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No, it's a really heavy, sturdy, well-built keyboard.
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post #12632 of 14551
It feels quite hefty relative to its size.
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How do the Browns feel compared to Blacks and Blues?

I can't find a keyboard anywhere with Browns for me to try out, but I tried the Steelseries 6vg2 or whatever with Blacks, and absolutely hated it. But I really liked the clickity-clackiness of the Blues on the Razer Blackwidow.

Is the main reason people recommend Browns for gaming the fact that you can double tap either?
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post #12634 of 14551
I find the only reason to buy browns is to have reliable double tapping. They're very much like blacks, except a tad lighter and with a slight friction half way through the switch travel. I can't recommend them if you don't like the blacks at all.
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post #12635 of 14551

There's a few MX-Brown options out there.
Filco's are a bit overpriced for what you get.

Das Model S Professional Silent has MX-Browns and a USB Hub in it. It's NKRO (like any good board should be) and the cable is plenty long (6.6 Feet / 2 Meter)
- If you have a student email or student ID you can get a student discount from Das bringing the price to ~$100

There's also the

, which comes with MX-Browns, NKRO, Ability to change the "Windows"-key to "Ctrl", Zowie RTR*, multimedia controls, and a long cable.

The Zowie RTR is basically a function (that only works when connected to PS/2 ports) that allows a single keypress to be registered 2x, 4x, 6x, or 8x.
So in an RTS, a single key can be hit, but it would tell the computer it was actually pressed 8 times if you had it on the 8x mode.

I'd take either of those boards over a Filco. Weight between all the keyboards is about the same though.
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post #12636 of 14551
The Leopold's price in the OP is wrong. It's $109.
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I did a quick update to reflect the price change.

The increase is rather disappointing though. Considering it's almost cheaper to import (depending on how the USD is doing this week though.)
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
It's "loud" but it's really not that bad since it's only "loud" if you bottom out.

The best option for "quieting" a mechanical is to buy Soft Landing Pads or the Cherry MX Rubber Dampeners

Unfortunately, neither company in the UK offers those.
Hi again,

I think I'll get a MX Blue switch keyboard with one of these sound dampeners (I'll ask one of my American friends to buy them for me). Can you tell me which one works better?

Also, do you think that the Razer BlackWidow is a good choice for a MX blue keyboard? Can you recommend me a few good blue ones?

Also, do you think I should go for a brown one as they're not clicky like blue ones? I couldn't notice a difference in their loudness in a few videos that I watched, they were all very loud.
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I have an Apple Extended Keyboard II that I am gonna adapt to using USB with a teensy++ AVR board. I would like to dye the keys black and paint the casing white to match my NZXT Phantom as well as put blue LEDs under the keys.

Anyone here dye beige keys balck before? if So I wanna know how they cam out and how well the lettering comes through the black dye
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Hi again,

I think I'll get a MX Blue switch keyboard with one of these sound dampeners (I'll ask one of my American friends to buy them for me). Can you tell me which one works better?

Also, do you think that the Razer BlackWidow is a good choice for a MX blue keyboard? Can you recommend me a few good blue ones?

Also, do you think I should go for a brown one as they're not clicky like blue ones? I couldn't notice a difference in their loudness in a few videos that I watched, they were all very loud.
If you can, I'd get a Das Keyboard or a X-Armor U9BL. Better boards than the Razer due to having NKRO.

As for the dampeners, the foam pads work better in my eyes. They just feel nicer.

The rubber standard ones are a bit harder so it feels more like standard bottoming out.


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I have an Apple Extended Keyboard II that I am gonna adapt to using USB with a teensy++ AVR board. I would like to dye the keys black and paint the casing white to match my NZXT Phantom as well as put blue LEDs under the keys.

Anyone here dye beige keys balck before? if So I wanna know how they cam out and how well the lettering comes through the black dye
Check out the Guide written by our VCheez

It comes out pretty well.

Though, if the lettering is Black the key comes out almost a solid black color. Sometimes it's like a Topre Board but that's not very often.
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