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Where do you live?
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Where do you live?

Canada
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You could preorder one from NCIX?
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What does "bottoming out" the keyboard exactly mean?
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

What does "bottoming out" the keyboard exactly mean?

Pressing the switch all the way down until it won't go any further, typically most people try to avoid this as you end up "wasting travel" as MX switches actuate (send the key signal) at halfway down the travel of the switch.
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Pressing the switch all the way down until it won't go any further, typically most people try to avoid this as you end up "wasting travel" as MX switches actuate (send the key signal) at halfway down the travel of the switch.

Got that. Thanks!
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The Cm Storm Trigger is a good keyboard if you're looking for red LED back lighting and MX-Brown switches. I enjoy typing and gaming on mine and it has yet to act up. I still have a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate with blue switches and while it was good for typing, I felt it wasn't all that great for gaming when performing certain movements. I also had a go on black switch TT Meka G1 and found that I would end up doubling up on letters while typing so I had to be fully aware of letting off the key and lower the repeat rate. That keyboard ended up going back to the store.
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I just bought a k70 (red switches) going from a g110 feels the same typing other than the noise, I tried all the colors of switches at Canada Computers and couldnt for the life of me feel the tactile part they all felt similar to me only the force used differed.
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This is my first post so I apologize in advance for any ignorant mistakes.

I’ll keep this short.

I was just wondering if red switches are any good for typing. Does their low actuation force cause many mistypes?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

I personally wouldn't recommend reds for typing. Red switches have very low actuation force which can make accidental key presses registering common.

For typing I would recommend browns- similar actuation force of reds but with tactile feedback. Or, if you want a clicky sound then Blues are also a good typing switch.
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post #30 of 59
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Originally Posted by GOTFrog View Post

I just bought a k70 (red switches) going from a g110 feels the same typing other than the noise, I tried all the colors of switches at Canada Computers and couldnt for the life of me feel the tactile part they all felt similar to me only the force used differed.

You might have been hammering on the switches, in which case it's difficult to notice the tactile bump.
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