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post #31 of 42
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Filco's are simple and well-built, and come in ten-keyless. It really boils down to perceived quality. From what I've seen up to this point, you're pretty much all over the place. You should probably establish a budget and certain desires. MX Blacks type pretty differently from MX Browns, so on and so forth.
The Logitech G710+ was JUST announced, so few if any people are going to have any hands on experience with it. However to rehash what's been said about them:
- MX Brown switches with O-ring dampeners to quiet it a bit more
- White backlighting, with highlighted WASD and arrow keys
- Otherwise, pretty similar to other G-series Logitech keyboards, sans LCD screen (pretty big omission imo)
- $150, which may put it out of your budget in comparison with some of your other options

$150 is a bit pricey imo, you can get a Ducky shine cheaper.

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post #32 of 42
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$150 is a bit pricey imo, you can get a Ducky shine cheaper.
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php
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Look at keyboards in your price range
purchase
??
Profit?

Point noted, the only reason I pulled the trigger on the G710+ instead of the Ducky Shine was Newegg's keyboard sale (15% off), which puts it below Ducky Shine price, and with Logitech's warranty (though I hope not to use it), I feel a bit more assured. Also Ducky Shine (2's) are a pain in the butt to find right now.

As for getting Topre's (the HHKB and others), I actually suggest trying out other keyboards before hitting the Topres, because you'll prolly appreciate the money you spend on Topres a lot more once you've tried the MX switches.
post #33 of 42
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Point noted, the only reason I pulled the trigger on the G710+ instead of the Ducky Shine was Newegg's keyboard sale (15% off), which puts it below Ducky Shine price, and with Logitech's warranty (though I hope not to use it), I feel a bit more assured. Also Ducky Shine (2's) are a pain in the butt to find right now.
As for getting Topre's (the HHKB and others), I actually suggest trying out other keyboards before hitting the Topres, because you'll prolly appreciate the money you spend on Topres a lot more once you've tried the MX switches.

Well its nice that you got one on sale, and shines are hard to come by, especially if you really picky about what type of switches you get.
post #34 of 42
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How do you all like brown switches? Thats the concern I have about the Logitech...
post #35 of 42
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How do you all like brown switches? Thats the concern I have about the Logitech...

Brown switches are the best IMO. Good for everything, bad for nothing. They tend to be right in the middle between gaming/typing for me.

I would get a ducky over the logitech though. They come in browns too.
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post #36 of 42
Unfortunately with switches you really don't know until you try them; you can get an idea of what you'd like with our guides though at least.
Definitely agreed on Browns, they're great all-around switches, my personal preference as well but again different strokes for different folks.

+1 on the Ducky over the Logitech.
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post #37 of 42
got a super deal on a quickfire pro from Newegg - $20 off plus $15 MIR & free shipping for a net of $60 - can't beat it. The partial backlight is ok - a bit different, but easy enough to get used to - Cherry Browns are generally recognized as the best for mixed gaming and general typing - so I'm a happy camper.


If you insist on spending more, take a look at Maxkeyboard X8/X9 - IF you can get one - ranges from a stock fully backlit model (brown or red) to partial custom to completely custom (as in customizing each individual key by switch type and five different mix'n match lighting colors) heh, heh
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post #38 of 42
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And how do you like it? Is it really that much better? I don't really have a set budget... If a $300 board is worth it, then i'm all for it...

It's not better at all, just preference.

I love topre because you can't feel the spring like in mechanical keyboards, and bottoming out feels very soft compared to cherry mx keyboards. But I like using a cm storm quickfire rapid with cherry mx reds I like it just as much
post #39 of 42
Wait for the Logitech to be reviewed... I bet it will turn out to be extremely overpriced and mediocre at best. I'd like to add that the tactile feel on MX Browns is very light... it might as well not be there in my opinion.
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post #40 of 42
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I think (probably subject to change) I've narrowed it down to Ducky Year of the Dragon, and Filco TKL... Both are around the same price with MX Blues, and seem to be fantastic boards.
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