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hey guys, i'm looking into getting one of these boards (perhaps as a christmas present for myself), but have no idea which switches to get. I have looked at the Mechanical Keyboard guide, but still cant decide. I do a lot of typing (papers and the like) but also do some gaming. I'd like some suggestions as to what switches are soft enough for quick typing but stiff enough to take some key pounding. TIA


There's two options if you don't want the clicky MX-Blue switches.

 

MX-Browns & MX-Reds

 

The specified force of each switch is 45cN, but each switch does increase in force at the point of actuation. The MX-Browns require more force to press before the switch actuates and you actually get a signal sent to the PC.

 

They're also tactile (though it's a very mild feeling and not as pronounced as an MX-Blue, or some of the other switch types.)

 

These sound like a good fit for you, as they're a general purpose switch.

 

The MX-Reds may be what you're looking for, as they are linear switch and very soft to the touch. Many folks love them for typing and love to use them on a daily basis.

 

Personally, I find reds far too soft for my tastes. Though, I also find browns rather soft, but due to the tactile point of the MX-Browns needing more force than the actuation point of MX-Reds, I like them more and that is the switch I chose for my OCN Ducky, personally.

 

MX-Blues, are good switches, they're just not for everyone and it doesn't sound like it'd be something you're interested in.

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Shipping to Canada is way too expensive! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Shipping to Canada is way too expensive! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

The prices charged are direct from USPS, they aren't marked up at all. I agree, it's not cheap, but that's just what it costs.
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Shipping to Canada is way too expensive! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

30$ in shipping for me to Canada frown.gif

I know how you feel!
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30$ in shipping for me to Canada frown.gif
I know how you feel!

Wow and I thought I had it bad with $19.65 shipping to Hawaii.
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If you are a fellow Canadian, I will knock $10 off your order to help with the increased shipping cost. We may have to do it as a "rebate" though (i.e. we would send you the $10 via paypal in about 1-2 weeks after you get the keyboard).

 

I can do this for the first 10 Canadian OCN members who wish to take advantage of this.

 

 

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If you are a fellow Canadian, I will knock $10 off your order to help with the increased shipping cost. We may have to do it as a "rebate" though (i.e. we would send you the $10 via paypal in about 1-2 weeks after you get the keyboard).

I can do this for the first 10 Canadian OCN members who wish to take advantage of this.


Wouldn't be fair for me to get in on this as I already get a Staff Discount, but this is great news for you other Canadian Members!

Thanks admin wink.gif
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That is a nice offer indeed! Better then buying from a Taiwanese site though they offer the same $20 shipping after your rebate. They ship fast too in 2 business days.

Do you think we will be dinged for custom fees from the USA? Someone bought from Taiwan but didn't get dinged. Hmm.


Oh and does the BK 9008S come with a Ducky key-chain?
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That is a nice offer indeed! Better then buying from a Taiwanese site though they offer the same $20 shipping after your rebate. They ship fast too in 2 business days.
Do you think we will be dinged for custom fees from the USA? Someone bought from Taiwan but didn't get dinged. Hmm.
Oh and does the BK 9008S come with a Ducky key-chain?

Just received mine from Pchome (The Taiwanese site) actually.

Shipping is actually $10, which is ridiculously cheap for EMS International Shipping. Order Monday and arrived yesterday. Came with that bonus Ducky keychain as well!

I live in Chicago and didn't get charged any VAT, Duties, Customs charges biggrin.gif and the board was $135 after shipping! Pchome is the way to go if you live in the US imo unless you want the OCN version
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