Thursday, 11 July 2013

Peripherals

My setup.

I am a nerd, and I have spent quite a few hours finding the perfect keyboard, mouse, mousepad and monitor for my needs. Here is what I've ended up with.

Directly from Yodabashi Akiba.

Keyboard

Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja.

I used the Alienware TactX Keyboard for years. While it was an OK keyboard it is quite huge, and I wanted something better. Finding a good keyboard is not easy at all. I've spent numerous of hours in several tech shops in Tokyo typing until my fingers got tired and my legs felt like jelly (the latter from walking, not typing). I tried out the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2, which I first liked, but in the end became too compact for my liking.

Luckily I discovered the Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja keyboard. A highly customisable keyboard, where you can chose with and without numpad, and different type of keys. You can also choose with or without letters written on top of the keys, or in front of them. I went for Cherry MX Blue keys (I love the sound and the feel), no numpad (tenkeyless) and ninja style (black on top, printed letters on front of the keys). The more technical term for this keyboard is the fkbn87mc/efb2 filcktl15. Another less technical name for the keyboard is "BlueSwitch/Tenkeyless/US ASCII".

Mouse
ZOWIE EC1 eVo black.

Earlier I was using the Alienware TactX Mouse. However I found a new friend downtown Akihabara. Namely the Zowie EC1 eVo. Some specs: DPI (Dots Per Inch): 450/1150/2300, Frames Per Second: 6,400, Inches Per Second: 60, Max. Acceleration: 20G, USB report rate: 1000/500/125 Hz.

Mouse pad
A mouse requires a good mousepad as well. As well, in Akihabara, I found and bought the Power Support Airpad Pro III Mouse Pad. And I was not disappointed. It is a great pad.

Monitor

The monitor of my choice is the Dell 30" LED UltraSharp U3014, as I prefer using one huge monitor instead of two smaller.

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