Originally Posted by Latestarter
Originally Posted by Alaskan
They all have flat feet.... And yes, big size difference. 7 year old and 14 year old.
SCG crazy bf
Actually, there are large sized prints, and at the top the medium sized prints with one smallish print between them, hence you either have a three legged son, or there was a third (aged) bare foot involved in some way shape or manner.
Originally Posted by getaclue
My new Ducky keyboard arrived today. I LOVE IT. The key switches are fantastic. Dh prefers a bit more tactile response, so he would do better with the brown switches, but I'm so glad I got the red. The backlighting is amazing too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Rk8Set4BE
Maybe I didn't get it before... I thought the backlit colors were the big thing, but you mention colored key switches and tactile response associated therewith... ?? What did I miss? What are the key switches and what do they do?
Most keyboards have a rubberized, or plastic mesh with dome shaped dimples, and when you press the key it depresses onto a printed circuit, which signals it to make the letter, or whatever function the keyboard is programmed to do. The keyboard can only go so fast to begin with, but over time the dimples wear down, decreasing response time. (If you've ever taken apart an old Nintendo controller you will understand what I'm talking about). Mechanical keyboards don't have the mesh, and dimples. There is an actual switch under the key, so response time is 1/1000th. of a second. The switches are each guaranteed for 500 million keystrokes, so you have many years of use without any lag.
Have you ever pressed two keys at once on your keyboard, and either no letter would appear, or only one of the letters? With mechanical keyboards, both letters will always appear. You can't out type the keyboard. Now, some people like the sound of an old fashioned typewriter, with the feel of an electric typewriter. Blue switches provide that experience. The majority of people want just a little bit of sound, and just enough resistance so they know they've pressed the keys. Brown switches provide that experience. I don't like sound, or tactile response, so I got red switches. The response speed is also customizable. What you end up with is a board that is geared to your preferences, comfortable to use, increases your keyboarding speed, is a joy to use, and will do these things reliably for a very long time.
In addition to all these things, just about all of my keys on the board can be programmed for another function as well. For example: when reading the blogs here, or doing email I like to listen to music, so I program the letter "A" key to open Media Player in my music library. Instead of it being multiple maneuvers, all I have to do is press the Fn key, and the letter A. I'm on a blog, or in my email and sometimes I want to open my picture folder, so I can post a picture. I can then program the letter "S" key to open my picture folder. Once again, instead of multiple maneuvers, all I have to do is hit the Fn key, and press the letter S. Programs you use often, or maneuvers you use repeatedly can be programmed, so it's done much more easily.
These things are some of the reasons for looking into getting a mechanical keyboard. They are also preferred by gamers because of the faster response times. Ducky is a smaller company, and have been producing some of the best mechanical keyboards in the industry for several years now. Being a smaller company means that there is a limit on the number of keyboards that they make yearly, and the number of those imported into the US has been fairly limited. A few years ago, some of the manufacturers of mechanical keyboards began introducing backlighting. Several of the companies have taken the backlighting to new levels, and Ducky is one of them. Now you know.