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short story - the keyboard is dead and i want to replace it

reason i bought it ? cool lightings - and it was quiet for a mechanical keyboard...


need a good replacement

any ideas?
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short story - the keyboard is dead and i want to replace it

reason i bought it ? cool lightings - and it was quiet for a mechanical keyboard...


need a good replacement

any ideas?

Do you have a budget? What kind of layout are you looking for? (Fullsize, TenKeyLess, 60%, 40%, ???)

But as compared to the Apex m800, I would look into Daskeyboards for similar price and function. Most have blues which are the clicky keys though. Or Korsair K95s. There are so many options with mechanical keyboards as far as to what type of switches you want, keycap material and style, size, etc etc.

There is a really good mech keyboard guide on /r/MechanicalKeyboard. Link below.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/buying_guide
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Originally Posted by drazah View Post

Do you have a budget? What kind of layout are you looking for? (Fullsize, TenKeyLess, 60%, 40%, ???)

But as compared to the Apex m800, I would look into Daskeyboards for similar price and function. Most have blues which are the clicky keys though. Or Korsair K95s. There are so many options with mechanical keyboards as far as to what type of switches you want, keycap material and style, size, etc etc.

There is a really good mech keyboard guide on /r/MechanicalKeyboard. Link below.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/buying_guide

im sry for the late respone - had some issues to deal with so i had no time to comment


the reason i bought APex m800 was because i was looking for RGB full keyboard (with numlocks) that offers Silent switchs so u can get the benefits of mech keyboards but doing so quietly


right now the only option i think worth to replace it is the Strafe RGB Silent from Corsair - but i dont see it on Amazon.com :{{
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That did not last long. I tried the Apex m800 and did not like how the switch felt.
My suggestion is too get a mech switch tester, which shows all the different switches too see how they feel for you.
    
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That did not last long. I tried the Apex m800 and did not like how the switch felt.
My suggestion is too get a mech switch tester, which shows all the different switches too see how they feel for you.

thing is i really liked how the Apex m800 felt
it was quiet and switches felt great to type and game on


im looking at some g910 reviews now to see how this one looks
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G910 is another one I dislike, this is mainly the style of keycaps used, which makes typing much harder.
Logitech did not use standard keycaps, but customs.

Reviews are ok, as you have to feel the keyboard before you buy to be sure it is to your liking.
You can make any good mech keyboard quieter with O-rings that will dampen the bottom out sound.

If you want quiet, you can look at Red and Brown switches.
This sampler can help you determine the type of switches you may like. http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/sampler-kit/wasd-6-key-cherry-mx-switch-tester.html

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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

G910 is another one I dislike, this is mainly the style of keycaps used, which makes typing much harder.
Logitech did not use standard keycaps, but customs.

Reviews are ok, as you have to feel the keyboard before you buy to be sure it is to your liking.
You can make any good mech keyboard quieter with O-rings that will dampen the bottom out sound.

If you want quiet, you can look at Red and Brown switches.
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not sure if i need that one because i already got an old Blue/Red switches keyboard at my home

all i can say is that i like blue much more but i never tried Brown and i know Blue is the most Clicky of them!

also , i was looking for a keyboard that a bit "FLAT" like the APEX M800 it was like its a low profile keyboard and this keys were low enough made it easier for me to type on it

i want RGB as well and im not sure what to do - cant find a decent replacement

what do you think ?
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not sure if i need that one because i already got an old Blue/Red switches keyboard at my home

all i can say is that i like blue much more but i never tried Brown and i know Blue is the most Clicky of them!

also , i was looking for a keyboard that a bit "FLAT" like the APEX M800 it was like its a low profile keyboard and this keys were low enough made it easier for me to type on it

i want RGB as well and im not sure what to do - cant find a decent replacement

what do you think ?

For Cherrys...

BLUE switches are clicky tactile (loudest usually)
- Also available in GREEN = stiffer version
- And also available in WHITE = same as GREEN, just quieter.

