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Wanting a 60% Keyboard. Help!

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I want to purchase a 60% mechanical keyboard and I've basically cleared my list to 2 final keyboards, both pretty different. I've picked these two because of availability/accessibility (i.e shipping internationally).

So My choices are either a Vortex Poker 3 which has no LED backlit, PBT keycaps, Metal casing, uses Cherry MX Blue switches. The other keyboard is the AnnePro which is an RGB backlit keyboard, wireless (couldn't give a damn about wireless tbh), apparently has PBT keycaps which allows the RGB light through, uses Gateron Blue switches.

Vortex Poker 3 costs around $130 USD whereas, the AnnePro costs around $90. I've heard Gateron's are superior to Cherry, especially since I really like that tactile click (more clickier tactile bump the better), but i've never used them so I can't really say. For the price, which keyboard would probably better overall.

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27 minutes ago, frozeNNN said:

WTF does 60% mechanical keyboard mean?

Barebones keyboard as i like to call them, only have the important keys on there, no num pads or arrow keys, function keys etc.

 

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Though you can get 40% which have even less keys, no numbers on the top, pretty much just letter keys.


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Just now, RKRiley said:

Barebones keyboard as i like to call them, only have the important keys on there, no num pads or arrow keys etc.

 

Image result for 60% keyboard

 

 

 

15 minutes ago, ImNotThere said:

60% of a normal sized keyboard

I thought it something like mixed switches like in memchanical keyboards :D 

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3 hours ago, MenSuRx said:

I want to purchase a 60% mechanical keyboard and I've basically cleared my list to 2 final keyboards, both pretty different. I've picked these two because of availability/accessibility (i.e shipping internationally).

So My choices are either a Vortex Poker 3 which has no LED backlit, PBT keycaps, Metal casing, uses Cherry MX Blue switches. The other keyboard is the AnnePro which is an RGB backlit keyboard, wireless (couldn't give a damn about wireless tbh), apparently has PBT keycaps which allows the RGB light through, uses Gateron Blue switches.

Vortex Poker 3 costs around $130 USD whereas, the AnnePro costs around $90. I've heard Gateron's are superior to Cherry, especially since I really like that tactile click (more clickier tactile bump the better), but i've never used them so I can't really say. For the price, which keyboard would probably better overall.

I'm not a clicky switch kind of guy so I can't say for sure. For tactile and linear switches however most, myself included, feel Gaterons to be better, more smooth and more consistent from switch to switch. 

 

Between the two choices though the metal case would sell me on the Vortex. 

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1 minute ago, MenSuRx said:

Also adding, just found another keyboard that fits the bill. Magicforce keyboard using Gateron switches.

Own one with blue switches, 40 bucks on Amazon. It was a nice little keyboard. I changed to a g710 because I need a 10 key but I recommend the magicforce. If you are ever around minnesota I will sell you a lightly used one for 20 bucks. :)

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