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I have never used the Cherry MX Browns but I have a Das Ultimate Professional with Cherry MX Blue which are clicky and require more force than the Browns great for typing but they are too soft and slippery for gaming. some people might like the clicky for gaming but I don't.
Edited by lmnop - 12/3/09 at 2:57am
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I must say, I really, really, REALLY love typing on my new Filco with browns. It was woth every bit of the $141 I had to pay including tax and shipping from elitekeyboards. No more fatigue.

It's also fairly nice for gaming, but I've only logged a few minutes.



Now all I have to do is find a new mouse that matches the quality of this keyboard, and also fits my hand. That may be a challenge.
Glad you like it

Mice, unfortunately, are a lot harder to pick out. You should probably start out by going to a best buy or whatever and trying out the mice they have on display to see which ones feel the best. Hell, I've been looking for the 'perfect' mouse for me for years now, and I still haven't found it. And believe me, I've tried plenty.


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Just wondering. Why did you rate the Filco Blues better than browns for both typing and gaming?
I honestly don't know anymore, because now I find browns better than blues for gaming. At the end of the day it's really just an opinion anyway.
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when I look at switches I think of the Blues for typing, Blacks for gaming and Browns for typing and gaming kinda the jack of all trades master of none. I hope to add a Black or Brown to my collection by Christmas. i'm having a hard time choosing. I heard Filco is restocking next week or the week after.

regarding the mouse you should take a look at the SteelSeries Xai if it's in your price range. it has a great sensor and feature set. I like the sleek look it's not hardcore like Logitech or Razer it has a classic shape with similar dimensions to the Wheel Mouse Optical, non-slip surface, great center of gravity, side buttons are clicky, tactile scroll wheel, braided cloth usb cable and I have read comments from owners that have said the teflon feet are really soft and glide even better than aftermarket hyperglides.
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when I look at switches I think of the Blues for typing, Blacks for gaming and Browns for typing and gaming kinda the jack of all trades master of none. I hope to add a Black or Brown to my collection by Christmas. i'm having a hard time choosing. I heard Filco is restocking next week or the week after.
Yeah, that sounds about right. Some people do prefer the feel of Browns over Blues though, just because they're lighter (Browns = less force, not Blues). But yeah so far I haven't seen anyone who actually enjoys typing on Cherry Blacks.
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oh you are right my apologies. the Blues do require more force. don't know what I was thinking <smacks her head> the first Cherry MX Black review I read was the SteelSeries 7G at DriverHeaven and the Gigabyte GK-K8000 at TweakTown and both reviewers say they been using them as their daily driver for months. when I watch the Youtube videos of the Deck Legend 105 they don't appear to be as bad as I thought they would. maybe the Cherry MX Blacks are more tolerable if you haven't tried Blue or Browns. I have 2 computers so the consequences are not as great for me if I don't like it.

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oh your right my apologies. the Blues do require more force. don't know what I was thinking <smacks her head> the first Cherry MX Black review I read was the SteelSeries 7G at DriverHeaven and the Gigabyte GK-K8000 at TweakTown and both reviewers say they been using them as their daily driver for months. when I watch the Youtube videos of the Deck Legend 105 they don't appear to be as bad as I thought they would. but I have 2 computers. so the consequences arn't as great for me.
The one thing you should always check when reading reviews on mechanical boards is how much experience the reviewer has with other switches - both mechanical and rubber - and if he's seen the build quality of other solid boards. If you go to the Deck forums you'll see a crapton of people posting how much they love their Deck and it's better than anything they've ever used....except everything they've ever used is a Logitech G15 and the standard crap from OEMs. IMO that's not saying much. I don't know about the two reviews you're talking about, but just watch out

And don't get me wrong, Decks are perfectly fine keyboards. But at the end of the day most of what you get out of a review is an opinion. And with how personal keyboards are, and how much taste can vary, you need to just pick out the details for yourself and make your own decision.
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I know the one thing I have a hard time picturing in my head is the "non tactile" part. I had a Model M when I was a kid I think I can handle Cherry MX Black.
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I know the one thing I have a hard time picturing in my head is the "non tactile" part. I had a Model M when I was a kid I think I can handle Cherry MX Black.
Well, if you're fully adjusted to your Cherry Blues, you'll probably find linear switches a bit....weird. I really don't know how else to describe it lol.


But Model Ms are actually both tactile and clicky (and IMO have the best feeling Tactile Bump anywhere, and if they could make the spring lighter it would be the perfect board).
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how close to this do cherry blues sound live?
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Glad you like it

Mice, unfortunately, are a lot harder to pick out. You should probably start out by going to a best buy or whatever and trying out the mice they have on display to see which ones feel the best. Hell, I've been looking for the 'perfect' mouse for me for years now, and I still haven't found it. And believe me, I've tried plenty.
Yeah I've tried just about every mouse out there. The G5 style doesn't fit my hand very well, same with most of the razer mice, they just plain hurt.

I was stuck on the MS intellimouse explorer 3.0 forever, just because of the shape. That's one of the reasons I like the Sidewinder X5, because it is shaped kinda-sorta similar to the IM3.0

I have really big hands and use palm grip so I have to find a pretty large mouse.

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Originally Posted by lmnop View Post
regarding the mouse you should take a look at the SteelSeries Xai if it's in your price range. it has a great sensor and feature set. I like the sleek look it's not hardcore like Logitech or Razer it has a classic shape with similar dimensions to the Wheel Mouse Optical, non-slip surface, great center of gravity, side buttons are clicky, tactile scroll wheel, braided cloth usb cable and I have read comments from owners that have said the teflon feet are really soft and glide even better than aftermarket hyperglides.
I've been looking at that one, I hope I can find one in person to try out.

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how close to this do cherry blues sound live?
I'd say they are maybe a tiny bit softer, and a tiny bit lower pitched. The clicks on the blues sounded a little more "gentle" to me when I tried them the other day.
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