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I always game with headphones on so it doesn't really make a difference. That's why the tactile bump is so necessary. Right now I'm hoping the Black Widow will go on sale or something for closer to $50 because $80 for a keyboard is still pretty steep :/
I'm not saying that because of the sound, I'm saying you will sometimes notice that you are holding the key down under the point where it clicks. Especially if you're used to laying your fingers on WASD on a rubber dome keyboard.

It's not a big deal, you just have to pay attention sometimes.

Even with the tactile bump, the keys are much lighter than my old G15.

The G15 DEFINITELY had more of a bump in the key when pressing it down, caused by the rubber dome collapsing like it was meant to do. The Blue's are a much more subtle bump.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 12/25/10 at 7:40pm
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I'm not saying that because of the sound, I'm saying you will sometimes notice that you are holding the key down under the point where it clicks. Especially if you're used to laying your fingers on WASD on a rubber dome keyboard.

It's not a big deal, you just have to pay attention sometimes.

Even with the tactile bump, the keys are much lighter than my old G15.

The G15 DEFINITELY had more of a bump in the key when pressing it down, caused by the rubber dome collapsing like it was meant to do. The Blue's are a much more subtle bump.
dam :/ I like that bump. Regardless of the how subtle the bump is. It still activates the key right as it passes that bump correct? I know with my current rubber dome I can hold the key past the collapse of the rubber dome and it still not activate the key stroke.
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The G15 DEFINITELY had more of a bump in the key when pressing it down, caused by the rubber dome collapsing like it was meant to do. The Blue's are a much more subtle bump.
What are you even talking about, I've used a G15 for gaming and it has no feel to it, besides the mush when it bottoms out. I believe one member around here compared the G15 to typing on mashed potatoes.

VW_TDI, in my opinion, the Blues are decidedly crisp for their tactile point. Anyone that thinks it is a subtle tactile point is just too use to punching their keyboard to get any feel to it (often the case with rubber domes)

As for the activation, it will be right as you hear and feel the "click," which I love because it tells me I've always pressed the key, regardless if I see anything on screen. And most people love this feeling, with their only complaint being the sound. Which I can hear though my headphones most of the time but you tend to not notice if you are focusing on anything. Just becomes brilliant background noise.
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What are you even talking about, I've used a G15 for gaming and it has no feel to it, besides the mush when it bottoms out.
I put the two keyboards right next to eachother and pressed the keys man.. lol

The G15 definately has more of a pronounced bump, but it's more mushy at the same time. The Cherry MX Blue switch is a very small "click" bump.

If your G15 doesn't have the bump in it, I think somethings wrong with it. At least my G15 still has a very strong bump in it. (And no, I'm not hammering the keys!)

The proof is in how many nickels it takes to have the key go past the bump. The g15 takes like 17 nickels while I believe the Blue takes like 11. So the key gives way much, much easier. Therefore the bump doesn't feel as pronounced.

Also with the Cherry MX Blue, it registers right when it clicks. (Realistically it's RIGHT under the tactile point, so you can keep pressing the key once you go under the bump, but it takes concentration.

With the G15 you can go quite a bit under the bump and keep pressing the key with really no effort.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 12/26/10 at 3:24pm
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Well right now I'm waiting for the black widow to go on sale. I just bought a Xonar DG for $29.99 so I only have $70 on my gift card. Still not sure if I can justify $80 on a keyboard :/
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Well right now I'm waiting for the black widow to go on sale. I just bought a Xonar DG for $29.99 so I only have $70 on my gift card. Still not sure if I can justify $80 on a keyboard :/
You're first reaction to pressing a Blue is going to be, o.0.

It will feel a lot more.. I don't want to say clunky, but I can't come up with a better word. When typing on a mechanical switch after coming from a mushy rubber dome, it feels... well, first off, extremely light. But at the same time solid.. I think solid is the best word I can come up with. It doesn't give way to your fingers as much.

I think clunky was a bad example, lol.
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Also with the Cherry MX Blue, it registers right when it clicks. (Realistically it's RIGHT under the tactile point, so you can keep pressing the key once you go under the bump, but it takes concentration.

With the G15 you can go quite a bit under the bump and keep pressing the key with really no effort.
The G15 is mush. The bump is the point it bottoms out really, and all the resistance is just mush. In my mind, the tactile point on Blues is superior because it is distinct and relates to when the actuation is.

And what are you talking about, saying it takes concentration to bottom out a Blue? The force to continue pressing the switch is minimal beyond the actuation point and so most people will just bottom out till they practice not to.

Where as you HAVE to bottom out a G15 to make it do anything...
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