Originally Posted by .Sup
how do these work for gaming?
Well, there are many choices:
-Black cherry switches: These are linear, and most similar to regular keyboards (Deck keyboards, and The SteelSeries 7G have these)
-Brown cherry switches: These are tactile, you feel a "bump" about half-way down each keystroke
-Blue cherry switches: These are tactile, and they "click" on each keystroke -- probably not the best choice for gaming
-White cherry switches: Combonation of Brown and Black switches, the "tactile" Deck keyboards have these.
-Buckling Springs - These have a rather "hard" keystroke, and have a "ping" on actuation. I'm not sure of any other keyboards that have them besides the ubiquious Model M, and the Unicomp equivalents. (I use one of these for gaming, but it can be tiring on the hands.
-Capacitive - These don't actually have a physical mechanism, the feel is completely dependent on the keyswitch design. The Happy Hacker Pro has these. Very light keystrokes, so probably not the best for games.