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Hello,

My Rosewill RK9000 with cherry reds finally gave up, after a good 4 months.... The connector went loose, attempted to repair it myself (thus voided the warranty) and failed miserably. Now it's just a 100$ paperweight frown.gif I'm really disapointed, was expecting better quality from this keyboard.


So i'm about to order a Filco Majestouch 2 with reds (i like reds) from NCIX. Total is 172$, bit on the pricey side.

Are there better alternative out there?



-I dont care for gaming features, but some media keys would be nice (but not required)
-I favor quality over features.
-Keycaps NEED to be really nice. I'm typing on a razer blackwidow right now and, while for the price the board is nice, I cant really stand the keycaps.
-I'd prefer a clean look, but I will consider anything.
-I dont care about backlight



Cheers biggrin.gif



EDIT : Got the filco, thanks everybody.


EDIT 2 : Will probably do a first impression review tomorrow when I get it.
Edited by splinterize - 7/5/12 at 7:39pm
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I would consider Leopold keyboards if you were in the US. The quality is almost the same but the Leopold uses cherry stabilizers, which a lot of people dislike because it alters the switch feel and makes it feel mushy. I would buy the Filco just because it does not have a detachable cable and you rarely read about Filco issues, besides the infamous PING.
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Don't do it. The happiness might make you explode like a firecracker.

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Don't do it. The happiness might make you explode like a firecracker.
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Hmmmmm.......


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I would consider Leopold keyboards if you were in the US. The quality is almost the same but the Leopold uses cherry stabilizers, which a lot of people dislike because it alters the switch feel and makes it feel mushy. I would buy the Filco just because it does not have a detachable cable and you rarely read about Filco issues, besides the infamous PING.

I'm not in the US, ordering from elitekeyboard is not an option... frown.gif
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You could check out Keycool. It's a Chinese brand that makes stuff that is almost identical to Leoopold. You can get these keyboards on eBay from at least 1 reputable seller.

Here's a link to a TKL Keycool with reds that I just got : eBay link, should this be an option for you.

Here's a deskthority thread with more info on Keycools and how they are different/similar from Filcos and Leopolds: Keycool Info

I like mine so far. It's good and heavy; the construction seems solid. It came with a key pulled and some extra keys (arrows, WASD, esc) for ~$100 after shipping.
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ooops deleted. Just figured out you are Canadian.
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You could check out Keycool. It's a Chinese brand that makes stuff that is almost identical to Leoopold. You can get these keyboards on eBay from at least 1 reputable seller.
Here's a link to a TKL Keycool with reds that I just got : eBay link, should this be an option for you.
Here's a deskthority thread with more info on Keycools and how they are different/similar from Filcos and Leopolds: Keycool Info
I like mine so far. It's good and heavy; the construction seems solid. It came with a key pulled and some extra keys (arrows, WASD, esc) for ~$100 after shipping.
Those arrow keys are hideous, that alone turned me away from that keyboard.
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Well then, the The Keyboard Company will treat you right.
Say hi to Bruce and Helen.



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Those arrow keys are hideous, that alone turned me away from that keyboard.


Figured the same thing, unfortunatly. frown.gif
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You won't regret buying the Filco but just don't head to Geekhack or Deskthority. You will be lured into some black sorcery that makes you broke. I myself probably bought around 5 keyboards ever since I joined Geekhack, but I'm currently happy with my Filco and HHKB. GL with your Filco!
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