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  • althaz - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    I've got a Das Keyboard "Silent" Pro with Cherry-MX Brown switches which I love. It's WAY better than Red's for typing (as a developer I do this a lot) and for gaming it's also superior (I say this as somebody who mostly plays a lot of Starcraft, so take that for what it's worth).

    The Greens intrigue me however, I hope I'm able to try some out (my das has had some coke spilled on it, which has made the numpad quite gross to type on, so time for a new keyboard).

    I was thinking of a Filco (according to most people the greatest keyboard ever, though I'm yet to actually get to try one), but if greens nice enough, I may be swayed.
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  • althaz - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    I wrote Filco, but I meant Topre...brain fade (it's almost home-time on Friday, so give me a break). Reply
  • maximumGPU - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    Leopold with brown here, love them and prefer them to blues.
    But same as you i'm now very interested in those new greens, does sound like the best of both worlds.
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  • jhoff80 - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    I don't know, once I got past the adjustment period on my Reds, I really like them for typing. The first week was hellish (and I was afraid I'd made a huge mistake) as I adjusted to the light activation force and frequently had stray letters show up, but now I love them for typing. Reply
  • Kougar - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    Also using that same DAS keyboard for the MX Brown switches. But I would really, really love it if they combined the Cherry MX Brown with the Cherry MX Green, as I would want the silence as well as the stronger actuation force reminiscent of older 90's mech keyboards, which is what the Greens offer.

    It's still weird considering that the Cherry MX Green switch was designed solely as a spacebar switch too...
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  • Mr Perfect - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    Greens are a clicky switch, usually used as a spacebar switch in blue boards. if you want a non-clicky switch with a higher activation force, you'd be interested in Cherry Clears. Reply
  • Kougar - Saturday, January 12, 2013 - link

    Strange, so do they think more people would want the actual clicking than without? I would've thought making a Clear keyboard would've been a better seller.

    Thanks for the info! Are there any keyboards using them that you could recommend? I see Cherry MX makes a couple directly and I found one from Leopold...

    This is starting to get nuts though. Wish someone had a Topre keyboard in town that I could test out, maybe that's what I'm looking for.
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  • Flunk - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    I'm also a software developer and the Cherry-MX Blues are really what you want for typing. I've had a Razer Blackwidow on my desk for the last year and my hands have thanked me profusely.

    Gaming... I'm not sure why anyone really buys a keyboard for gaming, I don't think my performance is any different on any keyboard over any other.
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  • Tetracycloide - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    Same reasons people buy specific keys for typing. Reply
  • Omega215D - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    The guys at Overclock.net really know their stuff and will help out anyone with questions about a particular type of keyboard or brand if they can.

    http://www.overclock.net/f/373/keyboards

    We've known about Greens for a while and some even have taunted us by telling us about their keyboards equipped with them. I probably would try them out in the near future as I have a nice CM Storm Trigger equipped with browns and trust the Cooler Master brand with peripherals.
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  • Omega215D - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    It was actually a Cooler Master rep telling us about the greens and a guesstimate of their arrival for retail. Reply
  • IanCutress - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    I love the OCN Mechanical keyboard guide. :) Reply
  • Inteli - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    I'm actually building a custom keyboard this summer and It's going to have greens. They're practically polar opposites from the Browns I've been typing on, but It'll be a pleasant experience I think. They're basically Cherry MX Blues with a Black spring. You can make a near-identical feeling switch by taking a Blue stem and changing the springs for MX Blacks. Whites are similar, but I hear they have a much softer clack that isn't nearly as pleasant. Reply
  • JLQ - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    Yeah, Whites have an actuation force similar to the Blacks. However, I find the softer click to be much more tolerable than the pronounced one in Blues. I have them in a KBT Race board; only thing I don't like are the Cherry stabilizers, which make the shift keys unbearably mushy. Reply
  • Inteli - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    I actually have a Leopold with Cherry Stabilizers, and I don't see what you mean with mushy keys. My keys are fine, and I can use them very well. I'm going with Costar Stabilizers with my custom keyboard, but that's just to have a keyboard and see what the fuss is all about. I personally like my Cherry stabilizers just a bit more than my Dad's Costar because of how much easier it is to replace the keycaps. Reply
  • deadmau - Friday, January 11, 2013 - link

    Originally I purchased Red's strictly for gaming, but I found them to be more pleasurable to type on even than the renowned browns commonly used for typing. Cherry RED all day ERRDAY! Reply
  • sicyo - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    So where's the Cooler Master HAF xB review? It's been a while. Reply

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