So, I've had a cherry MX blue keyboard for over a year now, and the more I use it, the more I dislike it. However, I'm struggling to see why. Here's the reason:
I tested out keyboards before I settled on a switch (only in a shop though unfortunately, but they were on display and I spent a good few minutes using them at desk level), and consequently, decided that blue switches were for me. I bought a CM Storm quickfire tk, however ever since I've had it, I've always felt that the blues just don't feel the same as on the keyboards in the shop. In the shop I tried a K70 and a black widow (the old one with cherry switches).
It's hard to explain, but they're quite hard to press (in relative terms) and they have a noticeable grinding feel when pressing them as opposed to the smooth clicky feel. More recently, the 'Q' button has been very on and off in terms of returning to default position when pressed (I made a previous thread about it I think). Every time I go to send it back, it starts working again. Due to the stiffness, I've developed quite bad RSI in my fingers, to the point where it's affecting my writing (not useful for college), and it's meant that I now do all my work on my laptop (a pain in the rear end at times).
I'm just on my way back from my mates in Middlesbrough, and he has a K70 with MX Browns , and I know they're a different switch, but they don't just feel as though they're slightly different, it's as though it's a completely switch entirely (difference is greater than membrane vs mechanical).
I can understand if it was the one switch, but for all of them to be faulty? It's very odd, and I don't know what it is. I've tried many different seating heights, keyboard heights, desk heights.
The one thing the keyboard doesn't have that could contribute is a wrist rest, and I feel it needs one since the keyboard is very tall.
Could it be that the force I'm applying isn't a complete vertical one, and instead at an angle?
For those that I play battlefield with, I know you've probably heard this a million times already hehe!
Thanks in advance!