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Offline phinix

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Keyboards with MX green switches?
« on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 07:02:43 »
Where can I find keyboards with mx green switches?
TKL format.
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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 10:42:18 »
WASD Keyboards seem to have them, for example...

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/mechanical-keyboard/wasd-v2-88-key-iso-custom-mechanical-keyboard.html

I've owned a 104 key WASD keyboard with MX greens and was perfectly happy with the build quality and looks. In the end, MX Greens just lost out to my other boards (Topre/Matias).

Good luck in your search.

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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 23:50:30 »
Where can I find keyboards with mx green switches?
TKL format.

WASD seem best choice for u  :)

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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 13:17:33 »
Is this the only choice?

I remember Cooler Master had mxgreen keyboard, not anymore I guess...

However what about those new Cooler master with BPT caps - they supposed to be in mx green flavor too?
Where can you buy those?

Apart of those - is there anything else?
So all heavy clicky lovers need to solder those switches themselves?
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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 20:45:29 »
Is this the only choice?

I remember Cooler Master had mxgreen keyboard, not anymore I guess...

However what about those new Cooler master with BPT caps - they supposed to be in mx green flavor too?
Where can you buy those?

Apart of those - is there anything else?
So all heavy clicky lovers need to solder those switches themselves?

Is it definately not required, but it necessary if you want something specific. Unfortunately, greens are far less popular than blues. I personally love greens, but they are too heavy for most people. I find them the perfect weight. However, I do like to use a blue switch as the shift keys, for obvious reasons. Such things are impossible to find on pre-assembled boards.

Also, I like gateron greens better than cherry greens, so if you do decide to solder yourself, it would be worth looking into different brands until you find the one that satisfies you the most.

It sounds like you aren't too keen on picking up a new skill, so the above comment will probably suit your needs.
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Offline phinix

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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 24 October 2017, 09:51:33 »
Is this the only choice?

I remember Cooler Master had mxgreen keyboard, not anymore I guess...

However what about those new Cooler master with BPT caps - they supposed to be in mx green flavor too?
Where can you buy those?

Apart of those - is there anything else?
So all heavy clicky lovers need to solder those switches themselves?

Is it definately not required, but it necessary if you want something specific. Unfortunately, greens are far less popular than blues. I personally love greens, but they are too heavy for most people. I find them the perfect weight. However, I do like to use a blue switch as the shift keys, for obvious reasons. Such things are impossible to find on pre-assembled boards.

Also, I like gateron greens better than cherry greens, so if you do decide to solder yourself, it would be worth looking into different brands until you find the one that satisfies you the most.

It sounds like you aren't too keen on picking up a new skill, so the above comment will probably suit your needs.

I'll be honest with you - I would prefer original Filco or CM keyboard with greens, not sure about WASD boards.

However, I'm looking for white Filco keyboard and I think I will try my luck with soldering.

Can you explain the difference between mx and Gateron greens? Why do you prefer Gaterons?
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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 24 October 2017, 10:53:26 »

I'll be honest with you - I would prefer original Filco or CM keyboard with greens, not sure about WASD boards.

However, I'm looking for white Filco keyboard and I think I will try my luck with soldering.

Can you explain the difference between mx and Gateron greens? Why do you prefer Gaterons?

So the title should read, "Where can i find filcos and QFRs with greens?"?

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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 24 October 2017, 14:13:58 »
Is this the only choice?

I remember Cooler Master had mxgreen keyboard, not anymore I guess...

However what about those new Cooler master with BPT caps - they supposed to be in mx green flavor too?
Where can you buy those?

Apart of those - is there anything else?
So all heavy clicky lovers need to solder those switches themselves?

Is it definately not required, but it necessary if you want something specific. Unfortunately, greens are far less popular than blues. I personally love greens, but they are too heavy for most people. I find them the perfect weight. However, I do like to use a blue switch as the shift keys, for obvious reasons. Such things are impossible to find on pre-assembled boards.

Also, I like gateron greens better than cherry greens, so if you do decide to solder yourself, it would be worth looking into different brands until you find the one that satisfies you the most.

It sounds like you aren't too keen on picking up a new skill, so the above comment will probably suit your needs.

I'll be honest with you - I would prefer original Filco or CM keyboard with greens, not sure about WASD boards.

