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I need to get another keyboard soon (currently have a K90)
I do a lot of gaming and typing, should I go with another red switch keyboard or a brown switch one?
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It's all down to personal preference and no one can tell you which one is better.

I too used to have a K90 with red switches, I now have a Ducky with brown switches and I am definitely happy I changed. The brown switches are much more satisfying for both gaming and typing.
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If you want to avoid disappointment, find a way to test drive browns on a k90 for the best base comparison, because really, there is no right or wrong choice. I've been using browns on my home pc for a year and I'm feeling the itch to go back to reds. I use blues at work and feel like switching to browns here as blues can get tiring if you type a lot and have RSI issues like me.
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RED's are one a hell misclick friendly. So if u like to type sometimes go for Browns. If u SC2 pro player to whom even slightest APM increase matters go for Red's
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RED's are one a hell misclick friendly. So if u like to type sometimes go for Browns. If u SC2 pro player to whom even slightest APM increase matters go for Red's
Not a single SC2 pro player uses reds, they all either use Browns or Blues. wink.gif
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I need to get another keyboard soon (currently have a K90)
I do a lot of gaming and typing, should I go with another red switch keyboard or a brown switch one?

I really don't think you are going to get good advice here, aside from try your best to try some out. If you have any local stores that sell Mech. keyboards, take a trip down and compare some reds vs. browns.

If you really are asking for personal opinions, I own 2 CM Storm Trigger keyboards,(one reds, one browns) and both of them are fantastic. I however, like the reds MUCH better. They just feel more gratifying.
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Well, I've used reds, blues, blacks, and browns, and I prefer reds over browns. My favorite are blacks, which are basically stiffer reds, and that's for both typing and gaming. The lightness of reds made accidental keypresses with my fingers on the keyboard. Blacks fixed that, and it's more comfortable to type on because of the heavier actuation force (I'm a heavy typer).
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Not a single SC2 pro player uses reds, they all either use Browns or Blues. wink.gif

Well, I intended only that it's good to use them when typing really fast, not suggesting any of sc player are really using them:)) but didn't know that myself tbh so thx for info.
Why blue tho? They so slow i considered them bad even for LOL/OSU!. For me was better to play on my o'l mad catz V7 than cherry blue
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Well, I intended only that it's good to use them when typing really fast, not suggesting any of sc player are really using them:)) but didn't know that myself tbh so thx for info.
Why blue tho? They so slow i considered them bad even for LOL/OSU!. For me was better to play on my o'l mad catz V7 than cherry blue
I'm not really sure to be honest, I'm no pro.

I would say the main reason is because double tapping in SC2 can be absolutely devastating, doing it just once could lose you a game in certain situations. The tactile feedback that Blues and Browns give helps to stop that from happening.

Also, because you have that tactile feedback you can feel where the actuation point is, allowing you to make shallower, quicker key presses. Meaning you can actually be quicker around the keyboard, similar to typing.
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I have used MX Black, Red and Brown switches and my choice would be MX Brown's all day long, they are tactile, virtually silent and nice medium push weight IMO the best typing / gaming option albeit a slight compromise. As others have said though this is a real personal choice issue.
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