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Originally Posted by Crunkles View Post

Reds and blacks are completely different. I hate blacks but reds are probably my favorite switch, just behind Topre. Prefer Topre for typing and Reds for gaming.
Black switches are far too heavy for me.

Since I prefer the linear non-tacticle feeling found in Blacks, do you think it will be easy for me to switch to Reds? The reason why I ask is that I read that with Reds, it's super easy to mis press keys due to the fact they are so light.
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Since I prefer the linear non-tacticle feeling found in Blacks, do you think it will be easy for me to switch to Reds? The reason why I ask is that I read that with Reds, it's super easy to mis press keys due to the fact they are so light.

Few days or a week and you'll be used to them. It's real easy to get used to them in my opinion.
    
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Since I prefer the linear non-tacticle feeling found in Blacks, do you think it will be easy for me to switch to Reds? The reason why I ask is that I read that with Reds, it's super easy to mis press keys due to the fact they are so light.
I had this problem with Browns. They were far too light and not tactile enough, so I would mistype alot. I would assume Reds would be similar, maybe even worse since there is no tactile bump at all. That's the reason I switched to Blues to begin with.
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I can see how that would be a pain in the bum. I have a k60 and playing LoL I sometimes accidentally hit the wrong key and waste a flash.


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I really prefer MX Blacks over MX Reds, I type way too aggressively.
 
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post #9736 of 36843
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I'm currently using a SteelSeries 7G and while it's great for gaming, sometimes my fingers can get a bit stiff after an hour of intense gaming. Do you think Reds will rectify this issue? I was looking specifically at this Filco Magestouch 2. I tried out the BlackWidow Ultimate (Blues) at a local best buy and I hated the tacticle feedback. I haven't had a chance to try out Browns yet but I'm guessing they are pretty similar to Blues but a little bit quieter.

Browns just feel like membranes to me. I don't know why you'd want a mechanical keyboard if you're just going to use browns. Just my opinion.
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Since I prefer the linear non-tacticle feeling found in Blacks, do you think it will be easy for me to switch to Reds? The reason why I ask is that I read that with Reds, it's super easy to mis press keys due to the fact they are so light.

Red switches are really easy to get used to. This business about really easy mispresses are probably from people who type heavy handidly. Any normal typer will not have a an issue. I think I'd like blacks for, like, 10min, and then get annoyed at how much force they require. Reds, in comparison, are like typing on clouds.
post #9737 of 36843
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Browns just feel like membranes to me. I don't know why you'd want a mechanical keyboard if you're just going to use browns. Just my opinion.
Red switches are really easy to get used to. This business about really easy mispresses are probably from people who type heavy handidly. Any normal typer will not have a an issue. I think I'd like blacks for, like, 10min, and then get annoyed at how much force they require. Reds, in comparison, are like typing on clouds.

Thanks for the info. I really want to give the reds a try because with the blacks, my fingers get sore after hours of gaming.
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Blues feel more like membrane keys than browns, but neither feel very similar to membranes at all.

Membranes have a high initial force, then they completely collapse and actuate at the bottom out. Blues and browns have a bit of actuation, then a small bump, then they continue, but it's mostly a smooth actuation instead of just a brick wall then a sudden collapse.
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Typing on this keyboard is a joy, and I really loved my Sidewinder x4 that I had before this, but this keyboard is just awesome.
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Blues feel more like membrane keys than browns, but neither feel very similar to membranes at all.
Membranes have a high initial force, then they completely collapse and actuate at the bottom out. Blues and browns have a bit of actuation, then a small bump, then they continue, but it's mostly a smooth actuation instead of just a brick wall then a sudden collapse.

Different strokes I guess. I owned a Das with browns and ended up selling it because it felt too mush mush to me. Went Blue > Brown > Red > Red for me. I kinda wanna order a black switch from WASD just to see the difference. Black is the only popular switch I've not tried.
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