May 11, 20176332 views

What Is Your Biggest Keyboard Regret?

Most people have them, something they thought they would love they sadly ended up hating. My biggest regret was the magiforce-68, you may say to yourself "Kyle that's a great board what are you talking about?!?!?!" well I agree it is a good board, what I regret is putting gateron clears in it. I am a man who loves his heavy keys so these were grossly light, not my thing and a huge waste of money. I gave that keyboard to a friend. But what I want to know is what's your biggest mistake? I mean we all make them so no shame in sharing :D
ltopper, ZeroKnight, and 14 others

Buying a razer blackwidow ultimate years ago, thinking that it was end-game worthy.
its alright haha I did the same with a corsair, better but still not good
Regret not getting the Tokyo60 here a few months back... hope a redrop happens soon™
I also sort of regret not getting a Neon Tiger
My biggest mistake so far was not saving my pennies like I said I would to get in on the original Laser drop
Putting LEDs on my WhiteFox. It was such a hassle and I never use them.
Building an ErgoDox.
My thumbs just don't fit the thumb keys, I got pain in my thumbs and ended up selling my two ErgoDox's with the awesome key cap sets I had bought for them. Now, two years later I want to try a split orthopaedic with different thumb key layout.
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Haha, didn't mean to!
I think it mostly depends on your hand sizes, as they are all different.
If you're unsure, maybe you know someone who lets you try one.
And if all else fails, you can still sell them again and build another board. (I'm currently trying out the Viterbi …)
Yeah, I have medium sized hands so it will probably be ok. :)
Missing out on Laser Alt
I have moved five times in two months and couldn't scrape up the spare change for it, I'm super sad about that but it's life
I'm right there with you brother. I'm sorry for your hard-goings recently, hopefully you're more settled now.
My biggest keyboard fail was impulsive buying Steelseries G6V2. This isn't horrible board, but Cherry MX Black it's really heavy for me, print on keycaps is absolute low cost (fade out after month or so) at least this layout is non-standard (big L enter) so no 3th party keycaps...
By far, missing out on Godspeed XDA. I don't know if I'll ever be able to find a set of it, let alone the novelties.
Bought keyboard and ruined the caps lock key swapping out switches. Thankfully it was on the cheaper end!
Not building a planck in the first place because I thought they were stupid. Now it's all I use and I have 6 keyboards laying around that I never use, and only 2 that I do.
Putting a metal case Model F as well as a lab of working IBM XTs in the dumpster because Surplus didn't want them. This happened decades ago.
I really regret not getting the moon keycap during the Jelly Key Lunar New Year artisan drop. Love my moon bunny and mooncake, but they feel incomplete without the moon itself.
for now that would be not getting the kyrillics kit with yuri! and buying a mx-red board, absolutely not my type. but it can still serve as a "frame" for some nice caps on the wall, so i got that going for me which is nice.
Not jumping on that Nautilus keycap drop when I could.
selling my hhkb pro 2, it had an awesome custom spacebar and was truly the best keeb i have ever used, currently using my corsair strafe with reds till i can get my hands on ALT when it ships.
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MiTo Laser ALT?
yeah that one, and also the standard alt that massdrop made
Bought a hundred dollar kailh keyboard and the switches failed after one year. rare case but definitely regret.
Moved to Vortex Race 3 for good. :)
Having to cancel my Massdrop x Alt x Laser :'(
Goodnight, sweet prince.
I suppose I have a few...first is that so many of the KeyCool KC-71 keyboards I bought from China had LED faults. After a while 1, 2, or all 3 of the colors would fail on a random number of keys. too expensive to return for the cost.
Second, I just got the Vortex Vibe. The build is great etc. I have a thing for navless functionkeyless numpad keyboards so I got it. I wanted to use the numpad 2, 4, 6 and 8 keys to navigate. this was really my one reason for buying it and figuring it was programmable (very!) - I started trying to configure it only to find that those keys were the only thing you cant reconfigure.
not getting in on the kira when it was around. not getting in on all the cool group buys that happened right before i found out there were group buys for keyboards...