BROWN switches have that tactile "bump" feeling similar to the blues but without a click, can be relatively silent.
- Also available in CLEAR = stiffer version

RED switches are linear "smooth", no tactile bump and no clicking.
- Also available in BLACK = stiffer version

And also to note, all of these can be used with o-ring mods to dampen the sound and throw of the key if you want. I recently started using them and they drastically reduce the bottom-out sound, and giving it a much softer bottom-out.

There are more types of switches other than MX Cherrys also. Many types of "knock-offs" that mimic that style, and I found out personally that the GATERONs are better for me. The GATERON REDs are noticeably smoother then MX Cherry REDs. But Gateron CLEARS are nothing like Cherry CLEARS so just make sure you know exactly what your getting before purchasing anything. Also in my experience, MX Cherry Browns have always felt like "broken Reds" with not enough tactile bump, I would prefer more of a bump or stiffer key if I were to ever use Browns.

But in the keyboard world, there are so many ways to go about it and everyone is always going to like different things. Honestly, I would just get another Apex M800 in your case if you liked the keyboard enough, they are just a bit pricey (for my liking).
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For Cherrys...

BLUE switches are clicky tactile (loudest usually)
- Also available in GREEN = stiffer version
- And also available in WHITE = same as GREEN, just quieter.

BROWN switches have that tactile "bump" feeling similar to the blues but without a click, can be relatively silent.
- Also available in CLEAR = stiffer version

RED switches are linear "smooth", no tactile bump and no clicking.
- Also available in BLACK = stiffer version

And also to note, all of these can be used with o-ring mods to dampen the sound and throw of the key if you want. I recently started using them and they drastically reduce the bottom-out sound, and giving it a much softer bottom-out.

There are more types of switches other than MX Cherrys also. Many types of "knock-offs" that mimic that style, and I found out personally that the GATERONs are better for me. The GATERON REDs are noticeably smoother then MX Cherry REDs. But Gateron CLEARS are nothing like Cherry CLEARS so just make sure you know exactly what your getting before purchasing anything. Also in my experience, MX Cherry Browns have always felt like "broken Reds" with not enough tactile bump, I would prefer more of a bump or stiffer key if I were to ever use Browns.

But in the keyboard world, there are so many ways to go about it and everyone is always going to like different things. Honestly, I would just get another Apex M800 in your case if you liked the keyboard enough, they are just a bit pricey (for my liking).

Thanks for the detailed review
i thought about getting another apex m800 because im used to it and likw it

problems i had with it is some leds never change like it got stuck in 1 color
and the w key falling apart broken

only a year after i bought it...


im thinking about the Das proffesional 4 keyboard
it comes without RGB and brown switches and it looka very top quality...the reviews are very good as well...

maybe its time to put away the gimmiky RGB and all those "gaming brands" and get my self something premium..

other keyboards i concidered?
Corsair Strafe RGB Silent
Logitech g810 Spectrum


need to keep reading about thatdas keyboard
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Thanks for the detailed review
i thought about getting another apex m800 because im used to it and likw it

problems i had with it is some leds never change like it got stuck in 1 color
and the w key falling apart broken

only a year after i bought it...


im thinking about the Das proffesional 4 keyboard
it comes without RGB and brown switches and it looka very top quality...the reviews are very good as well...

maybe its time to put away the gimmiky RGB and all those "gaming brands" and get my self something premium..

other keyboards i concidered?
Corsair Strafe RGB Silent
Logitech g810 Spectrum


need to keep reading about thatdas keyboard

DASKeyboards are verrrrryyy nice. We have them at work, some have the blue switches and some have the brown, extremely nice and worth the money if your looking for that "professional / business" mechanical keyboard. I personally like RGB myself, or atleast SOME type of led lighting. My home office has very little lighting (on purpose) and I just use LED lighting behind my monitors and a window for most of the lighting, so at night, having LEDs on my keyboard makes it so much nicer.

The Corsair Strafe RGB Silent and Logitech G810 are good keyboards but you are paying a lot for the brand name. I have no experience with those proprietary style switches but Im sure they can't be bad. CM Storm keyboards are also pretty good and nearly half the price of those 2 (can be found in all sizes with limited switch choice).

Or also look into Ducky Shine Keyboards, they are VERY popular within the keyboard community and can be found with a bunch of layout styles and switch choices.
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