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Aug 15, 2016
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Not like everyone else here, I actually joined the party pretty late. Back in 2011/2012, I got myself a Razer BlackWidow with Cherry MX-Blue (non-backlit), I believe it was the only mechanical keyboard at the time that was available to me. I was also intrigued by the reviews of it at the time when it was compared to a rubber dome keyboard and I definitely needed one.
Initially I was amazed how different it was compared to a regular non-mechanical keyboard and how it was themed towards gamers, although I immediately regretted it because it was too loud during the night, I remember waking my family up because I was "typing too loud".
I knew I needed to change, so I got rid of the Blackwidow and purchased Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid TKL which came with Cherry MX-Brown. This was good for typing and all but, i wanted change after using the browns for while, I was interested in Cherry MX-Reds which was widely known its use amongst "gamers" playing strictly FPS (at the time I was also competing in CS:S at an amateur league). So I purchased myself a Corsair K70 with Cherry MX-Reds, this is currently my main driver. Not too long ago I've also built my own mechanical keyboard with Gateron Clear switches (this requires 10g less actuation force compared to Cherry switches) and being a 60% keyboard with no plate (direct PCB mount) and a polycarbonate case, it became much lighter and easier to carry in my backpack. I'm also considering to change my daily driver keyboard to RealForce RGB (Topre switch) which will be released "before Christmas season", I have not ever used topre switch before but I believe I can adapt to it.
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