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Offline BucklingSpring

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POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 09:43:26 »
Cherry MX Blue or Green: Do all your keyboard keys click?

Bought in 2012-2013    : Yes all keys were clicking when new
Bought in 2012-2013    : Some keys didn't when new
Bought before 2012   : Yes all keys were clicking when new
Bought before 2012   : Some keys didn't when new

Click(*) here -> :p<- to answer the poll Once there don't forget to click on the vote button before you leave
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Click(*) here -> :eek:<- to see the results

Mr.Green Part I (PG-13)

Mr.Green Part II Rated G
Part one was showing a nipple and offended some viewers. So I made a Rated G sequel with no naked parts exposed. Joke aside, apparently part one was misleading due to trivial sound physics. It was like taking the body out of a guitar (the body provides the resonance that shapes the tonal qualities of the instrument). Someone could probably win a case in court with a solid argument like that. So enjoy this new unbiased video and try to figure which keys are not clicking.

Happy polling


NOTE: Original link has a mistake with the last question
Archive (last question is Bought before 2013(...) but was supposed to be Bought before 2012(...)
Links to the first poll with the mistake
   Results   http://poll.pollcode.com/s4xec8_result?v

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« Last Edit: Sun, 10 February 2013, 11:20:22 by BucklingSpring »
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Offline BucklingSpring

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 09:51:35 »
When customer service say - Never heard of it. Sometimes it's true, sometimes it isn't.

I'm really curious about this one.

According to Cherry Corp - If a MX Blue or MX Green doesn't click - It's either defective or worn out.

I'm reading many posts here and there about MX Blue or MX Green not clicking straight out of the box.

I'm hoping to get votes from as many people as possible and see if there is really something to worry about with our beloved clicky Cherry Switches.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:25:55 »
I have never used the Green so i can't comment on that. However, the blues on my Das, Poker, QuickFire have all had failed switches. It's unfortunate because i really love the blues. They are one of my favorites but i have to be cautious when i buy my next cherry mx blue. If i wanted my keyboard to sound like cherry mx red i would have bought a cherry mx red keyboard.

Offline BucklingSpring

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:27:05 »
On the original link, I made a mistake with the last question

Archive (last question is Bought before 2013(...) but was supposed to be Bought before 2012(...)
Links to the first poll with the mistake
   Results   http://poll.pollcode.com/s4xec8_result?v
« Last Edit: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:29:04 by BucklingSpring »
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:28:30 »
I have never used the Green so i can't comment on that. However, the blues on my Das, Poker, QuickFire have all had failed switches. It's unfortunate because i really love the blues. They are one of my favorites but i have to be cautious when i buy my next cherry mx blue. If i wanted my keyboard to sound like cherry mx red i would have bought a cherry mx red keyboard.

The question is Blue or Green... You have only blue... You qualify for the vote :-)
Did you get your keyboards before or after 2012?
« Last Edit: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:33:05 by BucklingSpring »
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Ducky 9008G2 Pro (PBT, MX Green), Matias x2 (QP and Mini QP Dampened ALPS), Topre RealForce x4 (87U 55g/Digilog case, 103U-UW & 104UG High-Profile x2), Filco Majestouch x2 (TKL MX Blue & V2 AI 104 MX Blue), IBM-M x2 (BS & RD), Unicomp-M x5 (BS black on black x2, BS Ivory x2, QT Ultra-Classic), Deck x4 (Legend MX Black & MX Clear, Hassium & Francium w/ MX Brown), DAS III (MX Blue), KBT Pure Pro 60% (MX Red), NMB-RT8256CW+ x2 (black space invader), XArmor U9BL-S (MX Brown) given for free to someone I hate, CM Trigger (MX Green), TVS GOLD (MX Blue) and a many many more (NMB, DELL, MS, ATT, KeyTronic, Etc...)

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:34:17 »
Early 2012, Blue - All Click

Late 2012, Green a bunch of Non-Clickys.
« Last Edit: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:38:12 by Ahlitah »

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:41:04 »
All cherry mx blues that failed were bought in 2011 and 2012. I have only bought a Matias keyboard this year.

Offline BucklingSpring

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:53:35 »
I personally never heard a non clicky blue... Even the TVS Gold passes the Clicky test flawlessly.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:56:57 »
Bought a new BWU to test blues once again, not happy at all with the switches. Considering paying somebody to mod it to clears or ergo clears.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 10:58:53 »
Bought a new BWU to test blues once again, not happy at all with the switches. Considering paying somebody to mod it to clears or ergo clears.