However, I'm looking for white Filco keyboard and I think I will try my luck with soldering.

Can you explain the difference between mx and Gateron greens? Why do you prefer Gaterons?

A long time ago, the reverse was actually true, but many of the complaints people had with gateron greens no longer apply. However, as a general statement, they actually don't feel as nice, UNTIL YOU LUBE THEM. The problem with the gateron switch stems from the fact the housing is slightly too tight, but that is fixed with lube, but that problem actually leads to some desirable side effects. 

Personally I find the sound and feel of recently manufactured lubed gateron greens to be better than lubed cherry greens. The tighter housing that would cause them to not feel nice leads to the switch feeling smoother, more constant, and less rattly in feel and sound from switch to switch after the slider railing is lubed. Additionally, the fact that the top housing is frosted transparent plastic means that keycap illumination is more even. Beyond that, the tactility feels sharper, and the click sounds more confident. To others, they may like the softer tactility and mellower click of cherries.

The reason I use blue switches on the shift keys is because the the pinky finger is weaker so the shift key will feel stiffer to the pinky compared to other keys, and doesn't feel right. Since greens are quite heavy, the effect is intensified, and can actually cause my pinky to compensate unnaturally, leading to fatigue, so throwing a blue switch in those actually feels more consistent and less fatiguing. Instead of using a blue switch, you could simply use a light weight spring, but this is actually doing exactly the same thing.

I am sure some people will disagree with some of the things I say, so it is important to try things yourself and draw your own conclusions. Opinions on gateron greens are usually heavily conflicting :) It seems to be a polarizing switch.

PS: I should point out that if you lube greens with thick lube, the click sleeve won't work, unless you are VERY careful.
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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 06:55:56 »
Hmm... Then looking at this one - https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2638

I wouldn't have to solder anything and would get what I want - white keyboard with mx greens...


What is the official opinion on those Ducky keyboards?
Are they ok? Good quality, similar to Cooler Master for example or Filco?


EDIT: holly molly.. $109 for keyboard is fine, but then $45.55 for delivery to UK... :confused: :-[
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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 07:21:28 »
Hmm... Then looking at this one - https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2638

I wouldn't have to solder anything and would get what I want - white keyboard with mx greens...


What is the official opinion on those Ducky keyboards?
Are they ok? Good quality, similar to Cooler Master for example or Filco?


EDIT: holly molly.. $109 for keyboard is fine, but then $45.55 for delivery to UK... :confused: :-[

You can always email their support and see if they have any cheaper options for shipping but that amount isn't unreasonable.

I do think their website doesn't always calculate international shipping correctly but based on estimates from usps.com the cheapest quick and dirty number I could calculate was ~$35 first class with no insurance.

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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 07:49:13 »
Hmm... Then looking at this one - https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2638

I wouldn't have to solder anything and would get what I want - white keyboard with mx greens...


What is the official opinion on those Ducky keyboards?
Are they ok? Good quality, similar to Cooler Master for example or Filco?


EDIT: holly molly.. $109 for keyboard is fine, but then $45.55 for delivery to UK... :confused: :-[

Ducky is pretty well known for good quality, so no need to worry.

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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 11:53:31 »
Varmilo offers a cherry MX green option as well http://en.varmilo.com/ and ships internationally or you can purchase one at CAPSLOCKUNLUCKED or CandyKey store.
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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 30 October 2017, 03:23:08 »
Cooler Master MasterKeys S PBT (ANSI)

http://www.cmstore.eu/peripheral/cooler-master-masterkeys-s-pbt-ansi/

The green switches are available only in Europe, in US they have silver switches instead of green, but on amazon.com they are sold out. They are selling like hotcakes.
In Europe they had blue switches too, but now they aren't available.
I'm tempted by the green switches, but I'm not sure I want to pay 99.95 Euro + 25 shipping. I read that the feeling is the same as IBM Model M and I'm not impressed by it.

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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 01 November 2017, 11:48:01 »
I would love to buy this CM Masterkeys PBT with mx greens, but cannot find one:(
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Re: Keyboards with MX green switches?
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 03:33:48 »
If you follow the link from my first post you can order from there.
Select "Cherry MX-Green", "add to cart" and then "proceed to checkout", is that simple.
Make sure to make a review when you receive it and let us know if you like it.  :thumb:
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