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Old 18.10.2019, 00:43
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Where to try out MX mechanical switches?

I'd like to try out the MX mech switches, in particular the Browns vs Reds, are you aware of any shop that i could do that?

MediaMarkt has some keyboards from time to time, but it's mostly different types of switches (e.g. Logitech's Romer G, Razer's and usually MX Reds or Silent Reds) which is of no help.
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Re: Where to try out MX mechanical switches?

Difficult to find a store with Brown MX, because most gamers prefer the Red ones. Corsair has the Silent Red that you mention, I think they are named Silver for other brands (but it is essentially the same switch).

The best way to test the switches is with a tester. They can start with 4 keys. Here's one from Aliexpress for 3$ and one for 10$, 4 and 9 MX switches respectively. Make sure you choose a tester for the MX Cherries you are interested in, there are testers for other switches too (e.g. Gateron).
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Old 19.10.2019, 21:20
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Re: Where to try out MX mechanical switches?

Nice, didn't have a clue these testers existed!

I got this one, looking forward to it
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Re: Where to try out MX mechanical switches?

For typing reds suck, I was in the same shoes beginning of the year. I went for brown for a nice sturdy Das Keyboard 4, and the guy next to me at work has a cheapy with blue.

Brown is significantly quieter, and while blue feels quite nice, unless you work in a noisy environment people will complain
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Old 21.10.2019, 23:57
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Re: Where to try out MX mechanical switches?

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For typing reds suck, I was in the same shoes beginning of the year. I went for brown for a nice sturdy Das Keyboard 4, and the guy next to me at work has a cheapy with blue.

Brown is significantly quieter, and while blue feels quite nice, unless you work in a noisy environment people will complain
I checked Das but i opted for Ducky One 2 TKL, which is going to my home gaming pc. However you gave me a great idea of getting one noisy blue/black at work - i have some colleagues next to me talking a lot to customers on the phone, sometimes even my noise cancelling WH-1000XM2 has difficulty cutting the noise... so, maybe if i "fight back" they get the message
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Re: Where to try out MX mechanical switches?

https://www.amazon.de/AKWOX-Cherry-S.../dp/B01GZHU1EG
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Re: Where to try out MX mechanical switches?

After trying with the tester, Red it is!

A close runner was Silver, but i've read they are too sensitive.
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Re: Where to try out MX mechanical switches?

Hey, I've also got a Das Keyeboard 4.
Already got it last year or so, for work.



I like that it has two full USB slots on the keyboard, so I can attach a mouse and charge my phone, even with a short cable.
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