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headcase
Sep 28, 2001



Clears are exhausting to type on, but I think the pushback is better than slamming hard plastic when you are gaming. Browns are way underrated. My guess is because the actual color is boring and they were one of the first widely available switches. They are great to type on. I bet if they were released after clears and were orange, people would eat them up.

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TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

LISTEN TO ME
I AM A SEAGULL
OF WEALTH AND TASTE


I got the adapter for the AEK finally. Orange Alps is the one true switch

G-Prime
Apr 30, 2003

Baby, when it's love,
if it's not rough it isn't fun.


HEY NONG MAN posted:

I almost bought a board with blacks but i pussied out at the last second thinking about my precious finger joints.

It may be more rough on the joints, but I've found that it's helped ease the RSI problems I was having a few months ago. I was using reds (and still am, temporarily at home), and got blacks to use at work, and it made a huge difference in how my hands and wrists feel.

mewse
May 2, 2006





The spring stiffness is why ergo clears are a thing tho. Seems weird to me that large bump + soft spring are limited to ergo clears (expensive, pain in the rear end to replace the springs) or zealios (expensive)

TWBalls
Apr 16, 2003
My medication never lies

teethgrinder posted:

I love Clears/Greens, etc ... and frankly I type faster with them than Browns ... don't bottom out constantly.

But I hated the mushy feel that Blacks gave me. I really need that activation point. Gaming with Greens was fine too.

I really want to try greens. I have 2 codes w/ clears and I bottom out all the time. I've always been a heavy typist. Probably due to the fact that I was taught how to type on a typewriter and the first 10 years of using computers, I used Model M's.

I did buy some stiffer springs, but I had read that when Cherry switches are plate mounted, you have to de-solder them in order to change the springs. That sounds tedious, plus I'm not very confident in my soldering skills. Don't want to kill an otherwise great keyboard trying to improve it a bit.

Stabbing Spork
Apr 9, 2006


TheFluff posted:

I got the adapter for the AEK finally. Orange Alps is the one true switch

Which adapter are you using? I got one from Drakware for my AEK and my capslock and numlock buttons don't work. I'm not sure if it's the adapter or the keyboard.

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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Stabbing Spork posted:

Which adapter are you using? I got one from Drakware for my AEK and my capslock and numlock buttons don't work. I'm not sure if it's the adapter or the keyboard.

The TMK one. Ordered it preassembled from the guy on GeekHack for $40 including shipping because I can't be arsed soldering the simplest things. Everything works perfectly with the exception of the AEK special numpad equals sign, which didn't do anything with the default mapping. I just rebound it to a regular equals sign though and then it worked fine.

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HappyCapybaraFamily
Sep 16, 2009

It's a beautiful day in GRORIOUS NIPPON

Grimey Drawer

Now that I've ordered an artisan in a Massdrop group buy no less, I think I'll continue down this road of dumbassery and get a custom cable to match my keycaps. Who's the go-to these days for those fancy aviator connector cables?

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