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Hiya. On vendio i found that: Key Cool keyboard. Is it worth to spend 15$ more at PLU or like 30-40 for Leopold?
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Mister oracle

I'm a very impatient person and I want the kbc vortex. Should I buy it in ansi layout(even I hated ansi layout in every keyboard I have owned) or should I wait 1-2months till its available in iso layout
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Dear Keyboard Oracle,

Everything I have seen regarding Cherry MX Browns make them look and sound like shit. The Cherry MX Blues must fall from the heavens to save us all. Why do I believe this to be the truth? :lol:
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O majestic Oracle, ultimate pre-cursor, keeper of CTRL and master of all possible ALTs: I seek something tactile yet non-clicky for noise reasons, and at least as heavy as Cherry blues. I do not need a Win key, nor a number pad, but having either is not a burden. I am prepared to buy a board and mod it if I have to. What be your wisdom?
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The Keyboard Oracle has decided: Try the Cherry MX "Ergo" Clears.
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Righto! May your spacebar never dimple.
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nathanscribe wrote:Righto! May your spacebar never dimple.

I would recommend a tactile grey switch for space bar on your ergo clear board.
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Im going to be selling off a lot of my collection in the next weeks, keep an eye on my thread in the marketplace.
Ascaii wrote:I would recommend a tactile grey switch for space bar on your ergo clear board.

I've a feeling my G80-1000 has one of those.

First job is to find a decent keyboard with clears, or a cheap board and a hundred-odd clear switches...
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The Ergo Clears have a weird feeling, try before u buy. I'm on a similar boat as you and i'm considering O-ringing the blues.
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Hello Mr. Oracle
I find myself in a debacle as I desire the Realforce 103U (White/Gray) but with equally 55g weighted keys, yet the only place I know of to purchase is http://www.elitekeyboards.com and they only carry the black style. Dost thou knoweth of another source?
I reside in the United States.
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many thanks good sir you are, indeed, omnipotent.
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Hail to the The Keyboard Oracle !
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Mighty Oracle, let me ask you for help with buying first mechanical keyboard.
Should be cheap, I do not need numpad, I mostly write text, and in the evenings I play World of Tanks if my wife allows me to do it.

Which path should I choose:
- Noppoo Choc Mini
- KBT Race
- KBT Pure

Or something have I forgotten maybe?
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The Keyboard Oracle has decided: The KBT Race 75%.
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Thank you wise Oracle!

A final (I hope) question - do you know is there a keyboard similar to the Race (with arrows in the main block) but using standard Cherry keycaps?
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The Keyboard Oracle has decided: The TG3 Mini Keyboard.

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Great! If it only was available with something else than MX blacks... I don't exactly feel like modding my first keyboard ;)
Anyway - thank you, your wisdom is boundless!
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O wise Oracle, I seek your advice for a first time keyboard purchase:

I'm primarily on a Mac, but also use Windows for certain games (but not often). Should I go the hardware route and get a Mac-specific keyboard (such as the new Das), or the software route and get a regular PC keyboard and use third party software to remap some keys?

Depending on the above answer, what would be the best MX Blue keyboard to get for <$150 CAD, easily shipped to Canada or the US? I do not mind the numpad and don't need any fancy backlighting.

Thank you for your help.
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The Keyboard Oracle has decided: The Leopold Tactile Click keyboard from elitekeyboards.com with native Mac compatibility.
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The Keyboard Oracle wrote:The Keyboard Oracle has decided: The Leopold Tactile Click keyboard from elitekeyboards.com with native Mac compatibility.

Thanks very much for your quick reply. It is very appreciated.

One more question regarding the keyboard you showed me: Are all PC keyboards remapped natively like that (with the exception of HHKBs which apparently have drivers), or is it a unique feature of the Leopold? Pardon my lack of knowledge in this field...
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The Keyboard Oracle has decided: The common keys work on most, but check before you buy, especially when special (media) keys are involved.
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The Keyboard Oracle wrote:The Keyboard Oracle has decided: The TG3 Mini Keyboard.

Is this keybaord available just like that one on the picture without fancy leds and plain keycaps :?:
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The Keyboard Oracle has decided: The desired keyboard is possibly still available as a custom order.
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