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Next week or so, I am getting my new mechanical keyboard. But now I am having struggle to choose btw two brands: Filco & Ducky. The model I want for ducky is Ducky shine (backlit, so cool ehh?). And the model for Filco is Filco Majestouch-2. Can anyone tell me which one should I choose?
Another question is the switches. Now I am considering two switches: brown and red. Which one is better? I head that red is pretty awesome from some people, but some said its horrible. biggrin.gif

Thanks for reading and hope you can help ^^
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I'd get the Ducky Shining if you want backlit and the Filco if you don't.
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I'd get the Ducky Shining if you want backlit and the Filco if you don't.

What Ripster said...Ducky for backlighting, Filco otherwise.

Switch type is a personal preference. I enjoy red and black switches (both linear). Some people enjoy brown and blue switches. If you want a tiny tactile bump in your keystroke go with browns. If you don't want any bump after actuation then go with the reds.
    
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Have to agree with the others, Ducky for light, Filco for Dark
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I thought my logic was impeccable.
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post #6 of 30
You want an OCN Ducky board really.
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i have a more pressing question. How did you join @ 3pm today (23 min ago), but posted this 7 hours 9 minutes ago...??

on-topic, ducky keyboard either way, with or w/o lights
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I have the Ducky Shining and can absolutely recommend it. There are not media keys on the Filco, and that was a big problem for me.

The price of the Filco doesn't justify not having simply luxuries like the media keys. Although you can write scripts to implement them in your own way, I like having the icon on the actual key, as I often forget which key is for which media function.

The backlighting on the Ducky is exceptional. You can find it in many different switches, and it has some extra features like the windows key disable switch on the bottom for "Game Mode"

The Filco is arguably better built, but that just didn't outweigh the other benefits of the Ducky for me personally.
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post #9 of 30
Ducky, same build quality, cheaper price, backlighting

I have a ducky shining cherry mx red
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Personally after trying browns, reds and blues i liked blues best for the noise they make. Red was my least favorite. It barely felt like a mechanical sound. Also get shine/.
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