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It is just as good as the other Cherry switches, it depends on what you prefer. I don't think many people will prefer the red Cherry switches.
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It is just as good as the other Cherry switches, it depends on what you prefer. I don't think many people will prefer the red Cherry switches.
When I first got into the mechanical keyboard scene and reading up on the different switches I had my eyes set on reds since I was more of a gamer than student/typist. Then when I went on my hunt for buying a board I found that it was difficult to buy a red board, let alone buy one used. I took a risk and tried out blues since I was spending more time with school and my gaming was being reduced.

I still would like to try out reds someday, but maybe something a little more affordable (cheaper).
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Yeah, spent some time on Google to find decent reviews and found one on deskauthority.net and the switch doesn't seem to be for me. I own two blues, I placed an order for a Leopold brown so I'll see how I like that.
Admittedly, I am forming my opinion on a loan of a keyboard I had which had a single Red switch on it. But it's not difficult from there to imagine what a whole keyboard of them would be like.
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post #14 of 65
I dunno how you can form an opinion based on a single key with the switch lol

Anyway, I've only experienced blacks/browns/blues (i like em all). I'm pretty sure I'll like the reds too, but I'll see when I get the board.
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post #15 of 65
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Admittedly, I am forming my opinion on a loan of a keyboard I had which had a single Red switch on it. But it's not difficult from there to imagine what a whole keyboard of them would be like.
Ah, well I guess experience could let you do that. I don't think I'd be able to derive an opinion out of one switch.
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post #16 of 65
I have certain views about what switches should be like, so YMMV.

One thing I can say with reasonable objectivity is that the hype around them is blown out of all proportions.
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post #17 of 65
People tend to want what they can't get. The red switches appear to be one of the rarer type of switches, so there's this mysterious cool factor to them. Plus, I think the red switches make them look cool in pictures. Just like with all switches though, there will be some who like them and some who don't.

Darn Leopolds. Just be here already.
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post #18 of 65
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I have certain views about what switches should be like, so YMMV.

One thing I can say with reasonable objectivity is that the hype around them is blown out of all proportions.
That's what I'm starting to get as a general vibe the more I look into it from other sites.
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Mine isn't scheduled to arrive until the 15th-17th
Well, mine will be here tomorrow (thanks to the free trial on Amazon's Prime) so maybe I can post a quick comparison between blue, brown, black & red.

My opinion might be off though since I'm using one with black switches as my main board with brown & blue as my backup boards.

As I read on another keyboard enthusiasts forum , only real men use black switches. lol
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Tracking info updated, should be here on the 14th
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