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post #1 of 25
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I'm trying to decide whether or not to get a DAS Model S Professional Silent keyboard.

Everything looks great except there's no backlighting.

Are there any keyboards that come very close to being like that but with a backlight?

I want a board with Cherry MX Brown and my budget is $150.
post #2 of 25
Only keyboards that are backlit that I have found are Deck Legends. They are $159 for the Toxic version, others are priced a bit higher I think about $169-$179. Otherwise most of the other mechanical keyboards have no back lighting. Only the tactile version is Cherry MX Browns, the non-tactile ones like the Toxic (linear) version is Cherry MX Blacks.

*Update*
Interesting, looks like Deck might have some competition. I found an interesting keyboard, might even consider getting it myself. Seem to have recently just appeared this year. The only thing I hate about Deck's key placements is the FN and right ALT keys. I use the right ALT key a lot so the placement of it throws me off so I had to hard mod mine so I could use it properly.

http://www.svc.com/u9bl-s.html
Edited by anoob - 5/15/11 at 5:15am
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xarmor boards hack backlighting and there is a brown version or soon will be a brown version
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post #4 of 25
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xarmor boards hack backlighting and there is a brown version or soon will be a brown version
U9BL-S is Cherry MX Brown

U9BL is Cherry MX Blue

Unless you mean a brown colored keyboard.
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post #5 of 25
I've heard nothing but complaints about the Xarmor boards, so I'd suggest to steer away from them.
post #6 of 25
I've heard the same as ChoboGuy
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post #7 of 25
Go for Das Ultimate? Just to get away from hunt and peck so that you don't even need a backlight.
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There's a difference between hunt and peck and not knowing your keyboard 100% the big thing is the symbols not the letters.
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post #9 of 25
What are these bad things you guys are hearing about the XArmor boards?

*EDIT*

Oh, I see PSU Guru Phaedrus did a review on it.

http://hardwareaware.com/review/xarmor-u9bl/

Doesn't look too bad. 8/10 for the review.
Edited by anoob - 5/15/11 at 5:30pm
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post #10 of 25
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Well mechanical is pointless if you plan to search and peck...

That said, playing SC2 in the late hours can be made much easier with a backlight.
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