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Right, debate time.

I spend a lot of time on forums and typing however I also do a fair bit of gaming too.

I can't stand the feel of my rubber dome keyboard, you push and nothing happens then it suddenly just collapses underneath you. Mechanical keyboards seem to be a lot smoother but have a nice tactile click to them.

However, I need to work out whether I pick up the Filco Majestouch with MX Blues or MX Browns.

So, which do you prefer and why?
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I'm eager to try out both myself, still stuck with a G15 R1/Blue with Dome.

But they say the best for a Hybrid of Typing/Gaming are browns.
    
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I have never used Browns before, so I cannot comment on them. However, I do have blues on my Black Widow and they are lovely for typing. I also game on them in BC2 (mostly) and have never had a problem. I do not double tap though, and that is where I hear most of the trouble comes from with MX Blues for gaming.

I can say, however, that I'm looking into an OCN Ducky and I'm pretty sure it will be one with Browns so it's quieter and I don't feel as bad for using it late at night or in the workplace.
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Most say blue feels nicer to type on, next time you're in game pay attention to see if you feel release a key before pressing it again, if you're in the habit of double tapping without fully releasing then blues simply will not work for your gaming.
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With switch types it's different strokes for different folks - you really need to try them for yourself.

Personally, I prefer browns for an all-around switch (as do many).
Reason for me was that tactile switches which required more actuation force (blues, clears) made me feel sluggish while gaming.

Again that's my personal experience, what you prefer could be totally different.
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Originally Posted by candy_van;13741058 
With switch types it's different strokes for different folks - you really need to try them for yourself.

Personally, I prefer browns for an all-around switch (as do many).
Reason for me was that tactile switches which required more actuation force (blues, clears) made me feel sluggish while gaming.

Again that's my personal experience, what you prefer could be totally different.

Impossible in the UK, no retail stores sell them.

I do find myself rapidly hitting Q on minecraft so the double tap could be an issue.

I assume browns don't suffer from this?
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Originally Posted by Toonshorty;13741095 
Impossible in the UK, no retail stores sell them.

I do find myself rapidly hitting Q on minecraft so the double tap could be an issue.

I assume browns don't suffer from this?

Yup. blues do because it's actually 2 parts and the second need to be near the top to reset
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Originally Posted by Toonshorty;13741095 
Impossible in the UK, no retail stores sell them.

I do find myself rapidly hitting Q on minecraft so the double tap could be an issue.

I assume browns don't suffer from this?

No retail stores here either, save for Microcenter AFAIK (and that's a real strech - never seen one there).
I wound up buying and reselling different boards just to try switch types.

As for double taps etc, yea like Scrappy said that's a noteable pitfall of blue switches.
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Without being able to try them, it's not always easy to describe how each switch type feels. There are visual explanations in our in house guide, I think they're really useful for people who aren't able to test before buying.

If you're double tapping a lot, Black switches are considered ideal because it's linear as opposed to tactile like Blues and Browns. But between Blue and Brown, Brown switches are probably better if you double tap a fair amount.
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Without being able to try them, it's not always easy to describe how each switch type feels. There are visual explanations in our in house guide, I think they're really useful for people who aren't able to test before buying.

If you're double tapping a lot, Black switches are considered ideal because it's linear as opposed to tactile like Blues and Browns. But between Blue and Brown, Brown switches are probably better if you double tap a fair amount.

Yeah, I type a lot too so blacks are out of the question.
I also double tap at times and so blues may not be best.

Looks like I'll start with browns.
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