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amirbig
2y

Hi,
what kind of keyboard is better for devs?
flat or mechanical?

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  • 5
    I'm enjoying this:
    https://logitech.com/en-us/product/...

    Single keyboard for up to three computers. And loving the wireless.
    Moving a keyboard away to use the entire desk is underappreciated
  • 1
    @RantSomeWhere

    @jespersh

    what do you think about this one?

    https://razer.com/gaming-keyboards-...
  • 5
    I tried everything before settling on a mechanical keyboard (cherry mx blue). Using it for last two years and can not use anything else now that gives me the same pleasure / confidence in typing.

    However for initial 1 month, it was very painful as it needed much more typing force and my fingers used to ache. Think my fingers got stronger over time.
  • 5
    I think depends on your personal taste. I have always preferred flat keys. Bought a Logitech Craft a couple of months ago and absolutely love it. ⌨️
  • 5
    Personally I use the Das keyboard 4 pro for development
  • 1
    I think that's a personal choice.. At work I have a mechanical keyboard and at home I have a flat one. Also working on the go requires me to use the flat laptop keyboard. If had to choose, I'd probably take the flat keyboard
  • 1
    Everyone at my work use logitech k740. Highly recommended
  • 1
  • 3
    @jespersh Was looking for exactly this, thanks!

    My company doesn't allow me to buy mouse/keyboard separately. Wtf.
  • 1
    @amirbig maybe I'd pick a rgb keyboard if I was 12 :P
  • 1
    @irene i have that at home as a spare keyboard and while it's ok i wouldn't use it for work. I find it's switches too stiff
    K740 on the other hand is very quiet, comfortable, beautiful and has a grrat layout. Totally worth the price in my opinion.
  • 2
    I am in love with my mechanical.
  • 2
    Lmao I use a 1$ keyboard XD
    Whatever gets the job done. but would go for a flat keyboard or the logitech mk850.
  • 2
    Mechanical - brown switches
    I use the cougar attack X3 at work (and the rgb version at home)
  • 1
    It doesnt matter. What ever is comfortable.
  • 2
    Mechanical all the way.

    On my Linux machine at home I have a Das Keyboard 4 Pro with brown switches.

    On my MacBook pro at work I have a Reddragon with purple Chinese knockoff switches, and it feels and sounds great.
  • 1
    I love mechanical, but since we use MacBook Pros at work, I'm "sentenced" to use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. At home, I have Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate.
  • 1
    @irene I know I can, but it costs much more money. Average Bluetooth mechanical keyboard is in the same price range as the Apple Keyboard. And besides, for new MBP with only 2 USB-c ports, that'd mean buying another dongle if I wanted to use the wired one.
  • 0
    @bahua das is the goto for Mac mechanical keyboard 👍
  • 1
    @sunfishcc

    I'm happy with the way I have it. The Reddragon, though cheaper, looks, sounds, and feels better, imo. So I'm happy to have it on my work machine. I'm expecting delivery of one of these soon, and I think I will try it on the linux machine first.

    https://kickstarter.com/projects/...
  • 0
    @bahua are you the founder of this kickstarter? The shape looks like hyperx FPS. And it seems like a gaming focused overpriced keyboard...
  • 1
    @sunfishcc

    Ha! No, definitely not. Just a supporter.
  • 0
    @bahua I'm actually considering to pick start a custom keyboard🤔https://devrant.com/rants/1968563/...
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