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I'm not sure but I think this uses Cherry ML switches
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I think he knows they are cherry switches, but I think he is inquiring more as to the color of the switches. I did some google searching and not even on their website do they specify what color switches it is.

Here is the link to their website with the tech specs, which also has a tech support number, which I would hope they would be able to answer your question for you. Hope this helps.

http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/ke...4100/index.htm
post #4 of 17
I think OP's linked board is a low-profile Cherry ML switch based board. They are different than the colored MX switches that the majority of us use.
Edited by ChoboGuy - 7/27/11 at 9:38am
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what are the disadvantages of the ml switches? this is the first time I have heard of them. Been looking at replacing my das keyboard since I spilled juice on it
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I can't provide any personal input, but I can tell you that they are tactile and non-clicky low-profile switches.

Sorry to hear about your Das At your price range, there are some other alternatives out there. You could get a Unicomp Spacesaver for $80. Buckling springs are one of the best things you can get.
post #7 of 17
I cant really speak for them either. I think your best bet would be to give them a call on the link I provided and hope that they actually know something about it. Hard to believe I've contacted places that couldn't provide me information on products before. Was not aware that they are not mx switches. The details on that board on newegg and on their site are not very specific at all. Give them a call and I guess keep us updated.

Sounds like you are looking for a quick replacement. If you have an old keyboard and can hold out until a decent one releases, I think ocn has a new ducky shine coming at the earliest, sometime in august, but it is still unknown, and they keyboard looks fantastic. I know with those you can pick key caps and switch types normally. Also, I have a black widow ultimate, at least until that ducky shine releases lol, and I like it quite a bit. The regular non backlit version of that might be another option.
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I cant really speak for them either. I think your best bet would be to give them a call on the link I provided and hope that they actually know something about it. Hard to believe I've contacted places that couldn't provide me information on products before. Was not aware that they are not mx switches. The details on that board on newegg and on their site are not very specific at all. Give them a call and I guess keep us updated.

Sounds like you are looking for a quick replacement. If you have an old keyboard and can hold out until a decent one releases, I think ocn has a new ducky shine coming at the earliest, sometime in august, but it is still unknown, and they keyboard looks fantastic. I know with those you can pick key caps and switch types normally. Also, I have a black widow ultimate, at least until that ducky shine releases lol, and I like it quite a bit. The regular non backlit version of that might be another option.
There are PLENTY of great boards currently available depending on the OP's budget. If he wants a backlit as a replacement, I would agree to wait for the Ducky Shine.
post #9 of 17
Cherry G84 is Cherry ML as been pointed out above. They have been compared to high quality scissor switch boards in terms of type feel. Apparently however they are have a tendency not to actuate properly unless you hit the center of the keycap.

I haven't used them personally, I'm merely repeating some things I've seen written about them.
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what are the disadvantages of the ml switches?
They average switches, with reduced travel, smooth if pressed correctly, not so smooth if pressed off center

The 4100 is a nice keyboard, but keep in mind that their keys are not standard sized (they are smaller).

I got one for 18 euros, and for that money is more than worth, but I don't suggest to buy it at full price.

A lot of scissor based boards have a better feeling and are lighter and cheaper.
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