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I'm pretty sure she has a Model M and how do capacitive springs work?
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

I'm pretty sure she has a Model M and how do capacitive springs work?
1. Yes but I was just doing to to mess with you, besides, any buckling spring is amazing either way.

2. Magic
 
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technically, she doesn't have it yet. I believe she has ordered a unicomp model m though.

capacitive springs are the same as the model m switches, but with a capacitive tab at the end of the hammer instead of a membrane I believe.
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hahaha

you guys are awesome.

This is why OCN is the best community ever. grouphug.gif
post #18565 of 36843
Topre > all
and i've tried all the MX switches, i still prefer Red over the other switches
Blues are fine, Clears are nice too, Blacks are too heavy.
Brown feels dirty and scratchy to me

I just prefer a lighter switch, hence why i have a 45g topre.
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Originally Posted by nubbinator View Post

Can we please drop the religion talk, there's a reason the TOS says the following:

You may NOT:

- Partake in discussions about politics, race or religion or promote your own views in this area through any other means

Lets keep talking about other divisive topics, like why Topre switches are just overpriced rubber domes.
It's the same reason why Razer, Logitech, and Corsair win all these "best mechanical keyboard on the market" contests on websites like Lifehacker. They're mediocre, but readily available, well marketed, and from "1337" brands, so people buy into them when they're mediocre at best. There's always voting behavior dictated by post hoc rationalization, nostalgia (that's often a flawed memory), and so on.

I honestly think Clears would be much more popular if they were readily available and Topre would be more popular if it was cheaper and more readily available. Of course, I also think Blues are incredibly overrated. If I wanted a clicky switch, I'd go Model F buckling spring since Blues are just an inferior clicky switch when compared to buckling springs in a metal case with a metal backplate.

That said, just because something is voted the best by ignorant doesn't mean it's bad, it just means that the most readily available decent option that people have tried won. It only really becomes an issue when people who haven't tried any alternatives start to parade one win like that as the absolute truth.
I totally agree. I wouldn't buy a buckling spring though ... Some buy just for nostalgia but i won't because I don't buy into periodic stuff ... Don't want to deal with the possibility of a fluke
That's why i'm saying Clears are way better than Browns and Greens way better than Blues. And that's also why i'm buying a green keyboard ... Clears have a low amount of existence sadly
Topres definitely get my vote as BETTER than membranes but not as good as a cherry mechanical.
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I really love it when those kinds of people don't even know about filcos, duckys, hhkb's, etc. turns their whole world upside-down when I bring them into the convo.

on a side note, does anyone know of logitech campaigning the g510 as a mechy kb? I've had at least 3 different people tell me they have mechy's, then tell me they have the g510. I ask if they have a screen or not at the top of the deck and they say yes, effectively eliminating the g710+ being mistaken for the g510. then I try to explain that it's a rubber dome and they'll argue until they're blue in the face or I lose interest.
It's not worth arguing with straw mans for you will never win. I either mean straw man arguments or idiots ...
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Doesn't legacy buckling spring boards have some oddities that make connecting to USB tricky? At some point I want to try Clears and Blacks. I've tried Reds and Browns a fair bit but currently prefer greens and blues. Based on the fact I am trending toward click action switches I'm not sure I'd like torpe though I'd be willing to try one if I could without a serious investment in one. Has anyone seen a back lit MX board with costar stabs. and not Cherry stabs.?
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Doesn't legacy buckling spring boards have some oddities that make connecting to USB tricky? At some point I want to try Clears and Blacks. I've tried Reds and Browns a fair bit but currently prefer greens and blues. Based on the fact I am trending toward click action switches I'm not sure I'd like torpe though I'd be willing to try one if I could without a serious investment in one. Has anyone seen a back lit MX board with costar stabs. and not Cherry stabs.?
At least for me nope. The way you used "stabs" instead of "stabilizers" makes me feel like you have flown airplanes wink.gif "Check flaps and stabs. Left and right"
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I haven't flown planes yet but my Grand Father was an Aeronautical Engineer and flew as a hobby.
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It's the same reason why Razer, Logitech, and Corsair win all these "best mechanical keyboard on the market" contests on websites like Lifehacker. They're mediocre, but readily available, well marketed, and from "1337" brands, so people buy into them when they're mediocre at best. There's always voting behavior dictated by post hoc rationalization, nostalgia (that's often a flawed memory), and so on.

I honestly think Clears would be much more popular if they were readily available and Topre would be more popular if it was cheaper and more readily available. Of course, I also think Blues are incredibly overrated. If I wanted a clicky switch, I'd go Model F buckling spring since Blues are just an inferior clicky switch when compared to buckling springs in a metal case with a metal backplate.

That said, just because something is voted the best by ignorant doesn't mean it's bad, it just means that the most readily available decent option that people have tried won. It only really becomes an issue when people who haven't tried any alternatives start to parade one win like that as the absolute truth.


It's an unfortunate reality that usually the companies with the best marketing team often get the best reputation.

It goes along with fanboys in general--I remember someone asking for a product (forget if it was PSU or keyboard or what) they needed, but it HAD to be Corsair.
Why? Why not just go with the product with the best price to performance ratio or from the company with the best reputation?
Corsair doesn't even have a great reliability factor anymore compared to lots of companies. They're fairly solid all over (though overpriced), but there are often better alternatives in each category.

I'm just giving this as an example, but it goes along with why people would buy a Razer Black Widow over a Ducky. They haven't heard of Ducky, and Razer is 1337, so I have to go with them! lol
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