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View Poll Results: What kind of switch do you use/prefer in a mechanical keyboard?
Cherry Blue - tactile, moderate force, quite clicky/noisy 5 27.78%
Cherry Black - linear, moderate force, a bit quieter click 0 0%
Cherry Red - linear, light force, a bit quieter click 1 5.56%
Cherry Brown - tactile, moderate force, moderately clicky/noisy 8 44.44%
I don't own a mechanical keyboard 2 11.11%
My keyboard doesn't match with a poll option / 42 2 11.11%
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:49 AM
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I wonder if any physical stores carry mechanical keyboards. Like I'm not being sarcastic, I really don't know if you can walk in a store and try the keys to make an informed decision. I can't remember the last time I went to a physical store to buy anything but food.
I went in to a Fry's Electronics to try out mice and keyboards when I built my PC last year. They had a ton of systems out on display with different peripherals, but the one I wanted to try wasn't out so they just opened a new product and let me feel it. Not sure if all associates would be that chill though.

A good number of big name manufacturers have the arrow keys exposed in the packaging so you can feel the keys and click them a bit, so if you're not looking for a very specific board you could probably test some out at a bestbuy.
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I wonder if any physical stores carry mechanical keyboards. Like I'm not being sarcastic, I really don't know if you can walk in a store and try the keys to make an informed decision. I can't remember the last time I went to a physical store to buy anything but food.
If there's a Micro Center near you, you can do this there.
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Got my brown switch keyboard last night. Definitely a different feel than my Razer green switch (ie: similar to cherry blue). Part of it is just the feel of the keycaps I think though. It certainly isn't quite as loud as my old one but my mic would still pick up keyboard presses when I was typing so not super quiet either. Expect I'll adjust quickly to it, now to figure out if it will fix some gaming issues I've had lately.
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I use Box Royal switches in my latest keyboard. Before that I was using Browns.

https://input.club/the-comparative-g...eys-box-royal/
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been using cherry mx red since we've been home, but wanted a second keyboard, so I ordered brown. If I concentrate I can feel the difference, but it's pretty slight (at least so far).
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