I just got some keypads from KBDFans and realized that I have to solder these. Not that it’s a problem with soldering, these are going to be a gift to my friend who is a statistician. He uses his num pad like he’s on crack bashing, mashing his potatoes.
So, I am here wondering what do I choose before I commit. He hits his keys repetitively a lot and seems to enjoy more linears than tactiles.
In case you wanted to know, I got him a grey KBDpad MKII and I just ordered GMK 80082 keypad.
This is highly personal, obviously. But what I still prefer on external numpads is the tactile switches, and I don’t mind heavier ones there - whatever I enter on numpad typically requires me to be precise, so I appreciate stiffness and soid feedback there.
So, Box Royals work there for me, but TBH - anything tactile works.
Agreed with that one, you want tactile feed back when hitting the numpad, trains your muscle memory for a different set of movements. That being said this is highly personal. I would honestly just change it to be the opposite of my switches for the the other keys.
It’s hard to say cause everyone will have a different answer. I have noticed that a majority of people seem to like heavier clicky or tactile switches on their separate numpads/macro pads. Although you did state your friend likes linears over tactiles so maybe a heavier linear switch would be more in line for their tastes. I’d say some hyperglide MX blacks would fit that bill nicely. MX blacks are pretty heavy & they should be still fairly smooth from the hyperglide retooling.
hey qq so I had like a big backlog of switches I was trying to use up but now I’m kinda looking to get some more, is there somewhere I can just go buy the hyperglide blacks or do I need to like find a gb or something? It’s one I’ve def been curious to try
Right now Candykeys is the only vendor I know that has them in stock. Unfortunately they are a EU vendor. I think 3Dkeebs had a GB for them & there should be some extras when they get them in though. Here’s the link to Candykeys, Cherry MX Black (Plate Mount) | Candykeys