That's fine if you didn't like blue switches... The question were they all clicking.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 11:00:01 »
Yeah, a few keys won't click. I've posted it in other threads, sorry  ;D

Edit;
and also voted in the poll XD
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Offline BucklingSpring

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 11:00:43 »
Maybe I should of separated Blue Answers from Green answers.

Green are so new and marginal - It might be hard to find a decent sampling population.

We'll see how the poll goes.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 11:01:10 »
Yeah, a few keys won't click. I've posted it in other threads, sorry  ;D

Edit;
and also voted in the poll XD

Thank you sir :-)
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Ducky 9008G2 Pro (PBT, MX Green), Matias x2 (QP and Mini QP Dampened ALPS), Topre RealForce x4 (87U 55g/Digilog case, 103U-UW & 104UG High-Profile x2), Filco Majestouch x2 (TKL MX Blue & V2 AI 104 MX Blue), IBM-M x2 (BS & RD), Unicomp-M x5 (BS black on black x2, BS Ivory x2, QT Ultra-Classic), Deck x4 (Legend MX Black & MX Clear, Hassium & Francium w/ MX Brown), DAS III (MX Blue), KBT Pure Pro 60% (MX Red), NMB-RT8256CW+ x2 (black space invader), XArmor U9BL-S (MX Brown) given for free to someone I hate, CM Trigger (MX Green), TVS GOLD (MX Blue) and a many many more (NMB, DELL, MS, ATT, KeyTronic, Etc...)

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 11:02:12 »
My Green board (which I just sold) clicked 100%, as does my Blue Choc Mini.

Both were produced in 2012.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 11:05:20 »
My Green board (which I just sold) clicked 100%, as does my Blue Choc Mini.

Both were produced in 2012.

What brand was your Green board?
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 11:44:57 »
The only difference between Green and Blue is the Color of the stem, and spring...

So they'd be coming off the SAME production line.

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 12:01:42 »
I have a few blues boards. They are all fine, all click but only my Poker was made in this century even. All the rest are old made before 1995.

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 19:18:32 »
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 20:19:47 »
My Majestouch Ninja with Blues works just fine. Bought in in November 2012.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 20:21:16 »
My ducky year of the dragon with blues clicks all round.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 21:15:55 »
Voted. I've owned a Filco with blues from 2009 or so and a CM QF with blues from 2013 and both had one switch that didn't click.  I just swapped the switches out and went on with my life.

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 22:34:47 »
I've voted, but just to clarify: I have two Ducky Shine (version 1) with MX blues.  On the first one all switches click equally.  On the second, two keys (up arrow and X) do not click all the time.  Depending on the angle of the press, they click most of the time.  All keys register correctly.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 22:48:54 »
I have a QFR (January 2012) and a Rosewill RK-9000 (late 2011) and all keys click on both.

All these problems make me appreciate my Buckling Spring keyboard even more.
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 09 February 2013, 22:50:08 »
You'd soon know about it if a BS switch did not click ;)
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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 10 February 2013, 01:14:34 »
Voted. I've owned a Filco with blues from 2009 or so and a CM QF with blues from 2013 and both had one switch that didn't click.  I just swapped the switches out and went on with my life.

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 10 February 2013, 01:16:49 »
Voted. I've owned a Filco with blues from 2009 or so and a CM QF with blues from 2013 and both had one switch that didn't click.  I just swapped the switches out and went on with my life.

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 10 February 2013, 01:17:50 »
Voted. I've owned a Filco with blues from 2009 or so and a CM QF with blues from 2013 and both had one switch that didn't click.  I just swapped the switches out and went on with my life.

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 10 February 2013, 01:18:44 »
Voted. I've owned a Filco with blues from 2009 or so and a CM QF with blues from 2013 and both had one switch that didn't click.  I just swapped the switches out and went on with my life.

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 10 February 2013, 01:22:25 »
Voted. I've owned a Filco with blues from 2009 or so and a CM QF with blues from 2013 and both had one switch that didn't click.  I just swapped the switches out and went on with my life.

That's the Adult thing to do... ;D

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Re: POLL: Do all your Cherry MX Blue or Green clicks?
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 10 February 2013, 01:30:08 »
Voted. I've owned a Filco with blues from 2009 or so and a CM QF with blues from 2013 and both had one switch that didn't click.  I just swapped the switches out and went on with my life.

That's the Adult thing to do... ;D

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Though that isn't something I wouldn't say, I've never actually said that... lack of occasion really.. ;D

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