switches, so I went with a board designed around the Cherry MX Clears, which are tactile (but not clicky) and among the heaviest Cherry switches out there.

In order to further reduce the sound from the keys bottoming out, I bought a set of O-Rings and added them to the board.

This turned out to be a very good compromise for a work keyboard.
Good questions. So, the Akko board came with Akko white linear, and those switches are I think even better than the Kailh. Just to state it again, if I buy switches again it will be Akko. They are smooth, smooth, smooth.

Anyway, I initially bought the Kailh switches initially for the Gamakay board, which was a bare board. Then I got the Akko board free for a program I am in. Initially I was going to use the Akko board for both typing and gaming because it is that good. The thing is, it's heavy, built like a tank, and harder to grab with one hand and move around all day. So, to answer your question, I will probably swap out the Kailh into the Gamakay board for computer work, and use the Akko linear back where they came from, which is the Akko board -- lol. In fact, I think I'll do it tomorrow. The Kailh LTC Box switches are also outstanding. The Akko swithces are cheaper, though, and I can't see or feel any quality differences. I also think Kailh's new box LTC switches are better than Cherry. You should try them.
 

DWD1961

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You know.. having the same setup for work and gaming (ish) … I think it’s a good thing. muscle memory.
I had the same concern, but it's not an issue really. I mean, gaming wise, its WASD and a few hot keys. I find the 65% boards hard to game with because they are so compact. I never liked them. I would never have gotten a 60-65% board. I got the DIY bare Gamakay board free, so I just took it because it had good reviews. I use to for computing because it is light, small, and easy to move around (I use it on my lap, not on a desk, and I game with a keyboard on my lap too, so a larger board is better for me).

The AKKO board is built like a tank, and it's just too large and heavy to move around all the time (with one hand, because I'm constantly getting up and moving things around). Speaking to the AKKO board, I don't like the 96% boards either. They have some nonstandard key cap sizes that are hard to find. Also, I don't use a numpad, so the 87 key or 85% boards are my favorite (no key pad, but have all other keys). I'm waiting patiently for AKKO to put out an 87 key board becasue I'm impressed with their quality. :) However, I don't really care what brand it is as long as the technology on it works correctly.

I still haven't figured out why more name brand keyboard makers are not embracing the DIY hot swap boards. If I buy a 100-200 board, and a switch goes bad, I don;t want to have to trash it. Hot swap switches is just where it's at.

I actually sat down yesterday and pulled all of the switches and caps off both boards and swapped out the switches. I think the linear switches just sound better in the Gamakay because of the Gamakay's acoustics, and the Kailh Box whites sound better in the AKKO board. I don't type enough on the AKKO board to make a difference, though. Those AKKO white linear switches are fucking fast and smooth, though. They have a really light actuation, which I like. The Kailh also have a light actuation, but the AKKO switches are even faster and lighter.

If anyone tries the Akko CS Jelly White Linear switches or the Kailh LTC Box White switches, let me know what you think. Just make sure you get the upgraded Akko white, which are box, and which AKKO calls "Jelly."
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Zarathustra[H]

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You know.. having the same setup for work and gaming (ish) … I think it’s a good thing. muscle memory.

Maybe. I suspect my muscle memory has two different settings though.

I do use the same keyboard at home and at work though, just different switches. Both are Ducky One's. At home I have cherry MX Greens (without o-rings) which I use for all my home typing and gaming (more typing than gaming) and at work I use Cherry MX Clears with o-rings to keep it quieter.
 

JonCZ

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I just switched out the SteelSeries Rival 5 for the Aerox 3 wireless and it's the best mouse I've ever used. The Rival 5 was great as I stated a while back, but it's a bit too big for my hand; the Aerox 3 fits perfectly.
 
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