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I was a little skeptical about the MX Black switches as I have never tried them before. All I knew was that I hated MX Blues, so was definitely not buying those.

I actually love typing on this keyboard. It is absolutely amazing! I love the heavy feel of the black switches
    
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I use a g6v2 as my every day keyboard, and I actually enjoy typing with blacks as well.
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I use a g6v2 as my every day keyboard, and I actually enjoy typing with blacks as well.
Yup! I was afraid that I would be just dropping a lot of money on a keyboard that I would only use for gaming, but I think I just got a lot more value out of this than I anticipated. I may even pick up a keyboard with some MX browns or reds to try them, but I have a feeling that this keyboard is going to last me a looooooooong time !
    
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Congratulations on your new keyboard. I too like MX Blacks they are so smooth and perfect.
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forgive me for saying this, but I think blacks defeat the whole purpose of a mechanical keyboard, they might as well be rubber domes with more of a click and less actuation force
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this is very good to hear... i decided to pick up the mionix zibal 60 from amazon but was not sure about the switches since alot of people say they are so dreadful to type on. It will be here tomorrow... CANT WAIT!!!

I also hated the blues.... my wife kind of liked them though lol
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forgive me for saying this, but I think blacks defeat the whole purpose of a mechanical keyboard, they might as well be rubber domes with more of a click and less actuation force
I don't understand. What click? There are several reasons for going to a mechanical keyboard just one is avoiding typing on gummy bears.
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forgive me for saying this, but I think blacks defeat the whole purpose of a mechanical keyboard, they might as well be rubber domes with more of a click and less actuation force
I don't like black switches, but I don't understand your reasoning.
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Hated mx blues?!? Blasphemy!!

Congrats on your new board!
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I can clearly understand why someone would prefer to not type on a board with MX Blacks. However, I really do agree with Magna224. The mechanism is incredibly smooth, which is what I like so much about them. I did not care too much for the clickyness of the MX Blues, and especially hated how it had to go all the way up to double tap. When I type, I tend to glide over my keys and I don't exert too much pressure. With the blacks, it doesn't have to go down too much to register the click. The key may not be going down even 40% when I type, but it registers anyway and without any errors.

The only downside I could see is that it may make my fingers a bit tired during one of my term papers, but I'll survive :-P

With this positive experience on the blacks, I will definitely be trying other mechs as well.
    
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