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Nah, I'll wait for the ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro, it'll come with all four common switches.

That roccat looks pretty cool!
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I've never really been able to figure out what is so offensive about membrane KB's myself. I have a MS Sidewinder X6 with membrane keys and I love it. Granted, I've never tried a true mechanical KB but I certainly don't see anything wrong with membrane...
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I've never really been able to figure out what is so offensive about membrane KB's myself. I have a MS Sidewinder X6 with membrane keys and I love it. Granted, I've never tried a true mechanical KB but I certainly don't see anything wrong with membrane...

I didn't think any different till I switched to MX Brown switched mech keyboard, now when I go to my friends house and use his membrane keyboard it feels weird, once you go mech you won't want a regular keyboard after!
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I didn't think any different till I switched to MX Brown switched mech keyboard, now when I go to my friends house and use his membrane keyboard it feels weird, once you go mech you won't want a regular keyboard after!

Yup. Now that I've owned a mech for a couple years, there's no way in hell I would willingly go back to membranes. They feel mushy and just generally worse. Beyond that, you get to tailor the experience exactly how you want it to be with mechs - actuation force, tactile or not, clicky or not, linear or not. Membrane keyboards are like floppy drives as far as I'm concerned.
Edited by Kaldari - 5/10/13 at 12:15am
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I've never really been able to figure out what is so offensive about membrane KB's myself. I have a MS Sidewinder X6 with membrane keys and I love it. Granted, I've never tried a true mechanical KB but I certainly don't see anything wrong with membrane...

You should try a mechanical keyboard, trust me. I have the same keyboard you use now, absolutely loved it. Then I figured I'd try out a mechanical keyboard and fell in love. Whenever I go back to the X6 (it's plugged into my backup rig) I absolutely hate typing on it. Once you're used to a mechanical keyboard, each keypress on a membrane keyboard feels like your fingers are wading through a swamp no matter how comfortable your old membrane keyboard felt before.
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I've never really been able to figure out what is so offensive about membrane KB's myself. I have a MS Sidewinder X6 with membrane keys and I love it. Granted, I've never tried a true mechanical KB but I certainly don't see anything wrong with membrane...

I dont see anything inherently bad about membrane, either. just depends on the board. I have several mechanicals, and my current kb is rubber dome.
    
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I dont see anything inherently bad about membrane, either. just depends on the board. I have several mechanicals, and my current kb is rubber dome.

While "bad" is purely subjective, it seems like it would be pretty hard to make a case for them not being inherently worse in every regard, save for price, and the price difference is getting pretty minimal these days. No matter what you look at - feel, personalization, longevity - mechs will always come out on top. Feel is also subjective, but how could anyone possibly prefer the feeling of membranes?
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I've never really been able to figure out what is so offensive about membrane KB's myself. I have a MS Sidewinder X6 with membrane keys and I love it. Granted, I've never tried a true mechanical KB but I certainly don't see anything wrong with membrane...

Yeah that's exactly why you can't figure out whats bad about membrane keyboards- you've never tried a mechanical keyboard.

I'm sure similar things were said when cars were replacing horses and carts.

Of course it is possible that some people really do prefer membrane keyboards over mechanical, which is fine- but I think that most people who try a mechanical keyboard will prefer mechanical .
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I've never really been able to figure out what is so offensive about membrane KB's myself. I have a MS Sidewinder X6 with membrane keys and I love it. Granted, I've never tried a true mechanical KB but I certainly don't see anything wrong with membrane...
Membrane KBs are fine for a while but they wear out fast... My logitech G15 wore out to the point where keys wont pop up anymore frown.gif it happens really fast on the WASD keys, you ill notice them being easier to press than others with in a month or two and the inconsistency throws you off..

Ive been using the Ducky keyboard DK1087 since it came out and all the keys are still as springy as when I got it.
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The primary way to know the difference is to use the mech for at least a little while. Your initial impression when switching will probably be something along the lines of, "Ah yeah, this is pretty good I guess." You'll really feel the difference once you've become accustomed to the mech and then try the membrane again. The tune will change to, "I used this for how many years???"
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