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Cherry Browns vs Reds for Typing

Red or Brown for typing?  

10 members have voted

  1. 1. Which one do you type better with?

    • Red
      5
    • Brown
      5


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I currently have a corsair k95 rgb platinum, but i do not like the size of it and it makes it hard for me to do school work. I am currently looking into getting a tkl keyboard, the one i am leaning towards is the CM mk730 tkl. My k95 has browns and I love them, but I find that there is more diversity among keyboards in the Cherry red category. I primarily use my computer for school work and typing essays and I like the feel of a mechanical keyboard; for all those who have used cherry reds or browns please tell me which one you think is better for typing since I have never used reds and they have the same actuation force as browns.  

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4 minutes ago, Maximusfoximus said:

I currently have a corsair k95 rgb platinum, but i do not like the size of it and it makes it hard for me to do school work. I am currently looking into getting a tkl keyboard, the one i am leaning towards is the CM mk730 tkl. My k95 has browns and I love them, but I find that there is more diversity among keyboards in the Cherry red category. I primarily use my computer for school work and typing essays and I like the feel of a mechanical keyboard; for all those who have used cherry reds or browns please tell me which one you think is better for typing since I have never used reds and they have the same actuation force as browns.  

If you want a combination of comfort plus that type writer feel the Red will do fine.  The brown would be fine as well.  Is there a store you can go to like Fry's or best buy to use it so you know what your getting yourself into ?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

If you want a combination of comfort plus that type writer feel the Red will do fine.  The brown would be fine as well.  Is there a store you can go to like Fry's or best buy to use it so you know what your getting yourself into ?

 

Yeah, I have felt reds before but I can't judge how fast I can type at the store because they are just plugged into a USB outlet and not into a computer. I was just wondering if anyone who has used either/or had any experience onto which one was better wpm wise.

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You won't find a noticeable difference between the two when it comes to typing speed. The only difference between reds and browns are that browns have a small tactile bump. If you prefer the tactile bump you'll prefer typing on browns. I type just as fast on Cherry blues, browns, reds, IBM beam springs, and even good scissor switches, I just prefer the feel of some over others.


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It's all personal preference!!

Because of the lack of a bump, reds are regarded as less of a typing and more for gaming, and I tend to agree.

Reds feel boring to me, but moreover, if you type for a while on browns you learn to stop after the bump and not smash the keys down all the way. I think that would be hard to do on reds.

 

 


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Imo I would say neither although it all comes down to personal preference, cherry switches are a bit scratchy feeling, and mx browns are often discouraged in keyboard communities due to their minute and unsharp tactility. 


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I prefer browns to reds. I'm using reds on a Corsair k65 lux after using blues for 5+ years and I honestly am having issues getting used to typing on it due to the lack of feedback. I honestly type better on even a cheap logitech membrane keyboard because its more tactile 

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I like the small tactical bump on my brown's.


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