Hahaha surely someone else would be carrying a Matias, wouldn't you rather see a rarer board?scottc wrote:Nice review. I've been meaning to try the clicky Maria's out, I've got boards with their linear and tactile switches and enjoy them. Could you take this to the London meetup for me to have a go on please?
emdude wrote:Great review, as always.
I still want to try Matias switches at some point so it's good to hear that they are pretty solid.
Chyros wrote:Hahaha surely someone else would be carrying a Matias, wouldn't you rather see a rarer board?scottc wrote:Nice review. I've been meaning to try the clicky Matias out, I've got boards with their linear and tactile switches and enjoy them. Could you take this to the London meetup for me to have a go on please?
It's from 2001. I would've used a newer one if I had one, but as Andy said I'm arguably doing the Cherry a favour with it.Wodan wrote:If you want to make a keyboard look good against a Cherry MX keyboard in a paid review, at least pick a Cherry MX keyboard that has a similair age and build quality. Running this up against a half-yellowed G80 from the 90 (just assuming, might be newer ... ?) feel a little unclean to me especially in a paid review.
Cherry MX Blue switches age very badly. The whole mechanism of MX switches requires the switch-plate to be "bent open" while the switch is not pressed. This will "wear out" the tactility/clickyness of a MX blue switch - and most likely also add to the impression of smoothness on older MX switches. I desoldered three G80s worth of MX Blues and couldn't get a 60% keyboard worth of well-clicking switches out of the bunch. My Pok3r with MX Blues feels light years better than any of the old/vintage blues I've touched.
Chyros wrote:It's from 2001. I would've used a newer one if I had one, but as Andy said I'm arguably doing the Cherry a favour with it.
I deliberately left it out because I knew people would misinterpret it.Ray wrote:Quite informing video as always.
Did you not talk about the key-wobble because you didn't see an issue with it, or because you forgot to mention it?
zslane wrote:In a good switch, a bit of wobble is simply a non-issue, even when not providing any sort of mechanical advantage per se.
Elrick wrote:zslane wrote:In a good switch, a bit of wobble is simply a non-issue, even when not providing any sort of mechanical advantage per se.
Funny how these so-called keyboard 'nerds' all get antsy about a simple key-switch wobble, yet when they see any well-endowed female walk down the street with that familiar 'wobble' it causes absolute mayhem and astonishment.
Should we all BAN that 'wobble' everywhere in Life, I think not people. Just enjoy it every time you see it .
Wodan wrote:(Warning, NSFW)So how much wobble do Matias switches have on a range from
I can only talk about my own experience and I have several old MX blue boards and two new (2014-2015) MX blue boards. The old MX blue boards behave exactly like in the links you describe. Many switches don't click and the ones that do aren't very crisp. It's a whole different game with the two new MX Blue boards I have which have no duds and crisp & clean clicks.
They're not as satisfying as Gateron Blues though, still a _LOT_ better than what we see in that video. I'm sorry but to me it feels a lot like Matias got exactly what they wanted - a knockout victory against their dominant competitor. And I don't believe things are that simple ...
Next time a Matias switch is up for review I would love to see a comparison to a competitor board in the same condition and price range.
This would have made a MUCH better comparison for the Matias Clicky switch:
Blue Gaterons are my personal #1 Clicky MX switch, 1/3rd the price of the Matias board.
Chyros wrote:Why in God's name would I compare a cheap knockoff gaming keyboard to a premium typing keyboard, it makes no sense!
I tend to compare either switches from the same family or keyboards that are in competition with eachother, I'd argue they are neither :p .
Haha thanks mate; who knows, I like reviewing stuff xD . I'd be reviewing DOS video games too if others haven't been doing that for ages :p .just_add_coffee wrote:Thank you for doing these videos, Chyros! I've enjoyed them and have learned a lot, but I'm still laughing from the review of the IBM PC jr. chiclet-key that I watched this morning (feels like it was made out of used condoms).
If you ever wanted to also review movies, restaurants, web sites, etc., I'll be there!
just_add_coffee wrote:If you ever wanted to also review movies, restaurants, web sites, etc., I'll be there!
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