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@hyp36rmax

I hate to say it..but I'm probably going to sell my mx boards and pick up another HHKB in white with non printed.

I'm currently typing on an pok3r 3 with DSA Dolch caps right now and can't stand it lol. biggrin.gif
I sorta got tired of using my Cherry switch keyboards, I'm now on a Topre trip with my CM Novatouch as my main keyboard, and for my other two PC's, I'm using a HHKB and a Leopold FC660C.....
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post #34492 of 36906
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Any of you guys have experience with Max Keyboard caps? Thoughts?

I mean, I know they aren't on par with Signature Plastics DSA sets, but I can't quite justify $100 for keycaps. biggrin.gif

Which particular keycaps? I had the translucent side printed ones on my G710+ for several months, but they got shiny fairly quickly, and I eventually switched back to the stock Logitech keycaps because I didn't really find the translucent ones fun to type on anymore.
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post #34493 of 36906
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same, the second i used alps blues i didn't want to go back to cherry blues.

Haha, sorry about that. redface.gif
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How are gaterons compared to cherry mx? Seeing a board on massdrop that i might be tempted to get.
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post #34495 of 36906
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How are gaterons compared to cherry mx? Seeing a board on massdrop that i might be tempted to get.

They're quite similar, but most claim they're a little smoother than Cherry MX's.

One thing to keep in mind is that Gateron clears are linear not tactile like Cherry's.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

same, the second i used alps blues i didn't want to go back to cherry blues.

dat blue alps hype. i wish i had a keyboard with them!

but at least i got to try green alps! which probably are to cherry reds, what blue alps are to cherry blues smile.gif
i have a 60% with plate-mounted cherry reds, but i get sick of those switches after a few minutes.. i just can't enjoy cherries anymore!

i mostly use the HHKB, mainly because of it's small size. 55g Realforce is probably my favorite typing experience (if i had to pick one).
but i could never stand MX browns, i think cream alps beat them easily. but even those i don't really like. they have a weird kind of "artificial" tactile response that just doesn't seem to click with me.

as for clicky switches, after i got Model F keyboards, i could not even appreciate my Model M anymore.
cherry blues i never liked. like the purpose of the click was to annoy you.. biggrin.gif

funnily enough, my first mechanical keyboard had red MX switches.
i loved them then, but i suppose that was only the case because i hadn't experienced anything else yet tongue.gif
55g Topre, Model F Buckling Spring, Green Alps. definitely my favorites!
but then again, there are 2000 switches that i haven't tried yet rolleyes.gif
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They're quite similar, but most claim they're a little smoother than Cherry MX's.

One thing to keep in mind is that Gateron clears are linear not tactile like Cherry's.
Thanks..if they're somewhat similar then i guess i won't go for it. Stil can't get topres out of my mind though. They haunt my dreams
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How are gaterons compared to cherry mx? Seeing a board on massdrop that i might be tempted to get.

I prefer then if it helps
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I prefer then if it helps
Ooo..it interested me due to the removable leds mainly...
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Thanks..if they're somewhat similar then i guess i won't go for it. Stil can't get topres out of my mind though. They haunt my dreams

never tried gaterons myself, but i've seen them get much praise.
on geekhack i've seen a bunch of reviews that all claimed they are superior to cherries. smoother, apparently.

it's hard to tell if you like topre or not without having tried them for a bit. they're nothing like cherries, but also not really that similar to the average membrane-rubberdome keyboard..
if you're used to cherries, you might not like topre switches the first few minutes you try them. gotta give'em a chance! biggrin.gif
there's also a pretty big difference in feel between the different weightings (30g, 45g, 55g, variable..)
for actual typing, i love a realforce with 55g switches. but as an all-rounder, i prefer a hhkb with 45g smile.gif
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