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post #6081 of 36854
All keyboards click when bottoming out, the sound of the key/stem hitting the base of the keyboard causes it. Blues click when the switch actuates, and have a slight bump. Reds are completely linear, no actuation bump or click, and are a bit lighter of a switch.

I think you'll enjoy the mechanical keyboard, if you want a better typing experience. I keep finding myself typing in my usernames/passwords even though they've already been autofilled just because I actually enjoy typing now.
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post #6082 of 36854
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Wait, don't all keys make a click whenever they are pushed down? I don't see how they could not, depending on whatever keyboard exists.

Blues make a click halfway down. The switch itself makes a click, separate from the "thud" of the key hitting the keyboard casing.

If you type "properly", you are not supposed to let the key hit the bottom, so a normal switch would make almost no noise.
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post #6083 of 36854
Blues click at around actuation which is 2mm, they bottom out at 4mm like any other cherry switch. They both bottom out exactly the same.
post #6084 of 36854
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If you type "properly", you are not supposed to let the key hit the bottom, so a normal switch would make almost no noise.

Is that regardless of switch type? Or are you just talking about with blues? I don't think I could type without bottoming out the keys. It's just not in my nature.
 
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post #6085 of 36854
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Is that regardless of switch type? Or are you just talking about with blues? I don't think I could type without bottoming out the keys. It's just not in my nature.

That is regardless of switch type. Blues are easiest to learn to not bottom out (since they make both a sound and a tactile bump that you feel to let you know when the key stroke registers). But also with the linear keys that don't have a tactile bump or click (i.e. reds and blacks), you are not supposed to bottom out. You are supposed to stop pushing down after you reach the half way point.
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Is that regardless of switch type? Or are you just talking about with blues? I don't think I could type without bottoming out the keys. It's just not in my nature.

That is regardless of switch type. Blues are easiest to learn to not bottom out (since they make both a sound and a tactile bump that you feel to let you know when the key stroke registers). But also with the linear keys that don't have a tactile bump or click (i.e. reds and blacks), you are not supposed to bottom out. You are supposed to stop pushing down after you reach the half way point.

Says who? The keyboard rule book. I know some people can type on reds with bottoming out. But man you have to type crazy light.
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Says who? The keyboard rule book. I know some people can type on reds with bottoming out. But man you have to type crazy light.

That was just my opinion. I could be wrong, but I've used all the switch types (from red to clears and a few alps in between). I am pretty sure that blues/browns/clears include the tactile bump to make sure you don't bottom out, and I assumed that you should type the same way with linear switches.

So...not a rule book that I know of...but just my opinion from my experience with mech boards (although I don't like reds much, so maybe I should try bottoming them out?) smile.gif
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I think I'm going to go ahead and get the $65 QuickFire off of NCIX. This is with Blues correct?
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post #6089 of 36854
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I think I'm going to go ahead and get the $65 QuickFire off of NCIX. This is with Blues correct?

Yep. That has Cherry Blues. And that's a great choice!! Hard to pass up for $65 when it's fairly equivalent to $140 filcos.
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post #6090 of 36854
Exactly, haha.

I think I might like Reds better, but I can't justify $40 more for Reds. Also, pretty much any switch is better than some old Dell keyboard from 2000 at this point.
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