Hey Keebtalk folks,
I’m a developer/designer/project manager currently living in Germany, after lurking for a while it’s time for me to say hi.
I’ve had a mechanical keyboard since February 2017, when I got a Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L with Cherry Browns, and that was all for the longest time. I’ve always been interested in the customisation possibilities of mechkeyboards, but since I only used this keyboard with my (way too underused for the money I spent on it) gaming PC, I never really got into getting any nice keycap set or any other upgrade for it besides a single blue metallic Esc keycap, could not justify the expense for a few hours of use a month.
Cue March 2020, everyone at work gets the order to stop going to the office and work from home instead for the foreseeable future and I decide to give the good old Masterkeys a run for typing on it 8+ hours a day. It did not take long to realise:
I like a mechanical keyboard for typing much more than the Apple Magic Keyboard I had been using for the last few years (duh)
Cherry Browns are ok, but after reading a bit it is clear that there are now better options in the market, I want to explore some of those
A full-size keyboard is actually way too big for me, I don’t need so many keys, but I do need my arrow keys, so I settle for 65% as my ideal layout
The noise on that space bar! I need to do something about those stabs
I’m down the rabbit hole now and before I realise I have my first keyboard kit ordered
And I also have a few key set ideas that I would like to eventually bring to IC and hopefully GB if the reception is good, will also be a good opportunity to learn a bit of 3D with Blender
I got an order for a CU65 R2 (hopefully arriving November/December if all goes well), and a set of Infinikey Port to go with for the time being. Switches you say? Well, that’s the part I’m trying to get my head around.
I’m thinking to go with silent switches since I do intend to carry it with me to the office when (if?) I go back. Still debating between tactiles and linears, I feel that tactiles are my preference, but not discarding linears, good thing that I got a hotswap so I can try things out. My current thought is to go for the Gazzew Boba U4 after reading some good stuff here in KeebTalk, my previous thought were Zilents but that price… Have been thinking Healios on the linear side, the price is hard to stomach but I do love that orange stem. Any thoughts?
Well, that went on for quite a bit…
tl;dr: Hi there! I’m Guillem, I like keyboards.