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I was at my dad's friends house and he had a keyboard with MX Clears and I tried it out... I really disliked it. I felt like they were too easy to push compared to MX Blacks and typing wasn't very comfortable. It just felt wrong to me. On the other hand, MX Blues at least feel decent to type on, but I felt that Clears were pretty annoying.

What exactly are clears used for? Is there a reason they aren't popular?
post #2 of 11
I believe they are not popular for two reasons. First, not many keyboards are offered with clear switches, at least not in North America. Second, it seems like most people prefer a lighter switch.
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I prefer clears to browns.
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post #4 of 11
More tactile than browns, but without the double-tap problem that the blues have. Quite a few people produce frankenstein switches using the sliders from clears and the springs from browns, resulting in a more tactile version of the brown, or a lighter version of the clear, depending on how you look at it.
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post #5 of 11
I'd point to more information on my website, but the post would get deleted.
Clears are actually my favorite switch. As said, they are more tactile than browns but require less force than blacks. Super tactile but they can be annoying if you bottom out on. They are not easy to bottom out on though.
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post #6 of 11
Only the Germans like Clears.

They can be pretty annoying too.
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How old were the Clears that you typed on? Worn clears feel pretty bad.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by magna224 View Post
How old were the Clears that you typed on? Worn clears feel pretty bad.
He just recently picked up the keyboard. Pretty clean and organized guy too so I am sure there wasn't any junk between/under the keys.

They just felt wrong to me. Just wrong. I wouldn't feel comfortable typing on them. That's just me though. Hell, I prefer typing on MX Blacks/Reds than Blue/Browns.
post #9 of 11
Clears are definately harder to push than mx blacks. I have the Deck Legend Ice and my god is it easier to type on browns/blacks than on those. Nevertheless I love them to death and wouldn't have em any other way go figure lol
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I just recently put down my filco m2 w/ browns for the leopold w/ clears. Been a week so far and I am still enjoying it. I would honestly be happy on either or tbh.
    
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