I just tried out some different switches (with and without dampeners) on a regular rectangle board, at the store. The reds were way too soft for my liking. The blues with dampeners were my favorites. So, I figured that reds just aren't for me.
But then I also just installed red rubber dampeners on my Kinesis Advantage w/ browns - and I like it way better than without the dampeners. Now, I am wondering if I'd like it even more if I had red switches! Aggh! But then again, how would I really know unless I tried it? Wish I could try it without great expense...
BTW - can I order some red switches from WASD and switch a few out on my Advantage to try them out? I haven't done any surgery to my kb yet, and don't really want any major surgery.
I think on a flat keyboard, I probably prefer some tactility/click. But I guess like one of you pointed out in this thread, your switch preferences might differ on a contoured board: http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?26324-Considering-a-Kinesis-Advantage-Purchase&highlight=kinesis+red
So... can you order a brand new Advantage and ask them to use reds? How much extra is it?
I'm not excited about ordering just the keywells and having to replace them myself, even though some of you say it's not hard. :ohwell: Anyway, I might have need for a 2nd Advantage down the line, and would prefer to just have it arrive to my doorstep with the reds in them.
One more thing - the reds really require less force than the browns? I thought the specs say they're pretty much the same. But I do figure that the little bump might provide some extra resistance. Also, the click still kind of tingles my nerves, and I'm wondering if the reds would be comfier because of the lack
of the click sensation.
And I just ordered a Truly Ergonomic with blues - now I'm wondering if I might actually prefer that with reds too... Jesus. Now I am seeing the ever-widening aspect of keyboard/input lust.