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The big deal is that you've bought the wrong key switches. I've had my MX Reds for 8 months now, and I'm still not "used" to it! Definitely not comfortable with it.
Getting a new keyboard in a few weeks - either MX Blues or Browns.
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The big deal is that you've bought the wrong key switches. I've had my MX Reds for 8 months now, and I'm still not "used" to it! Definitely not comfortable with it.
Getting a new keyboard in a few weeks - either MX Blues or Browns.

Thanks. I had the browns for a few days (on a tesoro garandahl). So noisy my wife complained. Meh, the search continues. I write a ton of perl at work and can't seem to find a keyboard I like. redface.gif
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Bought a Filco Majestouch2 Ninja (reds). I cannot seem to get used to this keyboard, typos galore. I tried it without, and then with some dampers from WASD. Any tips on getting used to these for day to day Unix style typing ? In otherwords stuff like:

vi /etc/system
:1,$s/^*//
ps -deaf
find . -type f -print | xargs ls -l
mailx keyboards@ocn.com <<EOF
Please help, I can't type I guess. What's the big deal with mech keyboards
EOF

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You know, crazy sys admin stuff. It's been a week now and I'm just not feeling it.

I wonder if I should have gone with something with larger key area keycaps (if there is such a thing). It just seems like the keys are just a little too far apart for my small hands. Any advice or experience would be appreciated.
You may be better off with blacks. It's not the keycaps its the switches. They are just very light and easy to type errors. I am much better now than when I first got mine.
If you totally hate them and are still within the return period you may want to swap it for a different switch. Either black or maybe blue. Black is just a stiffer version of what you have. And blues have the click so its harder to mistype.
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The big deal is that you've bought the wrong key switches. I've had my MX Reds for 8 months now, and I'm still not "used" to it! Definitely not comfortable with it.
Getting a new keyboard in a few weeks - either MX Blues or Browns.

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You may be better off with blacks. It's not the keycaps its the switches. They are just very light and easy to type errors. I am much better now than when I first got mine.
If you totally hate them and are still within the return period you may want to swap it for a different switch. Either black or maybe blue. Black is just a stiffer version of what you have. And blues have the click so its harder to mistype.

You know, now that I think about it, you are both right. These reds are light. thumb.gif
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Blue are even clickier though , not soo different from your red but more than the browns , if you want quiet and a heavier key brown would have been the way to go , I dont know a whole lot of people that can stand blacks ( black switches , dont admin me ).. Im surprised you didnt like the browns .
    
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I will post pics when I'm home. I'm loving my Daskeyboard w/ MXBrowns. Wish it was a mat finish, but I'm not THAT picky. biggrin.gif

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Adding pics of my Nighthawk X8. Loving it so far. The keyboard is pretty compact and compared to my previous Sidewinder X4 the keys seem to be smaller i guess.




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Blue are even clickier though , not soo different from your red but more than the browns , if you want quiet and a heavier key brown would have been the way to go , I dont know a whole lot of people that can stand blacks ( black switches , dont admin me ).. Im surprised you didnt like the browns .

I didn't mind the browns, except they were fantastically noisy. I'm pretty hard on the enter key with my pinky. smile.gif
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blues will be noisier though
    
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Blue are even clickier though , not soo different from your red but more than the browns , if you want quiet and a heavier key brown would have been the way to go , I dont know a whole lot of people that can stand blacks ( black switches , dont admin me ).. Im surprised you didnt like the browns .
For me in real use browns and reds feel very similar. It's technically heavier than reds but not by much.
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