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I am not necessarily planning on buying one due to my current wonderful model M which I bought for approximately 8 times cheaper, which will also last me atleast three times as much as an HHK probably would. On other hand there is a chance of me liking Topre switches even more then buckling springs, but frankly my level of satisfaction with them is more then enough.
Edited by Genkaz92 - 9/25/10 at 6:16pm
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What would be the best description of MX clear switches?
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I don't think the Topre variable model and HHKB layout are practical for gaming. Topre and HHKB are typing keyboards, so elegant it seems wrong to "slam and spam" on them for gaming.

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What would be the best description of MX clear switches?
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The tactile switches have a slightly elevated force around the midpoint of the stroke of the key. So, when you have pressed the key down about halfway, the force increases slightly for a brief moment, and then goes back to normal. This gives your fingers an indication that the key has been pressed so you can stop pressing the key and let up to move on to another key faster. Think of it as a "click" feel without the "click" sound.
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I don't think the Topre variable model and HHKB layout are practical for gaming. Topre and HHKB are typing keyboards, so elegant it seems wrong to "slam and spam" on them for gaming.
Do they purely rely on the force increase while staying completely silent?
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are you talking about Cherry MX Clear or Capacitive? I don't understand the question.
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are you talking about Cherry MX Clear or Capacitive? I don't understand the question.
My apologies, the Cherries.
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I think so. I should be apologizing. I just spent 11 hours in Visual Studio. my brain is exhausted and my ass is numb
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Do they purely rely on the force increase while staying completely silent?
I own a a Deck Frost which has MX-Clears and yes more or less that is the reaction I get out of them. While I'm gaming I heard my self bottom out but after spending a week with them I'm more or less adjust to the force required and I don't have a problem with bottoming out anymore.

I had somewhat of an issue at first because they were lighter than my Dell AT101W which I was using in the transition time.

The switches are by far my favorite out of all the cherry switches, white or black Alps, & buckling springs.
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I own a a Deck Frost which has MX-Clears and yes more or less that is the reaction I get out of them. While I'm gaming I heard my self bottom out but after spending a week with them I'm more or less adjust to the force required and I don't have a problem with bottoming out anymore.

I had somewhat of an issue at first because they were lighter than my Dell AT101W which I was using in the transition time.
small question..you mention bottoming out on the keyboard, is it bad for that to happen with the keyboard?
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I think so. I should be apologizing. I just spent 11 hours in Visual Studio. my brain is exhausted and my ass is numb
programmer! no wonder you like keyboards

my filco brown tenkeyless now lives at the office. thinking of getting another for home usage... i REALLY wish i could get a red in tenkeyless. i think i might get a black just to try it, since i will be gaming at home. errr, maybe i will get a blue.... damnit too many options.

anyway, any new cool keyboards coming out to consider?
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