[TotW] A Cruel Thought Experiment With Keyboards

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Dekades, Sep 14, 2020.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member


    You can only pick one and the rest are gone forever.
    1. Mechanical Switches
    2. Chroma
    3. Programmable Keys
    4. Ten Keypad

    More importantly, why? The fate of keyboards is in your hands!

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  2. FRSR06

    FRSR06 Well-Known Member

    Toaster, cause you can't use a keyboard without getting your fill of good old toasty goodness. See that gif up there? You don't want to be that guy, I bet he didn't get his toast for that day. Sad.
  3. dodo_0

    dodo_0 Well-Known Member

    5. Ultra slim keyboard with low profile keys that are super accurate, comfortable and silent. :heart_eyes:
  4. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    Chroma perhaps the most important for me.

    In my experience, most fancy keyboards are more or less the same. A few years ago I am still using the office's use keyboard for gaming and I could still perform adequately.

    But the style for gaming keyboard is one of the gaming experiences and Chroma is for my personal satisfaction.
  5. Timothy321

    Timothy321 Well-Known Member

    1. Mechanical Switches
    I prefer a flatter keystroke with Mechanical Switches applied. Often in a shooting game, there was an advantage for shorter key travel than traditional keyboards.
  6. TimRs

    TimRs Well-Known Member

    I really like the trying feel of mechanical switches !!
    Green or purple are the best so far. The only backside is the purple switches are so much expensive....
    Kinetick, Hot_Rod16, osnabb and 5 others like this.
  7. bSteakkk

    bSteakkk Well-Known Member

    mechanical switches! no questions asked!
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  8. aiyionman

    aiyionman Well-Known Member

    I choose mech switches. Why, I guess the rest are more for aesthetics.

    Chroma - Just purely keyboard lights. It's just a "nice to have" and does not give any additional attributes when playing games.
    Programmable Keys - For me again, it's just a "nice to have". Workarounds can be done.
    Ten Keypad - This one is hard. I do love my Ten Keypad but some can live using their TKL's keyboards, right?

    So why I choose mechanical switches? I love working with them. I can feel my keystrokes. The sounds that it produces when typing looooooong office works creates harmony. My fingers does not hurt when typing long. Very responsive keystrokes when playing. For me it has more benefits compares on the other choices ;)
  9. mozila80

    mozila80 Well-Known Member

    mechanical switches of course,
    cause we can feel it
  10. devlincmk

    devlincmk Well-Known Member

    mechanical switches!
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  11. JulianKapa

    JulianKapa Well-Known Member

    Mechanical switches: Because I can't imagine going back to a mushy membrane (even though my Cherry MX Blue switches are loud).
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  12. pivotok865

    pivotok865 New Member

    i just want a keyboard. is that too much to ask?!?
  13. SkyLine1738

    SkyLine1738 New Member

    imma go with programmable keys! F- chroma and tenkey!!
  14. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    Hard choice, i like the mechanical switches but also the chroma. Those two wont work separate.
  15. Maximusisback

    Maximusisback Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Mechanical Switches are a no-brainer!
    there is no other factor that wil influence your typing experience as much as the travel distance and the comfort/satisfacton with every keypress.
    I've had experience with 60% keyboards so I'm used to no numpad nad no programmabe keys.
    The chroma would hurt a little but you could compensate with a DIY solution!
  16. kennethyha

    kennethyha Well-Known Member

    Mechanical Switches
  17. Stanull

    Stanull Well-Known Member

    ten keypad. i need ma calculator
  18. pancholr

    pancholr Well-Known Member

    1. Mechanical Switches
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  19. Natachat90

    Natachat90 Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Hello friends,

    I choose Razer Chroma.

    The choice is easy because the Razer Huntsman optical switches is better than obsolete mechanical switches technology. ^ _ ^
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2020
  20. Sacius

    Sacius Well-Known Member

    Chroma ofc.. JK mech switches probs
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