- Mar 18, 2019
As far as i've seen, the gram spectrum from tesoro is one of the smallest out there ( excluding the ones currently being developed which are even smaller)
Screw it!!! Just bought the Corsair low profile again. I still hope to see the Ducky, but I’ll deal with it when/if the time comes. In the meantime, I can see how I do with a full size board for an extended period of time.
Price is down to $125 shipped on Amazon.
That Vibe never was delivered. Damaged in transit and returned to Amazon. They don't have any more with MX Silvers, so I haven't reordered.I can't wait to be the proud new owner of it after you get your Vortex ViBE!
That Vibe never was delivered. Damaged in transit and returned to Amazon. They don't have any more with MX Silvers, so I haven't reordered.
I'm really getting good at typing on these LP keys, but am ambivalent about having a full size keyboard. I'm still a tenkeyless guy, at heart. The price at Amazon is now at $160, so I caught a break buying it on Saturday.
I was looking at the Corsair K63 and K70's the K63 is wireless, but not low profile though, but would be cool if they made a MX low profile wireless version with that design layout at some point. I'm sure a lot of people would enjoy such a pairing. I'm very pleased with Cherry SX scissor switches it's already so good that it's hard to improve upon in any sweeping ways I'm very satisfied with my purchase of the Cherry B.Unlimited and got a steal of a deal on it. I'm half tempted to order a second to have as a backup and to have a second receiver. I will say the RF receiver size was a bit bulky, but really not a deal breaker at all to me though not worthy. The mouse had a very hair trigger click feel and both keyboard/mouse are tanks in terms of relative weight perfect for burgler's skulls.Sure enough, I did end up buying the Corsair low profile keyboard from Commander Shepard as he prefers TKL boards.
This one has the low profile Cherry MX Speed switches. I love it!! Would highly recommend.
View attachment 151346
View attachment 151347
I was looking at the Corsair K63 and K70's the K63 is wireless, but not low profile though, but would be cool if they made a MX low profile wireless version with that design layout at some point. I'm sure a lot of people would enjoy such a pairing. I'm very pleased with Cherry SX scissor switches it's already so good that it's hard to improve upon in any sweeping ways I'm very satisfied with my purchase of the Cherry B.Unlimited and got a steal of a deal on it. I'm half tempted to order a second to have as a backup and to have a second receiver. I will say the RF receiver size was a bit bulky, but really not a deal breaker at all to me though not worthy. The mouse had a very hair trigger click feel and both keyboard/mouse are tanks in terms of relative weight perfect for burgler's skulls.
View attachment 151352
I decided to try the Havit full size board with the low profile Blue switches. I've been using the Corsair K70 MK.2 low profile for a few weeks now and absolutely love it, but man are the Speed switches sensitive. I found that I was making a lot of typos compared to my other boards, but I am completely addicted to the low profile form factor and reduced travel. I probably would have been a little better off with the version with MX Reds, but it's a great board for light typists!
The Havit arrived in only one day thanks to Amazon...I've only been using it for about an hour, but initial impressions are very positive. I've always preferred tactile switches, and these low profile Blues have a nice crisp snap to them while remaining quieter than regular Cherry MX Blues (and presumably other variants of the traditional Blue switch). Typing speed is still excellent, but I'm making far fewer mistakes which means I'm not getting kicked back to login screens due to incorrect passwords and don't have to back up as often when typing emails and forum posts.
I haven't messed with the RGB yet, and I miss the handy volume roller from the K70 but that's not too big of a deal since the volume knobs on my DAC and speakers are within arm's reach. It was just a convenient thing to have, but not a dealbreaker.
View attachment 162507
I'm liking a lot that keayboard, and price is awesome for it. Lot's of good reviews. Does it comes with any software to create macros? (i know it has built in on the go lighting switch). I'm coming from a k70 lux rgb (browns) wich bored me so much, mostly for it's awful and complicated CUE software.
Keep updated. Thanks!
The sleek, sexy Corsair K70 M.2 low profile is available for just $99 on Amazon Prime Day!! This one has low profile Cherry Reds.
Hi there, yes it's an awesome board. I've been very happy with it, especially for the price (and it's now $10 less than what I paid). I'd have to double check the box; I honestly don't recall if it came with a disc or not. But the software should be available now, as the user manual covers how to configure macros using the Havit program:
View attachment 174259 View attachment 174260
It also covers how to customize the key LED lighting. If you want, you can take a look at the manual yourself here: https://www.havit.hk/downloads/ (it's model # HV-KB395L).
I never use macros and quite frankly I haven't experimented with changing the lighting from the default mode other than to cycle through the pre-programmed factory lighting patterns, so unfortunately I'm not going to be a lot of help in those areas. But you're not alone in hating CUE; that software has been oft-maligned by Corsair buyers ever since its inception!
What I can tell you though is that the keyboard does have onboard memory, and settings are stored there. So you don't have to have the software running once you apply the changes, which is nice. The Corsair is like that also, but it's nice to see that feature in a less expensive board.
Logitech’s latest mechanical keyboards use its new super slim switches
The new GL Switches are available in three variants — linear, tactile, and clicky —which would make them the equivalent of Cherry MX Red switches, Brown switches, and Blue switches respectively. Whichever variant you prefer, Logitech says the GL Switches are half the height of standard mechanical switches. It also claims that they are 25 percent faster to press, since you don’t have to press them down as far before they actuate.
Shame it is still using the earlier Thinkpad chiclet layout. FN keys clusters are not grouped like a desktop KB (newer ones are). The real disappointment is incompatibility with the specific Synaptics API that allowed TPMiddle to enable both middle button scrolling and middle button click.[...]
View attachment 151485
That's awesome news but, $249 for the wireless and $199 for the wired? Yikes. Hopefully street prices will be significantly lower. That's really stretching it when you consider that the Cherry-equipped Logitech low profile keyboards fluctuate between $110 and $130.
Also still looking, mech, rgb tkl and slim. Could not find still a perfect one. Liked the havit but the size if full.Anything new on the market? My ultra slim scissor keyboard is dead - enter and comma keys went out have to use copy/paste to type them - and not temporarily because I spilled water on them. On the market for something new.
In particular: super interested if someone has a DIY kit out such as this one: https://kbdfans.com/collections/diy-kit. Looking to buy a nice keyboard long-term so price really isn't a concern.
Also still looking, mech, rgb tkl and slim. Could not find still a perfect one. Liked the havit but the size if full.
To each their own. I happen to enjoy typing on Blues very much when noise isn't a concern. Good thing there are like, a million other options to suit different tastes (just unfortunately not in the realm of slim mechanical boards as most seem to be built around Reds or Speeds with Blues and Browns being less common).
Looks like the keyboard gods have finally made a keyboard which fits all of my requirements on paper.
View attachment 207486
Anyone bought one? How are your experiences?
I read the first review -- this one is even worse than the one I have :/