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I have the same keyboard, have you installed O-rings on yours yet? Reds with O-rings are bliss.
no, don't want to actually. just love the way it is already.
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Going from a K740 (Illuminated Keyboard here) to a mech is gonna be a massive change. And I agree, I type better on the Logitech. But for gaming, between a mech and a crappy membrane (isn't the K740 scissor mechanism like the LIK anyway?), no comparison. I wouldn't game on the Logitech, although it's not so bad. I don't think it would take the punishment too kindly.
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post #23 of 80
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Your K740 is actually a scissor switch keyboard that I also prefer over mechanical keys. Too bad the K740 has a rollover problem. Mechanical keyboards are the most over hyped thing on these forums IMO.

Funny thing about that key ghosting problem. I don't have that (well, a little, but not as serious as some) anyway on my old Illuminated Keyboard. Logitech changed the internal layout for some reason. I've always suspected it was to make the LIK (and offsprings) unsuitable for gaming, as to not compete with they gaming keyboard line. I don't see any other reason why they would intentionally cripple their keyboards that way, and refuse to even acknowledge the issue.

I don't think these laptop keyboards are strong enough to withstand a hard gaming session, like a mech would. Scissor keys are inherently fragile. But yeah, mechs are a bit overrated and not for everyone (long key travel, noisy, weird linear switches), although I will never go back. It would have to be either a mechanical MX Brown / Blue, or a K740 style keyboard (much more quiet and comfortable for typing).
Edited by IlIkeJuice - 10/18/14 at 2:11am
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People like the noise they produce. It gives them some kind of satisfaction after each and every press.

I hate the sound of Mechanical keyboards so much i block players using them on voice chat in my games so i don't have to hear clicking noise when people are trying to talk .I can not even here people talk sometimes or whats going on in game over that dam clicking biggrin.gif
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Same experience, but I did stick with mech.
No, not because I think it's great or it actually is something great... but because my g15 died and I don't have money to spend on good KB now.
Not that there's a lot of choice. Either too much "Features" stomped in one product, it's too huge or simply terrible in my eyes. Like g510, I would buy it, but what the hell did they thought when placing 3 rows of macros on the side? 0.o
105 looks nice, but I do need dedicated media keys. And I can't look at g19 without crying... Basically what I would want is crossbreed between 105 and 710 and without mech switches.


I do think it's a placebo effect on many, especially those praising mechs for gaming. It doesn't bring anything except the noise.
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I think if you had tried ANY non chiclet style keyboard (mechanical or not) you would find the key travel huge because you're just so used to the chiclet style keyboards. I dont think this the fault of the mechanical keyboard or anything unique specificaly about mechanical keybaords. Its just that you went from flat keybaord with virtually no key travel to a real keyboard with key travel.

Try Cherry MX Blues. Mechanical Keyboards are far better than membrane keyboards, especially chiclet keyboards which i find to be horrible. Just because you're used to it, doesnt make it better technically. It just makes it comfortable and familiar.

All keyboards when new take sometime to get used to, especially if you're making such a radical change from one to another.

A lot of people will tell you they have their favorite switch, but most people will tell you to get the full mechanical experience you should get Cherry MX Blues, as they are the best to type on, along with browns but Blues will give you a very distinct and unique experience where as reds, blacks, clears etc are a little on the fringe of preference.

I personally like Blues first, then Browns. Browns are basically blues without the mechanical click sound and they're slightly easier to press. Each switch are designed to have a unique feel, perhaps you just found out you dont like reds.

I would stick with mechanical keyboards if i were you. They are the best, they are loud, and we love them that way because its part of the experience. Many people including myself find the sound of Cherry MX Blues and Browns to be a very pleasant sound. I suggest taking the keyboard back and trying a different cherry switch, or even a different brand of mechanical keyboard if you didnt like the corsair specifically for any reason. Give blues or browns a try first then if you hate the mechanical keyboard thing, so be it. smile.gif
Edited by DwindleFlip - 10/18/14 at 5:18am
post #27 of 80
I don't know OP.. you are one of the few i've seen having issues with mechanical... may be you are used to membrane a bit more. but with time you will love mechanical keyboard and i'm sure you will not even want to go back. REDs are the lightest key in the line up.. so i'd add Orings to it and give it a go the full oring pack shouldn't be more than like 5$.. give it a try.. if not sell it.
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^^^ Pretty much this.. The actuation on the Reds is way better than my old rubber dome x4 sidewinder. And yes, I like the clicky sounds.
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I abandoned Logitech K800 for a Corsair K65. It's not the same one as the OP bought, I think it's the older version (no backlighting), but it has Cherry reds.

Initially I was really confused because I could not type without errors. I thought I would be perfectly at ease with it because I own several Model M which have been the best keyboards I have used. Re-examining the situation a few weeks after purchase I understood that:
  1. K800 has larger keycaps and there is little space between keycaps;
  2. the absence of bumps in Cherry reds is destabilizing, if one is used to feel a bump or click
  3. on the other hand repeated actuations on the reds are much easier and less irritating.

After some months, I have fully adapted to my K65.

Additionally, I feel like I could type proficiently on any keyboard now. I have relatively little experience, I may be wrong, however I have come to the conclusion that typing on reds is a school that enhances sensitivity and precision a lot. It's kind of an investment, of course it's a personal decision to take the time to adapt and gain that additional amount of control.

I would also be interesting know if others here share my experience, in essence that reds are more critical but also very rewarding.
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^^^ Pretty much this.. The actuation on the Reds is way better than my old rubber dome x4 sidewinder. And yes, I like the clicky sounds.

reds don't click, they clack. Blues and Greens click.
 
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