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There's a thread about people interested in PBT doubleshots. I'm in there.
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I am using a Filco brown and I recommend it. Browns are good for that mixture of typing and gaming, and the Filco quality is well known
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For what it's worth Newegg is having a 15% off promo on Das Keyboards through July 31 using code DAS15OFFJULY.

I bought a Das Standard Model S Pro Silent earlier this week, which should arrive today! After ordering I discovered that Das Keyboards is located down the street a few miles from my home in Austin. I probably could have gotten an even better deal locally!
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I've tried all of the mechanical switches (except for clears) and here's my opinion on each switch.

Blues : Resistance of the average keyboard. Maybe even a little less. I used scissor switches all day and they're just a bit lighter than those. The tactile bump and click together are a great combo. You can definitely feel the bump and the clack also helps your fingers know that the switch has been actuated.

Browns : A little stiffer than the blues. It has a bump that's lighter than the blues but you can still feel it.

Blacks : By far my least favorite switches. The switches are really stiff, almost too stiff. There's a lot of resistance pushing up against your fingers. I even play piano and my fingers are pretty strong. Good for people who have adrenaline in their fingers and/or make lots of typing errors.

Reds : Much better than the blacks. I would say the resistance is close to the blues and browns. I would say closest to the blues. Pressing down the key was really smooth with the bottom being a good solid bump that lets you know you've bottomed out.

Topres (not mechanical, they're capacative) : Really smooth switches that are enjoyable to type on. Some may not feel the mushiness of the rubber dome in it due to the spring but I still find it a bit mushy at the bottom but merely. Still great switches. Really quiet.
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I've tried all of the mechanical switches (except for clears) and here's my opinion on each switch.
That's quite an impressive claim.

I think there's a few missing from your list.
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by ch_123 View Post
That's quite an impressive claim.

I think there's a few missing from your list.
I think he means all of the cherry switches.
Also, thanks for the input people. I will probably go for a Filco Majestouch 2 with cherry mx browns, and then just let the keys wear as they will, and when they are too worn, I will look into PBT keycaps then. I will also look into a tenkeyless keyboard with blues shortly after I get the Majestouch. Thanks for the help, and if you have any opinions on the keycaps, or just the keyboards in general, then I would love to hear it.
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post #17 of 22
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That's quite an impressive claim.

I think there's a few missing from your list.
Sorry. I just tend to refer to all of the cherry switches when I say mechanical. I did try the white alps though. I tried them @ Akihabara. They had a Filco Zero @ the Cleverly store. Feels pretty close to the blues.
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post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
I've tried all of the mechanical switches (except for clears) and here's my opinion on each switch.

Blues : Resistance of the average keyboard. Maybe even a little less. I used scissor switches all day and they're just a bit lighter than those. The tactile bump and click together are a great combo. You can definitely feel the bump and the clack also helps your fingers know that the switch has been actuated.

Browns : A little stiffer than the blues. It has a bump that's lighter than the blues but you can still feel it.

Blacks : By far my least favorite switches. The switches are really stiff, almost too stiff. There's a lot of resistance pushing up against your fingers. I even play piano and my fingers are pretty strong. Good for people who have adrenaline in their fingers and/or make lots of typing errors.

Reds : Much better than the blacks. I would say the resistance is close to the blues and browns. I would say closest to the blues. Pressing down the key was really smooth with the bottom being a good solid bump that lets you know you've bottomed out.

Topres (not mechanical, they're capacative) : Really smooth switches that are enjoyable to type on. Some may not feel the mushiness of the rubber dome in it due to the spring but I still find it a bit mushy at the bottom but merely. Still great switches. Really quiet.
I've never heard of anyone saying they thought a brown felt more stiff than a blue switch. I love the blue switch in resistance. This is just an observation, not a criticism. I liked your comments.

The topre 45g is light, like a red switch. But, topre have the resistance at the top of the switch, so it feels a lot different. If you were take a red switch and take some soft pads at the bottom, you would have what closely resembles a topre switch. Although, topre as i said have the weight at the top of the switch so they feel different. Plus, on the back stroke there is "tink" which is noticeable during gaming and not so much during typing.

I also agree blacks are a bit too stiff, although they are fine for gaming.
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Quote:
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I think he means all of the cherry switches.
Even then...



Quote:
Sorry. I just tend to refer to all of the cherry switches when I say mechanical. I did try the white alps though. I tried them @ Akihabara. They had a Filco Zero @ the Cleverly store. Feels pretty close to the blues.
Depends on which Filco Zero they had.
Edited by ch_123 - 8/5/11 at 9:45am
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post #20 of 22
The Cleverly store one is Simplified ALPS Type 1 White Clickies.

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