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Originally Posted by GosuBuckets View Post
An update for those who care...
i hate hate hate the cherry blues, the bump is over pronounced (not what i'm used to) and it sounds like a ******* mouse click. so thats a no go.

i'm definitely going with the browns.
good news filco emailed me back,
the filco majestouch ninja tenkeyless w/ cherry mx browns will be available to buy the 4th week of may, and its regular retail price (90pounds+13pounds shipping) woooooot.

103 pounds so thats like something brutal like $162CAN for a keyboard, but itll be all worth it and i wont be needing a new keyboard for a long time (like 10 years lol).

i'm going to try to find a floor model of a steelseries keyboard somewhere and test out the cherry blacks to be sure that isnt what i want, but either way 1 month away!
I agree with your decision. Cherry blues are absolutely not a gaming switch (and this is coming from someone with a Filco blue keyboard). They register the key-press after clicking, which makes double tapping feel inaccurate at times. Of course casual gaming is no problem, but if you ever do any pro level gaming or stuff like clan scrims, the weird actuation release point of cherry blues will absolutely be a slight hindrance in fps/rts games.

I've used browns as well, and they are great for Starcraft 2 (many high level players use cherry brown, and that's the game I tested with the brown Filco I tried). The switch is very light, but once you adjust your finger movement to the new feel (takes a week or so), you will have a higher action per minute. Double tapping is no problem with these, as the key-press is registered right as the key passes the slight tactile bump.

Blacks are great for gaming, but they really are a heavy switch and most black users do say they are fatiguing for long term use... too bad cherry clears aren't readily available. Reds are a great linear switch, but they are very light, almost like typing on air.

The KBC Poker is also worth looking into if you want a small keyboard. The build quality isn't as top notch as a Filco (still good though), but the design is great.

http://cgi.ebay.com/KBC-Poker-40-Mec...ht_1968wt_1284
Edited by mechtech - 4/28/11 at 11:25am
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I agree with your decision. Cherry blues are absolutely not a gaming switch (and this is coming from someone with a Filco blue keyboard). They register the key-press after clicking, which makes double tapping feel inaccurate at times. Of course casual gaming is no problem, but if you ever do any pro level gaming or stuff like clan scrims, the weird actuation release point of cherry blues will absolutely be a slight hindrance in fps/rts games.

I've used browns as well, and they are great for Starcraft 2 (many high level players use cherry brown, and that's the game I tested with the brown Filco I tried). The switch is very light, but once you adjust your finger movement to the new feel (takes a week or so), you will have a higher action per minute.

Blacks are great, but they really are a heavy switch... too bad cherry clears aren't readily available.
i 100% agree with you, i see alot of pro's using filco browns too.
i'm high high master league/low gm league so having something reliable and something i'm comfortable using is important.

i don't like the blues, and i really do understand when peopel say the blacks are too heavy/feels like a mushy keyboard (i have a mushy keyboard it sucks). and i really dont think a black switch is good for sc2, its for more fps where you hold down the key and need to be percise about which key youre pressing down, whereas in sc2 its all about spamming and yeah that apm.

can't wait for 4th week of may to order my filco majestouch ninja tenkeyless w/ cherry mx browns
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in all honesty it's personally preference and there is no such thing as a gaming switch. If you don't like a switch because of where the actuation point is then that's your opinion and people need to respect it but in the same sense you can't say one switch is bad for gaming because you prefer another switch. I personally love my MX Blues and they work great for me in games because I like knowing when the key is pushed by the feel of it rather then hoping I get an in-game response.
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i 100% agree with you, i see alot of pro's using filco browns too.
i'm high high master league/low gm league so having something reliable and something i'm comfortable using is important.

i don't like the blues, and i really do understand when peopel say the blacks are too heavy/feels like a mushy keyboard (i have a mushy keyboard it sucks). and i really dont think a black switch is good for sc2, its for more fps where you hold down the key and need to be percise about which key youre pressing down, whereas in sc2 its all about spamming and yeah that apm.

can't wait for 4th week of may to order my filco majestouch ninja tenkeyless w/ cherry mx browns
so you don't like blues for gaming... and browns are okay but not ideal...
and blacks are too mushy and too fatiguing...

so what is the answer? I is confused. Though honestly I find my blues don't reliably register double-taps
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so you don't like blues for gaming... and browns are okay but not ideal...
and blacks are too mushy and too fatiguing...

so what is the answer? I is confused. Though honestly I find my blues don't reliably register double-taps
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But wait! Theres still one more modern cherry switch!

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i never said browns were less than ideal!
i'm excited for my browns i think im going to thoroughly love them.

lol thats a nice filco red
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I think the filco "ninja" looks great. Good choice if you want the browns.

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I think the filco "ninja" looks great. Good choice if you want the browns.

thats the one!
4th week of may ill purchase mine the first day i can and ill have it sooooon!
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Mitsumi KFK-EA4XA uses a membrane, it's not mechanical.
     
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