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post #11901 of 37003 Old 02-24-2013, 07:33 PM
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Clears are too heavy imo, but they work wonderfully with a lighter spring (Ergo Clears). My Poker has MX Clears and Gold Korean 62g Springs and I honestly don't think I could type on anything else, though I would like to try them with 55g springs sometime. Whites are similar to blues, but again they're heavier and the click is supposed to be softer and lower in noise. I'd like to try them as well with a lighter spring, but they're not very cheap to buy individually.

There's a lot of info here about Clears, Greys, Whites, etc., along with many modded switches (Ergo Clears, Panda Clears, Jailhouse Blues, etc.) - http://deskthority.net/wiki/Category:List_of_all_keyboard_switches

Oh and this is definitely worth checking out as well - http://imgur.com/a/RJqM4#0
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So I know how Blues, browns, greens, reds, and blacks sound/feel/work. What about clears, whites, and any other MX Cherry switches?

Check out the Deskthority wiki for a description. My MX Clears haven't come in yet or I'd tell you my impressions of them.
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Clears are too heavy imo, but they work wonderfully with a lighter spring (Ergo Clears). My Poker has MX Clears and Gold Korean 62g Springs and I honestly don't think I could type on anything else, though I would like to try them with 55g springs sometime. Whites are similar to blues, but again they're heavier and the click is supposed to be softer and lower in noise. I'd like to try them as well with a lighter spring, but they're not very cheap to buy individually.

There's a lot of info here about Clears, Greys, Whites, etc., along with many modded switches (Ergo Clears, Panda Clears, Jailhouse Blues, etc.) - http://deskthority.net/wiki/Category:List_of_all_keyboard_switches

Oh and this is definitely worth checking out as well - http://imgur.com/a/RJqM4#0

Where did you get those springs? I've got some Clears inbound and might want to make them a little lighter. I'm fine typing on Blacks, so they might be fine for me, but it's worth trying. I've got some Reds I can cannibalize the springs from, but I've heard that keys can sometimes stick with the ergo clears.
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Clears are too heavy imo, but they work wonderfully with a lighter spring (Ergo Clears). My Poker has MX Clears and Gold Korean 62g Springs and I honestly don't think I could type on anything else, though I would like to try them with 55g springs sometime. Whites are similar to blues, but again they're heavier and the click is supposed to be softer and lower in noise. I'd like to try them as well with a lighter spring, but they're not very cheap to buy individually.

There's a lot of info here about Clears, Greys, Whites, etc., along with many modded switches (Ergo Clears, Panda Clears, Jailhouse Blues, etc.) - http://deskthority.net/wiki/Category:List_of_all_keyboard_switches

Oh and this is definitely worth checking out as well - http://imgur.com/a/RJqM4#0
Want to do the Ergo-Clear mod to my QFR. Know where I can buy them and also some 55g or 62g springs?

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Want to do the Ergo-Clear mod to my QFR. Know where I can buy them and also some 55g or 62g springs?

My Clears are coming from China via qtan as my Taobao agent. Taobao is a good place if you want to potentially get them cheaper, otherwise, look at Mouser since they're cheaper on the Clears than Digikey.
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My Clears are coming from China via qtan as my Taobao agent. Taobao is a good place if you want to potentially get them cheaper, otherwise, look at Mouser since they're cheaper on the Clears than Digikey.

 

With DigiKey's price on clears, it was almost worthwhile just to buy a Deck and do a switch-swap. At least then you'd have a place to put your old switches. tongue.gif


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jil, is that the 1.2 or 2.0 KMAC? Looks nice!

Thanks! It's KMAC 2 - codename Evolution eh =P It's heavier than the KMAC, and doesn't have the aluminum stands.


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Thanks! It's KMAC 2 - codename Evolution eh =P It's heavier than the KMAC, and doesn't have the aluminum stands.
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With DigiKey's price on clears, it was almost worthwhile just to buy a Deck and do a switch-swap. At least then you'd have a place to put your old switches. tongue.gif

Yeah, I'm getting a 135 used Clears off of TaoBao for $45 shipped (the switches were roughly $0.16 each). The Clears at Mouser were around $1 each and even pricier at Digikey.

They'll be going on an RK-9000RE I've got on the way that I got for $35. I'm debating if I want to keep them natural or turn them into Ergo Clears.
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Yeah, I'm getting a 135 used Clears off of TaoBao for $45 shipped (the switches were roughly $0.16 each). The Clears at Mouser were around $1 each and even pricier at Digikey.

They'll be going on an RK-9000RE I've got on the way that I got for $35. I'm debating if I want to keep them natural or turn them into Ergo Clears.

 

Last I checked, digi-key had them for ~$1.55/switch. Still cheaper than some places.

 

I actually need to get me some clears, I have a few mods I wanna try out.

Ala, red springs with clear tops for some lighter but more tactile browns.

 

Like wise, I'm probably gonna grab some 65cN springs to put in clears to make a stiff, smoother switch.


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