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I think the GeekHack page is this one:

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?tit...l+things+topre

Anyway, the reason why the Browns aren't as good as the Blues for gaming is because the Browns are slightly easier to press and therefore it's easier to accidentally activate keys that you didn't intend to activate. Some people have accuracy problems that are nearly impossible to overcome, so that's why the MX Blacks have a the best gaming rating among these three MX switches. That's why Steelseries used the Cherry MX Black switch in the 7G. They require more force and are smoother and so they're best suited for gaming.
Another reason that MX Blacks are best for gaming is simply because they are linear. When gaming you're going to be bottoming out no matter what switch you get or how used to typing on them you are. So the tactile bump is pretty useless. And the actuation and release points are at the exact same positions when depressing/releasing the key. With Blues and Browns they aren't. You can see this in the force graph in the OP.
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I don't believe that light keys are worse for gaming. Like touch typing, gaming is all about muscle memory. This is a non issue unless you're new to PC gaming.

I do agree that a linear switch is better though, but I think a red MX switch would be superior.
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I don't believe that light keys are worse for gaming. Like touch typing, gaming is all about muscle memory. This is a non issue unless you're new to PC gaming.

I do agree that a linear switch is better though, but I think a red MX switch would be superior.
Whoa How many MX switches are there?

Oh, and to everyone: does the lettering on the Majestouch keys wear off after a while? How about these other keyboards below?
  1. iOne Scorpius M10
  2. Deck Legend - Ice (tactile)
  3. Das Original Professional
  4. Unicomp SpaceSaver 104

Edited by TwoCables - 2/11/10 at 4:58pm
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Well it's basically impossible for the lettering to wear off on the decks.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Whoa How many MX switches are there?

Oh, and to everyone: does the lettering on the Majestouch keys wear off after a while? Yes How about these other keyboards below?
  1. iOne Scorpius M10 - I forget
  2. Deck Legend - Ice (tactile) - won't wear off, dyesub
  3. Das Original Professional - won't wear off, lasered
  4. Unicomp SpaceSaver 104 - won't wear off, dyesub
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?tit...hes+and+boards

Rest of the answers are in the quote.
Edited by Manyak - 2/11/10 at 5:53pm
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My Deck Legend Ice (Tactile) arrived today....so far it is disappointing. The keys feel pretty much the same as my Dell AT101W. I do like the keyboard but I am not sure the backlighting was worth 180.00.

What might be annoying me is that my IBM Model M arrived yesterday and there is no comparison, the IBM buckling springs are far superior to the Cherry clear switches. (well, they just feel better to me) and it was only 24.00 (ebay) in almost new condition. Again, I really like the backlighting but I am not at all sure I like the feel of these keys...they feel...sloppy compared to the IBM (even to the Dell for that matter but that might be familiarity with the Dell)
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My Deck Legend Ice (Tactile) arrived today....so far it is disappointing. The keys feel pretty much the same as my Dell AT101W. I do like the keyboard but I am not sure the backlighting was worth 180.00.

What might be annoying me is that my IBM Model M arrived yesterday and there is no comparison, the IBM buckling springs are far superior to the Cherry clear switches. (well, they just feel better to me) and it was only 24.00 (ebay) in almost new condition. Again, I really like the backlighting but I am not at all sure I like the feel of these keys...they feel...sloppy compared to the IBM (even to the Dell for that matter but that might be familiarity with the Dell)
The tactile bump you're feeling works a lot better on browns. Yeah it's still very 'rounded', but after your fingers adjust to the really light force the bumps become a lot more noticeable on their own. But with Clears, because they require more force, they will always feel a bit sloppy.

If anything you could pick up a super cheap cherry-based keyboard off of ebay with another switch type and just swap them into the Deck. Or just take advantage of their 30-day "return it if you don't like it" policy.
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I know you have gone over this before (I read it maybe a year ago) but to save me some time, how hard is it to change the switches?
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I know you have gone over this before (I read it maybe a year ago) but to save me some time, how hard is it to change the switches?
Dunno how they are mounted on Deck boards, but this guide should give you a pretty good starting point.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:7486
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the iOne Scorpius M10 keycaps are laser etched.

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