Quick report for the European users
who deliberate about ordering at PChome
. I've ordered my Quick Fire Rapid with red switches
on December 26 and it was delivered on December 30 to my place in Switzerland! Very quick service I'd say
I've payed 116.00 Swiss Francs (95 Euros) including delivery, plus handling at the Swiss customs (35 Francs) and Swiss VAT (11.85 Francs). A cheap option compared to other mechanical keyboards I could have ordered from the US, UK or Germany. Delivery around the world from Taiwan to Switzerland is by far less expensive than it would be across the border from Germany.
This thread helped me a lot with my decision for my first mechanical keyboard. Maybe my experience with PChome does help others as well...The Quick Fire Rapid is a great keyboard by the way!
As this is my first mechanical keyboard I'm probably not in the position to write a qualified review. But I'm able to say, that it fullfills my expectations completely.
Some thoughts for those who are still wondering which switches to get on their first mechanical keyboard: I bought my Quick Fire Rapid for gaming only (MMOs, Shooters, Starcraft) and my decision for the red switches feels perfect. I was a bit worried that the low actuation force of the reds might feel too soft and encourage accidential keystrokes, but I haven't had any issues with that at all. The switches feel wonderful and perfect for gaming - though I would probably prefer a tactile feedback for writing... but that might just be the acclimatization period it takes to get used to the keyboard (I'm comming from the dark side of the force, due to the industrial sector I'm working in -> Apple scissor-switch keyboard on a Mac Pro workstation)
To make a long story short: full recommendation for this keyboard and for ordering it at PChome (if you don't care about additional chineese letters on the keys). Also a recommendation for the red switches if you're a gamer looking for a smooth key activation.
Please be patient if my post reads a bit "bumpy", English is not my native language
Greetings from SwitzerlandEdited by Bricolage - 1/3/12 at 3:24pm