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Just got the Mionix Zibal 60 today....cant stand the thing. I am returning it to amazon and now I am looking for something else.

The keys were way to stiff for me... the backlighting was more yellow than green and it was VERY dim even on the highest setting.

I am now thinking of maybe trying a brown switch board. Only problem is I want to order from amazon so that it is easy to return if i dont like it and they really only have xarmor ione boards which im not sure how good those are.


any ideas?
Edited by Ratjack - 11/4/11 at 4:39pm
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post #2 of 24
why not just the BWU:Stealth?

ah, nvm, i want to order from amazon.
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The switch is the determining factor in this choice.

The keyboard you had as using blacks, which aren't that popular. They're heavy and linear. Both the blues and browns will be much lighter in comparison.

What it comes down to is do you want clicking or not. You mentioned a wife... wives + cherry blues usually don't mix well Here's a sound comparison:


The blues are more fun to type on, but they're slightly worse for gaming due to double tapping being easier on browns.
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The switch is the determining factor in this choice.

The keyboard you had as using blacks, which aren't that popular. They're heavy and linear. Both the blues and browns will be much lighter in comparison.

What it comes down to is do you want clicking or not. You mentioned a wife... wives + cherry blues usually don't mix well Here's a sound comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi1Ge...eature=related

The blues are more fun to type on, but they're slightly worse for gaming due to double tapping being easier on browns.
ya i dont think the blues will work out.... so I would like to try browns. If the board does not have backlighting i dont want to really spend more than 100 bucks which limits me to the xarmor boards. they do carry filco but they are like 160 bucks... i cant bring myself to spend that on a plain board.

Have you guys had any experience with xarmor/ione boards?
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I'm actually watching a video about this keyboard LOL. It says Rage Proof Durability. That is a true fact ? :O
    
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I'm actually watching a video about this keyboard LOL. It says Rage Proof Durability. That is a true fact ? :O
....i think that is just a marketing tactic ... the palm rest is a very flimsy kind of plastic.. the board itself feels like any other board. are you watching linus tech tips
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....i think that is just a marketing tactic ... the palm rest is a very flimsy kind of plastic.. the board itself feels like any other board. are you watching linus tech tips
LOL How did you know ?! I thought it would be a marketing thing. I was wondering "Omg, Seriously? If I smash it, It won't break?!"
    
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post #8 of 24
Spring for the Filco with browns. Very high quality KB, that you just might use for many years
    
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LOL How did you know ?! I thought it would be a marketing thing. I was wondering "Omg, Seriously? If I smash it, It won't break?!"
if he actually threw the wrist rest... it would have broke one of the prongs that connects it to the board. It was a big dissapointment how dim the lights are... and they look VERY yellow. Some of the keys dont light up as well as some of the others either

Im starting to consider just sticking with my cheapo K200 board until i find something (or they make something) that I want.
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Yeah I noticed that. I don't know if it was the video or not but it was VERY dim and didn't even look like half the keys lit up.
    
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