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post #161 of 2357
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Originally Posted by Serephucus View Post

Reds are even lighter than Blues, and have absolutely no tactile feedback. They're my least favourite switch (and my choices sound similar to yours)

Green -> Blue -> Brown -> Black -> Red

All I can say is that I expected precise feedback from the Blues which I didn't get with the BWU 2013. If that's representative of Blues then I have no use for tactility, which brings me to the Reds. That said, I can see how tactility could be useful on a switch that requires more force to actuate (MX Greens). Beside that I enjoyed the lightness of the switches.

Maybe I'm wrong and Reds/Blacks are even worse. The only way to find out is to get one (can't test them anywhere).
post #162 of 2357
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Originally Posted by villain View Post

Maybe I'm wrong and Reds/Blacks are even worse. The only way to find out is to get one (can't test them anywhere).

Ask, and ye shall receive.

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/wasd-sampler-kit.html
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post #163 of 2357
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Originally Posted by Serephucus View Post

Ask, and ye shall receive.

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/wasd-sampler-kit.html

I've been on that page before, but international shipping takes like 2-3 weeks and I don't feel like waiting that long. Also someone mentioned that switches feel very different once they're soldered onto a board.
post #164 of 2357
I'm not sure what you mean by feedback, I do understand they can be pressed lighter and not have as much click as the blues, but I have to disagree a little about feedback. My k70 works very well and has awesome feedback and does have some click to it. It just isn't as hard to press as the blues. i still get the satisfying clicking yo uget with mechanical keys though. I do feel a click when using it, but it does not bottom out as much as the blues would, this is just some general feedback that is my opinion, this is my first mechanical keyboard but have used blues , and i do like red's for gaming.
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post #165 of 2357
I've no idea what you're on about, to be frank. I've used a Black keyboard, and there's no feedback what-so-ever, by design.

From when the switch first starts moving down, to when it hits the bottom of the keyboard, there shouldn't be any change in pressure needed, or the feel of the key as it travels. Blues and Browns on the other hand have a distinctive "notch" in the key, sort of like a speedbump on a road, or a tooth on a zip-tie, or something similar.

@Vallain: WASD Keyboards aren't the only people to do sampler kits. Have a Google and I'm sure you could find a place that will get them faster. I can't remember who I ordered from, but I got mine in a couple of days. Yes, they do feel different when soldered to a board, simply because you can press them differently, with a bunch of different fingers, etc. but the kits does give you a reasonable idea. I read about all the different switches for ages before ordering my first mech. keyboard, and Browns felt completely different to what I thought they would feel like. From experience, it's worth getting if you can before you order a keyboard.
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post #166 of 2357
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Originally Posted by Serephucus View Post

I've no idea what you're on about, to be frank. I've used a Black keyboard, and there's no feedback what-so-ever, by design.

From when the switch first starts moving down, to when it hits the bottom of the keyboard, there shouldn't be any change in pressure needed, or the feel of the key as it travels. Blues and Browns on the other hand have a distinctive "notch" in the key, sort of like a speedbump on a road, or a tooth on a zip-tie, or something similar.
I didn't really like linear switches because there was indeed no feedback whatsoever so it was hard to know exactly when I had activated the key. I sure as hell don't want to press the entire 4mm every time, considering I've always liked KBs with low profile buttons and low trajectories (if that's the term), like some Fujitsu KBs. I want to know when the switch activates so I can minimize the amount of work my fingers need to do. Even a laptop keyboard feels more responsive than linear mechanicals when typing. But I've never tried tactile switches, are they considerably better? Would that "bump" be anyhow troublesome for gaming purposes? Or should I just buy a scissor switch keyboard next...
post #167 of 2357
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Originally Posted by WonderMutt View Post

I’d say your best bet would be a Ducky Zero. Seems to have all the features you want and the price is pretty good, considering the quality. I have a Ducky Shine 2 and I absolutely love it, but then the prices are getting way out of your range, and it has backlighting, which you said you didn’t need.

I liked it! It doesn't have full media buttons (It apparently can't do stop/play, next...) but I can deal without those, they are essentially free anyway (and the calc button is actually nice, it will save me a few)

I'll start to research any buying options. (I found it on alibaba and even though I had a nice experience when I bought through it, I don't know if it will all be OK if the seller is somewhat new).
Edited by sirroman - 5/24/13 at 4:05pm
post #168 of 2357
Hi again fellas. Just a little update. I've read up more about mechanical keyboards and well... I've hung around here long enough and have been corrupted haha. I feel the need to get a mechanical keyboard. Can you please help me? I'd like to get a feel for all that mechanical movement... but without breaking the bank if possible.

Any keyboards you currently have in mind:
1) http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=22
2) http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2013/04/02/cherry-mx-g80-3850-announced/1
Price: Cheapest possible
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): No
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games / Programming
USB/ PS2: Any
KRO: Any
Macro keys (yes/ no): Any
Media keys (yes/ no): Any
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US (QWERTY)
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Any, preferably blue
*Noise level (high/low): Any
*Tactility (yes/ no): Any
*Stiffness (high/ low): Any
post #169 of 2357
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Originally Posted by Forde3654Eire View Post

Hi again fellas. Just a little update. I've read up more about mechanical keyboards and well... I've hung around here long enough and have been corrupted haha. I feel the need to get a mechanical keyboard. Can you please help me? I'd like to get a feel for all that mechanical movement... but without breaking the bank if possible.

Any keyboards you currently have in mind:
1) http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=22
2) http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2013/04/02/cherry-mx-g80-3850-announced/1
Price: Cheapest possible
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): No
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games / Programming
USB/ PS2: Any
KRO: Any
Macro keys (yes/ no): Any
Media keys (yes/ no): Any
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US (QWERTY)
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Any, preferably blue
*Noise level (high/low): Any
*Tactility (yes/ no): Any
*Stiffness (high/ low): Any

If you can stretch the budget a little I'd suggest a Ducky Zero.
post #170 of 2357
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: none
Price: not expensive
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): doesn't matter
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): general use, gaming ok
USB/ PS2: any
KRO: doesn't matter
Macro keys (yes/ no): doesn't matter
Media keys (yes/ no): YES
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): doesn't matter
*Noise level (high/low): low
*Tactility (yes/ no): doesn't matter
*Stiffness (high/ low): preferably low
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