Originally Posted by user18
Hmm, I am potentially wondering about getting a tenkeyless board for general-purpose typing/coding. So. Blues vs. Greens vs. Clears for that purpose? This board would not be used for gaming, I already have a board with browns that I love for that purpose, but the typing experience just feels somewhat lacking.
Really I'm just looking for people's opinions on the different switch types so I can make a more informed decision.
( assuming you're looking for a keyboard to use at work )
if you work in a crowded office area, I would go with clears, but good luck finding them right now. ( blues are greens, same switch, different spring ) can be a bit loud. they are also stiffer than blues, and I think greens as well. Note, they are the same decible, but the greens/blues have an annoying high pitched click and thats what some people cant stand. Clears are basically a stiffer, more tactile brown.
if your office is more spaced out like mine, greens/blues would be fine. I would imagine that you would want a lighter switch ( blues ) for typing, I've not used a fully green board, but all three of those switch types would make a really good typing board.
comparing those switches to browns
browns: less tactile than blues/greens/clears and ligher
blues: same spring as browns, but more tactile and with the click
greens: heavier and more tactile (same as blues ) than browns and with a click
clears: haveier and more tactile than browns,greens,blues, without a click.Edited by Jixr - 9/12/13 at 9:30am