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# water-cooler
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Jonas Eriksson

02/03/2022, 5:19 PM
Using this keyboard now > DasKeyboard 4 Ultimate I love it. And hate it sometimes. Might need to add 2-3 stickers on it to cheat for a while for some orientation as I need to switch between German, Swedish/Norwegian and well, US English and why square brackets and curlies and what not needed in programming are in wildly different places annoys me. 😬 Passwords are fun to type.. thank goodness for PW managers, lol.
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Scott Bennett

02/03/2022, 5:22 PM
This would definitely not work for me... I could type the regular characters and the 10key fine probably, but I always forget which of the special characters are on which number key.
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rstewart

02/03/2022, 5:25 PM
I started down the mechanical keyboard rabbit-hole last year. I’m going to need a bigger closet as my collection is growing rapidly…
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adam.euans

02/03/2022, 6:02 PM
I have that keyboard, but I wasn't brave enough to go without labels. I love that the prop to angle the keyboard is a removable ruler.
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zackster

02/03/2022, 6:29 PM
isn't that cheating to start with no labels, are you meant to bikeshed until they are all blank?
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alexpixl8

02/03/2022, 6:56 PM
Haha @domwatson has one of these or two i'm not sure
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domwatson

02/03/2022, 7:24 PM
Yes I had two of those for a few years. They're great - really force you to touch type.
I now have a custom key colour coded set on top instead (with labels)
And yes - tricky passwords were a pain!
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deactivateduser

02/03/2022, 7:36 PM
I would have to swap WASD keys to be red or something just to break up to monotony
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Jonas Eriksson

02/03/2022, 7:37 PM
@domwatson sounds interesting, have you got a picture? and/or recommendation which key caps fit? kinda thinking of getting just a few "replacements" to avoid having the keyboard viewer open on the other monitor ;-)
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deactivateduser

02/03/2022, 7:37 PM
Then again when it comes to keyboards I am a monster, I love my apple magic keyboard chiclet garbage for development. Just can't do it for gamign
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Jonas Eriksson

02/03/2022, 7:41 PM
Really looking forward to trying out the new MacBook Pro M1 keyboard (14", but they're the same size on either) in about ... six to eight weeks. Heard it's good - but the Cherry MX keys of this one are just so sweeet to type on ❤️
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domwatson

02/03/2022, 7:41 PM
I used WASD Keyboards @Jonas Eriksson - they have an online tool for setting your colours + can also download/upload a template with what you want on the keys...
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I ordered the "105-Key ISO Custom Cherry MX Keycap Set" which you can customize
(and fits perfectly)
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Jonas Eriksson

02/03/2022, 7:50 PM
Cool, thanks!
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Goofus

02/04/2022, 6:39 PM
My keyboard is trying to look like that - there's 10 stealth keys on it. It didn't come like that but it's now considered high-mileage I guess.
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deactivateduser

02/04/2022, 6:40 PM
Anyone have a macro pad they recomend? Not looking for development but most of the ones I find are in upper 70-90 dollars and at that price I might as well buy an elgato.
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Jonas Eriksson

02/08/2022, 1:24 PM
@deactivateduser I've recently looked at the Elgato Stream Decks as well, as there seems to be a zillion things one can use them for. But currently hovering between "it's cool, I want it" and "I don't really need another thing on my desktop". 🧐
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deactivateduser

02/08/2022, 4:00 PM
I am in a similar boat, which is kinda why I want a small cheap macro pad to see if I actually could use it effectively or if it would just be a paper weight.
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