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If you want to be sure, and not end up buying multiple keyboards with different switches (because you WILL wonder how it feels like to type with a different switch) I would suggest you try a few switches before you buy one. But, I would say follow these guidelines:

Here's a good way to determine it:

1. Do you enjoy hiring a nice click when you press down your keys?
a. Yes --> Blues
b. No --> Go to 2.

2. Do you feel like you need any feedback when you type/play games? Alternatively do you tend not to bottom out on all your keystrokes?
a. Yes --> Browns
b. No --> Go to 3.

3. Is your keystroke heavy and are not not generally fatigued by typing on keyboards that require a little more force?
a. Yes --> Blacks
b. No --> Reds


Alternatively depending on your input tasks:

Games <----------------------> Productivity
Blacks ---- Reds ----- Browns ------Blues

In terms of games I would say RTS games are more akin to typing than they are to other games (because you whether your keystroke registered and having some feedback of this is just as important as how fast you can hit that key).
Edited by TickleMeElmo - 3/19/11 at 7:16am
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Also, do you want backlit, media keys, macro keys, palm rest? Are you more into standard look or do you prefer "gaming" style keyboards?
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i tried a mechanical keyboard, i just absolutely hate them, i don't like typing on them after spending the last 2 years on a laptop keyboard, so i swapped my keyboard with the wife's sidewinder keyboard and i love it. I just can't see the fascination with a mechanical keyboard, it's so much quieter, smoother and easier to type on a rubber or switch keyboard.
post #14 of 43
Mechanical keyboards are better, the only reason your preferred rubber dome exists is because it is cheaper:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...7/ai_11677212/
They are not better or easier to type on, on the opposite, they are inferior, but cost a lot less to make, which was the purpose of the design.

So let me translate this in car terms. What you are saying is "why would anyone who drives a lot, buy a better but more expensive car, as opposed to the cheapest Chinese car designed for the lowest price one can find."

In the end you just end up looking like an uninformed person, which didn't stop you to have a loud opinion.
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Thread Starter 
would u say blues from das will be good?
Edited by shoto1699 - 3/19/11 at 11:42am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by webwit View Post
Mechanical keyboards are better, the only reason your preferred rubber dome exists is because it is cheaper:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...7/ai_11677212/
They are not better or easier to type on, on the opposite, they are inferior, but cost a lot less to make, which was the purpose of the design.

So let me translate this in car terms. What you are saying is "why would anyone who drives a lot, buy a better but more expensive car, as opposed to the cheapest Chinese car designed for the lowest price one can find."

In the end you just end up looking like an uninformed person, which didn't stop you to have a loud opinion.
heh no what i am saying is it's easier to type on, i can't stand having to push a key all the way down to type, 2 years of a switch keyboard on my alienware laptop has gotten me used to not pushing all that hard on keys, now that i am used to this way of typing i can't stand how mechanical keyboards require the key to be pushed down all the way to make contact.

A rubber keyboard is easier, cost never matters, i care about what is better and it's not mechanical.
post #17 of 43
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so what keyboards would u recommend for a cherry mx blue? or brown?
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post #18 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
1. Do you enjoy hiring a nice click when you press down your keys?
a. Yes --> Blues
b. No --> Go to 2.

2. Do you feel like you need any feedback when you type/play games? Alternatively do you tend not to bottom out on all your keystrokes?
a. Yes --> Browns
b. No --> Go to 3.

3. Is your keystroke heavy and are not not generally fatigued by typing on keyboards that require a little more force?
a. Yes --> Blacks
b. No --> Reds
That's bizarre. I could have sworn that there were mechanical keyswitches made by companies other than Cherry.

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heh no what i am saying is it's easier to type on, i can't stand having to push a key all the way down to type, 2 years of a switch keyboard on my alienware laptop has gotten me used to not pushing all that hard on keys, now that i am used to this way of typing i can't stand how mechanical keyboards require the key to be pushed down all the way to make contact.
One of the main characteristics of mechanical keyboards is that you don't have to press down all the way. In many cases, the amount of travel is less than that of a laptop keyboard.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/19/11 at 1:44pm
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so uh can someone respond to my question?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shoto1699 View Post
so uh can someone respond to my question?
For Blue switches, I go with the Razer BlackWidow or Das Keyboard Model S Professional.
For Brown switches, either XArmor U9BL-S, Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent, or pre-order the Leopold FC200RT/AB Tenkeyless.
Edited by rpgman1 - 3/19/11 at 2:47pm
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