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Volny:

--- Quote from: Nerif on Wed, 25 August 2021, 11:20:44 ---
--- Quote from: yui on Wed, 25 August 2021, 08:20:14 ---i do agree with you that brown's springs are way too light

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You know, it was a really huge disappointment.

When I was reading/watching reviews on brown MX switches I was thinking that "oh yeah, they are not as tactile as clears (I got one loose Cherry MX Clear switch way before I tried Cherry MX Brown switches), but I am ready for it and I still think they are not that bad". This optimistic point of view was completely destroyed when I got them. They are so light that making accidental keypresses with them is as easy as making them with MX Reds. This is extremely annoying. If I wanted to make lots of typos, I would better prefer silvers, they weren't at least marketed as "good switch for typists".

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This reminds me of one of my unpopular keyboard opinions: OEM/Cherry are terrible profiles because they invite lots of typos. Their sharp corners are easy to catch by accident as your fingers move across the keyboard. Once I switched to DSA with their gentle corners my wpm went up by 20 or so.

Nerif:

--- Quote from: Volny on Thu, 26 August 2021, 17:32:27 ---
--- Quote from: Nerif on Wed, 25 August 2021, 11:20:44 ---
--- Quote from: yui on Wed, 25 August 2021, 08:20:14 ---i do agree with you that brown's springs are way too light

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You know, it was a really huge disappointment.

When I was reading/watching reviews on brown MX switches I was thinking that "oh yeah, they are not as tactile as clears (I got one loose Cherry MX Clear switch way before I tried Cherry MX Brown switches), but I am ready for it and I still think they are not that bad". This optimistic point of view was completely destroyed when I got them. They are so light that making accidental keypresses with them is as easy as making them with MX Reds. This is extremely annoying. If I wanted to make lots of typos, I would better prefer silvers, they weren't at least marketed as "good switch for typists".

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This reminds me of one of my unpopular keyboard opinions: OEM/Cherry are terrible profiles because they invite lots of typos. Their sharp corners are easy to catch by accident as your fingers move across the keyboard. Once I switched to DSA with their gentle corners my wpm went up by 20 or so.

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LOL I hate DSA keycap profile because I type much slower on a keyboard with DSA keycaps

noons:

--- Quote from: Nerif on Wed, 25 August 2021, 05:48:33 ---I think that light switches shouldn't exist. I prefer MX Blacks over the Reds, Clears over the Browns and so forth and so on. I hate light switches so much that I think that the worst part of the MX Brown switch is the 45g spring, which is too light for a tactile switch. Seriously, tactile switches have been made to PREVENT accidental keypresses, and the light spring gets in a way of that preventing.

Also, my hands start to hurt over time when I type on a keyboard with light switches, but they don't when I type on a keyboard with heavy switches.

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I personally love light switches. It's odd that light switches hurt your hands, but if you're a heavy typer I guess that makes sense especially if you're bottoming out hard. I'll spend 8 hours a day typing commands on a console so anything heavy can start to hurt, though in fairness I'm probably starting with early onset of arthritis.

Nerif:
I'm not bottoming out.

bkrownd:

I have a very light touch, so I like the light springs and subtle force curves.  With heavy switches I think I'd feel like I was fighting the keyboard.  "Browns" work fine for me, but Speed Bronze is my current happy place. 

I just got my first set of keycaps with a horizontally-oriented "#" on the 3 key.  I thought it was a misprint, but looking around I see that horizontal "#" seems to be a real thing some sets have.  I think I've only used sets with vertically oriented "#" before, and a horizontal "#" on the 3 key just looks really weird and out of sync with the other symbols on the number keys to me. 

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