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Ok, I've been trying to find out more about the Cherry MX keyswitches, but there isn't a lot of info for the ones that aren't really common. Help?


Brown - 35g activation, tactile, non-clicky
Blue - 45g activation, tactile, clicky
Black - 80g activation, linear, non-clicky
Clear - 80g activation, tactile, non-clicky
White - ?
Green - ?
Grey - ?
post #1392 of 14551
you wouldn't happen to know the force needed to actuate a cherry red mx switch would you manyak?
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That's what I heard, but Manyak said it was 80g. *shrug*
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Hey folks. This is a repost that I originally made at GeekHack, and I wanted as many opinions as possible.

OK, so after getting a new job, I have decided to reward myself by blowing my paycheck on a shiny (or matte) new keyboard.

My current board is a Chicony KB-5181, with what I think are Monterey SMK switches, but I'm looking to replace it with a Filco "Otaku" Tenkeyless with either Blue or Brown switches.

My question is which switches should I go for?

I'd rather not have the noise of the blues, but I'm worried the browns will be too light after the switches that I currently use, and that the tactile bump ill be too soft.

I don't mind spending more, as long as I know that this keyboard will be properly suited to me.

The keyboard, must, however, be a compact 'board, ideally a standard(ish) layout (I don't mind a large enter key), but hopefully a normal board, just tenkeyless. A sharper tactile bump would be nice, but not essential, as long as its noticeable. Also, if possible, the option of blank keys would be nice.

My main concern is about the switches though. Also, money is not an object here.
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Have you considered Topre switches?
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I have, but I don't think they are for me. the fact that they are both light and soft is something of a turn off, but then again, the browns are both fairly light and soft.

Also, the fact that cherry switches "catch" you at the end of their stroke is something of a selling point.

The cherry clear switches used in the Deck Legend seem like a good choice, but I can't find any compact keyboards that use them.
Edited by brodie337 - 1/30/10 at 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
That's what I heard, but Manyak said it was 80g. *shrug*
I think he's closer to the mark. I laid down all my G9 weights (44g total) along with all the change I have on me (two 5g nickels, one 5.5g quarter, three 2.5g pennies, and one 2g dime for a grand total of ~70g including the mouse weights) on my Deck Legend Frost, and the key did not actuate.

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Originally Posted by brodie337 View Post
Hey folks. This is a repost that I originally made at GeekHack, and I wanted as many opinions as possible.

OK, so after getting a new job, I have decided to reward myself by blowing my paycheck on a shiny (or matte) new keyboard.

My current board is a Chicony KB-5181, with what I think are Monterey SMK switches, but I'm looking to replace it with a Filco "Otaku" Tenkeyless with either Blue or Brown switches.

My question is which switches should I go for?

I'd rather not have the noise of the blues, but I'm worried the browns will be too light after the switches that I currently use, and that the tactile bump ill be too soft.

I don't mind spending more, as long as I know that this keyboard will be properly suited to me.

The keyboard, must, however, be a compact 'board, ideally a standard(ish) layout (I don't mind a large enter key), but hopefully a normal board, just tenkeyless. A sharper tactile bump would be nice, but not essential, as long as its noticeable. Also, if possible, the option of blank keys would be nice.

My main concern is about the switches though. Also, money is not an object here.
I know you said you thought Topre switches might be too light, but have you checked out the all 55g Topre 87u Tenkeyless? 55g is reasonably meaty, and capacitive switches are definitely a delight to type on.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
The problem is that there are three Whites/Clears, and there's no way to know which one anyone is talking about.Read this.


But I just checked on Decks site, and came up with the official value of 2.1oz, which is 60g.

Also, I think they put a heavier switch in the spacebar, probably a gray switch. They do it on the non tactile models, so I'm pretty sure they do it for the tactile ones too.



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Originally Posted by brodie337 View Post
Hey folks. This is a repost that I originally made at GeekHack, and I wanted as many opinions as possible.

OK, so after getting a new job, I have decided to reward myself by blowing my paycheck on a shiny (or matte) new keyboard.

My current board is a Chicony KB-5181, with what I think are Monterey SMK switches, but I'm looking to replace it with a Filco "Otaku" Tenkeyless with either Blue or Brown switches.

My question is which switches should I go for?

I'd rather not have the noise of the blues, but I'm worried the browns will be too light after the switches that I currently use, and that the tactile bump ill be too soft.

I don't mind spending more, as long as I know that this keyboard will be properly suited to me.

The keyboard, must, however, be a compact 'board, ideally a standard(ish) layout (I don't mind a large enter key), but hopefully a normal board, just tenkeyless. A sharper tactile bump would be nice, but not essential, as long as its noticeable. Also, if possible, the option of blank keys would be nice.

My main concern is about the switches though. Also, money is not an object here.
I think the best choice for your are Topres. There isn't a single switch I've ever seen that has the sharp tactile bump similar to the SMK montereys or Cherry Blues, but doesn't click. And the bump on the Browns is pretty soft, and will take you quite a while to start to notice after coming off of SMKs.




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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Ok, I've been trying to find out more about the Cherry MX keyswitches, but there isn't a lot of info for the ones that aren't really common. Help?


Brown - 35g activation, tactile, non-clicky
Blue - 45g activation, tactile, clicky
Black - 80g activation, linear, non-clicky
Clear - 80g activation, tactile, non-clicky
White - ?
Green - ?
Grey - ?
Also, read this.
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lmnop sent me a private message regarding a question with the Steelseries 7G.


"http://www.overclock.net/7922653-post1106.html

can you post the results in the mechanical keyboard guide it's on page 2 of the peripheral section.

please and thank you.

Christine"



I've checked the rollover with PassMark KeyboardTest and it registers every key I press, so it isn't limited to only 6 keys at a time. The latency also keeps changing when I press multiple sets at a time. Don't know if this was the real question or not though, my english ain't so good
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