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#1 blueskies5

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 02:53 PM

I have been looking for a mechanical keyboard for months and months now.  I'm not a gamer, but I like the feel of a gamer's keyboard as it's like what I learned on until they started making cheap keyboards to save money.  It would also be nice to have some lights or have the keys light up but no matter where I look, all of them are a gaming keyboard.  I purchased one and didn't like it at all as it's smaller than a regular keyboard ...... the keys were so close together I hated that.  Is there such a thing as a mechanical keyboard that isn't made just for gamers.  I would really appreciate any information you could give me on this.  :flowers: 


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Moved to more appropriate forum. ~ OB


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:21 PM

Which one did you buy? Logitech, Razer, and Corsair are some of the better mechanical keyboards. They are typically labeled gaming keyboards, but they shouldn't have a compressed key layout, at least as far as I know. They don't seem like they do anyway.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:01 AM

mechanicalkeyboards.com has a variety of mechanical keyboards for a variety of users. I personally prefer ones with Cherry MX Browns and Cherry MX Blues (switch type) for non-gaming and gaming alike. The filter lets you choose switch preference.

 


Which one did you buy? Logitech, Razer, and Corsair are some of the better mechanical keyboards. They are typically labeled gaming keyboards, but they shouldn't have a compressed key layout, at least as far as I know. They don't seem like they do anyway.

Those are the big names in gaming, but there are plenty of others that you probably haven't heard of, like Ducky. I also find it odd that you mention Logitech, as they haven't had a mech KB until recently.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:11 AM

They are the bigger names for gaming yes, though most of them look fine to use everyday as well. Nope never heard of Ducky before. Logitech has had a mechanical keyboard for a while I thought, but then again, its not like I have been watching the market very closely. Regardless if it is something newer or not, Logitech makes some of the best peripherals around. At least in my opinion anyway they do.


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