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mechanical keyboards overrated?

Lysrin

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Either or it's Swappable! More room on the mouse pad because of it.
Yeah I know. Love it. I went down to TKL to get that extra space but do sometimes miss the numpad. Still toying with the idea of buying a standalone numpad as income tax season approaches :)
 

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Yeah I know. Love it. I went down to TKL to get that extra space but do sometimes miss the numpad. Still toying with the idea of buying a standalone numpad as income tax season approaches :)
+1 to this idea, the next time i get a keyboard I'll likely get a TKL and separate num pad. I use the num pad enough that I'd miss not having it completely (spreadsheets and stuff) but not often enough to need it 100% of the time.
 

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+1 to this idea, the next time i get a keyboard I'll likely get a TKL and separate num pad. I use the num pad enough that I'd miss not having it completely (spreadsheets and stuff) but not often enough to need it 100% of the time.
Yeah that the same situation I'm in. I have adapted to using the top row of numbers, well because I had to, but it still isn't as nice. A separate numpad that I could just set out of the way when not in use seems an ideal compromise. I wishlisted one I think @JD mentioned from Amazon, but haven't bought yet. There are lots of options. I really love the mouse placement next to a TKL though. Couldn't go back now I don't think.
 

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OP you were used to mechanical keyboards hence you liked the soft touch of membrane. That feeling soon ends with those as they membrane gets old and sticky (with the cheap ones ofcourse) but if your daughter likes it get a high quality membrane :)
 

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OP you were used to mechanical keyboards hence you liked the soft touch of membrane. That feeling soon ends with those as they membrane gets old and sticky (with the cheap ones ofcourse) but if your daughter likes it get a high quality membrane :)
I guess that may be the thing - the membrane keyboard we're enjoying so much is a high-quality one (MX keys) they aren't cheap.
 

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Mx keys isn't really a standard membrane keyboard. Of course adding scissor switches to a membrane is going to be a lot nicer than a standard squishy membrane. Not really the same category of product, they are really more of a hybrid. Mechanical motion but membrane contact.
 
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Mx keys isn't really a standard membrane keyboard. Of course adding scissor switches to a membrane is going to be a lot nicer than a standard squishy membrane. Not really the same category of product, they are really more of a hybrid. Mechanical motion but membrane contact.
Ah - I didn't realize that it had hybrid switches - me likey. I just watched a video comparison and the plain MX Keys version is much quieter than any of the three mechanical versions. I wager that within a couple of years, the fashion will shift and more people will prefer a quieter, lower-travel, laptop-feeling keyboard.
 

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I like my mechanical boards (mostly MX Reds), but also like my better half's K800 which is described as scissor switches but not mechanical.
 

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