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Oh. Well, is it possible to switch out the Buckling switches for Cherry MX switches? If so, then can't I just buy the Model M and separate Cherry MX switches to install myself?
No.

Not that you'd want to anyway. Buckling springs are (arguably) a better switch.

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I had a buckling switch kb years ago. The clicking noise annoyed me very much. Therefore, it went to the garbage

But I was told Cherry MX aren't as annoying as buckling. But if you say they're just about the same, then I rather get non-clicky like browns or linear
The odds are that if you found the buckling spring too noisy, you'd find the Blue Cherries too noisy too.
Edited by ch_123 - 1/11/11 at 4:02am
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
Das has a return policy on its keyboards. If you don't like the Blues, swap out for some Browns!

I personally prefer Browns myself. Tactile yet silent, versus linear (non-tactile) switches like the blacks.
Hm, brown was what I originally wanted too for that reason. But I wanted to try black (I think) because I know I'll bottom out a lot.

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If you're annoyed by clicking sound then skip blue cherry switches and go with either black or browns.

You cannot switch buckling for cherry. Why anyone would even attempt that is beyond me. Cherry switches can be swapped for other cherry switches but you're better off buying a keyboard with the switch you want. And just a FYI, swapping switches isn't as easy as it sounds either.
Yea, I figured I would find it annoying. That's why I wanted to buy a test kb since I can't find a demo BlackWidow, etc at nearby stores.
But swapping Cherry for Cherry seems so simple. Remove keycap, pop switch open to reveal spring, replace spring, pop on new colored switch, put on keycap

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No.

Not that you'd want to anyway. Buckling springs are (arguably) a better switch.

The odds are that if you found the buckling spring too noisy, you'd find the Blue Cherries too noisy too.
I wanted to swap just to try; it wasn't going to be a permanent switch.
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But swapping Cherry for Cherry seems so simple. Remove keycap, pop switch open to reveal spring, replace spring, pop on new colored switch, put on keycap
Just about any Cherry switch keyboard that isn't made by Cherry themselves uses plate mounted switches. This means that to access the guts of the switch, you have to unsolder the switch. There's also the issue of where you get the parts from the other style of switches - individual Cherry switches are bloody expensive.
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Just about any Cherry switch keyboard that isn't made by Cherry themselves uses plate mounted switches. This means that to access the guts of the switch, you have to unsolder the switch. There's also the issue of where you get the parts from the other style of switches - individual Cherry switches are bloody expensive.
Damn...good thing I haven't tried it

So I guess I should buy Cherry MX brown switch kb
But what about my bottom-ing out issue? I tend to do it
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Damn...good thing I haven't tried it

So I guess I should buy Cherry MX brown switch kb
But what about my bottom-ing out issue? I tend to do it
You learn not to. Just retrain yourself in typing.

When I made the switch, my WPM dropped from 80 to 40WPM trying to practice typing without bottoming out. Now, since I'm used to it and my fingers only have to travel 2mm each key, it's shot up to ~100WPM.

So: Patience
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get the cheap compaq deal someone linked a while ago, it's a good deal, unless the bid gets jacked up to 40ish, even then it's pretty good.
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Feel like a drive to Yonkers or Long Island?

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/index.html

Should have a couple in stock.
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get the cheap compaq deal someone linked a while ago, it's a good deal, unless the bid gets jacked up to 40ish, even then it's pretty good.
Not a bad idea or save up for a good one!
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post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
You learn not to. Just retrain yourself in typing.

When I made the switch, my WPM dropped from 80 to 40WPM trying to practice typing without bottoming out. Now, since I'm used to it and my fingers only have to travel 2mm each key, it's shot up to ~100WPM.

So: Patience
Hm I hope I can do the same but I doubt it. With my current rubber dome, I don't have to bottom out but I still do anyways

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get the cheap compaq deal someone linked a while ago, it's a good deal, unless the bid gets jacked up to 40ish, even then it's pretty good.
I'm leaning towards it
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post #30 of 32
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I give up. I'm just going to buy a cheap kb for each switch I want to try.
So someone was nice enough to help me find a cheap Cherry MX brown keyboard. Where can I buy a cheap Cherry MX kb of other colors?
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