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Almost time to get my first mechanical keyboard. Help me choose one

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My old G15 died a month ago and I alredy can't stand anymore the logitech wireless that I'm temporary using.
I want to get a mechanical keyboard for everyday use, writing and gaming, so I narrowed the switch choice to brown or red and I don't really like tenkeyless so I would go for a full board with ISO layout.
Here come the problem, I live in Italy and I got to say that Europe have a poor choice when it comes to mech with expensive price.
What I can actually buy easily are (price include V.A.T. and shipping):

Filco majestouch-2, the only with italian layout for 148€/205$
Das Keyboard Professional Silent for 129€/179$
Zowie Celeritas 125€/172$

And that is pretty much it. There are no ducky, deck and not even cm storm quickfire european sellers, not even on ebay.
Maybe I should buy from the US but I will hardly find a ISO layout and get to pay custom duties.
Edited by Saberfang - 10/12/11 at 3:19am
post #2 of 6
It's really down to personal preference from there I think. I don't know anything about the Zowie although it looks similar to the Filco. I think quality wise they are all around the same mark.

Personally I would get the Filco with brown switches since that's got your preferred layout, plus its a very good board, but I think you would be very happy with any of them.
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WASD will be getting ISO boards and red switches in December. Browns are available now.
If you can wait that long, you can customize the keys(lettering) to any layout you want.

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ITA iso layout, Brown switches, full size.

http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=752

I guess this is what you have got already. I really like browns, and filco is amazing quality. I have it in tenkeyless.
Edited by Infernosaint - 10/12/11 at 3:42am
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post #5 of 6
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@Infernosaint Yes, that is the shop where I found the filco

@WorldExlusive I'm aware about WASD soon to be released ISO boards and I can even wait for them, after getting a normal wired keyboard for the next months of course , but I think that between shipping cost and custom duties it would be probably more expensive than filco. Have to think about it.
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I got a Filco Majestouch 2 after debating for a while about which mechanical keyboard to splash out on - I even got a Razer Blackwidow first but the extra macro keys along the left made it impossible to live with for gaming (muscle memory too deeply ingrained...).

So I treated myself and went for the Filco and... well its simply stunning, easily the nicest keyboard I have ever used and since they have a variety of different layouts (inc. 10keyless) as well as all the main MX switches available (I went for the MX Blacks as I'm a "hardcore" gamer, but I hear very good things about the MX Browns) it seems to be the easiest choice to recommend.

I don't think you'll be disappointed with any of the choices you've mentioned, but since the prices are so similar for me it would have to be the Filco
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