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Title: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: Fortuna on October 09, 2021, 02:51:25 AM
Just got a new keyboard and it's hella lit. It's the Leopold FC750R PD with Cherry MX silent red switches. I went for the old 1980s beige color. What's your favorite keyboard?
Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: Dr David Thork on October 09, 2021, 07:19:58 AM
Is there any chance we can move this out of 'Technology & Information" and into a board called "Anoraks"?

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41CRlskMNPL._AC_SX450_.jpg)

^This? This is the most underwhelming keyboard I have ever seen. Its not even backlit. How are you going to find the prt sc button in the dark? Looks like something Hewlett Packard would have bundled with a 486. I'm guessing it doesn't match your black bezeled monitor, your desk, your mouse or anything else.

How much did you pay for that monstrosity? $200+ ?
Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: Crudblud on October 09, 2021, 11:11:01 AM
(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41CRlskMNPL._AC_SX450_.jpg)
I really like the simple design and classic colours.

I'm using a black (aka unlit) Redragon tenkeyless with off-brand mechanical blues. Inexpensive and probably not very good in the grand scheme of things, but it was a huge upgrade from the cheap membrane keyboard I was using previously.
Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: junker on October 09, 2021, 04:41:31 PM
I got a Keychron K2 with brown switches. Super nice, does Bluetooth and USB-C and has Mac/PC modes with the appropriate changeable keys should you feel the need.

(https://i.imgur.com/3HByKaQ.png)

Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: Fortuna on October 09, 2021, 07:08:02 PM
Is there any chance we can move this out of 'Technology & Information" and into a board called "Anoraks"?

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41CRlskMNPL._AC_SX450_.jpg)

^This? This is the most underwhelming keyboard I have ever seen. Its not even backlit. How are you going to find the prt sc button in the dark? Looks like something Hewlett Packard would have bundled with a 486. I'm guessing it doesn't match your black bezeled monitor, your desk, your mouse or anything else.

>he looks at his keyboard when he types

More importantly, it's the best keyboard I've ever used as far as actual typing goes. There are a lot of color options, but I liked this one because it looks like something Hewlett Packard would have bundled with a 486.

Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: Dr David Thork on October 09, 2021, 07:09:47 PM
Is there any chance we can move this out of 'Technology & Information" and into a board called "Anoraks"?

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41CRlskMNPL._AC_SX450_.jpg)

^This? This is the most underwhelming keyboard I have ever seen. Its not even backlit. How are you going to find the prt sc button in the dark? Looks like something Hewlett Packard would have bundled with a 486. I'm guessing it doesn't match your black bezeled monitor, your desk, your mouse or anything else.

>he looks at his keyboard when he types
You know I do. I made a thread about it!  >o<
Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: Pete Svarrior on October 09, 2021, 07:20:10 PM
It would be pretty cool to build a faux-retro PC setup, combining the good ol' beige with more modern technology. I might have to consider that the next time I'm changing things up.

I'm using a MOTOSPEED CK104 with off-brand red switches. It's not *great*, but it beats a membrane keyboard. That's the best I can say about it.
Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: garygreen on October 09, 2021, 07:24:36 PM
that keyboard is 420% certified hella fresh
Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: Fortuna on October 09, 2021, 07:37:04 PM
that keyboard is 420% certified hella fresh

Everyone here should get a Leopold.
Title: Re: Hella lit keyboards
Post by: xasop on October 09, 2021, 09:17:15 PM
I've been using the keyboard built into my various ThinkPads for the past 4½ years. Could be better, but for a laptop keyboard it's pretty fantastic.