Keyboard and Switches

It all started when I got my very first mechanical keyboard in 2016-ish. It was a Cooler Master Quick Fire TK with Cherry MX Browns. And even as a noob the time, I didn’t like the lack of tactility the MX Browns offered. It disappointed me, thanks Linus (yes, the Linus from Linus Tech Tips). I sold this board after a few weeks of use, I think.

So, what did I do next? I bought another Cooler Master keyboard with Cherry MX Browns *face palm*. Although, this time the keyboard was brand new, but the key feel still sucked; even brand new MX Browns couldn't satisfy me. Again, I sold this board only after weeks of use.

Now, I’ve learnt that condition didn’t affect the key feel, but I wondered if that would change if I bought a ‘higher-end’ model…and so I did that. I bought the best keyboard with Cherry MX Browns at the time – the Corsair K95 RGB. For reference, this the K95 when they still had 3 columns of macro keys! (It’s a pity that newer models only have 6). Anyway, what about the key feel, you may ask? Uhhhh…still the same. Still disappointingly non-tactile. But I was quick to sell this board, getting rid of it only after a few days. Surprisingly, I made a profit on it given I managed to snag it on a deal.

So, with an unexpected profit in the bag, I bought a Corsair K70 RGB since at this point, I finally figured out that both condition and price with the same switch didn’t affect key feel. So, here I was using a keyboard that I didn’t like using. It was at least a cheap buy at the time. Also, this was also the very keyboard I reviewed on the channel in early 2020.

Around 2019, I discovered the GMMK as well as the r/mk subreddit. I used that board with Kailh BOX Pinks for a while until I settled for the GK61 to be my first 'test' keyboard for various MX type switches.

If you read all this, leave a +2 in the comments section. You’re a real one.
The Cooler Master Quick Fire TK with Cherry MX Brown switches.
This is subject to change, but so far:

TYPING: Capacitive Buckling Springs
GAMING: Feker Panda
There is no such thing as the "best" keyboard or switch. The "best" is defined by your personal preference.
This is the keyboard I would build if I could.

  • QWERTY layout
  • TKL form factor (or very similar)
  • Alps SKCM Orange, Gazzew Boba U4T or Durock T1 for the switches
  • Double-shot PBT WoB OEM keycaps
  • Aluminium case & plate
  • Black/grey/white/purple patterned removable braided cable
  • Bluetooth functionality
In an ideal world I'd like to be able to cover everything, but there are a few things that stop me from making a review.

Number 1: Availability. If the said keyboard or switch is frequently out of stock or was only available through a group-buy, then you probably won't see my review on it.
Number 2: Price. As it stands, I mostly buy everything I review. If I can't afford it, it won't get a review unless there is a reasonable price drop or if I receive it as a donation.
Number 3: Rarity. If a manufacturer only sold a certain product in limited quantities or was only ever available in select countries, then there's a good chance you'll never see my review on it.

In any case, if I can get my hands on it, I can do a review on it!
Sure, but it really has to interest me; there's no point otherwise.

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