Pros: I just had to update my previous review. No, I haven't yet gotten my offices, but you'll note that I've updated my review from a 4 to a 5. It got a 4 previously for not having any sort of reference on the "J" and "F" keys, but silly me, it just took me a little bit to find it. Turns out the "J" and "F" keys have more curvature, a deeper "concaveness" if you will, than every other key. Now that I know this, I'm good. Go Cherry!
Pros: Perfect keyboard. I'm in a cubicle style environment and I'm deserving of an office. With this keyboard, they are going to shove me into an office within days. No one can stand the sound of this thing nor the grin on my face. Upper management, here I come. I actually bought two of these since I have two cubicles in two different cities. I'm expecting two offices within the week. Success 101: If you can't earn your way into an office .... annoy your way into an office....
Cons: No reference marks on the "J" and "F" keys ... really? This thing cost just short of a C-note, has absolutely no frills ... no extra LEDs, no raised fonts, it's not wireless, it doesn't roll up - nothing. The least they could have given me was index references on the "J" and "F" keys. This is why this keyboard gets only 4 stars. However, they'll be forced to up my salary once I get my two offices, and then I can pay someone to put little nubs on my "J" and "F" keys.
Pros: For anyone typing code, there is no better keyboard on the planet.
Cons: I wish this keyboard was offered without labels. This is the exact keyboard Das Keyboard used in their previous generation of keyboard without any labels. I purchased my first Das Keyboard without labels about 8 years ago. It took me two weeks to train myself to stop looking down at the keyboard for a label. Once I trained myself to stop looking down, my typing speed increased by 30-40% over the next few months.
Summary: Bought one of these keyboards because I missed the old mechanical sturdiness of the veritable IBM keyboards which seemed so more responsive than the ones you can get nowadays with desktop computers. Agonised over the right switches as I work in an open plan office where noise may be a factor, but decided to go with the MX Blues as my job no longer involves huge amounts of typing.
Nothing compares to the pleasure of a vintage keyboard (well ...
4 July 2014
Summary: Nothing compares to the pleasure of a vintage keyboard (well, maybe cupcakes...) I no longer see the usual mistypings, I am quicker and the sound is pleasant. One more thing - it is a premium device and it shows. C.B.
Relive the good old days of the typewriter, but without the ink
29 June 2014
Summary: Do you want to hark back to the days when Tipp-ex was required to fix a word processing mistake? Or when you only had 1 font? Of course you don't, you're not stupid. But the very least you can aim for is that satisfying key-travel distance and the hearty "click" when you type. As a previous reviewer helpfully mentioned, this keyboard uses the cherry mx blue switches which are renowned as being the best for typing - lots of other top end keyboards use them.
This is a great keyboard, excellent to type on with blue cherry ...
K. Mayes, Amazon
26 June 2014
Summary: This is a great keyboard, excellent to type on with blue cherry key switches. I also play games with no hassles, thou' I hear that Red switches are better for gaming. One thing, not a good keyboard for noise, if using in an office it would drive fellow inmates (sorry colleagues) nuts with the clicky noise of the keys. Recommend for sure, as it's one of the cheaper mechanical keyboard around.