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Yoric

I invested in a mechanical Das Keyboard with blank keys. I challenged myself to blind type with 10 fingers (I also went from azerty to qwerty). That was hard at first, for months, but it got better and better until I finally outspeed my old (but fast) "4 fingers" way of typing. More importantly, I can now focus on the screen while typing, and I feel more relaxed.

Regarding the brand, it's quality but I wasn't that impressed for the price I paid (around 230 $) and I would surely buy a cheaper one if I had to.

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Alexandre Terrien

The DKB4U was my first mech keyboard. It's great but heavy (not made to carry around), and I feel the keys are wiggly on topic, when I compare it with my other keyboards (pok3r and home made Viterbi). So now it gathers dust in a cupboard.

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Yoric

Wow so I think we have the same...
DKB4U

Mine is also taking dust on a bookshelf, except I put it into its original cardboard package (so it won't take too much dust, which is pretty visible on a black color keyboard by the way)).

The main reason for me is I'm off in a foreign country for one year. So I left my dear desktop computer and this keyboad. I'm now using a small laptop instead, more convenient when traveling.

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Alexandre Terrien

I have one of the new (with touchbar) Macbook pro, and the keyboard is such a pain, it's really hard to distinguish keys by touch (plus no physical escape and function keys). I think I'd carry my 60% keyboard if I had to travel for more than a month abroad, since it's quite light

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rhymes

This thing to me it's really bonkers. You spend a lot of money on a computer and the thing you have to use all the time to input commands to it is the thing they messed up the most.

-_-