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eject core is nice, otherwise the colors are kinda all over the place, not very cool, and numpad circle is also pretty lame
They did a pretty good job of making a keyboard look like the LCARS interface from Star Trek: The Next Generation, if you ask me. The colors are right, and the rounded look is acheived with the yellow wrapping from the numbers down to the left control. Of course, the fact that it looks like an LCARS console automatically gives it a late 80's/early 90's feel, so if you're not into Star Trek, then it's definitely not a "cool" color palette.
define INTO star trek. If their last movie was half as good as the 2009 one I might have bothered to keep checking out the older movies but alas was terrible
Ha! I can respect that :). I'm definitely a fan of the Next Generation and Deep Space Nine shows. That's the entire reason I bought these. I agree, on their own, without that connection, they are kind of a strange palette and font.
I can't vouch for the newer films, but the old series and movies were great in their own rights. TNG was extremely campy but Picard and Data were great characters with some interesting dialogue and two thirds of the episodes were interesting leaving the final third to be sexist or irritatingly sappy.
I agree with your series assessment, the original series were, ... really original - it went cheesy and downhill from there, but not the good kind of cheesy, I'm currently enjoying the Voyager tho, TNG was also not so bad
Anyway, the Deep Space DSA keyset was the first and last keyset I bought because it made some connection to my sci-fi interest, after the unusability of the deep space keyset, I'm no longer buying one of these keysets unless they have some impressive color selections
What was unusable about the deep space set? Just curious.
I'll admit that for me, it took some getting used to and I am still not as accurate when typing. That's because the surface area for your fingers is significantly smaller than standard keycaps. Also, they are have a flat profile, so I have to tilt my board to mimic a sculpted profile. I'm used to them now, but I can't type as fast as usual because my fingers easily slip off the keys due to their lack of profile. I still love them, though!
Ah, the DSA profile sounds like it may not be for you. For me they are comparable to Cherry in terms of usability. The spherical tops actually occupy nearly as much surface area but they are rounded and feel like they hug your fingers more. [not deep enough to grip though, just to make it seem smaller] I honestly feel you might enjoy these more, PBT feels better for the DSA profile than the ABS plastic used in Deep Space. This seems a little expensive to test it out though. Maybe grab a set of PBT alphas from pimpmykeyboard.com
I have a set of the Keycool rainbow PBT keycaps in the OEM profile and the Galaxy Class keycaps.
My fingers naturally sit at the very top of the key on the galaxy class set, right on the ridge. In fact, they often "slip" in between the top and second row of letter keys when they are at rest. I honestly think this is due to the non-contoured profile.
We have an old Das keyboard with Cherry ABS keycaps at work, and they are fine for me (except for the scooped home keys rather than raised bumps, but that's another post!). In the end, I think my fingers just want a keycap with a slant. At least I know this and can curb my spending in the future!
See for me it's scoops or bust I hate the lines and nipples! To each their own for keyboards. It's what makes them so wonderful.