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Thanks for the info. ABS keycaps dont seem all that bad. I can play both with keys that have texture and worn keys that become smooth. In fact, smoothing of keycaps might be a good thing for me. It also helps that the letters will not wear because of it. This board looks good and it gets in today. One day in the future I will have to try pbt caps as well, but for now I am set. I still have more mechanical switches to try anyway in order to completely determine my preference. This is my second board and will make my usage history of black and blue switches. I hope to try brown and red some day. Blue is officially rules out for gaming.



I find myself pressing the shift key multiple times after going into crouch (q and then shift directly after). Takes forever for the shift to recognize it and get me back on my feet. I hope that goes away with the black switches.
It should help. Even though red switches are my favorite for the mx switches, I think black are probably the best for gaming overall. It really helps to have a Filco as well to better demonstrate the switch (with the quality of a Filco). Red, brown, and even blue switches can take awhile to get used to (because they are so light). I found blue actually to be the best resistance, but couldn't stand the bump, and noise (in late night gaming sessions).

The Filco's are great boards, and you really can't go wrong with a black switch for gaming (the rumors are true, black switches are truly the gaming switch). I just prefer a red myself for gaming just because they do have other benefits to them such as being less fatiguing, and overall in my opinion a lot better for typing. My favorite switch is the Topre followed by the red mx switch. My wife actually felt the same after trying all the switches. So definitely everyone has a different opinion on what they like.

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Ducky will offer a clear switch back lit board? That is some good news for a lot of people who really want to try a clear board. A good decision by Ducky to offer so much variety.
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Ducky will offer a clear switch back lit board? That is some good news for a lot of people who really want to try a clear board. A good decision by Ducky to offer so much variety.
That's more of my request (I may own and love a Deck Frost Tactile ), though, Ducky is very nice and accommodating to work with.

Overall, as a company, I'm very happy about their ability to meet demand and satisfy our needs.
Some things, are out of their control though (like availability of MX-Clear switches.) So right now, that's up in the air until I say yes or no about it.
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It should help. Even though red switches are my favorite for the mx switches, I think black are probably the best for gaming overall. It really helps to have a Filco as well to better demonstrate the switch (with the quality of a Filco). Red, brown, and even blue switches can take awhile to get used to (because they are so light). I found blue actually to be the best resistance, but couldn't stand the bump, and noise (in late night gaming sessions).

The Filco's are great boards, and you really can't go wrong with a black switch for gaming (the rumors are true, black switches are truly the gaming switch). I just prefer a red myself for gaming just because they do have other benefits to them such as being less fatiguing, and overall in my opinion a lot better for typing. My favorite switch is the Topre followed by the red mx switch. My wife actually felt the same after trying all the switches. So definitely everyone has a different opinion on what they like.

I like the clicking of the blues, but I hate how it takes several presses to recognize my keystroke in a fps game. Shift is really the only buttom I repeatedly tap, other than crouch and prone. I read somewhere that red switches were more prone to typing error, and people even said it about black switches, but it doesn't make sense since black switches are more resilient than the blues. I think before I try topre switches (or even do research on them for that matter), I should probably finish finding my preference for mx switches. There is a lot of money to be spent just trying to find a switch preference. Two mx switches down, two mx switches left to test. Maybe I can find someone that already has these switches and will let me test it out.

EDIT: I also bottom out with blues a lot. I came from a rubber dome to blue switches which might be why, but the heavier black switch might do me some good since the lightness of the blu still ends up making me bottom the ky out. I really need to get used to typing without pushing the key all the way down, and you are right, it will probably take a while. Heck, I have been typing constantly for about 5 years and I am just now getting down the position of the keys and am able to type without looking at the keyboard.
Edited by rdasch3 - 9/9/11 at 10:13am
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Get out of here you Mac users! Tator lies, they won't be compatible!
Ok, ok! But first allow me to say that I can't wait to rock out on this keyboard playing "The Sims 3"!
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I originally planned to go with a brown switch, but I'm really contemplating a clear switch now.

Decisions, decisions...


thinking about a red switch too. going to be used mainly for typing, some gaming on the side, but mostly typing. I don't like how loud blues are, and blacks aren't an option because of how bad they are supposed to be for mainly typing
Edited by vikingsteve - 9/9/11 at 3:09pm
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I originally planned to go with a brown switch, but I'm really contemplating a clear switch now.

Decisions, decisions...


thinking about a red switch too. going to be used mainly for typing, some gaming on the side, but mostly typing. I don't like how loud blues are, and blacks aren't an option because of how bad they are supposed to be for mainly typing
I really like browns for typing (typing on one right now). Blues were nice too, but too loud for my tastes. Clears will be similar to browns, but a bit stiffer (they're still tactile) while blacks will be stiff and linear (no obvious actuation point).

It would all depend on your taste. I personally think browns are a little too easy to press down for gaming, so I'll be going with a clear board for my next one - hopefully the ducky shine clears will be a reality!
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Yeah, clears keep sounding better and better to me.
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these boards look sick! I think imma have to pick one up haha, with brown switches
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I like the clicking of the blues, but I hate how it takes several presses to recognize my keystroke in a fps game. Shift is really the only buttom I repeatedly tap, other than crouch and prone. I read somewhere that red switches were more prone to typing error, and people even said it about black switches, but it doesn't make sense since black switches are more resilient than the blues. I think before I try topre switches (or even do research on them for that matter), I should probably finish finding my preference for mx switches. There is a lot of money to be spent just trying to find a switch preference. Two mx switches down, two mx switches left to test. Maybe I can find someone that already has these switches and will let me test it out.

EDIT: I also bottom out with blues a lot. I came from a rubber dome to blue switches which might be why, but the heavier black switch might do me some good since the lightness of the blu still ends up making me bottom the ky out. I really need to get used to typing without pushing the key all the way down, and you are right, it will probably take a while. Heck, I have been typing constantly for about 5 years and I am just now getting down the position of the keys and am able to type without looking at the keyboard.
The black helps prevent typing errors, while the red switch is prone to a high amount of typing errors. That's exactly why in the end I decided to go with this 55g Topre over a red switch board. They were both close in what I liked the best, and I was hesitant to order a Topre 55g with the huge price difference. But, in the end the extra amount of resistance really help me with my typing. Overall, most people do prefer a 45g resistance (from what I've seen). That would include my wife. It does depend on the type of switch though. The topre at 55g seems a lot lighter than a black switch at 60g. The way a cherry switch works is that resistance increases on the way down (making it extremely springy). While the Topre is not as springy, and the switch activates at the top, and that's where the force is.

Overall, a black switch is quite springy and for that reason its fun to play with in games. The red switch is just a lesser version, but IMO it would be nice if it were like 50g or maybe even a little more. For some odd reason a black switch can appear to be to stiff, and the red too light. When you get crazy into keyboards you tend notice the positives, and negatives of the weights of each. Eventually, you start to figure out what weight is best for you. That's why I always say to people that they should think about buying from a store where they can do a RMA easily. I purchased a Mionix Zibal 60, and did an RMA within an hour. You just know sometimes when a keyboard is not right for you. Crazy keyboard rant over
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