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Large Shift is good, but Ctrl you are right I am used to it, but actually the G15v2 Ctrl is slightly larger than most other keyboards for some reason smile.gif Btw the CM Storm trigger is 50$ cheaper than the Filco for some reason, would the filco be worth the extra 50$ ?
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by amorello View Post

Large Shift is good, but Ctrl you are right I am used to it, but actually the G15v2 Ctrl is slightly larger than most other keyboards for some reason smile.gif Btw the CM Storm trigger is 50$ cheaper than the Filco for some reason, would the filco be worth the extra 50$ ?

Never tried the CM Storm but I will never buy a keyboard from a gaming comapany again. I had a bad time with my 6GV2 and had poor customer support. Filco is fantastic just by little things. The keyboard I have the filco logo is black. So basic but I prefer it.
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post #13 of 16
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Yeah that's what I meant by "little company" versus big companies smile.gif I am liking the filco but looking at some other keyboards the price seems a bit too much without any extra advantage I mean http://www.elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold,fullsize&pid=fc500rlab is almost the same keyboard as filco and almost the half price. And coming to think of it I keep my LEDs on at nightly gaming sessions, will tryout tonight without the LEDs how it is biggrin.gif The ducky shine II and filco are at the same price range, but the ducky has LED profiles and atleast some FN+multimedia combinations and has same durability as a filco keyboard (I hope) and A LOT of positive reviews on OCN about it, well same with the filco keyboards biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 16
The thing about the Filco keyboards is that they are built just that - keyboards. No gimmicks, no macros, no extra keys, but they are top-notch when it comes to build quality and "feel." I've heard that the weight comes from a double-layered PCB and even a metal support board inside the keyboard, making it feel like you're typing into a desk, not a plastic thing sitting on a desk. It's very sturdy, and IMO the cost is justified.

Duckys are great as well, and are also designed very nicely (what with backlighting and all) so they are a great alternative to the filco.

CM's lineup of mechanical keyboards is renowned for its value; at the price they are setting it is extremely hard to compete for Filco, ducky, and these types but the CM keyboards do lose out on a little bit of the premium feel that the filco is going for.

Really its up to you because honestly all these keyboards are great choices.
post #15 of 16
Full-size, MX Black, backlighting preferred? Deck Legend might work well for you.
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post #16 of 16
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I know this is not what you've got in mind, but this keyboard is very good!
http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-k90-performance-mmo-mechanical-gaming-keyboard.html

I actually just bought this keyboard on Saturday...was able to get Microcenter to price match it for $109.99. My first mechanical keyboard and I am very satisfied. The quality is great,and the keyboard itself feels very solid and weighted. It does take an adjustment coming from an old Saitek keyboard, but I'm sure you get used to it faster, the more you type.
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