Originally Posted by Maytan
I definitely do a lot of research before buying, watching videos and etc. The problem is, even then I can't get a feel for things. Like before I order my case, I looked up a ton of reviews/videos, and I STILL couldn't believe how big it was. And for that matter, all the complaints I read about were nonexistent for me. The problem is, it works both ways. I've ordered things in the past that I ended up being unhappy with. I'm sure everyone does at some point.
I know you've stated you felt the same as I did in a lot of these situations, and I believe you. The difference isn't just the fact that I need to try to be quieter, though. Being different people, there's a large chance for a difference in preference. It's really hard to tell with things (especially with peripherals such as monitors) over the internet. I'm glad you were happy with your purchase, but I'm a bit more skeptical. (especially with my limited supply of cash)
I was skeptical too. But like I said, watching all those YouTube videos was tremendously helpful to me (much more helpful than one might think). I just kept watching one video after another and before I knew it, I was getting a fairly decent idea of how each switch type and keyboard was different from each other. I then kept coming back to the Original Post of this thread to review certain things, and then I'd go back to the videos and watch them again.
of the videos even go into pretty fine detail to literally show the difference in feel between switches by zooming in and slowly pressing a key a few times in a row, and then slowly pressing a key over and over on a different board with different switches.
But, I'm not a student, so I had the time to spend on this kind of research. I literally obsessed over it and spent most of my free time trying to figure out which switch type I would like the most.
But of course, it's not like I think that everyone has to go through such extremes to select a mechanical keyboard. However, it did give me the impression that you get what you put into it.
Originally Posted by Crazy9000
It's not repeatedly pressing a key, it's just when you have to press the key twice fairly quickly.
I would hazard a guess that anyone who doesn't mind the blues for gaming is not a "serious" gamer, or don't play that many games that require real time movement like a FPS. Since you have to lift your finger all the way up, even if you get used to it, it will make you slower, and therefore worse. A rubber dome keyboard, while mushy, is a lot better for gaming.
For your sake though, it is possible to prefer an inferior product over the superior one.
BTW to clear this up, Twocables, are you saying you personally like the blues for gaming? What kind of games do you play? If it's anything like a FPS or Racing game, I would strongly suggest trying out another switch type so you can see the difference first hand, although even a rubber dome should show you.
No. That's why I didn't include myself in that statement (although, I do realize that some people include their selves in such a statement). Besides, I can't say that I have a preference because the Tactile Click is the only mechanical keyboard that I have ever owned. Plus, I am not a serious gamer.
However, I just opened up Notepad and double-tapped several dozen times as quickly as I possibly could: I always got 2 characters - every single time. So, I still don't know how to explain why the Cherry MX Blues are less practical for gaming.
I have Crysis, Mirror's Edge, Ghostbusters, Quake 4, TRON 2.0, and Unreal II. What should I do in order to show myself why the Cherry MX Blues aren't good for gaming? I mean, what maneuvers should I do?Edited by TwoCables - 5/7/10 at 10:41pm