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re: Does your setup include an external keyboard? If yes, which kind of keyboard do you prefer? VIEW POST


I'm all about mechanical keyboards. If you're interested, I highly recommend checking out the subreddit for them:


I checked this Reddit link and I am glad to have stumbled upon this; never knew mechanical keyboard was a thing.

In addition to skimming through the many links mentioned there, I also went through your Blog, specifically this one. Thanks for sharing your answer and also spawning interest in me for these keyboards. :)


I accidentally logged in using my work Github! sorry about that

NICE I'm glad you are interested! I'm like, unhealthily into mechanical keyboards, so if you ever have any questions, feel free to ping me @cassidoo on Twitter (or here), I'm very happy to knowledge dump on you. :)

Thank you! BTW I already follow you on Twitter after i attended your Vue.js session at Signal conference!! I will definitely post questions. And also I am coincidentally discussing these keyboards with my regular Waze carpool driver, who also happens to be an avid fan of these keyboards :) he too is interested in checking your blogpost


Ohh, a few of my pals are big mechanical keyboard fans, which are you currently using?


A few! I've got:

  • WASD fullsize keyboard with MX Browns
  • 60% with DSA Overcast and Gateron Greens
  • Varmilo VA68M with DSA Royal Navy and 65g Zealios
  • WhiteFox with 67g Zealios
  • Ducky One TKL with MX Speeds

And going to build a 65% keyboard with GMK Oblivion next. :)

Why do people like mechanical keyboards?

Whenever I use a keyboard with big, raised keys it feels so clunky. Like Iā€™m being slowed down.

Probably just so use to the slim-line MacBook keys.

Should I be giving these keyboards a red-hot-crack?

Sounds like you've used some super clunky keyboards then. There's a lot of them out there and some people love those. I recommend checking out a keyboard with MX Speed switches, or Kailh low-profile switches. They became a thing because keyboards these days are cheaply made. Mechanical keyboards fixed that, and then came customization to the nth-degree, which made people (including me!) flock to them. :)

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