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MX switch most like rubber dome.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I tried to find an answer but could not find one.


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So you mean the closest match to a rubber dome?

 

If so I would go with something like a brown or black :)


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Mx cherry browns or clears.


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If you're looking for something soft, go Reds with O-Rings.

 

If you're looking for something medium, either Topre (300$) or Browns.

 

If you're looking for something heavy, try Blues


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Reds are the closest to the typical rubber dome IMO. Totally linear, no actuation click or bump.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

What I am looking for is that it activates almost instantly at the top


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Do the reds have a small bump when it actuates? I don't really think I will like anything fully linear, i like to know when it actuates.


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mx reds are the mech version of rubber domes. why would u ever want that though?

Because reds are awesome?  :P

Seriously I adore my reds, I love the low actuation force on them.

 

Do the reds have a small bump when it actuates? I don't really think I will like anything fully linear, i like to know when it actuates.

They do not, just a smooth travel.


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Because reds are awesome?  :P

Seriously I adore my reds, I love the low actuation force on them.

 

They do not, just a smooth travel.

So you have no idea when it actuates? Might need browns then? Would go blue but I read that they are bad if you need to mash them fast.

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if you want something tactile, your main options are browns and blues:

blues sound and feel very click, while browns sound more clacky and the bump feels less sharp and more "plasticy"(not in a bad way)

there are also clears which are heaver browns with a more defined bump and greens are heavier blues.


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So you have no idea when it actuates? Might need browns then? Would go blue but I read that they are bad if you need to mash them fast.

If you use reds, the assumption is that you're bottoming out, Especially when gaming. It's very quick qnd easy to bottom out and that gives you all the tactile feedback you need. This is why MOST people don't like them that much for typing since you can be quicker if you don't bottom out each stroke, but frankly I'm not good enough a typist to notice. I actually prefer to type on reds because there's much less fatigue for me. I'm typing this on a membrane board at work and it feels so sluggish and stiff, bleh.

 

Browns are a bit stiffer so it's easier to actuate them without bottoming out, that's what the little bumb in the middle of the stroke is there to help you with. But I find it very hard to believe gamers actually do that and for typing it only matters if you're pretty good at it. Browns and blues are harder to double tap, or tap quickly with though, especially the blues with that extra click.

 

 

thats disgusting xD

Have you ever tried reds? Trust me you feel the difference with a membrane board instantly.


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Is there any real price difference with reds and browns?

Oh and where can I find clears??


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If you use reds, the assumption is that you're bottoming out, Especially when gaming. It's very quick qnd easy to bottom out and that gives you all the tactile feedback you need. This is why MOST people don't like them that much for typing since you can be quicker if you don't bottom out each stroke, but frankly I'm not good enough a typist to notice. I actually prefer to type on reds because there's much less fatigue for me. I'm typing this on a membrane board at work and it feels so sluggish and stiff, bleh.

 

Browns are a bit stiffer so it's easier to actuate them without bottoming out, that's what the little bumb in the middle of the stroke is there to help you with. But I find it very hard to believe gamers actually do that and for typing it only matters if you're pretty good at it. Browns and blues are harder to double tap, or tap quickly with though, especially the blues with that extra click.

 

 

Have you ever tried reds? Trust me you feel the difference with a membrane board instantly.

i have tried reds they are awful feeling. ive tried all of em except greens cause they werent out when i bought mine

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i have tried reds they are awful feeling. ive tried all of em except greens cause they werent out when i bought mine

Did you play fps games with reds? Or just mashing them?

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Did you play fps games with reds? Or just mashing them?

yea i did, preferred browns to be honest. all personal preference. u got to try them all first hand its really the only way to choose what u want. all this blues are for typists reds are for gamers thing is stupid. try them 

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Is there any real price difference with reds and browns?

Oh and where can I find clears??

Browns are slightly stiffer and give you a noticeable bump halfway down when it actuates. Reds are lighter and don't bump at all when they actuate. 

 

i have tried reds they are awful feeling. ive tried all of em except greens cause they werent out when i bought mine

 

See this is the biggest thing, I absolutely hate the heavy switches like blacks and greens! But other people disagree and it isn't something you can be objective about.

 

It's an incredibly personal choice so it really depends on you. Do you like light, fast strokes or a heavier feeling? Best thing to do is to physically try some of them out. 


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Browns are slightly stiffer and give you a noticeable bump halfway down when it actuates. Reds are lighter and don't bump at all when they actuate. 

 

 

See this is the biggest thing, I absolutely hate the heavy switches like blacks and greens! But other people disagree and it isn't something you can be objective about.

 

It's an incredibly personal choice so it really depends on you. Do you like light, fast strokes or a heavier feeling? Best thing to do is to physically try some of them out. 

yea read a couple of posts down i said its all preference

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yea read a couple of posts down i said its all preference

That was more meant for the OP really :)


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This thread makes my eyes bleed, I can't believe how many ignorant comments have been made saying tactile switches are " most like " a rubber dome not even regarding the fact that they're linear.

 

Trying out the switches would be the best thing to do but since you're here to get idiotic opinions that are meaningless to you I'll throw out what I think.

 

To let you know that tactile bump in any tactile switch isn't that easy to tell you registered the switch. If you're coming from membrane you'll have a tendency to bottom out and that tactile bump is meaningless because you would learn when to stop the key switch half way through the key depression ( actuation point ) regardless if you have a tactile switch or not, though one thing I do know that is important to note between linear vs tactile while that reds and browns have the same actuation weight browns are heavier by nature of the switch type(tactile). There's a graph somewhere that proves it.

 

Blues = Browns + Noise, you won't be able to tell the resistance unless you have baby hands or arthritis. 

 

The previous person saying topre is a " medium weighted " switch is wrong.

 

Topre's don't compare to MX switches and they come in two different weights so you can't generalize them since 55g topre exists.

Blue's aren't heavy at all anyways, clears, blacks, greens are all much higher in resistance. 

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This thread makes my eyes bleed, I can't believe how many ignorant comments have been made saying tactile switches are " most like " a rubber dome not even regarding the fact that they're linear.

 

Trying out the switches would be the best thing to do but since you're here to get idiotic opinions that are meaningless to you I'll throw out what I think.

 

To let you know that tactile bump in any tactile switch isn't that easy to tell you registered the switch. If you're coming from membrane you'll have a tendency to bottom out and that tactile bump is meaningless because you would learn when to stop the key switch half way through the key depression ( actuation point ) regardless if you have a tactile switch or not, though one thing I do know that is important to note between linear vs tactile while that reds and browns have the same actuation weight browns are heavier by nature of the switch type(tactile). There's a graph somewhere that proves it.

 

Blues = Browns + Noise, you won't be able to tell the resistance unless you have baby hands or arthritis. 

 

The previous person saying topre is a " medium weighted " switch is wrong.

 

Topre's don't compare to MX switches and they come in two different weights so you can't generalize them since 55g topre exists.

Blue's aren't heavy at all anyways, clears, blacks, greens are all much higher in resistance. 

The thing is, I love the way these rubber keys work on my G510, when you put enough pressure on the key it goes all the way to the bottom, no free space. It's all or nothing.

That is what I want from a mech board too.


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The thing is, I love the way these rubber keys work on my G510, when you put enough pressure on the key it goes all the way to the bottom, no free space. It's all or nothing.

That is what I want from a mech board too.

Well there you go, then you should get reds, they are exactly that.


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