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Originally Posted by zflamewing View Post

After a certain level of build quality as others have stated it's all about preference. I'm really loving MX Blues. I type mostly and my games tend to be MMO's so cool downs negate any issue with blues functionality in the double tap capacity. At work my peers that sit around me aren't overly bothered by the noise my keyboard makes so blues work well there too. I might try browns at some point and if I do I'd be tempted to toss the really stiff o-rings on them to see how quiet the keyboard can really be. So far I've been pretty happy with my Quickfire Rapid and my Ducky Shine II.

I cant really try out switch type, so is there a place I can buy one of each switch to get the "feels"?

What about green switch? http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5137/cm_storm_trigger_cherry_mx_green_mechanical_gaming_keyboard_review/index4.html

I dont think that this ships to Brazil, http://www.cmstore-usa.com/trigger-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-green-switch/

Anyone wants to sell it to me? I mean buy and ship it? tongue.gif
Edited by douglatins - 1/21/13 at 11:33am
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post #13842 of 14564
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Originally Posted by douglatins View Post

I cant really try out switch type, so is there a place I can buy one of each switch to get the "feels"?

What about green switch? http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5137/cm_storm_trigger_cherry_mx_green_mechanical_gaming_keyboard_review/index4.html

I dont think that this ships to Brazil, http://www.cmstore-usa.com/trigger-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-green-switch/

Anyone wants to sell it to me? I mean buy and ship it? tongue.gif

I love greens, it's a shame they're so hard to find.
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Stopped following KB's after switching to Topre cause why bother researching when you've reached perfection. tongue.gif

But seriously, are there any KB's out there with Cherry switches that have a similar build to the Topre KB's?
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I love greens, it's a shame they're so hard to find.

I don't understand why any of these keys would be hard to find lol

There isn't a single decent size company who makes all color switches ?
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I don't understand why any of these keys would be hard to find lol

There isn't a single decent size company who makes all color switches ?
Sure, cherry makes the switches, but no one actually puts them in their keyboards.
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The issue is Cherry limits switch selection to certain areas.

Like wise, certain brands have distribution rights to certain areas (*cough CoolerMaster cough*.)

 

Both of those factors limit who can carry what.

 

Like wise, Cherry only does limited production on certain switches (MX-Green, MX-White, & MX-Clear) so they become harder to integrate into a full keyboard.

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Hi there everyone!

I've recently been looking at getting a new keyboard, and have been greatly attracted by the mechanicals.
I have looked around and been reading a few reviews so far - however each one is mixed, as one can expect with something that comes down to subjectivity.

Here's what I do with my keyboard mainly (in the following order):
1. Type quite a lot of reviews and essays
2. Use my keyboard as a shortcut to access certain folders and document on my computer
3. Use media functions (such as play and next) and the volume keys
4. WASD (R and a few F keys) for gaming

I currently have the Logitech K350 - and it is quite heavy to type on it, and I would like something lighter, but also much more quiet - I'm quite a fast typist, and thus when I'm at my "max speed" my keyboard sounds like a rattling gun tongue.gif

I'm thus not really looking for the blue switches.

I have been looking at the black, brown (quite rare to find) and red.

So far I've been quite tempted by the Corsair K90, but also the Razer BlackWidow - as it has pretty much everything I want, which are:
-Media functions
-Programmable keys (only need 2-4) - for opening programs and folders such as outlook and folders within my PC (it can do that right?)
-A BIG enter/return button (as I quite like a big return key as I tap it with my right little pinky finger)
-Lights behind the keys (I find it visually appealing, but it isn't a big deal, but seeing as I would be spending £100 or so, I might as well have something I really like) - Preferably with customisable colous, under each key - so for WASD I could have it in red, whilst the whole keyboard is in blue - is that something possible?

I would greatly appreciate more expert and knowledgeable guidance regarding a good keyboard to choose.
Unfortunately for us in the UK, I can't for the life of me think of a place that has a try before you buy for mechanical keyboards.

Which leads me unto another point - the keyboard if you find to suggest and meets all the "keys" (pun intended) has to be available in the UK, shipped, for no greater than £150.

I will upload a mini video of how loud my K350 is biggrin.gif

EDIT:
Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dveFY4P7k-c

Edited by Totally Dubbed - 1/22/13 at 7:12am
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I use a Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja with Brown switches.

Awesome keyboard.

www.keyboardco.com is a great place in the uk. also kustompcs.co.uk and overclockers.

browns themselves are quiet, but the key hitting the backplane is noisy as hell. if you get a linear switch like a red or brown, you're not gonna get the rewards of a mechanical keyboard so i'd go for the browns.

Filco and Ducky are pretty much the best mech keyboards, but they are very much no frills typing solutions, you may want to get a media controller as an addition.

Hope that helps smile.gif
 
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I use a Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja with Brown switches.

Awesome keyboard.

www.keyboardco.com is a great place in the uk. also kustompcs.co.uk and overclockers.

browns themselves are quiet, but the key hitting the backplane is noisy as hell. if you get a linear switch like a red or brown, you're not gonna get the rewards of a mechanical keyboard so i'd go for the browns.

Filco and Ducky are pretty much the best mech keyboards, but they are very much no frills typing solutions, you may want to get a media controller as an addition.

Hope that helps smile.gif

thanks for the help man smile.gif
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if you get a linear switch like a red or brown, you're not gonna get the rewards of a mechanical keyboard so i'd go for the browns.

I'm going to disagree there. You just don't get tactile feedback (obviously). I happily used my Deck with MX blacks for a few years before I got a Topre. While the Blue's "bump" was awesome at first, after the novelty wore off I really stopped using that board and gave it to my sister. Now I actually find it a bit annoying to use my GF's MX Blue keyboard.

With the blacks, you get a high quality, smooth linear key press that is a vast improvement over a rubber dome keyboard. It's not a huge, in your face obvious thing like a tactile switch is, but I think any heavy typist would be able to appreciate it. Especially if you have a quality board like the Deck.

One thing I do suggest is make sure your board has the switches plate mounted. I feel that's the main difference in feel between cheap Cherry boards and the higher quality ones.
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