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post #1 of 7
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Is this a good idea?

And the reason I am asking is that for some strange reason, my Filco with blues feels different than my blackwidow with blues. The tactile bump on my Filco feels much more pronounced and requires more force to activate a key when comparing it to my blackwidow. And I don't really enjoy it.

So I was thinking about lubing my Filco. And I know there is a moving part in blue switches, which might be affected if lubrication was applied, but I was think of using a more liquidy based lubricate as opposed to a thicker grease style lube.
post #2 of 7
Terrible idea if you ask me.

Try putting on headphones and see if they feel the same.

Could be SIMILAR TO THE McGurk effect. In this case the SOUND changes PERCEPTION.
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post #3 of 7
my blackwidow blues are the lightest keyboard i have and they feel a lot better than two ducky shines blue and brown mx

i suppose not all mx blues are made the same.
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I noticed this at a store once. I was testing a blackwidow on display, and thought to myself that the keys felt light when hitting the tactile bump in comparison to an mx brown leopold and mx blue rosewill. I just thought maybe it was because it was a used store display unit. But now that you mention it, it has me wondering if there's something else different with the razer board.
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McRip Effect (a small insignificant illusory effect best typified by the Summer of Ping at Geekhack).

The Cherry Blues DO break in a bit after being used.

I have done side by side comparisons of Filco NIB vs Used and it's easy to tell.
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McRip Effect (a small insignificant illusory effect best typified by the Summer of Ping at Geekhack).
The Cherry Blues DO break in a bit after being used.
I have done side by side comparisons of Filco NIB vs Used and it's easy to tell.

That's the strange thing: I've been using my filco longer than my blackwidow. About a 8 month difference.
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That is odd. Well, you can relube them but that is a LOT of work.

About 2/3rds in the spill guide there are some lube recommendations.

http://imgur.com/a/9sHx7
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