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Every once in a while, my middle-aged jaded cynicism is piqued when I see stuff like this that I had no idea existed:

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-choose-the-best-mechanical-keyboard-and-why-you-511140347

So for the really old timers, is this legit, or another tech equivalent of "I only listen to Vinyl 33 1/3 records on my pre-1973 vacuum tube Mcintosh amp b/c I can't stand the sound of CDs" (or guess in 2016, mp3s or the like)

I have recently gone back to using wired keyboards after getting frustrated one too many times and smashing my wireless keyboard to pieces when it decided to stop working without warning, so this is something I can identify with if it is legit.  What about it, is it worth $60 to $100 to get a keyboard that will probably last you for the foreseeable future?  Or would this bring on his carpel tunnel even sooner b/c you are really mashing away at the keys.
 
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You probably won't get carpel tunnel but if you work close to others, they might not like the sound of a machine gun. Aren't those things very loud?
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> smashing my wireless keyboard to pieces when it decided to stop working without warning

Oh yes. +1. I surprise myself with my reaction when my mouse or keyboard starts behaving strangely. These things become an extension of yourself, and if they don't behave ...

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> smashing my wireless keyboard to pieces when it decided to stop working without warning

Oh yes. +1. I surprise myself with my reaction when my mouse or keyboard starts behaving strangely. These things become an extension of yourself, and if they don't behave ...


Feel the exact same with printers... Loath them!  It will work if printing something of little interest but need something for legal or kiddo's school..?  Ink issues, Connection Issues, Mysterious Paper Jams, PC Load Letter...    : )

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In my experience, people who can touch-type REALLY fast all have a preference in keyboards, so it's "yes" for mechanical for many.  I often hear, "Selectric."
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As a touch typist, I ended up with this outlandish design: https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/keyboards/sculpt-ergonomic-desktop/l5v-00001  

For non-touch typists, it is unusable. But for me this is the best keyboard out there: good feel, good ergonomics and fast!

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I've got two of those, Willem, and have had ones like them since 1995, when I first had to fight off carpal tunnel.  They are absolutely great and the new design looks even better!
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