Mechanical Cherry MX Browns/Blues/Reds for OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AOMG, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. AOMG macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2015
    Hi is there any mechanical keyboard with these switches that go for $120 and under? Thank you.
  2. Mago macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2011
    Beyond the Thunderdome
    yes, look at amazon for "mac mechanical keyboard"
  3. bubulol macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2013

    It depends from you are looking for

    full size

    tenkeyless (similar to apple wireless keyboard size and form factor)

    60% (ultra compact keyboard such as Poker II/III)

    Mathias keyboard are fully compatible with Mac (with the Apple keyboard layout)

    It's not MX Cherry mechanical keyboard but apparently it feels as good as mechanical switches provide

    About MX switches, blue are noisy, brown a light and tactile bump, reds are lighter and linear
    I very like red/brown, in opposite, i found blue quite unpleasant
    Nonetheless, Brown is a great compromise, ask here and you ll find many answers from mechanical keyboard aficionados ;)
  4. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    Stay away from Das Keyboard's new model. I preordered the new Mac version of their latest keyboard, as the PC version uses Cherry MX switches. Well, the Mac version doesn't. It uses crappy Greetech switches, so it went back quickly.
  5. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    I use the Matias Tactile Pro and the Quiet Pro on my Macs and love them both. My wife only loves the quiet pro, because the other one is quite noisy.
  6. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    Are you serious, even the blue switches? I have the older Mac model and was thinking about upgrading.
  7. Fietsbel macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2012
    Yup, Greentech switches :confused:
    I would buy the keyboard if they still had the cherry switches.
  8. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    Yes, like 5 sets of high heals on a wood floor noisy. Loved mine when it was here ;)
  9. bubulol macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2013
    New Pok3r is great mechanical keyboard to start
    But i recommend you the greatest of all, HHKB, best keyboard ever, Topre for life :cool:
  10. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    It's pretty terrible. They switched OEM's too, so even the keycaps are low quality. They now use a ruler like device that attaches under the backside of the keyboard with magnets to provide tilt. It's nowhere near as significant as the feet on the old keyboard, so it sits a lot more flat on the desk.

    Honestly, aside from the media keys (which some may hate) and the USB hub, everything's a downgrade from the old model.
  11. Fietsbel macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2012
    the removal of the glossy finish is the biggest plus imho, but this kind of switches and "quality" caps and no backlight for 170! dollars, lololol, no way.

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