Originally Posted by fssbzz
i tried the Blue switches from DAS before but i don't like it, so i return it.
don't like the clicky feel.
anyway, can you do a simple explain for me with tactile? i don't understand what tactile mean..my english suck.
A picture is worth a thousand words. http://translate.google.com/translat...&sl=auto&tl=en
(scroll down a bunch)
They have 1 flash animation, and it's of the Cherry MX Blue switch:
(or click the text in the top of this animation to see an even bigger version)
Study this animation and also study their real photos as well as their drawings of the four Cherry MX Switch types that they show. You can see what makes the Cherry MX Blacks linear (non-tactile and non-clicky), and you can see what gives the Browns, Whites and Blues their tactile response.
This "tactile bump" can be described like this: imagine pressing a key downward in slow-motion. For tactile switches like the Cherry MX Browns, Blues and Whites (and the Alps Copies in the ABS M1), there is a bit of resistance at the beginning of the key stroke as you try to push it downward. Then, suddenly, it gives way and then you get past this bump and the remainder of the keystroke is linear because there's nothing else but the spring to provide resistance.
Some tactile switches have a more pronounced tactile bump than others, and the pictures on the page I linked above do an excellent job of showing why these differences exist. for example:
From left to right, it's the Cherry MX Black, Cherry MX White/Clear, Cherry MX Brown, and the Cherry MX Blue. The picture beneath is, of course, a diagram representing the Cherry MX Brown.
But again, visit the page I linked and study the pictures. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Unfortunately, I don't have a source that shows the Alps Copies in the ABS M1. Although, I imagine there is some similar structure to it that gives it its tactile, but non-clicky characteristics.