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 Post subject: Wanting to confirm Cherry type switches on 2008 Legend-fire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:08 am 
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I have a 2008 Legend (fire) and I believe it sports Cherry black switches - I have always found them to be tougher than I really liked personally. Removing the key cap shows it to be black underneath (I've seen photos of other keyboards where these are blue or brown); would the Cherry brown be the same as this but with a lighter touch?

My benchmark is either the original IBM PC-XT keyboard (light action buckling spring) or the original Mac keyboard (circa '84-85) - or even the rather rare Wyse-50 terminals that we had (though these varied around the world, the ones I was using were like a very light version of the Cherry switches and I could attain disgracefully fast speeds on those things).


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 Post subject: Re: Wanting to confirm Cherry type switches on 2008 Legend-fire
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:10 am 
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You are correct - your board has the Cherry black switches.

The brown switches have a tactile feedback whereas the black switches don't. Also the activation force for the brown switches are less than the black switches.

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