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New Mechanical Switches | Keyboard Buyers Guide with Typing Audio Samples


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#2

You should’ve asked me some things I know a lot about keyboards… Lol oh well. Great video anyway, those sound clips though :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

Are they bad?


#4

Enjoyable video! Much like! Can’t wait for the review of that scented lotion.


#5

I have a Romer G keyboard! I must say that I enjoy my Logitech 810 more than my Zalman K900.


#6

Topre <3


#7

no, funny :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

I use a Corsair RGB K65 and I find myself disliking pretty much everything about it.

I don’t like the cherry MX reds for typing.
I don’t like the lack of a number pad.
I don’t seem to care for any color in the RGB selection aside from a muted purple; and hate that they can’t replicate white.
Hate the god awful tramp stamp on the chasis to the extent that I covered it with duct tape.

Definitely looking to swap this out for something with Cherry MX Browns, this video helped a lot.
Thanks!


#9

As a Corsair fanboy, I am crying right now.

:sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob:


#10

Does anyone know anything about switches with very low travel? I either want the actuation point to be very high near the top, or the whole travel distance to be super short (close to a laptop keyboard).

I dislike how most keyboards feel like I’m sinking my fingers into bottomless springs instead of instantly registering my short twitch movement…

And rubber rings don’t quite do it, I tried. Unless anyone has any custom shaped ones


#11

Have you tried reds?

And that was the new thing about Tesoro’s optical switches - it basically sends a signal the moment the key is being given any pressure - the actual switch element is purely for the consumer’s aesthetic.


#12

I am in the same boat as you. I love scissor switch keyboards. And I love to bottom out. For me its just so natural.


#13

Cherry ML keyboards. They are tiny little switches and tactile.


#14

I know it’s crazy expensive for a keyboard, but on the Realforce RGB it is possible to change the actuation point of the keys. On the highest actuation point setting it actuates at a similar distance to my laptop’s keys. The total available travel does not change though.


#15

Yeah but it’s not high enough, and the super long total travel annoys me (I like to feel the bottom)

But I will have a closer look at the optical switches. Maybe those + 2x rubber rings will work out. But I also like flat top keys so I’ll probably need to change the keys too -.-

Cherry ML’s don’t feel right to me, I keep expecting them to be clickier. Maybe with some rubber rings.