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After extensive research, i've decided that i want a Cherry MX board. I have settled on The Fullsize Leopold KB from Elite Keyboards.

However one teeny-tiny thing is bugging me: the LEDs on the KB are blue

I know this is a tiny issue, but i have a strong red/black theme going on with my computer, and attached accessories. I saw that FILCO KBs have red LEDs, and i almost got one, but the model i want with MX brown switches don't seem to be available in the US.

Question: Is there a fullsize, Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboard with Red LEDs? I know this is nit-picky, but if i can get one that meets this criteria, i would be a most happy camper.

Alternate question: Is there a fullsize Cherry MX Brown KB that I can easily mod to have red LEDs?

Thanks in advance!
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filco w/ red switches
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Originally Posted by boateye View Post
I saw that FILCO KBs have red LEDs..
You sure about that? The 2 I have seen definitely had blue LEDs.

To answer your question, here's one that I'm pretty sure has red LEDs.
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I am quite sure.
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post
You sure about that? The 2 I have seen definitely had blue LEDs.

To answer your question, here's one that I'm pretty sure has red LEDs.

The Filcos available has Red LEDs for the status lights.

And yes, the Thermaltake has red LEDs, but it uses MX black switches. i specifically stated in the OP that i need BROWN switches
Edited by boateye - 10/4/11 at 9:17pm
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I am quite sure.
Quite sure about what? What model is that keyboard?

Regardless, that keyboard has Red LEDs, yes, but it's a tenkeyless, and I want brown switches. I specifically stated that i want a fullsize keaboard with brown switches...
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I think I must be thinking of a different keyboard, cause I just looked at the Filcos on Amazon and they totally have red LEDs, my bad. lol
For some reason I was thinking that Meka G1 board was available in different switch types, guess not. >.<
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No harm done. I was hoping you found a Thermaltake model with Cherry MX browns XD
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Couldn't you just mod the Leopold?
post #10 of 17
Found a backlit one with all red LEDs and Brown switches here. You can see pics of it lit up here. Not sure how good that specific board is, but I have the Choc Mini they make and have no complaints about quality.
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