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What's the difference between clears and blues?

Clears heavier..that it?
Edited by Simca - 9/24/13 at 4:02pm
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post #15612 of 36843
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post

What's the difference between clears and blues?

Clears heavier..that it?

Clears are also non clicky. Greens are heavy blues. Clears are heavy browns with a bigger bump.
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post #15613 of 36843
Not sure I understand this bump we speak of anymore. I thought the "bump" was simply the tactile feedback which is a lot of the "click" sound blues give off.
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post #15614 of 36843
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Not sure I understand this bump we speak of anymore. I thought the "bump" was simply the tactile feedback which is a lot of the "click" sound blues give off.

Tactile=/=click

Bumps aren't clicky but you can feel the extra force needed to overcome that bump. Browns are tactile but not clicky because they have that bump but no sound is made when you go over that bump unlike in MX Blue.
post #15615 of 36843
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Tactile=/=click

Bumps aren't clicky but you can feel the extra force needed to overcome that bump. Browns are tactile but not clicky because they have that bump but no sound is made when you go over that bump unlike in MX Blue.

Gotcha', so the bump you feel when you actuate the switch on a blue keyboard thus creating the blue clicky sound is the bump we're talking about...just without the sound...is that right? The "Tactile feedback" is simply the noise you hear when you press the switch? Or am I still not understanding it?

No, wait. That can't be right because you said tactile=/=click....so what are we talking about?

Tactile is the bump isn't it? Whether it's audible or not? Linear keys you don't feel the bump.
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post #15616 of 36843
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Gotcha', so the bump you feel when you actuate the switch on a blue keyboard thus creating the blue clicky sound is the bump we're talking about...just without the sound...is that right? The "Tactile feedback" is simply the noise you hear when you press the switch? Or am I still not understanding it?

No, wait. That can't be right because you said tactile=/=click....so what are we talking about?

Tactile is the bump isn't it? Whether it's audible or not? Linear keys you don't feel the bump.
Browns are tactile (bump). Blues are tactile AND clicky (bump and click).
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post #15617 of 36843
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Browns are tactile (bump). Blues are tactile AND clicky (bump and click).

Yeah, so there's both that actuation point you can feel (the bump I presume?) The difference being that some are clicky and some are not...and this has naught to do with whether it's tactile or not. It's just a property of the switch itself. That said, no clicky sound on clears? I enjoy the clicky sound..then again why would I go clears when I could just use blues unless I wanted heavier switch than blues...but I think the switches on blues are just fine.
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post #15618 of 36843
Tactility is the bump -- there's extra resistance near the actuation point -- when you overcome that resistance, you know you've actuated the key.

Clickiness is the sound.

A switch can have tactile feedback without making a noise, but I don't think I've ever heard of one that made a sound without any tactility at all.

And, it got answered while I was typing. Oh well.

Speaking of clears: Where's the best place to buy a board with them, and why does WASD sell its TKL boards for the same price as its full-size boards?
post #15619 of 36843
The violet LEDs on Ducky keyboards were hard to pass up. Those look really pretty..if I get another mechanical keyboard the next will surely have purple LEDs...or blue LEDs..
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post #15620 of 36843
Browns Clears, Blues Greens all have a bump inside of them.

Blues and Greens will make a click sound. (What causes that click sound, I am not 100% sure mechanically.)
Clears and Browns will not make the click sound.

A Green is harder to press down than a Blue, making the internal bump more tactile.
A Clear is harder to press down than a Brown, making the internal bump more tactile.

I hope this clears everything up, beside of course where exactly the click sound comes from if all of these switches have a bump inside of them.
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