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  • Sat, Aug 23 2014 6:04 PM

    • Helpnxt
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    Anyone use a mechanical keyboard?

    Does anyone use a mechanical keyboard for editing? What do you think of it?

    What is the best cherry switch for editing?

  • Sat, Aug 23 2014 6:42 PM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Anyone use a mechanical keyboard?

    Although a clickety-clack keyboard  has a nice Selectric sort of feel, it could be a distraction to some...(typing this on an old IBM Keytronics)

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  • Sat, Aug 23 2014 7:41 PM In reply to

    • Rinze Schuurman
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    Re: Anyone use a mechanical keyboard?

    Helpnxt:
    What is the best cherry switch for editing?

    Been looking at those boards myself lately. I'm using a logitech gameboard now with dome switches and the extra buttons are really handy for macro's and buttons you like to give a place. Keep in mind though that you loose the guide of avid capped keyboards. Myself, I would go for the brown cherry switch: silent but with a set point of action in the switch, so you don't make everybody crazy with click's while there is a certain on/off sense to pushing the keys. Furthermore I would like to have background lit keys, especially in the darker environment of the edit suite. A connection for USB2/3 devices would also be nice, so sticks and disks can be connected without have to dive for the computer. Haven't found a board yet to include all those options and since my logitech still works fine I'll wait till I do. 

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  • Sun, Aug 24 2014 2:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Anyone use a mechanical keyboard?

    I loved the feel and sound of a mechanical keyboard...until the day I spilled a cup of coffee on it.  Unlike solid state keyboards, they were not spill resistant.   I also used to regularly blow out all the dust and cookie crumbs from beneath the keys with a can of compressed air...   But that was in the "old" days.  

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