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Alex-Tech Dojo

Best Cherry MX Switch for my Ducky Mecha Mini

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So... 

 

Im going to buy the ducky Mecha Mini and sadly, its not offered in a hot-swap version, so ill have to choose cherry switches (MX Blue, brown, red, black, silent red, speed silver)

 

So i like linear and tactile...

 

So please tell me your opinions on which of these swtiches are smooth and worth typing on...

 

THX

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1 minute ago, gloop said:

Buy a switch tester, find your favourites and buy accordingly. 

thx...

 

im asking cause ik that lots of people are shitting on cherry so i just wanna know if mx switches are a good choice

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If you really want that keyboard, and also want smooth switches, get the cheapest switch option, and then just desolder and replace the switches. A few decent stock linear options would be custom Durock/JWK linears (Alpaca, Marshmallow etc), Gateron Ink, Kailh Cream and Tealios. For tactile switches, there's e.g. Durock T1 variants and Zealios


 

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Hey there.

4 minutes ago, Alex-Tech Dojo said:

i just wanna know if mx switches are a good choice

Hm... I hesitate to call Cherry MXs "good," but I don't think they're "bad," either. The general consensus is that there are always better choices than Cherry MX's, both in terms of price-to-typing performance/experience and product quality.

 

15 minutes ago, Alex-Tech Dojo said:

So i like linear and tactile...

 

So please tell me your opinions on which of these swtiches are smooth and worth typing on...

You'll probably be looking at the Browns (Tactile), Reds (Linear), Silent Reds (Linear), and Speed Silvers (Linear), then.

  • Cherry MX Brown: Tactile. Rather, "tactile." The tactile bump isn't very pronounced, and can feel very dissatisfying for some people.
  • Cherry MX Red: Linear. Keystrokes are smooth (relative to Browns) on the bottom out and up stroke.
  • Cherry MX Silent Red: Linear. Quieter than the default Reds, but otherwise identical. They have dampeners inside the switch that cushion the impact and sound of a keystroke.
  • Cherry MX Speed Silver: Linear. Shorter travel distance than the default Reds, but otherwise identical. Quite sensitive to actuation, might or might not lead to some accidental mistypes.

If you aren't happy with your switches, though, you could always swap 'em out for others -- I believe the Ducky Mecha Mini uses plate-mounted switches -- you'll just have to do a bit of soldering.


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