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sbuss
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Apr 28, 2015
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An update now that I've been typing on this keyboard every day for about two weeks:
After removing a surface mounted resistor from the trackpoint module to disable the push-to-click functionality everything has been working pretty well. (See one of my earlier comments for a picture of the component I removed) The sensitivity on OSX is still poorly tuned and I haven't been able to get it to my liking yet (USB Overdrive doesn't offer enough customization of the acceleration curve) but it is usable.
I got the cherry mx blue switches, and typing on these is wonderful. My backtick/escape key did stop functioning a few days after the keyboard arrived, but I just reset the solder of the switch and the surface mounted resistor next to it and it started working again. The keyboard is easy to disassemble and service, which is a nice change from most consumer electronics.
Yeah, their quality control probably could have been a bit better, but when you buy from a small electronics shop you're bound to have some trouble. And if you're enthusiastic enough to buy this keyboard, then a couple solderings is not a big deal.
I would still have bought the keyboard, despite the difficulties I have had. I do wish it had dedicated arrow keys, though. If they make another model with arrow keys I'll buy that one, too.
Apr 28, 2015
lennartk
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May 9, 2015
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Thank you sbuss for the hint to reset the solder of the switch! I did the same on the key that stopped functioning, and now it is working fine again.
I would also buy a model with arrow keys. This is easily the best keyboard I have ever used, but sometimes I miss the arrow keys (especially when using programs without a "vi-mode").
May 9, 2015
jitl
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May 22, 2015
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@lennartk I actually really like the arrow key placement on this keyboard. I hold down the middle thumb button (which I have mapped to Fn) and basically get VIM mode in any program. It's so good. I just wished my keyboard worked ;_;
May 22, 2015
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