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The keeb that hooked you

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The first love.
The clacker that let you know you could enjoy typing, and that the keyboard wasn't just some lifeless utility hardware on your desk.
The board that started it all for you. What was it?
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superdon
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Dec 4, 2017
Pok3r. Mind you, I used Spring Buckling daily before and was already using FC660M with MX Blue at the time I got a Pok3r so mechanical keyboard wasn't new to me but, with Pok3r, it became a hobby.
First difference was effect of mixing 60% with programmability. All my complaints about FC660M layout disappeared and typing became a pleasure.
Second difference was the community. It was simply not there when I started using Buckling Spring. I'm still frustrated by available options and prevalent design flaws but community and its sub-community of designers and tinkers keeps me excited.
LevelSteam
Dec 4, 2017
Rosewill RK9100 with Cherry MX Blues.
mattstermh
81
Dec 4, 2017
Mechanical: Corsair K65 Topre clone: Plum84/87 - favorite keyboard ever. Tried realforce and hhkb, didn't like either of them as much.
Massdrop is selling the Plum right now: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/plum84-electro-capacitive-keyboard
BlueCrowned
5302
Dec 3, 2017
An Azio Hue. It has issues after just ~6 months, but I've upgraded to a K-Type.
MadroxPrime
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Dec 1, 2017
Mine wasn't even my own keyboard. It was a buddy's K70, he was super stoked about it and started feeding me all this nonsense about how his keyboard was holding back his game play because he was getting key ghosting and blah, blah, blah. I wasn't impressed with the board at all.
I knew he was full of it, so I wound up getting super into keyboards and stuff just so I had some authority on the matter if it came up again. It hasn't and I've spent ... a lot of money.
THAT'LL SHOW HIM!
Maybe odd, but mine was the TypeMatrix 2020 (yes, way back before the 2030 was introduced). I wanted mechanical with separate numeric keypad built in (more like a full-size). I talked to them, but one of their main goals was - and remains - portability, so a full-size mechanical version is not in their plans. This was the keyboard I learned Dvorak on (Colemak was in its infancy).
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