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I filled out the forum is the list aromatic or have to be approved...just wondering thumb.gif

The membership list is updated every Monday and Friday.

I think he asked about the smell. tongue.gif

Personally it's a bit aromatic, I tend to like it. Smells like plastic and lubricant.
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Is there much variance on how the keys feel from one keyboard brand to another? I went to Fry's to get a feel for the different switches. The blacks are my favorite and I don't like blues at all. Reds and browns are tied. Reds felt too light to me.

As for the browns, I tried them on the Logitech G710. It felt really mushy. From the reading I've been doing, I expected them to feel closer to reds. Is it just the G710, or can I expect all browns to feel like that?
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Is there much variance on how the keys feel from one keyboard brand to another? I went to Fry's to get a feel for the different switches. The blacks are my favorite and I don't like blues at all. Reds and browns are tied. Reds felt too light to me.

As for the browns, I tried them on the Logitech G710. It felt really mushy. From the reading I've been doing, I expected them to feel closer to reds. Is it just the G710, or can I expect all browns to feel like that?

After trying the most commonly available switches in my area, Blacks Reds Blues and Browns, I have settled on my favourite being Brown switches
they allow for a lighter more tactile touch than Blacks, but like you I find reds too light, and bottom out all the time, Blues are great but generate too much noise for the environments I work and play in.

I find browns a happy medium between reds and blues with a little weight added for my heavy touch typists fingers, the keycool I just bought has Browns and they are far from mushy, I suppose it's down to the caps too.
Different keycaps do offer a different feel to the keyboard, there are rough and smooth textures, and different materials/construction that can make a switch feel different.

I dont know if the 710 has dampeners on it,, because I have heard that can make mech's feel a little mushy.
    
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MX switches are produced by Cherry, not proprietary, so an MX Brown switch on a Logitech board is exactly the same as an MX Brown switch on a Ducky or Filco board.

That being said, differences in the build quality of the board and the keycaps can make the switch feel marginally different, but don't expect any huge change.
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I did some research on mechanical keyboards and it doesn't seem to me that it is an advantage.

I think most pros use it not because it "performs" better, but because its more durable.

You see, I remember back when quake was starting out, most competitive players would buy the cheapest keyboard they can find because there keyboards would constantly wear out, and when it does they replace it with another keyboard, and they would do this over and over again.

But playing on a new keyboard that your not used to can "throw you off" which is why nowadays they would buy a mechanical keyboard so they can use it for a very long time and would feel less "thrown off"....
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I did some research on mechanical keyboards and it doesn't seem to me that it is an advantage.

I think most pros use it not because it "performs" better, but because its more durable.

You see, I remember back when quake was starting out, most competitive players would buy the cheapest keyboard they can find because there keyboards would constantly wear out, and when it does they replace it with another keyboard, and they would do this over and over again.

But playing on a new keyboard that your not used to can "throw you off" which is why nowadays they would buy a mechanical keyboard so they can use it for a very long time and would feel less "thrown off"....
It's way more comfortable, which is enough of a reason for a lot of people.
When it comes to wear and tear they are expected to handle 20-50 million (If I remember correctly) which is a lot more than any membrane keyboard.
As well as the fact that you don't have to push the keys all the way down for they press to be registered.
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After trying the most commonly available switches in my area, Blacks Reds Blues and Browns, I have settled on my favourite being Brown switches
they allow for a lighter more tactile touch than Blacks, but like you I find reds too light, and bottom out all the time, Blues are great but generate too much noise for the environments I work and play in.

I find browns a happy medium between reds and blues with a little weight added for my heavy touch typists fingers, the keycool I just bought has Browns and they are far from mushy, I suppose it's down to the caps too.
Different keycaps do offer a different feel to the keyboard, there are rough and smooth textures, and different materials/construction that can make a switch feel different.

I dont know if the 710 has dampeners on it,, because I have heard that can make mech's feel a little mushy.
Everyone has a different feel towards specifically browns like me, i feel browns feel like crap because it feels like Reds with sand stuck in the switch, can barely feel any tactility. BTW blacks and reds don't have any tactility at all

Again, all stock keycaps unless you bought specifically PBT/POM keycaps out of the box (that means the shop customized it with PBT keycaps) are going to feel pretty much the same

Secondly, no mech keyboards have dampeners on them. Any other keyboard (aside from costar i think) might feel mushy on the longer keys because of "cherry stabilizers"
O-rings (or dampeners) don't ruin the feel for me though
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switch feel is always a hot topic smile.gif
I agree about the lack of tactile feedback on reds and blacks, but I can certainly feel the bump on my browns.

Cherry blacks are great for angry letters btw wink.gif
    
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Yup. You can fix it with a blow dryer though.


I usually hate anything WASD, but Jixr's set turned out well (it is WASD, right?).

Yeah, i'll try to warp it back into shape, i'm sure its just from the hot plastic cooling.I kinda want to try to bleach one of my Jixr spacebars so that the white matches a little bit more. I really do like the keyset, its not as cheap as I would have imagined it would be, but it does feel a bit different than the cheaper sets i've been using, the sound is a little bit more deep and the keys feel slightly heavier. ( and the textured tops feel funny too, I prefer the smooth finish ) but the lasering looks really nice, and I like the font.

and the front printed caps are from Qtans shop, the colored keys are the only WASD keys on the board
( though my QFR are WASD blanks )

And I do suppose I should enter, I really don't think I stand a chance of winning, the color combo is a little to 'bright' for most peoples liking I'd imagine. But it is a little different than what most people have.
( I know there is a limit to wins, but is there a limit to how many times you can enter a KOTM? )
I'd love to win, but I don't want to spam the contest every month and want to enter when my chances are good smile.gif
I guess over the weekend i'll spiff it up and take some good quality shots and see what I can do.
There is still a few more things I would like to do to the XT before I offically enter it though.

Also I noticed TechKeys got some more zelda hearts in stock, so i'm probably gonna order a few more before they run out again.
Edited by Jixr - 11/14/13 at 7:10am
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