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NITRO1250: all I can say is take as much time as possible because the end result will be the most perfect first marriage possible (forgive this weird analogy, but it's all I can come up with right now).
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NITRO1250: all I can say is take as much time as possible because the end result will be the most perfect first marriage possible (forgive this weird analogy, but it's all I can come up with right now).
That is a great analogy! I can assume that all the different brands are nearly all identical mechanics wise except for the frills and style, right?
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post #13 of 41
I would say drop the pursuit of hotkeys, it's very easy to run a script and it even gives you more options.
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That is a great analogy! I can assume that all the different brands are nearly all identical mechanics wise except for the frills and style, right?
Thank you! It was the first time I've ever even thought of that analogy. I think I'll keep using it.

I would say that all the good mechanical keyboards are all basically the same. I mean, there are differences, but it's not like the big differences between rubber dome keyboards and good mechanical keyboards.

Unfortunately, I think that might be the best answer I can contribute. I think that better answers might be had from asking these questions in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide.
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post #15 of 41
I would reccomend mx clear switches.
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post #16 of 41
I got a das professional silent model (cherry brown) a few days ago and I really love it.

It's feels exactly like Japanese micro switches (sanwa buttons) that are used in my arcade buttons. They're fast, light, and ultra responsive.

They take less pressure than rubber dome to press down, but they're very fulfilling to use for a fast typist.
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post #17 of 41
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I'm thinking more with the Cherry switches as instead of the Clear, I'd have more of a "mainstream" selection of vendor choices and styles. I've eyeballed the OCN Ducky keyboards; are they decent?
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post #18 of 41
Clear switches are produced by cherry. =P

They just are less commonly used or suggested. Cherry uses them in some G80 keyboards and Deck has some keyboard with clears. They are tactile but quiet switches that I would say are better than browns but thats not for me to decide.

Here is a picture of one of my cherry keyboards with clears:


Edited by magna224 - 6/11/11 at 10:29am
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Hmm... I heard they have a slightly harder keypress from the standard cherrys.
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post #20 of 41
A tiny bit more than the browns but I am not a big fan of browns, even though the keyboard i'm typing on right now has them. Browns in my opinion are too light and not enough pronounced. If you are used to IBM model M keyboards then even the clear switch will probably be a little light to you.
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