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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;13710225 
What are mx-white switches like? There's a board i want but it's only available with whites.

Aren't they basically a brown with a black's spring?
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Whites are actually a different switch (albeit a rather rare one). Clears are the ones that you find in the Deck Tactile, and certain Cherry G80 keyboards.
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Originally Posted by Scrappy;13710245 
Aren't they basically a brown with a black's spring?

So, they're stiff browns?

They're on a filco zero. It's only £70 and I was thinking of getting one. Either that or a Majestouch with blues.
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;13710241 
Oh, so clears are whites?

That was confusing... feel like an idiot now. lol

White's and Clears are two different switches. Not many boards are found with Whites, and if memory serves, it was a Spacebar switch (like Greens, and Greys.)

Clears are great switches though, I personally love them the most as they have
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Aren't they basically a brown with a black's spring?

You can try that to get the same effect, but it doesn't quiet work that way. Since blacks spring is heavier.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;13710297 
White's and Clears are two different switches. Not many boards are found with Whites, and if memory serves, it was a Spacebar switch (like Greens, and Greys.)

Clears are great switches though, I personally love them the most as they have

I can't find a single board with clear switches for sale anywhere. Most have the usual 3, some special ones have red or white. But i've heard great things about clears.

I have blacks at home, and i don't actually type much so i love them. But i want a full size mechanical for work, and i type a lot here. Currently using a wireless scissor board and it's pretty frustrating at times. I have to correct a lot of typos.
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Next... how does this switch compare to the clicky blue switch? Its pretty similar. The sound is a little less annoying and the key feels a bit smoother. I would roughly guess it needs 5-10g less to activate.

ooooh. Intriguing.
Edited by Boyboyd - 6/1/11 at 5:07am
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;13710286 
So, they're stiff browns?

They're on a filco zero. It's only £70 and I was thinking of getting one. Either that or a Majestouch with blues.
Yes and No.

The feel is similar, but the tactility is more pronounced.

EDIT: What keyboard are you looking at that claims to have whites? They may just be clears in it.
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I can't find a single board with clear switches for sale anywhere. Most have the usual 3, some special ones have red or white. But i've heard great things about clears.

I have blacks at home, and i don't actually type much so i love them. But i want a full size mechanical for work, and i type a lot here. Currently using a wireless scissor board and it's pretty frustrating at times. I have to correct a lot of typos.

http://www.deckkeyboards.com/

Tactiles are clear
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The clears are relatively rare. There's always rumors coming in that Cherry is going to discontinue them.
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White's and Clears are two different switches. Not many boards are found with Whites, and if memory serves, it was a Spacebar switch (like Greens, and Greys.)

I think there were two types of White. One was a stiff spacebar switch, the other was the predecessor of the Blue switch. Sixty had a review of a keyboard with the latter somewhere, but I can't find it.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;13710339 
Yes and No.

The feel is similar, but the tactility is more pronounced.

EDIT: What keyboard are you looking at that claims to have whites? They may just be clears in it.

http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_details.asp?PRODUCT=853

They must mean clears.

In there defence, i can barely tell the difference by looking.
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