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post #11 of 20
Quickfire pro is manufactured by iOne, where as the Trigger is made by Costar. iOne boards are generally considered to be of lower quality than its Costar counterparts...

So if your choice is between the pro and the trigger, go with the Trigger.
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oh ok thnx, btw what about thermal take G-unit and Meka model? from the reviews they build like tanks. thnx.
bummer that the filco costs so much with taxes and shipment in my country' i will pay much more on her at the end.
thnx
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post #13 of 20
After looking at a pic of the G-Unit, I would advise against this board. This layout is typical of keyboards made by iOne (see below, the modifiers are 1.5x and 1x modifiers instead of them all being 1.25x modifiers).
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hmmm ok, and what about meka?
thnx!
btw how about the k90? its bad too?
and how about the zowie celeritas
thnx alot!!
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by nickta69 View Post

hmmm ok, and what about meka?
thnx!
btw how about the k90? its bad too?
and how about the zowie celeritas
thnx alot!!

Lol you are asking alot of questions... but that's good. You want to make sure you get the best possible keyboard.

I have heard alot of people reccomend the K90, so I would have to assume it's not too bad. The MEKA looks like another decent board, but I haven't heard of it before now, so I would be skeptical on that one...

I have heard of the Zowie boards too, and they look like decent boards also.
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hmmm ya sorry about the question i want to be sure to get my next long ranged keyboard, and its not cheap so ya XD
hmm k90 idont really like the design just wanted to know youre opinion, ya zowie looks nice too same as meka.
now i guess i need to see and read reviews, thnx alot for you're help!
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post #17 of 20
Zowie user here. It's decent but perhaps the browns aren't the best for pure gaming. I think you would like the reds more but it's really a personal thing. Perhaps look around some PC shops to see if they don't have any common mechies (Corsairs (reds), Razers(Blue/brown), Steelseries(blacks)) on display.

The Zowie is a solid board, especially in comparison to the logitech rubbish (I came from a G11, yea, a lot of people go through that "OOOH flashy led"-phase). But I wouldn't advise it though.
It's layout (US version at least) isn't standard so if you want to get some other key caps in the future you'll run into problems. Speaking of keycaps: the Zowie has nylon keycaps which are ... different. Not sure if they're worse but they do need some getting used to. Printing on the keycaps is also very rough and gets dirty fast (but as good as new after a few wipes, hasn't really worn out so far).
The half-arsed wrist rest is pretty stupid. really serves no purpose other than looking like dung. The included wrist rest of the 7g is definitely a plus in that regard.
Additionally, there are no feet to tilt it further which is also a pity. The angle is fine for gaming but not so much for typing.

Taken everything into account I wouldn't recommend the Zowie. Personally, investing in a mechanical keyboard has been one of the best investments I have ever done. And if I were to do it again then I wouldn't have looked at the price at all and gone for a TKL filco. But if you're mostly gaming then it isn't that important, fast touch typing is where these things excel at thumb.gif (still learning to type really fast but I'm getting there).

In regards to the Corsair, I've looked at one on display and it didn't look like it would be able to take as much abuse as my Zowie. Obviously it didn't put that to the test in a shop full of people and clerks rolleyes.gif
Edited by Bloitz - 11/5/12 at 12:44pm
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post #18 of 20
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hmmmm the zowie looks very intresting, i am droping k90 because i cant stand the look.
btw the tt meka g1 is coaster right?
thnx
Edited by nickta69 - 11/5/12 at 10:52pm
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post #19 of 20
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hmmmm the zowie looks very intresting, i am droping k90 because i cant stand the look.
btw the tt meka g1 is coaster right?
thnx

Judging by it's layout, it APPEARS that the MEKA G1 is Costar made, but I cannot say for sure.

EDIT: Upon doing some more research, it does seem as though it is Costar made. A review for the MEKA G1 can be found here:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1683/4/

Hope this helps you out,

-CLiB
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post #20 of 20
I just went through a similar process as the OP. I decided on a Ducky Shine (Dragon). I am very pleased with my decision, I credit this forum with helping me decide.

I wanted a backlit TKL keyboard, if I was going to spend that kind of money.

I am not a heavy gamer, but I think the Brown Cherry switches will be fine.

I also did not care for the look of that K90, I am not that vain, but geez that thing is ugly.

Also I was considering keyboards by Deck and Das.

I never thought I would get this excited over a keyboard but man this thing is tits.
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