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So can someone tell me what these halo switches are all about?? I wasnt around for the whole debacle with massdrop and input club..... like I haven’t tried a lot of key switches besides the cherry mx and so far out of them I prefer brown but its not like I’m in love with them. I’m really curious to know what the halo true/clear are like.
Also, I would like to know few things about “quality“ of this keyboar.... I have there complaints about my current keyboard (Corsair k95 platinum keyboard with the Cherry MX Browns) -The keyboard has irregular sizing, making it hard to get a full key cap set for them that will fit. -Also, the led on top is rgbW while the backlighting is just rgb so the white difference really stands out. -lastly, my keycaps are kinda wobbly.... it’s fairly slight but I cann them up down/down/left/right and it makes the gaming experience on them kinda bothering, on typing it’s not so bad (If the information is available)
The Halo switches seem to be a bit of a love them or hate them thing. I personally love them (I bought two of the K-Type, which was basically the prototype of the ctrl, just so I could type on Halo Trues both at home and at work), but people's opinion seems to depend on how they type. I think they feel best if you prefer to type with a bit of a gentle touch (you don't like to slam your keys), but even with that they're heavier than MX Browns. They're really typing switches first and foremost; you can use them for gaming if you want, but you should expect your hands to get really tired at first and they'll always be a little slower to respond than a lighter switch would be.
The layout of the specific keys on the board is about as standard as you can possibly get, so almost any key cap set ever produced will be able to fit the Ctrl. If they keep the build quality the same as the K-Type, you'll be able to expect the thing to feel like a tank. The back light on the K-Type is great for really bright colorful looks and is fully RGB for every light, but it suffers from a bit of a pinkish color cast if you try to dim the lighting too low. Apparently they're using a different chip to manage the back lighting on the Ctrl though, so the color cast may not be an issue this time around. For key wobble, you'll always have a little with MX style switches; I can move any given switch around by maybe one millimeter, but I don't honestly notice it unless I'm doing it intentionally.
Awesome thanks for your input I might pick this up with the cherry brown, or may just go with halo so I can try them out since the halo switch types arnt really readily available like cherry browns.... any info on the halo true vs clear??? I see like 95 percent of people pick up the true over the clear from comments and things I’ve read which seems odd to me. Are the clears bad? And I’m really sorry but I have one more off topic question.... I’ve been looking into the cherry silver switches since I read some pretty good things about them but they aren’t too common, have you ever used any of the silver switches and if so how do you feel about them?
I've only tried the trues; I think a lot of the preference for them over the clears is that they're intended to be a more "unique" feeling switch. The clears are supposed to feel a bit more like MX clears which are a pretty common switch, but they also apparently require slightly more force on the initial press than the trues do. As someone mentioned in another comment, if you get the trues to see if you like them they've actually maintained a pretty good after market price due to their scarcity to where you could potentially sell them on https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/ and they'd more than pay for a different set of switches. I actually haven't tried any of the speed switches like the silvers, but they're supposedly pretty great for gaming if you're playing anything where you need to react quickly. I'm not really a linear switch kind of guy though; I like my switches to give me some feedback.
I like a little feedback on mine too(I use quite a bit of force on key presses while gaming), but I play a lot of mobas and FPS so I might try out those silver switches. I’m really tempted to pick up this keyboard haha thanks for your help man! Hope this conversation might help a few other people too