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Low profile mechanical vs mechanical

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Hi, Im a mechanical keyboard noob. I am thinking about getting my first mechanical keyboard for a better typing experience. I am used to using the keyboard on my 2019 or 2020 (idk) MacBook Pro. I am thinking about getting the Keychron k3 low profile keyboard because it looks light and easy to move around. But my main question in do you guys know if there's anything bad about going low profile? Like horrible key feel/travel? Thanks

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Find out which MacBook pro you have: 

Does it break when you press a key?

  1. Yes

MacBook pro 2019

  1. No

MacBook pro 2020.

 

 

 

The low pro profile keyboard will probably be closer in thickness to a standard membrane, but the non-low-profile will be thicker. It comes down to what you would like. Do you like taller keyboards or not?


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3 minutes ago, HelpfulTechWizard said:

Find out which MacBook pro you have: 

Does it break when you press a key?

  1. Yes

MacBook pro 2019

  1. No

MacBook pro 2020.

 

 

 

The low pro profile keyboard will probably be closer in thickness to a standard membrane, but the non-low-profile will be thicker. It comes down to what you would like. Do you like taller keyboards or not?

I haven't really tried a taller keyboard but I like my 2020 (thanks :b) MacBook keyboard quite a bit. I just have two quick questions, 1. do low profile keyboards generally have a lot less key travel? 2. Do you have any opinions on which switch would be better for typing out of cherry mx red, brown, and blue? (I wouldn't be gaming)

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9 hours ago, Andrew D4 said:

. Do you have any opinions on which switch would be better for typing out of cherry mx red, brown, and blue? (I wouldn't be gaming)

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Most people like reds or browns for typing. Blues are extremely loud. I'm lot sure on the key travel, but the keys probably will travel more on the taller one.


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9 hours ago, Andrew D4 said:

 

I haven't really tried a taller keyboard but I like my 2020 (thanks :b) MacBook keyboard quite a bit. I just have two quick questions, 1. do low profile keyboards generally have a lot less key travel? 2. Do you have any opinions on which switch would be better for typing out of cherry mx red, brown, and blue? (I wouldn't be gaming)

Thanks

I don't know if low profile switches have less travel than others as I've never looked into them ... I would suppose that they do since they are way shorter.  Some normal switches also have reduced travel and it's usually in the speed lineup switches.   Usually for typing brown switches are preferred but some people like clicky switches too ... do you mind your keyboard making noise with every keypress when typing ?  Also there's other brand of switches than cherry, I personally prefer kailh and gateron more compared to the cherry offering from what I experienced, but that's just me. 


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50 minutes ago, HelpfulTechWizard said:

Blues are extremely loud

wait till you heard some box jades

 


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