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#1 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:43 PM

A funny thing happened on the way to the grocery store earlier this afternoon...

I happened to stop into the local Best Buy, which is just down the street from the grocery store. Whilst snooping around in there, I saw a display table that had closeouts and opened-box items for sale. My eye caught the word "keyboard" on one of the boxes, so I walked on over to see what was what.

The item I saw from afar was a Logitech G610 Orion Red mechanical keyboard, which regularly sells for $129.00 here and there on the Internet. This one was still in the sealed plastic protector bag with all accessories and documentation. It was slashed down to $49.00 with full store and Logitech warranties.

Hmm... I called over a young fellow to ask him for details on the keyboard. He said that it was a two year old model, but still currently manufactured by Logitech. He had a shelf full of sealed boxed ones for $99.00. He explained that the keyboard used relatively quiet Cherry MX Red switches and went on to explain all of the fun and interesting features that I'll probably never use.

I only wanted a mechanical keyboard because they feel better to the fingers when just doing regular typing. I'm typing on it now and just zippin' along. I love the feel of it; not heavy clickity-click like gamers expensive keyboards, but a nice gentle tapping noise and instantaneous output. Later this evening I'll fire it up and play a little S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with it.

So, that was my deal of the day. I couldn't really afford it, but... that crappy ol' Dell keyboard I was using was wasted. I didn't have any to replace it, either. This one should last a good while, I think. The thing sure is heavy; well made. I've had good and bad to say about Logitech over the years, but all in all they produce some decent stuff.

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It lights up all pretty, too. ;)

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:45 PM

Good deal, glad you got one :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:03 PM

Glad things worked out for you Eric. I have found over the years that I've always been happy with Logitech. This Linux desktop has a Logitech 2.1 speaker set and I have a Logitech MK520 wireless mouse and keyboard. It isn't a mechanical one but it has a pretty solid feel.
I find the advantage of a wireless mouse and keyboard trumps everything else especially with the grandkids using this system. They don't get all tangled up in the wires and yank the tower off the desk.
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

I use a Logitech TracMan mouse and have for a decade+.

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The original wired version isn't made anymore, but I was able to replace it with the wireless version a couple years back.

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These poor mice experience hard usage on my system because I game with them. That #1 button wears out quite often (trigger button). I've learned to strip the switches off old mice and keep them in a drawer on my bench. I have 5 or 6 of them in there now. I'm sure I'll be swapping out the one on my current mouse any time now.

I've used numerous different Logitech keyboards over the years. The most recent one to take a poop on me was this one below...

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I really liked it because I could control the volume while streaming vids in fullscreen mode.

I also have a Logitech 2.1 sound system out in my shop.

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And an awesome 5.1 system on my main computer.

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So, I guess you'd say that I've spent a few bucks on Logitech stuff over the years. ;)

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:05 PM

My keyboard and mouse don't get much of a beating. My "games" are Train Simulations and it does not take a fast trigger finger to release the train brake and open the throttle.
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:21 PM

View Postraymac46, on 11 April 2017 - 09:05 PM, said:

My keyboard and mouse don't get much of a beating. My "games" are Train Simulations and it does not take a fast trigger finger to release the train brake and open the throttle.

Mine do. Usually within a year or so, the key labels start rubbing off the keys and the keyboards without labels, start showing the marks from the oil on my skin on the blank keys.

Of course, I type 3x as much as I use the mouse. At home I only use the mouse for the browser and even when I am running Windows 7 at work, I use keyboard shortcuts a lot more than I do the mouse.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:44 AM

I used the keyboard a lot back in the DOS days and when I was working and producing content. Now I probably use the mouse 3X as much as the keyboard.
I have a touch screen on this laptop but never use it. Interesting how we have so much in common on a site like this but we are so different in how we use stuff.
I can see how you two (Eric and Josh) would be happiest with a mechanical keyboard and I imagine you are both good touch typists. I am just a hunt and poke guy when it comes to keyboarding.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:47 AM

Yeah, on a good day, I can type 40-50wpm. It depends on the keyboard, though. That carpy Dell keyboard with the sticky keys and such was really slowing me down and making me use that backspace key a bit too much for my taste.

As for Josh wearing out the key labels... that never really bothered me because I rarely look down at my keyboard when typing. The only time I do is when I need to search for one of the special keys or function keys.

I used to be a hunt n' pecker when I first came to the Internet full-time back in 2000 or so. I spent a few bucks and bought a touch typing course that you could install in Windows and use to learn and practice your typing. So, I guess that makes me self-taught. A funny story related to this... once, when I applied for a civil service job with my local county here in Tampa, I had to take a typing test. I scored so well on the test that the woman told me that she had me marked as an "expert typist' in the system and I'd never have to take that test again. Too bad I didn't get the d@mn job. :(

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:08 AM

Well I do not look at the keys either as I type about 65 wpm (last time I checked anyway). I was just pointing out the use my keyboard get..
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:21 PM

Like most everything else these days, the labels on keyboards are not what they once were. They wear off pretty easily on this new carp.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:33 PM

I'm on my second keyboard from unicomp. Not cheap but has that IBM (buckling spring) feel to it. No signs of wear on the labels with daily use. And it's on the heavy side at 7 lbs. http://www.pckeyboar...product/UB4044A
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:26 PM

Heh! It even looks like an IBM Selectric Typewriter keyboard. Nice. Might grab me one of those one of these days.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:20 AM

View Postmac, on 13 April 2017 - 04:33 PM, said:

I'm on my second keyboard from unicomp. Not cheap but has that IBM (buckling spring) feel to it. No signs of wear on the labels with daily use. And it's on the heavy side at 7 lbs. http://www.pckeyboar...product/UB4044A

Hope you have some of these added to that keyboard :whistling:

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:04 AM

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:18 AM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 14 April 2017 - 09:04 AM, said:


Well they should come as standard with every kb instead of the dreaded windows logo key. Thinking about it every pc should come with Arch installed as standard. Wouldn't that make for a better world all round. :Laughing:
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:16 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 24 April 2017 - 06:18 AM, said:

View Postsecuritybreach, on 14 April 2017 - 09:04 AM, said:


Well they should come as standard with every kb instead of the dreaded windows logo key. Thinking about it every pc should come with Arch installed as standard. Wouldn't that make for a better world all round. :Laughing:

Right...... B)
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