Comments on: Das Keyboard Review https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:29:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9-alpha-41547 By: club penguin https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-110003 Sat, 23 May 2009 06:50:51 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-110003 I was extremely disappointed in this new DAS keyboard when I got it home from Micro Center. It is very light, extremely flexible, not solid at all, very flimsy, the keys make a cheap, hollow sound when they bottom out at the end of the keystroke, very poor quality feel to the keyboard alltogether.

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By: Gennick https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-109661 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:43:53 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-109661 Hello. And Bye.

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By: Aaron Toponce: Das Keyboard 3 | Christian eBuddy Blog https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-109174 Sat, 27 Dec 2008 07:32:39 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-109174 [...] I’ve blogged about the Das Keyboard 2 before. I loved it. Unfortunately, however, my daughter stepped on it while in the floor (she was playing with it) and broke the space bar fairly bad. I tried my best to get it repaired, but nothing succeeded. So, for several months, I was without my glorious Das Keyboard, and was stuck with those crappy, squishy, HP multimedia keyboards. [...]

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By: sohbet https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-104313 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:48:59 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-104313 thank you

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By: porn https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-104248 Sun, 13 Jul 2008 12:40:27 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-104248 Chris- That would make sense. This keyboard is a great keyboard. I use it all the time, and absolutely love it. Mine definitely is version II.

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By: stephen https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-101053 Tue, 20 May 2008 21:36:47 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-101053 it is very light, extremely flexible, not solid at all, very flimsy, the keys make a cheap, hollow sound when they bottom out at the end of the keystroke, very poor quality feel to the keyboard all together.??? Are you kidding? You must be talking about another keyboard! I used this keyboard during tax season, working 10 to 12 hours a day, six days a week. The keyboard is solid, feels great, and I could not be happier. It without a doubt a high quality keyboard! Infact I will be buying more for my other computers.

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By: Glenn https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-92547 Wed, 27 Feb 2008 02:22:05 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-92547 I could not agree with Shane more, I was extremely disappointed in this new DAS keyboard when I got it home from Micro Center. It is very light, extremely flexible, not solid at all, very flimsy, the keys make a cheap, hollow sound when they bottom out at the end of the keystroke, very poor quality feel to the keyboard alltogether.

I have and do own some IBM model M keyboards, and this is NOT like them in any way, except that it does have the "clicky" keys, with mechanical keyswitches (Cherry keyswitches I believe). It does not, by any means, weigh like the IBM's...this keyboard is extremely light and cheap feeling.

I am just wondering if there are more than one variety or production runs of this keyboard? My box looks pretty new, and it does not refer to the keyboard as being a DAS keyboard II, but rather just states that it is a DAS keyboard? The keyboard itself says "Made in Germany" ..."Designed in Texas" ...

It's going back, it was a total disappointment. It does look pretty cool though. And it didn't help my typing, since I don't look at the keys anyways...except those little symbols on the number keys...lol !

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By: CPS https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-79769 Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:30:51 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-79769 Sandy- I would check out the Unicomp Customizer 104

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-45519 Tue, 10 Apr 2007 19:17:41 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-45519 Chris- That would make sense. This keyboard is a great keyboard. I use it all the time, and absolutely love it. Mine definitely is version II.

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By: Chris Call https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-45516 Tue, 10 Apr 2007 18:37:28 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-45516 It's possible that Shane Falco got an orginal Das Keyboard instead of the Das Keyboard II.

According to the Wikipedia entry for Das Keyboards, the original keyboard used membrane switches and was not highly reviewed.

All that changed with the Das Keyboard II, which used gold plated cherry buckling spring microswitches. It cost $20.00 more also, but the quality was much better.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-39515 Sun, 18 Mar 2007 01:28:43 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-39515 Shane- I disagree respectfully. I think the Das Keyboard has a great tactile feedback. It weighs 3 pounds, so I don't know how that could it could feel like light plastic with a cheap feel. I can't even get the keys off, as the construction is solid. Honestly, I don't understand see how it is a gimmick. It has the weight, solid feel and response of the IBM Model M all over the place. One real solid keyboard.

Sandy- I would recommend getting an IBM Model M keyboard. They can be found all over the web.

finalbeta- Don't listen to Shane. I don't know how he gets the review of the keyboard that he is saying. The Das Keyboard is one solid keyboard. I love it, and I'm really critical and hard to please, as you could probably tell from reading my blog.

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By: finalbeta https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-39423 Sat, 17 Mar 2007 18:24:29 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-39423 Thanks for this review, and thanks to Shane Falco.
I was planning on ordering this keyboard, but I will hold off now. I guess it really is not worth it.

Anyone knows of any other keyboards like this? All black, no labels. I don't really mind clickedy clacking or not.

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By: Sandy https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-39413 Sat, 17 Mar 2007 17:11:28 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-39413 Anyone have a good recommendation for a similar keyboard, but with labels on the keys?

I desire the clickety-clack. 🙂

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By: Shane Falco https://pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-39138 Fri, 16 Mar 2007 23:20:59 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/03/16/das-keyboard-review/#comment-39138 Well, I just bought one a week or so ago after reading your blog and am really disappointed with it. The keyboard is light plastic with a very cheap feel - even compared to many stock keyboards! One of my keys actually sticks which I've never once experienced on a new keyboard. In addition, the clicking sound is hollow and cheap compared to others like the old IBM models.

The only good things I can say about the keyboard is that looks ok and is USB. In addition, if you care about people thinking you're super duper mister computer guru, buy one...it does impress the cubicle dwellers. I don't care about that, though, so the whole gimmick of this device is lost on me.

The bottom line is that this keyboard is not worth the price and I will be returning it.

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