Swiss peripherals maker Logitech has lifted the lid on its latest mechanical keyboard – the G915 TKL. The intended target audience seems to be die-hard gamers, and the G915 TKL hopes to win over this demographic with its ultra-slender mechanical keyswitches and more RGB lights than you can shake a stick at. The G915 TKL also …
I was thinking more for an entertainment system in the living room, for LAN parties I always attached my keyboard to the top of the case for transport. My back pack was for Pot Noodles and my mouse.
Although havent been to a LAN party for over 15 years (Last one the power tripped in the village hall we hired if everyone switch on at once).
I thought the same too until I realised that the numeric pad was almost never used in the work I do. Yes it is highly useful when entering a lot of numbers, but I write code for a living and that's mostly in letters, so I've now decided to get a TKL (actually a 17 key fewer keyboard) - but not a blinged up one like this.
Secondly the numeric pad means that my trackball is further away to the right that it needs to be. I don't use the the trackball when writing but when I do need to use it it's further away that it should be.
Finally I clutter up my desk so a smaller footprint is useful on space, as I've never enough space...!
The switches on the MX570 are now timed to fail after the nᵗʰ click which is a damned shame, 'tis an awesome mouse in all other respects. Every couple of years I buy replacements and they progressively survive even less clicks. Either my index finger is gaining weight or this is planned obsolescence, given Swiss expertise with holy cheese and springs.
I have a mechanical keyboard, with the RGB lights. However, not being a gamer (well, I am a gamer, but don't see the point in all the flashy LED stuff, and don't have a "rig" that cost me thousands of pounds, with glass sides), I have them mostly set to be white (makes it much easier to type), and I bought the keyboard partly because I needed a keyboard with lights, partly because it was on sale at Amazon for 60 pound (normal price is about 180), but mostly because I do a lot of typing and like a keyboard with a nice, positive action.
Those are two cheap computers. In my experience, you can get computers for that price but they're not very good for most tasks. I tend not to spend that much, and I can survive on much less resource than some people I know, but I would be hard pressed to find a computer with sufficient specs for that price. When you say that, are you referring only to the processing and memory or does the price include case, storage, and connectivity as well?
One of the unpublished advantages of the Model M is the lack of a Windows key. It frustrates the hell out of random scammer calls. "OK, so what key is next to the Ctrl key on your keyboard?" "Um, a blank spot?" "You LIE!"
This aside from the obvious advantages of:
1 - LOUD - You KNOW when I'm typing
2 - Durable - I have three - one at home, one at work, one spare. The spare is unlikely to ever be necessary
3 - Heavy - Not gonna shift around while I whack on it
4 - Removable keycaps can be run through the washing machine in a lingerie bag
5 - Durable - Did I say that? Only have to rinse the blood of the user off before writing the post contact report.
6 - BEST tactile response of any keyboard, ever. Of course, I learned to type on a manual typewriter, so there's that...
Plus already paid for and less than 200 quid each to begin with. WTF are they thinking?
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