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My IBM Model M 1390131 series I've had laying around from ages ago. I'm going to clean it up and I'm thinking of trying to dye it black per this guide Here on OCN so it matches the rest of my stuff.
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hey quick question, are cherry MX-Blues supposed to be kinda stiff? i spilled brisk all over my first black widow keyboard :\\... well i went to frys and grabbed a replacement blackwidow keyboard and noticed i was making a LOT more typos then before. it turns out there is a slight difference in pressure needed to actuate keys on my new board, my fingers are actually getting tired from typing on this replacement.

sooo... do mechanical key switches need a "break in" period before they get to the level of my old blackwidow? is it inconsistent manufacturing?

i bought my first keyboard from razer when they were backordered... maybe they took more care in selecting the best mx-blue switches? and now they're just mass producing the items?
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post #3233 of 36815
I've heard people report that the mx blues get softer over time. Although, I got my GF a xarmor recently and didn't notice a huge difference over my old Das, as far as pressure needed to actuate.
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hey quick question, are cherry MX-Blues supposed to be kinda stiff?
if you don't like clikcy keys then try out the blacks they are epic
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My Choc is sold

I've decided I'm just going to save the money instead of buying a Poker though. I spent $160 on my Filco, and then an additional $60 on a set of blank Filco keycaps as well as 37 KBC PBT keycaps. I need to recoup some of that
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post #3236 of 36815
Blues will generally "Break in" after a bit. Though some say they need more force after awhile.

Personally, my blues do not feel stiffer or weaker really. I'm comparing my most used key (space) vs my least used key (pause break)
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My IBM Model M 1390131 series I've had laying around from ages ago. I'm going to clean it up and I'm thinking of trying to dye it black per this guide Here on OCN so it matches the rest of my stuff.
Both of you are added.
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So who here has wanted a Happy Hacking Professional 2 for a while but never wanted to shell out the cheddar for one? I know I have. So after getting my Filco and falling in love with it, I looked up reviews on it and other decks out of boredom tonight. I came across Marin's HHKB2 thread again with those sexy pics of it on his MBP. So after drooling a bit and collecting myself I get a message from SmokinWaffle about the Hypers he's selling and that I've been wanting for a while as well. I asked if he was interested in any trades. What did he want for trades you ask ? An HHKB2 of course! So it hit me like a truck, a message from the keyboard gods, a slap in the face! I did it... I splurged and got a HHKB P2 PD-KB400B, a case for it, and a red Esc key for myself, from elitekeyboards. Also picked up the flat window keys for my Filco. Will update with pics when I get it .
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^ Congrats and welcome to the poor people's club. Once you get a taste of the Topre switch, you're gonna want to try different weighted keys. Variable weight, 55g uniform weight, no weight, etc.
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So who here has wanted a Happy Hacking Professional 2 for a while but never wanted to shell out the cheddar for one? I know I have. So after getting my Filco and falling in love with it, I looked up reviews on it and other decks out of boredom tonight. I came across Marin's HHKB2 thread again with those sexy pics of it on his MBP. So after drooling a bit and collecting myself I get a message from SmokinWaffle about the Hypers he's selling and that I've been wanting for a while as well. I asked if he was interested in any trades. What did he want for trades you ask ? An HHKB2 of course! So it hit me like a truck, a message from the keyboard gods, a slap in the face! I did it... I splurged and got a HHKB P2 PD-KB400B, a case for it, and a red Esc key, from elitekeyboards. Also picked up the flat window keys for my Filco. Will update with pics when I get it :thumbs:.
Jealous.....you know who to call when you get bored of that keyboard....I'm gonna have to bug you to let me test it out...
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