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by the way if anybody needs instructions how to disassemble the Das Model S see here. I think this mod was originally by a GH member I can't remember who.
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I want to take advantage of the Das promo. Was looking at making it my first mechanical KB anyways ;-). However, I just can't make up my mind if I should get the blue or brown switches.

I'm coming from a standard MS KB that I've used for years, and this may prove I'm not picky, but I want to make sure I go with what's best for me. The mushyness of my KB I can almost say I've gotten use to it, as newer KB's feel a little stiff for me I believe. I may have missed this in the first posts, but didn't see a direct comparison of actuation force of a regular KB vs. Mechanical. Should I go with brown because they're lighter?

With the blue switches, I would look forward to the better typing experience, but I do game lighty. I say lightly as I am sorta recovering from some CTS =P, perhaps I should factor that in too (go for ligher switches? or is the fact that they're both mechanical better for my fingers?=P). Overall I'd say I care more about general KB use, but I don't want a... steep learning curve? when gaming...

Is the "gaming advantage" of the browns smaller than the advantage of the blues for general typing use? =P

ah, I'll try to do more research, but I welcome input =).
Edited by EnzoFX - 8/20/10 at 12:12am
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I find mechanical keyboards kind of strange to the touch. They require a a larger amount of force to make them go down the whole way. The nice thing though is that it eliminates the problem where some people accidentally press a key. I find the ergonomic weird too because I'm really use to the straight, rectangular keyboard.
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post #6055 of 14551
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Originally Posted by Tatakai All View Post
What are you looking for in terms of use? Gaming? More typing? Balance?
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I find mechanical keyboards kind of strange to the touch. They require a a larger amount of force to make them go down the whole way. The nice thing though is that it eliminates the problem where some people accidentally press a key. I find the ergonomic weird too because I'm really use to the straight, rectangular keyboard.
Which mechanical keyboard are you referring to? It almost sounds like a keyboard with either the Cherry MX Blacks, or perhaps the Buckling Springs.
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Originally Posted by Little Overclocker/Gamer View Post
I find mechanical keyboards kind of strange to the touch. They require a a larger amount of force to make them go down the whole way. The nice thing though is that it eliminates the problem where some people accidentally press a key. I find the ergonomic weird too because I'm really use to the straight, rectangular keyboard.
My MX Blues are lighter than my G15 keys were. They also only need to be pushed down halfway to register the keystroke, so there's no point in pushing them any further. MX Browns are even lighter than Blues. I think Twocables is spot on.
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post #6058 of 14551
The browns in my Flico are super light. I could barely type when I first got this keyboard. Now when I go to work and type on all the generic rubber domes I get exhausted and frustrated.
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i luv my das keyboard europe retailer

he gave me 20 euro off on any ultimate keyboard brings down price to 99 euro = 109$<if u americans dont know lol
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823201040

Is this worth the 111$ price tag for gaming/typing? I am a gamer, but i do also a moderate amount of typing for work related projects and the sort.
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