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post #11 of 19
Oh yeah? That's exactly what I'm hoping for in this keyboard. Because when you hear it on Youtube, their mic settings are not optimal, and you can barely hear the clicks.

I don't mind noise at all, since I found listening to my own typing (even on the rubber domes, on a cheapo DELL in my office) very satisfying.

I just can't wait for my DAS to be at my door.

BTW, I thought about contacting DAS for student discount (which I am not anymore but I have a college email address active), but didn't end up doing it, because 20% off on Newegg was good enough for me.

But VanillaCena, if you have time, and decide on getting a DAS, this is something worth considering before placing an order.
    
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I wouldn't exactly call mechanical keyboards "extremely" loud... buckling springs are loud, MX blue switches are kind of louder because of their audible click... but beyond that if you learn to type properly those keyboards are all pretty quiet. The whole point of MX switches actuating about halfway down as you press the key is so you won't bottom out -- and bottoming out is what causes the most noise.
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And I also think that it's a matter of taste too. I type rather loud on a rubber dome keyboard in my office, and I really like hearing it resonating in my office (I know it kind of sounds crazy). It makes me feel more productive.

So you can see why I can't wait to get my hands on MX Blues, on which I can get both tactile and audible feedback to what I do.

All this said, I never touched a mechanical keyboard, so my opinion may change once I get on it. Will let you guys know for sure though.
    
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post #14 of 19
I'm not an expert or anything but from what I've learned so far is that blues are great for typing, red and brown are like a mix of gaming and typing, and the only thing i heard about blacks is that its good for fps games but i dont really know about blacks. I have a Leopold tenkeyless cherry brown. I just got it like less than a week ago and I love it already. You should take a look at geekhack to get more info cause thats where I got my info from.
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I wouldn't exactly call mechanical keyboards "extremely" loud... buckling springs are loud, MX blue switches are kind of louder because of their audible click... but beyond that if you learn to type properly those keyboards are all pretty quiet. The whole point of MX switches actuating about halfway down as you press the key is so you won't bottom out -- and bottoming out is what causes the most noise.
All of this.

If you pound on a keyboard-then any switch is loud. On my G15v1 that was wearing out-it was mega loud when I used it because I had to pound due to the domes being shot.

If you touch type on a mechanical, then you just get a pleasant little click on blues for example.
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post #16 of 19
Hey, I just purchased my first mechanical keyboard and it's a steelseries 6GV2. At first I was going for a Zowie celeritas with brown switches, but in the end they were to expensive and hard to get.

My advice if you're not sure what mechanical keyboard to choose. Try out a 6GV2, they're pretty cheap and imho a great keyboard for a first mechanical one. I can say for myself that I will never return to rubber switches again. I can't imagine they joy typing on the more 'high end' boards.

Anyway, if you can't make up your mind about your first mechanical keyboard try out the 6GV2 from steelseries. They're cheap and you can get them almost anywhere. It sucks spending a fortune on a keyboard you find to loud or just isn't right for you. Try a cheaper one first
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post #17 of 19
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I'm actually highly interested in a Deck keyboard. They offer a 30 day money back guarantee, so I can essentially test it out.
Is there any difference between the Deck Ice and Deck Frost?
The LEDs on the Ice look to be a bit darker, but my eyes could just be deceiving me.
post #18 of 19
Ice = blue frost = white
Frost is offered in clear switches only which is tactile and a little tougher than brown
Ice is offered in clear or black
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If you do a lot of typing, tactile switches feel nice. I didn't write much after college, so I never replaced my tactile keyboard. But, I've been looking at the Deck Legend Frost longingly now that I've broken the seal on expensive input devices again.
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