Originally Posted by whyteoni
When I first heard of the "mechanical keyboard craze" I thought it was some sort of pop culture / steam punk fad. I haven't realy compared the differences, but I'm not so sure (for me personaly) it would make sucha big difference to justify the price tag. But, again, that's just me. I love that we have options so everyone can be satisfied though.
For starters, the lifespan of a mech switch is more or less 10x of any ruber dome keyboard. So, if you compare a $150 Filco vs a $20 Logitech... the Filco is a better value because it will last 10x.
Also, the feedback is more consistent, the quality of the keyboard is higher, and so on.
Keep in mind that you might actually prefer the ruber domes, because that aspect is a matter of preference, but quality wise a good mech wins hands down.
Originally Posted by brandontaz2k2
There are different types of mechanical keys that have different feels to them when you press down on them. The Razer Keyboard that I tried (Blackwidow Ultimate) has extremely loud keys and they are easy to press down on) , the Corsair K90 Vengeance I have right now are a little quieter and are a little stiffer to press down on. IT all depends on what you like tbh.
No, no and no. The blackwidow ultimate with mx black is FAR STIFFER than the Corsair K90, which features mx red switches. I have no idea how did you try both keyboards, but your example is clearly wrong.
Simply put: mx red are the lighter mech switches Cherry has... whereas the MX Blue sit on the middle ground.
Originally Posted by Rayleyne
That is subjective Mechanical keyboards require more force to use then membrane boards, And the noise is very distasteful for alot of people, Mech keyboards are definatly overhyped.
No, they don't. You are generalysing, because there are a plethora of different switches out there, and some are lighter than your typical ruber dome... but, they all last a lot more, which simply factoring such thing they are a better value.
Oh! Noise ain't a problem when you type fast enough. So, how fast do you typewrite?
Originally Posted by Rayleyne
And just because you think Mechanical keyboards are the be all and end all doesn't make it so, They are louder and require more force, The only keyboard i've ever had die over my lifetime was one laptop keyboard, Keyboards on their own are exceptionally durable.
Not really. If you are a heavy user a rubber dome keyboard will last you less than a year, provided you do feel how the ruber dome gets stiffer and the feedback gets horrid. Sure, a keyboard will still work, but it will feel like ****.
Originally Posted by ljason8eg
As far as Cherry switches go, MX Blues are the only loud ones. Reds, Browns and Blacks are all very quiet unless you're bottoming the keys out, which isn't necessary. Reds and Browns are also lighter than most membrane keyboards I've used.
You clearly write very slowly. I can't think of any way of not bottoming out when you write over 100wpm...