You Can Preorder The Wooting One Keyboard Now, But Inventory's Limited

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Metteec

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Can someone explain why a keyboard without a number pad is worth $200? Will Toms conduct a review that explains the benefits, if any, of optical sensors versus mechanical keys?
 

scolaner

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Well first, don't confuse TKL with full-size in terms of price. Yes, a full-size keyboard will cost a little more because of the BOM, but you're paying for the engineering, firmware work, lighting, higher or lower quality components, etc. (And yes, sometimes you pay more for branding...) So having a few fewer keys doesn't mean the price should drop $50 or something.

If you haven't already, check out these articles, which can help clarify some of your questions, probably:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/wooting-one-optical-switch-capabilities,32089.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/optical-mechanical-keyboard-switch-popularity,32351.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/what-are-optical-keyboard-switches,32352.html

Beyond that, yes, we're looking at ways to evaluate all of the above.

We have gotten a little bit of hands-on time with the Wooting One in particular. The analog thing is...really cool.


 

Nestor Turizo

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> oh so people are STILL going crazy over the mechanical keyboard hype?


As if a TRUE mechanical keyboard exists. For more mechanical stuff they add, there is always going to be a digital bridge between that and your PC.
 

wolf1e

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I hate your ads tom's hardware, can't read an article without some random video that makes no sense to what i'm reading in the middle of the page
 
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