Looking for a very specific keyboard

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  1. David Lake

    David Lake Master Guru

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    I need a keyboard with soft silent switches, a red backlight only and no extraneous plastic around the edges, if I get rainbow puke in my face I will literally smash the thing to bits!
    I currently have an old thermaltake keyboard with nice quiet low profile keys but its falling to bits and it has lots of stupid pointless plastic sticking out everywhere which gets in the way.

    If anyone could find a keyboard like this I would be eternally grateful.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    I would look for something in the moderate price range from Logitech. I've always had good experiences with them.
     
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    you know rgb means you can choose a dozen shades of red too ?

    rgb rainbow effect shows you that it can do any color
     
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    Logitech G413? Says ''quiet performance'', but sounds loud in the videos.
    edit: yeah , its actually loud, because its mechanical.

    My Microsoft Sidewinder X4 comes to mind, but they dont make them anymore.

    I support such actions.
     
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    https://kbdfans.com/
    @David Lake build your own. Not only it will be exactly what you are looking for, it will be almost unique.
    Remember, you get what you paying for.
    If you so desire a special, personalized keyboard with the features you want, just build your own.
    I always ended with buyer remorse when I bought something ( not only hardware) that was close enough to what I wanted. But getting exactly what I want - this is where it's getting complicated.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions but everything seems to have the narrow enter key in the pictures with slash above it, I'm in the UK and like the tall enter key also I'm not a big fan of the super compact layouts, I use the number pad but I could probably use a separate one and have a tenkeyless.

    I like the build your own idea, electronics is a hobby of mine.
     
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    I found a typing test of the GK30 and I have to say I don't like the sound, I'm autistic and certain sounds can be torture for me as well as RGB.
     
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  9. David Lake

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    Thanks but I cant find a UK version.
     
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    Or you may try Varmilo / Ducky both company have full custom service (as both are under ShenZhen Zhihaihe)
    Despite chinese they are over the top quality, no compromise, only cherry switch (and some exclusive silent version), PBT touch etc etc
    Due to covid it take a lot of time to reach our country... But quality is there, if you can wait.
     

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    Nice keyboards, can't find them in stock anywhere.
     
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