I'm new to the world of keyboards but I have been devouring Chyrosran22 vids like crazy. However, he doesn't really do 'buying guides'...
Anyway, I bought a unicomp model m ultraclassic and I do really like it for typing. However, after using it for a month or so for coding, I have one problem - the hysteresis on the arrow keys.
Basically I realised that I do almost all my document navigation using the nav cluster, and specifically the arrow keys. I realised that I have a tendency to mash the arrow keys really quickly in order to move around my code documents. I can live with the hysteresis on all the other keys, but with the arrow keys, I just can't press them repeatedly as fast as I want without a lot of finger movement.
So, what I am after is a board, which has (or where I can mod) the arrow keys to be a faster switch with less hysteresis. I still want clicky or tacticle, but ideally the switches for the arrow keys should have a low hysteresis with an actuation point very close to the tactile bump. I would like to be able to rapidly actuate the arrow key switches, with good tactile (and audible feedback if possible), so that I can move the text cursor exactly x lines up / down etc in an extremely short space of time.
So, I was wondering if more knowledgeable people than me could provide me with some ideas of what to go for:
- in terms of aesthetic I like the input club k type
RGB is nice, but not required
Full size (TKL is something I can live with, but not 65% or less)
A least one windows key, the right context key and function keys are a must
media keys are a nice bonus
- For the arrow keys, a fast switch with low hysteresis, a tactile bump (and ideally a click) with close actuation point
For all other keys, a good clicky feel
- Regular profile
Either cylindrical or spherical tops
No gamer fonts
No garish colours
- Not really a issue for me
I looked at the razer opto-mechanical switches but, you know, its razer. Plus, I don't know if I want to use that switch for all the other keys.
If anyone has any ideas on where I could start my research I would be very grateful.
Many thanks in advance!