Alright so I found a good match for what i’m trying to do.’
First off the Corsair K100 KGB has to be the most luxurious keyboard i’ve ever come across. Feels very solid, yet soft and has a fantastic lighting display.
Ultimately though, the extra buttons on the left felt like they got in the way of my natural hand placement. The function keys were also a hair too far away to access reasonably.
The Keychron had a decent lighting display, but the switches felt way too loose, and I somehow missed that it had a command key where ALT should have been.
The Epomaker ended up feeling the best. The function keys are extremely easy to reach, opening up many of my traditional key binds. There is no lighting or wireless functionality, but boy this keyboard felt like it fit my left hand like a properly sized glove.
The Cherry Browns are ok, but having experienced em, I’m leaning towards MX Cherry Silent Blacks for a smoother and quieter feel.
I wouldn’t mind the keyboard being larger, but only if it keeps the ease of access to the function row. It makes no sense to me why standard keyboards pull the function row so far away from the number row.
So now i’m looking for something in the same style as the Epomaker, but with stiffer keys, mx silent black switches and a higher overall quality closer to that of the corsair k100