Which mechanical keyboard should i buy?

Oh btw I'm an idiot and a vortex 3 gets to my house tomorrow.

Middcore wrote:

...in spite of not being a good touch-typist...

It's 2018, brother. Spend that money on Mavis Beacon or whatever the kids use these days to learn to type now that MUDs have gone the way of the dodo.

People in the know use Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing (would recommend a people check it out)

You are putting us on, Icarus Proudbottom was a character cut from early drafts of the Harry Potter books.

Use vim for a job then just learn it dummy.

Mr Crinkle wrote:
Middcore wrote:

...in spite of not being a good touch-typist...

It's 2018, brother. Spend that money on Mavis Beacon or whatever the kids use these days to learn to type now that MUDs have gone the way of the dodo.

Buying Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and learning how, was very possibly the single best decision I ever made as a young person. I'd either read or been told that "if you know how to type, you'll never go hungry", and that ability did indeed keep me eating a couple times, and probably ended up being the single skill I use most in my life. I'm not sure it guarantees employment in the same way, anymore, but it's an incredibly useful thing to know.

Takes about thirty hours. You can do an hour a day for a month, or a half-hour a day for two. After that, it keeps improving, on its own, for the rest of your life.

Mr Crinkle wrote:
Middcore wrote:

...in spite of not being a good touch-typist...

It's 2018, brother. Spend that money on Mavis Beacon or whatever the kids use these days to learn to type now that MUDs have gone the way of the dodo.

MUDs are coming back! Just you wait!

boogle wrote:

Oh btw I'm an idiot and a vortex 3 gets to my house tomorrow.

Update on this: I am returning it because the shift key was broken.

I think a combination of heavy IM usage in college with getting a split key keyboard taught me to type. Split key basically forces you to stop crossing over into the other hands' territory.

Are Corsair K70 or mechanical keyboards in general especially sensitive to liquid? I barely spilled a splash of coffee on the left control button, wiped it up and everything seemed fine. About 10 minutes later my whole keyboard goes berserk.

It’s about 2 years old, and I’ve had more major spills that it recovered from, but it’s just bizarre that a very minimal splash of coffee can render the thing useless for a few hours while it dries out.

The Kinesis Freestyle Edge Split Mechanical Keyboard is on sale for $170 at Massdrop. [Referral link] It's normally $219. More info here.

Edwin wrote:

The Kinesis Freestyle Edge Split Mechanical Keyboard is on sale for $170 at Massdrop. [Referral link] It's normally $219. More info here.

that looks like a great keyboard. I use a pair of ergodox keyboards and the split design is really comfortable

Who will be the first among us to succumb to the allure of the Yogitype?

https://www.yogitype.com/en/features

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H_b...

I'm waiting for an "ergonomic" keyboard to come out that looks like the typewriters in Dishonored 2 (which I am fairly certain were inspired by the Hansen Writing Ball).

The yogi type is a neat layout but there is no reason that it isn't programmable. It's laid out such that you can't really glance down at it so why are there different versions. There should be one physical keyboard and you should be able layout the logical order of the keys however you want.

Looks like Das Keyboards is banning people for talking about an open-source utility that replicates their custom software:

https://twitter.com/sebirdman/status...

Keyboards that need custom software are probably not keyboards you want to buy, and connecting one to "the cloud" is goddamn stupid.

Further, there's a claim in that twitter thread that their firmware is vulnerable to exploits and not being fixed.

Thank you all for your advice, I took them into account for myself.