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I'm trying to figure out which Filco to get from Amazon, and I could use your help. Ideally, I'd like the Ninja, since the keycaps on the Majestouch-2 are said to be not that great. I also really like the style of the Ninja.

I don't really need the browns, because when I game I use a Razer Nostromo gamepad. It would be mostly for typing papers and general use. The problem is they don't make a Ninja with blues (at least not in America).

I can either do the ninja with brown switches or a non-ninja with blues. Basically, I need to know which is better or more necessary to have, the blue switches or the ninja style keycaps.

(The other problem is that the ninja with browns is sold out right now on Amazon, and I don't know how quickly they restock their supply).

Thanks!
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post #2 of 8
The keycaps on both are the exact same and the weakness of the keycaps is going shiny. The letters will never wear off, there are pictures of ripster trying to get rid of them and they don't move. A lot of people like both brown and blue, blue has potential limitations if you're a hardcore gamer but beyond that it's really taste. You can't go wrong.
Edited by Scrappy - 8/6/11 at 7:47pm
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I would go for the blue switches as that would make a greater difference when typing. However, its really a personal decision and to me keycaps are not super important, at least not compared to the switch type.

However, if you thinking you would like browns almost as much as blues then you should probably go for the ninja.

Either way you cant really go wrong though
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Hmm...I definitely like the Blues better for typing. It is really loud though and people might be extremely annoyed by it. The click noise goes easily through drywall. Just a heads-up.
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post #5 of 8
Blues for typing. Check my signature. The Filco Majestouch Black is the Filco Majestouch Ninja Japanese Edition. The ninja is a great choice if you aren't getting replacement keycaps. The Majestouch Black comes in blues. It's only available in Japan though.
Edited by HybridCore - 8/6/11 at 8:10pm
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post #6 of 8
There are some people that do prefer browns for typing, with me being one of them. I actually do like the sound of the blues, but the sharp bump of them feels very plasticky and unpleasant to me when typing. I prefer the more "spread out" tactile bump of the browns.
post #7 of 8
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Thank you guys! That helps me narrow it down greatly. I thought the problem with the keycaps was the letters rubbing off, but if it's just the shinyness I think I can live with the regular style instead of the ninja. I also think I will initially try the browns, since I can picture my wife going bonkers if the blues are that loud. I guess I can always send the brown back and try the blues if it doesn't do it for me. + reps
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You'll be really pleased no matter what.
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