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    Your Keyboard

    I made a thread nearly a year ago about the headphones we wear. This is similar in a sense but about something else entirely that is perhaps more interesting. I'm sure you've heard "you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes" before. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you can tell a lot about a person by their keyboard! Isn't there a little truth to that?

    Maybe you have a $5 keyboard out of frugality which is certainly sensible. If it works fine there's no serious need to pay more. Or perhaps you have an RGB keyboard and a whole lot of other flashy stuff too, like an LED-laden computer case and lots of other lighting. Do you value aesthetics over functionality? Or even, might you have a mechanical keyboard because you like to look down on filthy membrane keyboard peasants? (I jest.)

    I've been using the same keyboard for many years now. Well not literally. I do have to replace it every few years because they do get unclean or the key labels fade, etc. I mostly use my keyboard out of nostalgia which in fairness is a pretty weird reason.

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    These keyboards were marketed as being ergonomic. I believe that's true but admit that it does look like it would give somebody carpal tunnel syndrome. (I have however heard reports claiming the opposite.) It's the Comfort Curve 2000 and was released by Microsoft in 2003, so that's where the nostalgia came from. I believe my school got these at around the time they were released. We'd grown used to shitty keyboards and yellowing CRT monitors and then, one day, 14-year-old me found a big upgrade to all the hardware with sleek LCD screens (wowee ) and these really funky-lookin' keyboards. Immediately I was hooked.

    I do type a bit unusually but I'm pretty fast. I don't know whether this keyboard has helped or hindered that skill. Over seven years after finishing school I started buying these keyboards again as a reminder of those times but ended up really enjoying them again. That volume control is so handy. The downside is that since these keyboards are nearly two decades old and stopped manufacturing long ago, they can at times be difficult to get cheap.

    So what does your keyboard say about you?

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    I'm often on my laptop so that's just a Steelseries red-backlight laptop keyboard. It's fine, but I don't like the Steelseries company nor would I seek out their products in the future. My favorite keyboard is the Saitek Eclipse I've been using since I was 15. My parents bought it for me for Christmas alongside Final Fantasy XI and I've loved it ever since. They must have been around the end of their production run at the time because they can be quite expensive on eBay these days but that's just due to rarity rather than it being a luxury keyboard or anything. Equal parts nostalgia and functionality keep me using it.

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    I am fussy and like lights. My PC has light-up fans and an actual light-up cat inside it so needless to say, I go have an RGB keyboard.

    I have the Rosewill NEON K75 RGB Mechanical Keyboard. I think I got it on sale for $35 a few years back. I love the keyboard but man, it collects crap and is a pain in the arse to clean lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    an actual light-up cat inside itl
    I must see this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    I must see this.
    It is one of those USB light-up plastic pieces with a remote so I can turn it on and off without having to access it. I have it plugged into the back of my PC.

    This: https://www.boisquichante.com/wp-con...mps-With-0.jpg

    Just with a different base. The base is black and has a remote to turn it on, off, and change colors and effects.

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    I don't have a fancy keyboard. If the one I have dies, I might get a fancier one, but for now I just have a basic Logitech keyboard and mouse. I might get string lights andput them under my monitor, but I've never been too keen on a fancy keyboard.
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    It's worked just fine for me. The only niggle i have is there's no indication of if caps lock is on. But other than that, it's worked perfectly for me for years.


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    Since it is on topic....

    I am not sure if the issue is gone, for now it seems to be but can spilling something on a keyboard cause it to type two letters at once, pressing one key? It was doing it for a while for me. I would type "s" and it would type out "sa". I popped the keys off (the a and s) and cleaned it. I never had that happen. It was a few drops of coffee that had spilled on there. I thought I was going to have to get a new keyboard at first lol

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    I just use a regular Logitech mouse-keyboard combo, like $20 keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    I am fussy and like lights. My PC has light-up fans and an actual light-up cat inside it so needless to say, I go have an RGB keyboard.

    I have the Rosewill NEON K75 RGB Mechanical Keyboard. I think I got it on sale for $35 a few years back. I love the keyboard but man, it collects crap and is a pain in the arse to clean lol
    We must have similar taste. I have the exact same keyboard on my desktop.

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    I like RGB keyboards but don't they ever get distracting? This whole topic is reminding me of the Optimus Maximus from 2008. This was jaw-dropping when I first saw news articles about it but it was mega-expensive. It's a bunch of screens that are programmable.



    Then eventually Doom was being played on a keyboard key. Because if it's technically possible to play Doom on something (be it a calculator or household appliance) it must be done.


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