Originally Posted by stickg1
I might be able to handle the click but blue was soft too. What's a good all purpose switch for gaming and typing?
Browns are typically considered midway between Blues and Reds, but they're either horrible or wonderful depending on the user and the spring is the same as a Red or Blue. Clears are better, but they're expensive, to say the least. The actuation force is somewhere between Reds and Blacks, I believe. Some people like Blacks for gaming since the actuation force is so high, but it might cause cramps or pain for typing and there's no feedback. Greens are basically Blue stems with Black springs, so you might like those. I love my Blues for typing and they're good for games. You don't get to take advantage of the click as much (since you'll hear a *thunk* from bottoming out anyway) and the release point is above the actuation point (or below? I can't remember) so you can't "float" it near the actuation point and double-tap easily. I'd go with Greens or Clears in your case, but try out a sampler with keycaps first. Take this with a grain of salt, since all I've used are Blues, but I did my research on the topic before purchasing. Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 9/12/13 at 5:04pm