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Socoder -> Hardware and Technology -> Corsair k70 rapidfire keyboard (cherry mx keys)

Posted : Thursday, 15 March 2018, 18:24

Corsair k70 rapidfire (cherry mx keys)

I never had an expensive coding/gaming keyboard. The one I have now(skiller pro) is also a gaming keyboard but while typing sometimes the key does not get down easy and locks somewhat needing a harder push. I was annoyed by this ever since I got the keyboard.

This new one which I will receive tomorow has those cherry mx keys. I have no idea how good this wil type but when I got my first expensive gaming mouse the difference was quite noticable. Maybe this will be the same with the corsair keyboard. I hope it wil be a great experience.

The price is quite high. I payed 120 euro's(inc. postage)

It has 1 cable and needs 2 usb ports. It does have a usb port on the keyboard itself. Reviews on the site where I ordered it were all very positive.
Posted : Friday, 16 March 2018, 01:06
I don't get why mx keys are such a big thing all of a sudden. I had an old IMB keyboard with those, I couldn't stand the clicking. Give me my Apple keyboard over anything these days, it's excellent for typing.

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Posted : Friday, 16 March 2018, 03:33
Just be sure it has a Numpad, and I can code on it.
I’m also a dab hand at fast typing on my iPad's touchscreen, so even without "proper” keys, I can still tappity tap away without issue.

I also have no issue using the Switch's "four buttons" as an alternative to a dpad, nor do I give a rats ass that all my music is "horribly” compressed to MP3, and I’m quite content to use a touchpad instead of a mouse.

Incidentally, the single most expensive keyboard I bought was the Dreamcast one, and I think that was only £9.99,or thereabouts.

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Posted : Friday, 16 March 2018, 05:54
I *used* to be able to type just fine on my iPad2. Now, it lags like a bitch and typing at any speed is next to impossible.

Looks like Apple have decided they want me to buy a new one. Which despite my 9yo pestering, is not going to happen.
Posted : Friday, 16 March 2018, 05:58
You can downgrade your ipad down to 6.x then up to 8.x again, giving you a reasonably up to date OS that is a bit quicker than the latest one ipad2 can do. Google can help.
Basically you can downgrade manually to ios 6, then jailbreak, edit a file to say it's a different version, then upgrade to 8.x, jailbreak again, install a patch to prevent it finding updates then you're good to go.

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Posted : Friday, 16 March 2018, 08:56
Took 14 hours from ordering to having it plugged in. Windows recognized it and installed the drivers. It seems you only need to plug in 1 usb cable. The other one at the end is a through cable.

There is a lock button on the keyboard that locks the windows keys. A keyboard light button for brightness 1/2/3 and off. A mute button. 4 multimedia buttons. And a nice volume knob. Everything works without having to install the keyboard software. But for the macro's etc. this wil be needed

I noticed I am making a LOT of typing errors. The keys are very responsive. Wil probably take me a while to get used to. I will probably also increase the amount of bugs while coding for a while. If you slightly miss the key and touch another one this one also gets pressed.

The typing does feel like those 90's early 2k keyboards. There is a nice clicking sound!

The keyboard is not made in China but in Germany. They are known for making quality things so I hope the keyboard wil last for years.