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Currently I am typing on an ergonomic Microsoft wireless keyboard 3000.

I am considering diving into the realm of mechanical keyboards. I figure if I sell a few things laying around the house that I don't ever use any more I can probably afford a nice keyboard. So I figure, why not go all out? I am really looking at the Ducky keyboards, the Ducky shine in particular. I am wondering if you all think it is worth a try to step up my keyboard to a nice mechanical keyboard without any knowledge of how they feel or sound etc. I was looking at cherry mx browns, those seem to be the most commonly chosen switch types for people how like to do a fair amount of typing (not looking for a keyboard centered around gaming). Anyways, I guess I am just looking for a reason to go mechanical and spend some money!

Any and all help is appreciated, thanks!
    
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Currently I am typing on an ergonomic Microsoft wireless keyboard 3000.
I am considering diving into the realm of mechanical keyboards. I figure if I sell a few things laying around the house that I don't ever use any more I can probably afford a nice keyboard. So I figure, why not go all out? I am really looking at the Ducky keyboards, the Ducky shine in particular. I am wondering if you all think it is worth a try to step up my keyboard to a nice mechanical keyboard without any knowledge of how they feel or sound etc. I was looking at cherry mx browns, those seem to be the most commonly chosen switch types for people how like to do a fair amount of typing (not looking for a keyboard centered around gaming). Anyways, I guess I am just looking for a reason to go mechanical and spend some money!
Any and all help is appreciated, thanks!

I'd go with a Rosewill before I went with a Ducky. That's just me, though.
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I would try out all the switches before you buy something.
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Where am I suppose to try out the different switches?
    
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Where am I suppose to try out the different switches?

Do you have a Fry's near you? or any other computer stores?
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Where am I suppose to try out the different switches?

http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?23914-Cherry-Switch-Tester-Holiday-Tour-2011!
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Well I don't think there are any close computer stores, I live in Iowa.The nearest frys is 3 hours away.
    
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Well I don't think there are any close computer stores, I live in Iowa.The nearest frys is 3 hours away.

Hmm... well the Fry's I went to to test them out was about 1hr away. I would say it would be worth it to go and be sure which switch you prefer. I would call them before if you actually go to make sure they have some keybpards to test.
post #9 of 18
browns are a safe switch to go with. I love the browns. I tried blacks, blues, and browns. Wanted to try reds but decided I would like to have a small tactile bump for typing.

Blues = loud, bad for double tapping (clicky with bump)
Black = Linear and start to feel very stiff and is very hard on the fingers after typing for awhile. Dont plan on typing out a paper.
Browns = bump is not that noticeable when gaming and only really noticeable when typing, as it should be. easy to type and great for gaming.

I think brown is a good starter switch. If you dont think you would like to have the bump then maybe reds would be for you. The bump is very subtle and not an issue at all. I like how it feels tongue.gif
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browns are a safe switch to go with. I love the browns. I tried blacks, blues, and browns. Wanted to try reds but decided I would like to have a small tactile bump for typing.
Blues = loud, bad for double tapping (clicky with bump)
Black = Linear and start to feel very stiff and is very hard on the fingers after typing for awhile. Dont plan on typing out a paper.
Browns = bump is not that noticeable when gaming and only really noticeable when typing, as it should be. easy to type and great for gaming.
I think brown is a good starter switch. If you dont think you would like to have the bump then maybe reds would be for you. The bump is very subtle and not an issue at all. I like how it feels tongue.gif

I would say choose brown if you have no idea, but it's all personal taste.
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