Deciding to pinch pennies with a gmmk rather than saving up just a bit more and getting a topre keyboard
For me it's probably getting a Magicforce 49. Utter shite keyboard with zero uses for me. I've got both a contra and a JJ40 and those are 100 times nicer to use because I can change the layout.
I love this discussion. "First world problems and those who share their grief." :-P Jokes aside, my biggest regret (which is probably nothing by comparison to the rest of you) was getting a board with Cherry MX Black, thinking I'd like the more stiff switches. Couldn't have been more wrong, and I put my chocolatier set on that one. Lord knows I tried to take that tough love, but my fingers fell back into the soft smooth embrace of the sleek MX Speed Silver switches....
Oh love of typing, thou art so fickle. ;)
Not getting /dev/tty. I had ordered it and then cancelled because I felt they were more than I wanted to pay for. I still kick myself for not getting them. Instead I got a cheap tkl which is decent but much worse than those keycaps 😒
I bought a $50 chinese keyboard. E-Element. It was ok, but the referesh rate on the rgb was low and i'd catch coloured flashes from it in my peripheral vision. Still it taught me that clicky blue switches are to loud at night. Its not a big regret as the next keyboard was better and it was an inexpensive way to try things out.
I regret buying cheap keycaps, the NPKC rainbow gradient was a mess with warped keys but the Ganss two tone are just cheap feeling and thin. Excited to get GMK laser in 5000 years lol
Matias Click. Very inconsistently clicking, if pressing the keycap not straight from above but with a little force from the side it is not even clicking at all.
Meh, mines the Corsair K70. The floating keycaps actually come off in the middle of a game. Freaking useless piece of crap. Not only does the firmware constantly crash and disconnect from the USB (even after 4-5 updates) but the keycaps use the standard cherry posts except they are too long resulting in a center of gravity which allows the keycap to slip off the post whenever you press anywhere other than vertical. Oh and did I mention the crappy spacebar? They didn't bother to use a stabilizer, so unless you press it exactly where the key is, it only registers about 50% of the time.
Same with the Logitech G810. Looks great, works great, except the damn keys are held on to the pegs by itty bitty little posts that practically dissolve after a few matches. Logitech's response was to send a bunch of the same exact keys, which fell apart in the better part of a week.
Utter garbage.
Try putting a SMALL piece of scotch tape over the stem to the switch. Sometimes the added material tightens the fit enough for the cap to stay put better.
I used that with some bad stabilisers which did not really hold on to the cap. works fine :)
i had a solid razer knock off i got for 10$ id say it was worth 80$ if they made a brand themselfs but the keyboard was getting old right? it was being used 16 hours a day for 6 years and was nearing its life cycle, keys were becoming unresponive like | { = but i dont use those no biggy but one day i musta hit something wrong but the \ got broken and would spam that about 7 times a second so if you typed anything it was like " \\\\\\h\\\\\\\e\\\\\\\\l\\\\\\\l\\\\\\o \\\\\\\\d\\\\\\\a\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\k\\\\\\\\\\n\\\\\\e\\\\\\\\s\\\\\\\s \\\\\\\\m\\\\\\y\\\\\\\o\\\\\\\l\\\\\\\d\\\\\\\f\\\\r\\\\\i\\\\\e\\\\\n\\\d\\\\.\\\\\ which was CANCER! I HATED IT but it made me a faster typer because i wanted to get my single letters closer together and ultimately make the messages shorter, i went from typing 40 words a minute to 70! and i was still getting faster, my regret is busting that keyboard open and trying to fix it because now im a slow typer at about 50 wpm :(
im at about 50 words per minute too
Biggest regret? Definitely throwing away two IBM Model M in my early 20s.
I feel you. I also tossed a couple Model Ms as well as Apple boards that had ALPS switches....
I had a model-f keyboard that came with an XT computer. Got rid of it because I couldn't make it work with my computer at the time. Shoulda known they'd make some kind of an adapter, someday.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Atm, passing on the Betas + Icon Mods + Dieter Rams set from XDA Canvas. Zambumon made me jelly with his IG post :(
I got the Alphas + Text mods + Bauhaus text mods tho!