Need help picking new keyboard

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by ChiefNieth, Apr 15, 2018.

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  1. ChiefNieth

    ChiefNieth Active Member

    Would love some advice.

    Going to be getting a BlackWidow TE V2 most likely, trying to decide on switches.

    Going to be used 10 hours a day in an office. For its entire life.
    Can't be too loud (Green switches are pretty much out)
    Needs to be easy to type on (I've heard yellow is hard to type on with no typos... Is that true?)
    Can't be mushy (I've heard orange doesn't feel great in general for typing).

    Can anyone advise? Currently leaning towards yellow switch, but I would love feedback on whether or not it's easy / comfortable to type on.

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  2. Srnity

    Srnity Active Member

    Personally, I think the yellow switch will be fine. I work as a paralegal, therefore used many keyboards, and most days, I wish that I had my Blackwidow Chroma (green switch) at work for typing. Since you can't have the green switch, the yellow ones would be my suggestions. Unfortunately, I haven't heard anything on the yellow switches being hard to type with, so I cannot help you on that aspect.
  3. BlutigEisbar

    BlutigEisbar Active Member

    I personally use Yellow switches but I owned/used the Green & Orange switches. It took me about a week to get use to my Yellow switches because I never had linear switches before. Now that I have them I would never want to go back. I still use my Green Switched Black Widow Chroma V1 at my work and I notice I have a harder time typing on it now because I type too lightly vs how I previously typed. Nothing bad but it's just something I noticed.

    The easy answer is Orange for familiarity but I love my Yellow switches and would recommend getting them for just about anyone.
  4. ChiefNieth

    ChiefNieth Active Member

    Ok cool. Are they better for typing than orange?
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  5. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    I'd go Razer Yellow switch, but both with orange will be the silent one.
    Orange = silent, tactile - there is small tactile bump, you'll notice some resistance at the point of key accutation.
    Yellow = silent, lineal - you won't have any tactile bump as in yellow, the keystroke is a straight downward drop.

    It will take some time to accustom to the new keys.
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  6. ChiefNieth

    ChiefNieth Active Member

    Yellow almost sounds like membrane xD
  7. BlutigEisbar

    BlutigEisbar Active Member

    Quite the opposite. There is very little resistance and the activation point is much higher. Think of it more like a hairpin trigger
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