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I prefer brown keys.
I prefer a clean, crisp look.
I prefer the number pad, but could probably get used to tenkeyless quick enough.

I like das keyboards I just don't like the look of them. lol. Well made, but they are about as well done as the Filcos. Just don't like the gloss finish and the hump on them.

I like the feel of the kinesis but not really a fan of them for anything other than typing and the price is a bit high for what I would want to use it for. Might grab one for work at some point but don't think they'd work well for my personal computer.

The ducky ones look nice but I am in a love/hate relationship with back light and the keys.

Tempted to just grab a wasd with blank keys but then I keep going back and forth on it because I have never played with one in person like the others.

The CM ones look terrible and kind of shotty quality depending what one you get

The Logitech 710+ is alright but not a fan of the looks.

With all that said, I am currently leaning toward the Leopold "Otaku" Keyboard, but like the wasd keyboard I have no hands on experience with the Leopold one. I've heard good things, near Filco but at a lower cost.
 
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The CM ones look terrible and kind of shotty quality depending what one you get

Some of the CM keyboards aren't the greatest, but the QuickFire Rapid is actually a really great board. I mean, the branding is kinda ugly, but it isn't a deal breaker IMO...
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The Logitech 710+ is alright but not a fan of the looks.

In all honesty the QuickFire Rapid is better than the Logitech.
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With all that said, I am currently leaning toward the Leopold "Otaku" Keyboard, but like the wasd keyboard I have no hands on experience with the Leopold one. I've heard good things, near Filco but at a lower cost.

Leopolds are good boards too. However if you're going to be judging your choice off of build quality and price, again, the QuickFire Rapid is probably the best choice. It's build quality is comparable to Filco, and is a keyboard I highly recommend (unless you absolutely hate the ugly branding on them, in which case go with the Leopold).
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Some of the CM keyboards aren't the greatest, but the QuickFire Rapid is actually a really great board. I mean, the branding is kinda ugly, but it isn't a deal breaker IMO...
In all honesty the QuickFire Rapid is better than the Logitech.
Leopolds are good boards too. However if you're going to be judging your choice off of build quality and price, again, the QuickFire Rapid is probably the best choice. It's build quality is comparable to Filco, and is a keyboard I highly recommend (unless you absolutely hate the ugly branding on them, in which case go with the Leopold).

The only Rapid that looks marginally good IMO is the one with the red switches, and well...I don't want red switches. lol. And honestly for a ~$15-20 difference, I'd rather get the leopold over the CM Rapid purely based on the blank keys and without all the CM logos. The CM one is really only a good deal if you want labeled keys and blue switches (cheapest config). Even if I got the CM, I would have to buy ~$40 blanks making it near the price of the filco and still with the branding on the board itself.

There any downsides to the Leopold really over the filco? Enough to warrant the $50+ difference. From what I can tell the build quality is very similar.
 
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Leopolds are right up there next to Filco when it comes down to build quality. You can't go wrong with either of them...
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Thanks. :thumbs: +rep
 
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Almost every board being sold currently is brandless. Including the new batches of brown rapids, so as far as logos on the board itself, the only remaining logo is in the front side of the board which is rarely id ever visible.

The logos on the keys have also been removed, but it does still have lettering.

for now...
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Almost every board being sold currently is brandless. Including the new batches of brown rapids, so as far as logos on the board itself, the only remaining logo is in the front side of the board which is rarely id ever visible.
The logos on the keys have also been removed, but it does still have lettering.
for now...

That is definitely a good thing to hear. Doesn't help for this current purchase but maybe sometime in the future. Thanks for the info! thumb.gif
 
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Ordered the Leopold... thanks guys.

Said 99.00 on the site but was 89.00 during checkout, lol. Win. thumb.gif
 
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Ordered the Leopold... thanks guys.
Said 99.00 on the site but was 89.00 during checkout, lol. Win. thumb.gif

Which one did you get? Looking at getting one myself. (haven't used a mech before)
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The Leopold "Otaku" with num pad
 
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