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Hey guys!
Been reading around the forum for opinions and ideas that people have about certain keyboards and switches etc, so now its time to make my own post asking for your help.

At the moment i own a Steelseries 7G and the good thing about it is i really like the format/size of the board; the bad part is that its getting old (too much use ) and the black switches aren't exactly on the spot for me.

I've tested around several switches and for this new board i've decided to go with browns, it might be exactly what i've been looking for, something in between black/blue.

So here's some specifics on what im looking for:

Format/Size: Steelseries 7G/Ducky/Filco alike (i'm ok with tenkeyless, allows for a wider range of options)
Keycaps: Again something like Steelseries (don't really like the DAS/Razer style where it gets all dusty and full of fingerprints)
Switches: Brown
Layout: US (i don't mind if it comes with chinese/korean wtv symbols along with it)
And now here's the twitch, i was looking for something with backlit like the Ducky DK-9008 Shine and it has to be possible to be shipped to Europe.

I understand it might be alot of specifics and because of it there might not be many options but please bear with me!

Appreciate any help/input you guys might be able to give me.
Edited by DaBearZ - 10/31/11 at 12:23pm
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So here's some specifics on what im looking for:

Format/Size: Steelseries 7G/Ducky/Filco alike (i'm ok with tenkeyless, allows for a wider range of options)
Sure you haven't already found your answer?

ducky/leopold/filco are very similar products.
    
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Possibly.
I was trying to see if people know of any keyboard with this specifics + backlit, if in the end there's no option for what i'm looking for then yer in terms of brands i already got an answer.

It's just unfortunate that the Ducky DK-9008 Shine is exactly what i'm looking for except i want brown switches and there doesn't seem to be any other options
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you want an XArmor U9BL-S

The only problem with this is that they are hard to find right now and very expensive if you manage to find one. If you do not like that option then you could go for a Deck Legend, but they are not offered in Brown switches as far as I know.

Lastly, the Xarmor keyboard is not of the best quality when it comes to mech keyboards and it may break a few years down the road while a good quality keyboard will last you many years no problem. The Deck is a very good quality keyboard, but like I said before, it may not have brown switches like you want.

I have a question for you though, how long have you had the 7G? I am curious because mechanical boards last for so long I can't imagine that anyone has simply worn out their 7G by now without mistreating it or it having some other manufacturing defect.
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Ty for the answer hfcobra, will look into it.

I've had the 7G for almost 4 years now, it worn-out more due to using him on the move, lan events etc, uncontrollable environments can do that to a keyboard unfortunately plus this cables with all the extentions are a pain for when you move around alot!
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Ty for the answer hfcobra, will look into it.

I've had the 7G for almost 4 years now, it worn-out more due to using him on the move, lan events etc, uncontrollable environments can do that to a keyboard unfortunately plus this cables with all the extentions are a pain for when you move around alot!
Oh I gotcha, just thought I would ask since Cherry switches can last almost 10 years without too much of a problem. If you are taking it to LANs all the time then stuff gets inside there and can really mess things up. Have you thought about cleaning it though? That may help your problem and you wont have to spend a ton of money on a new keyboard.
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post #7 of 9
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I intend to because i want to keep it usable, but my interest was also in trying out the brown switches.

Was checking around the Ducky DK-9008 Shine and apparenly it exists with brown switches. Found it here: http://www.mechkeyboards.com/shine.html but it only sells to Australia

Any ideas of stores that sell to Europe that usually have Ducky keyboards?
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I intend to because i want to keep it usable, but my interest was also in trying out the brown switches.

Was checking around the Ducky DK-9008 Shine and apparenly it exists with brown switches. Found it here: http://www.mechkeyboards.com/shine.html but it only sells to Australia

Any ideas of stores that sell to Europe that usually have Ducky keyboards?
Check this out. Basically a list of almost every single online shop for mechanical keyboards that you will ever use. I have not read much of it since I dont buy Duckys and it isn't hard to find Filcos lol. You might be able to find something there though, if you can't then you chances do not look good I am afraid. If you do find one after reading that however be sure to make an account there and have the wiki updated so that the next person like you will have a little bit of an easier time finding the same site!
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will do! thanks alot for the link, bookmarked it already going to take a look now
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