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What are some cheap (but still quality) mechanical keyboards out there with either blue or brown switches?

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Blackwidow goes for $79.99 but I've seen it go for $59.99 with some codes. That one has Cherry Blues and that's about the cheapest you can get price wise.
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Is the Blackwidow a decent quality keyboard?
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tech210 View Post
Is the Blackwidow a decent quality keyboard?
It's actually a very solid keyboard. I saw a review where they took one apart and it was very solid. Cables were literally bolted down. It's rather hefty like most mechanical keyboards which is nice since it won't move around when you don't want it to. I personally love the Cherry Blues as well.
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
Blackwidow goes for $79.99 but I've seen it go for $59.99 with some codes. That one has Cherry Blues and that's about the cheapest you can get price wise.
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
It's actually a very solid keyboard. I saw a review where they took one apart and it was very solid. Cables were literally bolted down. It's rather hefty like most mechanical keyboards which is nice since it won't move around when you don't want it to. I personally love the Cherry Blues as well.
Yeah, you can read all about it here: http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:13224

That overkill in attention to detail is what makes the Blackwidow give other mechanicals +$50 in price a run for their money.
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post #8 of 16
Get a model m. They can be had for like 20 dollars plus shipping. Buckling springs are super sexy.
    
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post #9 of 16
look around

the 'dragon age II' version of the blackwidow ultimate was being cleared out for $50, so I wouldn't be surprised if you could one or two around this price
post #10 of 16
Second the Model M. They're quite cheap used ($20-$40) and the quality is awesome. I've had 1986 ones work perfectly when hooked up to a modern PC.
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