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Thread Starter 
I'm thinking of buying a mechanical keyboard. And need some help choosing the right one.

my budget: 150€

I want:
cherry mx brown switches (or blue if brown is not available for some reason)
german layout (US layout would be an option for me - but I would miss something)
NKRO over PS/2
full size

nice to have:
backlit

Currently I'm looking at the Rosewill RK-9100BR but there is no shipping available without exceed the budget (I live in Berlin - Germany). Any suggestions?



thanks for helping me
post #2 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humility View Post

I'm thinking of buying a mechanical keyboard. And need some help choosing the right one.
my budget: 150€
I want:
cherry mx brown switches (or blue if brown is not available for some reason)
german layout (US layout would be an option for me - but I would miss something)
NKRO over PS/2
full size
nice to have:
backlit
Currently I'm looking at the Rosewill RK-9100BR but there is no shipping available without exceed the budget (I live in Berlin - Germany). Any suggestions?
thanks for helping me

Filco

You can get them from http://www.keyboardco.com/ in us layout. But there will be retailers in Germany.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/25/12 at 10:48am
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post #3 of 13
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The Filco Majestouch-2 is being sold for 169€ - I know thats just 19€ but I cant pay more then 150€.
post #4 of 13
Take a look at the Das Keyboard professional/ultimate silent. It has everything you need except for the backlighting. And it looks great imo.
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post #5 of 13
DO NOT GO WITH DAS!

Read this thread to find out why:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35375.0

TL:DR - Das changed manufacturers, and now their build quality has gone straight to hell...
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post #6 of 13
Hm...so I did a quick search on Amazon.de...

Looks like you can get a Leopold or a Zowie with your desired combination of German layout, PS/2 NKRO, full size, MX Brown, and price under 150 euros.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Computer-Lab in Basement View Post

DO NOT GO WITH DAS!
Read this thread to find out why:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35375.0
TL:DR - Das changed manufacturers, and now their build quality has gone straight to hell...

Do you have any proof of bad quality? I am asking because a change of manufacturers doesn't automatically mean bad quality. Also I was planing on buying one so I would like to know...
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post #8 of 13
Oh god. Geekhackers.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisjak View Post

Do you have any proof of bad quality? I am asking because a change of manufacturers doesn't automatically mean bad quality. Also I was planing on buying one so I would like to know...

Did you read that thread? The answers to your questions should be in there...
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Oh god. Geekhackers.

Have you forgotten that you too used to be a Geekhacker? How could you just forget about those 57,000 posts?
Edited by Computer-Lab in Basement - 10/31/12 at 1:44pm
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post #10 of 13
I did read the thread and there was no evidence that the new das boards are bad. Juts that they are probably (but not confirmed) made by iOne which had problems in the past. But anyway I recommended (and am planing on buying) the ultimate version which is still made in Taiwan and therefore (still) good quality.
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