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I think i am gonna try the K95 and their mouse when they are released,Looks like good matching set.
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My wife has the K90 and loves it. We are both using the M90 and I'm happy with it. The buttons seem a tad stiff which I understand is being addressed in the M95.
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Originally Posted by zflamewing View Post

My wife has the K90 and loves it. We are both using the M90 and I'm happy with it. The buttons seem a tad stiff which I understand is being addressed in the M95.
Cool,how is M90 size? Is it to big for palm grip or more like claw style?
post #24 of 28
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So to recap this, if I want a keyboard for gaming & typing I would be best to get the Brown switched...

And for gaming only either the red or black.

Now I am trying to decide what brand to go with...

So far I have to decide between these:

Logitech G710+

MaxKeyboards Night Hawk models

Filco -> brown,red or black (leaning more towards brown as they can serve for both typing & gaming), the only thing that puts me off is no leds I think? and no media keys (but I don't use that anyway).
Edited by karkee - 2/6/13 at 1:29pm
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post #25 of 28
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I think it i s mostly subjective.

I personally did not like blues for gaming, because the more pronounced tactile bump became annoying when using WASD for movement and such. It is not really an issue in the sense that it will affect performance, but I just did not like how it felt.

To me, the blacks were to hard to use. Again, it was not a huge issue, but I was constantly aware of how hard it was to use the keys and how much force they required. A long day of using the keyboard for work and gaming put more strain on my hands than I had ever felt using a peripheral, which is why I decided to get rid of it.

Reds are my preferred key for most genre of games. The linearity and low force necessary to press the keys make them feel very " immediate" and responsive. I say most genres, because there are some genres where people may prefer to get more of a feedback from the key when it is used, and are worried about accidental keypresses (RTS for example), which are more prone to happen on the ultra-light linear reds. This is also the reason I don't love them for typing. Typing feels nice and smooth and superlight, which is good in my opinion, but for me, accidental keypresses remain an issue. I also find it almost impossible not to bottom out on them.

Browns are my overall favourite, because they are sort of a middle ground making me like them for all genre of games and, most of all, for typing. There is the small tactile bump but it is not pronounced enough to ever be annoying to me while gaming, while still making them satisfying to use.

These are my personal findings, I should note that the blues I have only used, I never actually owned a keyboad with blue switches, so my experience with it is much more limited than with the others. The red switches I used in the Corsair K90 that I bought at release. The browns in the Filco Majestouch 1 and 2, and the blacks in the steelseries 6gv2. The blacks are the only ones that i can honestly say I just did not like. But again, that is preference.

@Goesto11, they wristpad for the k90 was removable, and I assume it will be again for the K95. I also think the wristpad for the K90 is fairly useless. Given the shape and angle of the keys it seems to be way to low to actually use for most people.Though things may vary for someone's particular anatomy and typing habits.

@ kazuyamishima - good info. Thanks. I did a lot of research on mechanical keyboards and Cherry MX switches before buying, but had little opportunity to do any meaningful testing of the various switches before purchase. Browns do seem to be a very good all around MX Switch. I find the tactile bump very slight - it's there, but I often don't even notice it. Frankly, I doubt I'd like MX Blue (too noisy) or Clear switches (actuation force almost as high as Black) even for just typing , but as you as you say, it's very subjective.

As for the Corsair K95, I figured that, but you never know. My old Microsoft X4 Sidewinder's "wrist pad" wasn't removable mad.gif I'm looking forward to the K95 reviews. Just a great looking keyboard. I wonder if Corsair will offer a version with MX Brown switches?
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So far I have to decide between these: Logitech G710+, MaxKeyboards Night Hawk models, Filco -> brown,red or black (leaning more towards brown as they can serve for both typing & gaming), the only thing that puts me off is no leds I think? and no media keys (but I don't use that anyway).

I'd say that's a pretty good list though you could also add Ducky Shine II (similar to Nighthawk models), and if you want MX Red switches, the Corsair K95 as well. Personally, I like having LED backlighting and would want that. You state that you don't use media keys, but is that because your current keyboard doesn't have them or simply don't use them? What about dedicated "game"/"G" keys? As for the type of switch, I think MX Brown keys are a "safe" choice, but if you primarily game, I'd probably go with MX Red.
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Nah I do some photoshop work also, chatting, reading forums, answering mails, some document work so the it would be obvious to go for the brown.

Otherwise I have to red or black.

Now I have to basicly choose what brand I want, and also the new logitech sounds interesting aswell.. ( brown switch to it seems?)
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post #28 of 28
Just wanted to add that I far and away prefer blues for gaming. I understand logically why they are not considered as good as reds but I find myself slipping the spacebar with reds all the time. I guess I just have fat lazy fingers but yeah I have that issue. FPS which is what I mostly play I infinitely prefer blues.

Most people though would probabally tell you the opposite. I doubt either one affects your performance one way or another on a real level though.
    
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