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I used to feel this way until I got a mechanical keyboard. I came from a G510, they board is nice but doesn't hold a candle to a nice mechanical board like the Blackwidows or Duckys. That's right, I put Razers keyboard in the same class as a Ducky thumb.gif

All mechanical keyboards will feel the exact same if it has the same switches, however the difference would be the build quality, and I can not place Razer's build quality with Ducky

I only wish you could get the same convenient keyboard design on mechanicals as you get with rubbers. It's a huge disappointment as the keys are just not that ergonomically sound when typing. I find rubber domes to be a better "feeling" keyboard where I can type a lot faster on a quality rubber dome (not those crappy ones that think that adding all this extra force needed for each key-press is "gaming" grade) then mechanical. But the switches are just amazing. I love the switch, just not the keyboard designs. The cherry 3600 was the only keyboard that kind of matched the rubber dome design...but still.. it just wasn't the same.

Meekes are very overrated. Hopefully these greens are not just clicky blacks as those are really mushy keys.
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Doesn't seem that much better.
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FW (a given), PCB material, EE.. At least what I see from video.

Certainly not the same board.
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Why are most of you, I said most not all, stuck on gaming as the purpose for a mechanical keyboard? I bought mine strictly for typing. I have an MX-Blue keyboard and it really has increased my productivity and unlike rubber dome boards it has not worn out on my since I got t in 2010. By worn out I mean turned into a mushy piece of nonsense.

I want to give these a go.
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Why are most of you, I said most not all, stuck on gaming as the purpose for a mechanical keyboard? I bought mine strictly for typing. I have an MX-Blue keyboard and it really has increased my productivity and unlike rubber dome boards it has not worn out on my since I got t in 2010. By worn out I mean turned into a mushy piece of nonsense.

I want to give these a go.
Greens are the only switch I have ever used that hurt. I wouldn't buy them for productivity.
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I never understood the whole mechanical keyboard craze. I mean I love the clicity clackity ness when I get to play with one as it reminds me of my youth and sounds fun, but as for everyday use I find it quite tiring. Give me a low profile keyboard that i have to barley touch in order to type any day. After 8-12 hours its a lot easier.

Not sure if you ever tried one...

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I never understood the whole mechanical keyboard craze. I mean I love the clicity clackity ness when I get to play with one as it reminds me of my youth and sounds fun, but as for everyday use I find it quite tiring. Give me a low profile keyboard that i have to barley touch in order to type any day. After 8-12 hours its a lot easier.
Not sure if you ever tried one...
no...he is completely right. the keys are so far off the ground given the design of the switch it isn't even funny... i've gone through reds, browns, blues, blacks... nuffa. I love them for gaming but outside of that... after using them for awhile... its painful... i've always typed faster on a membrane.
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I would love to get a good mechanical keyboard ... or should I say a MODERN mechanical keyboard ... that was "Ergo" and didn't cost $400.

I would pay $200 if Microsoft made their "Natural 4000" as a Mechanical. I like Mechanical, but to me Ergo > Mechanical > Normal
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no...he is completely right. the keys are so far off the ground given the design of the switch it isn't even funny... i've gone through reds, browns, blues, blacks... nuffa. I love them for gaming but outside of that... after using them for awhile... its painful... i've always typed faster on a membrane.

Cant say I've had the same experience with reds. My fingers basically glide across it when I type. It take very little effort. Your typical laptop scissor switch is also good.
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no...he is completely right. the keys are so far off the ground given the design of the switch it isn't even funny... i've gone through reds, browns, blues, blacks... nuffa. I love them for gaming but outside of that... after using them for awhile... its painful... i've always typed faster on a membrane.

Cant say I've had the same experience with reds. My fingers basically glide across it when I type. It take very little effort. Your typical laptop scissor switch is also good.

oh yeah, don't get me wrong, the amount of force needed with the reds is very low and nearly unnoticeable on my fiico, but its not the fingers that hurt, its the wrists. The amount of accidently key presses, the awkward typing, the height off the ground (regardless of a foam pad or any type of wrist support, it just doesn't cut it for me for long periods of times. I've always gone back to either the scissor (I even think the MSI's one on my g80 is meh but at least better then the mechanical for extended periods of times) or just a basic but good membrane. My favorite keyboards were the curve 2000, the lenovo/ibm keybaord, the old dell stock keyboards that were just rebranded logitechs, and a couple of other membranes. I love mechanicals, don't get me wrong, but I just can't use for them for long periods of times. But in the end, even though I find them better for gaming, I end up just going back to the simple membrane keyboards and just get advantages in both worlds. Now if they took those keyboards and put the switches in them, that would be great. They seriously got to branch out the the 80s market and make similar keyboard designs like the rest of them and just put switch in there. That would be best!
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