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Mechanical Keyboards users, what do you think about rubber dome?

Most gamers prefer mechanical keyboards in comparison to rubber dome. I just wanted to know what people thought about rubber dome keyboards? Do you think they are inferior to mechanical switches? Or will in not make a huge difference when gaming most of the time? This is really ironic as I am typing on a rubber dome keyboard... 

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It's fine, there are decent dome boards and mechanical keyboard snobs drastically overstate how horrible domes are.

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Once I switched to mechanical, going back to rubber domes is a real pain in the ass.

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I switched about half a year ago to a mechanical keyboard and when I'm at the university library I find my typing speed and accuracy is far worse (on their rubber dome keyboards) than it is at home on my own.

 

It's an upgrade for sure, but it's not essential to have one for a good gaming experience.

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I used to use a membrane keyboard. Then I bought a K95. After not using a membrane (proper name for 'rubber dome') for 2 months during the cummer I had to go back to school and use them again.

It was horrid. I had to mash the keys all the way down for them to register a keypress, and I couldnt just fly over the keyboard like I do on my K95.

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I prefer the semi-mechanical/scissor-switch ones... I found MX Blues to have too much of a travel before bottoming out... I like my keys shallow...

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Just switched to mech. Went from g510 to g710+.Which uses brown switches and rubber o-rings. The typing experience is much smoother. Rubber dome gives a really mush feeling where cherry mx switches feel very springy I think is the word.lol. I may get the k70 to try it out with red switches. I'm still debating cause the browns already feel so much better over rubber dome.

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Well, going from membrane to mechanical wasn't much of a change for me, but going back to membrane feels very weird. I fine it very annoying to type on membrane keyboards as I find I constantly make mistakes and have to keep correcting things. They also feel too soft and mushy now that I've gotten used to mechanical. 

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After getting used to mechanical keyboards (Cherry MX red, blue & brown), it's quite hard to use a membrane keyboard afterwards. You've trained yourself not to bottom out the keycap and suddenly you need to bottom out 100% of the time for the key press even to register. Scissor switch keyboards are fine (at least most of them) since the travel distance is so low and bottoming out isn't that harsh.

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I will never go back to using a "rubber dome" keyboard again, as much as I can help it; they're way too mushy in comparison. 

 

Even MX Browns feel mushy to me now that I use MX Blues.

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Just switched to mech. Went from g510 to g710+.Which uses brown switches and rubber o-rings. The typing experience is much smoother. Rubber dome gives a really mush feeling where cherry mx switches feel very springy I think is the word.lol. I may get the k70 to try it out with red switches. I'm still debating cause the browns already feel so much better over rubber dome.

I did the same switch just over a month ago and I have the exact same thoughts. 

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Rubber domes make me cry.

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Going from membrane to mechanical, I really didn't feel that much of a difference. But now that I'm used to mechanical, I just simply cannot type on a membrane again 

Topres are a whole different story though

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Mechanical keyboards have been around for ages. However, due to production costs, IBM stopped producing them around 89-1994. Mechanical keyboards didn't become mainstream again until 2009 or so. Besides feel, mechanical keyboards aren't going to increase your kill/death ratio; and they most certainly aren't going to make you a better gamer.

 

Gamers were fine before they became mainstream again.

 

 

Rubber dome keyboards are very quiet. I know quite a few people that prefer membrane keyboards because of this.

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