Am I the only one with this problem?
I cringed a little. Canned air is great for cleaning keyboardsif i could make a suggestion - take an old keyboard and hold it upside down over a slice of pizza or a sandwich and shake it vigorously. the skin flakes actually make a delightful seasoning. use somebody else's keyboard for extra flavor.
This is a good point! Some switches feel completely different to others. One of my friends had to return their keyboard because he couldn't stand the switches. His were really, really light with no clicky sound. If you rested your fingers on the keys it would press.A mechanical keyboard can certainly be a fine solution for a quality product, but the issue is that it's a pretty substantial investment for a keyboard. There are also quite a few things that you want to know about before diving in to a mechanical keyboard such as the switch type. If you can afford the entry cost (typically over US$100), you'll want to check out some MX Blue switches for typing.
There are also a multitude of youtube videos that give you an idea of what to expect if you're going for a quality mechanical keyboard.
Hahaha, I know exactly the type that you're talking about. They're more than likely MX Reds, which are what I'm using right now. I use a set of MX Blues at work, and the two are polar opposites. My Reds, if I type gingerly, will barely make a whisper, meanwhile the Blues clack away like the old IBM keyboards of old.This is a good point! Some switches feel completely different to others. One of my friends had to return their keyboard because he couldn't stand the switches. His were really, really light with no clicky sound. If you rested your fingers on the keys it would press.
I also recommend to check out some YouTube videos before you buy a mechanical keyboard.
The click makes me feel like I'm typing so incredibly fast. My office has several people who use Blues, and when we're all typing it sounds so noisy... but in a good way, y'know?I have the Cherry Blue keys on my Mechanical keyboard. An absolute delight to type on, but they have a jarring clickety sound which my mother hates; hehe. I love it though; gives me a old typewriter vibe and makes me feel cool. Who knew keyboards could make your feel better?
I'm using a laptop, but I've got it connected to a dock so that I can use dual monitors and a keyboard/mouse set up. When I'm out of the office though, I'll use the onboard keyboard. It's alright and gets the job done, but it just doesn't quite do a full size keyboard justice.I use my Macbook Pro keyboard, and I feel so out of place right now. Am I the only laptop user here?
I believe that he was referring to using the crumbs and other gross things that sprinkle out of an upturned keyboard as a seasoning on your pizza. Funny how but would probably result in some severe gastrointestinal distress!