What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Mechanical Keyboard with Brown Switches,Rottay LED Backlit 104-Key Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Anti-ghosting Ergonomical Perfect for PC&Mac Gamers and Typist(Black)?

A total of 3 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points

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21st Oct 2018

I’ve been looking around and so far I’ve only found one brown switched keyboard from Eagletec on Amazon however it’s on the UK version of Amazon so I’m not sure if it will be available from wherever you live.

And yes Redragon is a pretty good brand, I used to have one of their keyboard before I got my Corsair K70 and they do have some budget keyboard, but from what I’ve seen they all mostly feature Outemu Blue switches (knockoff MX Blues)

If you don’t mind spending around $20 more you can get the Corsair Strafe with Cherry MX Brown switches.

Edit: I happened to find some off brand keyboard with Outemu Brown switches on Amazon. Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Keyboard-Rottay-Anti-ghosting-Ergonomical/dp/B0747D3YWR/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1540138207&sr=8-2-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=cherry+mx+brown+keyboard&psc=1&smid=A3FJZOG92PORS8

1 point

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11th Dec 2017

Hi there, I’m sorta new to mechanical keyboards!
I say that because I grew up using them, but later on spent most of my years on cheaper keyboards (membrane, or rubber dome, or whatever is most common).
I grew up using a Commodore 64, and after that an IBM XT. I’m not sure what specific keyboard my old IBM had, I wish I had kept it. I am fairly sure it was mechanical though.
Later, I transitioned to whatever the cheapest and most common Logitech and Microsoft keyboards use, and that’s what I’ve been using for 20+ years.
I type around 120 words per minute and I type a lot at work, so when my current keyboard started getting worn out, I thought why not get something nicer?
I got excited about getting a mechanical keyboard, and I bought this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0747D3YWR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It has some kind of brown switches, which is what I wanted (tactile but not audible click). Does anybody know what brand of switches this board would use? So far I am enjoying it. I actually really like the lights, and I like the feeling of typing on it better than my old keyboard. However, I realize this is a pretty cheapo mechanical keyboard, and there are some things I don’t like about it.

For one thing, the keycaps feel really insubstantial. I’m not sure how to describe it, they just feel flimsy or something, like there’s no substance to them. If I pull one of them off and hold it, it’s so light and flimsy-feeling. Is that normal? I suppose lighter keycaps might be better for fast typing, due to less inertia or whatever, but I don’t like how these feel, they just feel like really cheap plastic.

Second thing I noticed is it’s very noisy. I expected some noise when the key bottoms out, but there is also a lot of noise when the key TOPS out. The noise when it tops out is sharper than the bottoming out noise. Is there anything you can do about the noise of the key coming UP?

To silence the bottoming out noise, I bought some o-rings. Unfortunately, I don’t think these are going to work for me. I put a few on the keyboard and tried them out, and it just feels weird. It feels like I can’t tell exactly when the key is pressed down all the way, and it feels almost sticky, like the key is going to get stuck or something. I’m not sure why. These are the orings I purchased:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N75JL0F/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also don’t really like how the stroke of the key was made shorter by the oring.

So, I think I am already going to shop around for a new keyboard. Here is one I was looking at, because I actually really like the lights:

https://www.pcgamingrace.com/collections/glorious-gaming-modular-cherry-gateron-kailh-mechanical-keyboards/products/glorious-modular-mechanical-pc-gaming-keyboard-full-size-104-key-gateron-cherry-kailh-switches

If I went with that keyboard, should I expect the same flimsy lightweight keycap feel, and should I expect the noise to be similar?

I think in a perfect world I would like the keyboard switches to feel like brown switches, but quieter. Is that even possible, for the keyboard to be quieter but feel about the same?

Do you guys think the GMMK would be a good upgrade, or too similar to what I already have, leaving me unsatisfied and looking to upgrade yet again too soon? 🙂

I appreciate any advice you might have for a noob to the mechanical keyboard world!