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Hey, after using my ABS M1 since forever, my fingers are starting to wear out and I can't take it anymore.

I would really like to just try the mx brown switches, and then purchase a "real" board when the leopolds are available.

Are there any cheap "throwaway" MX brown boards for less than like $40? Ebay isn't being too helpful right now. It also has to be normal sized, unlike those 200-key cherry boards I see.

Thanks!
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Take a look at the classifieds on Geekhack, sometimes you'll find just what you're looking for.
    
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the cheap ebay brown mx switches won't be standard 104/105 size, if your just getting it to "try out" the switch it shouldn't matter much really, but they are good.
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The Compaq MX11800 is the one you're looking for. That said, I got one, and I wasn't impressed.
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The Compaq MX11800 is the only cheap/common MX brown tryout board. However a used one won't give you even half the experience of a brand new MX brown board. My MX11800 was almost linear; moving to the MX8000, the difference was amazing.
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Didn't one of the apple sites had the irocks brown board for sale for cheap? Since it's a discontinued product.
    
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I know which one you're talking about. I bookmarked it a long time ago. They don't sell it anymore.
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