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Offline wolfv

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Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 21:08:22 »
Has anyone tried this?:
 Cherry MX Browns (55 cN) on just the pinkies
 Cherry MX Clears (65 cN) on the rest of the keyboard

I am fairly heavy handed on the keyboard and like tactile feed back.
But my left pinky gets uncomfortable after typing a few minutes.
Would lighter springs on the pinky help?
Does mixing different spring forces on a keyboard have any negatives?

Thank you for your input.

Offline gnubag

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 22:15:02 »
it will feel very strange at first mostly because the tactile bump from the clears is like huge compared to the brown ones.

just try it and if it doesn't work change it back?
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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 02 April 2013, 23:40:04 »
you wouldn't notice it too much unless you pay conscious attention to the spring weights. but of course you're going to have to go through an acclimatisation period. I do a similar weighted layout on one of my keyboards, except its more subtle. (55g for pinkies, 65g for the index fingers and 62g for those in between). its interesting, but i wouldn't call it a life-changing experience, though it may help with fatigue.
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Offline wolfv

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 03 April 2013, 10:25:08 »
Thanks gnubag and Larken!

Offline ping111

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 03 April 2013, 10:38:41 »
Personally, I'd want to try this with the Browns on the ring fingers, because I use Colemak, and I find myself accidentally pressing I or R (the ring-finger homerow keys) because I'm trying to hit capslock (which I've reprogrammed to be a backspace).  So, if I make those lighter, but still have the resistance, I can sink them in a little without hitting the key, right?
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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 03 April 2013, 12:41:18 »
i have ergo clears (clears and brown springs) on
a-z

and i have browns on everything else

i have a kinesis so i don't use pinkies for anything other than (1qaz) and (p;/) and the occasional "

shifting is done with thumbs.

i did think about just using browns for the pinkies, to "lessen" the bump, but i just did go through with it for whatever reason.

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 03 April 2013, 12:41:59 »
Clears are 55 cN
Browns are 45 cN

fyi :)

sounds like a good idea for your situation
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Offline n0rvig

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 22:53:40 »
Cool. I've been thinking of doing the same thing.

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 15 June 2013, 02:48:46 »
Clears are 55 cN
Browns are 45 cN

fyi :)

sounds like a good idea for your situation

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 21:17:01 »
Has anyone tried this?:
 Cherry MX Browns (55 cN) on just the pinkies
 Cherry MX Clears (65 cN) on the rest of the keyboard

I tried it a while back, though the pictures didn't survive the GH meltdown: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=16351.0 (see the "Update" section).
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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 21:33:20 »
I wouldn't mix different kinds of switches personally. It sounds weird when you type.
Different weight springs would make more sense. I believe some people have done this already.

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 24 June 2013, 20:16:54 »
Yes, a combination of clears and browns works well. Also done the spring thing a couple times (see http://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=628).
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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 24 June 2013, 20:36:53 »
I have a Green with Brown for the pinkies.  Turned out that I needed to also put Green in the Enter.

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Re: Cherry MX Clear with MX Brown on the pinkies.
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 08 July 2013, 23:33:13 »
I think the feeling between browns and clears are too different for me, Personally I would just uniform the clear stems and change the spring weights. Then it would become an MX version of Topre Variable. LOL