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I am having a hard time debated this since last time I bought a keyboard I rushed in and bought something I don't really like... (6Gv2) I don't like how hard you have to press.
I have decided out of the MX Switches I wanted blue since I will be heading to college soon and I have many essays to write.
Sorry for lame story anyway..

I am wondering which is better?

Filco Majestouch-2 blues
http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87MC-EB2/dp/B004WOF7S0/ref=sr_1_3?m=A104717BI2VJF7&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1359600205&sr=1-3

Rosewill (RK-9000I) blues
http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Mechanical-Keyboard-Cherry-RK-9000I/dp/B008SVJH16/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1359601144&sr=8-5&keywords=rosewill+keyboard

Das Keyboard Ultimate ~ I don't like where the Fn key was for the professional.
http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-ultimate/

I am wondering what makes which better? I will not be using NKR because I do not have a PS/2 port on either of my computers. What are these two keyboards plating does it make a difference in Gaming or Typing?
post #2 of 19
FYI, the Rosewill RK-9000 is a rebranded Filco
post #3 of 19
Out of those I would go with the Filco simply because it is tenkeyless and I much prefer smaller boards.
If I were to disregard that preference I would probably get the Rosewill since it is cheaper and still uses plate mounted switches and Costar stabilizers.
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I actually prefer Browns for typing and gaming to Blues, but I know other people love Blues and some love Reds. It's very personal, so it's hard to say which is best for you.

Do you have a Fry's near you? They have a ton of mechanical boards on the floor you can try out.

As for which one to get, Filcos are great, but expensive, the Rosewill is known for having issues with the mUSB connector, and Das Keyboard switched to a new OEM for the new keyboards and quality took a dive.

You could also check out a Leopold, WASD (or wait for the V2 in March), or Ducky. If you want tenkeyless, check out the Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid.
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FYI, the Rosewill RK-9000 is a rebranded Filco

Ish. It is based on one of the older model Filcos. Just keep in mind that the micro USB connector is prone to problems. If you get it, plan on soldering or otherwise securing it in place.
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I got the Rosewill RK-9000I about 2 months ago and am loving it. The usb connector hasnt given me any problems so far
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FYI, the Rosewill RK-9000 is a rebranded Filco

No, they are not. I owned both a RK-9000 and a Filco majestouch and they are different beasts.

 

 

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As for which one to get, Filcos are great, but expensive, the Rosewill is known for having issues with the mUSB connector, and Das Keyboard switched to a new OEM for the new keyboards and quality took a dive. Just keep in mind that the micro USB connector is prone to problems. If you get it, plan on soldering or otherwise securing it in place.

 

This is very true. Mine lasted a good 4 month before breaking for no reasons.

I've read that rosewill fixed this serious design flaw in their latest revision though.

 

 

Both are good keyboards. With filco you're mostly paying for the name. 

I still think that they are awesome.

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No, they are not. I owned both a RK-9000 and a Filco majestouch and they are different beasts.

This is very true. Mine lasted a good 4 month before breaking for no reasons.
I've read that rosewill fixed this serious design flaw in their latest revision though.

Both are good keyboards. With filco you're mostly paying for the name. 

I still think that they are awesome.

They improved it, but I've still seen complaints about the connector issue with the latest revision.

And definitely agree on paying for the name with Filco, it's why I gave some other recommendations that are usually cheaper and good quality.
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post #8 of 19
I'd say go for Filco. Like people said it's common for Rosewill to have connector issues. And Das Keyboard switched manufacture recently so the quality isn't the same as before.

Although if you want to save a few bucks, CM Storm QuickFire rapid is pretty close to Filco quality and cost about half thumb.gif
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I'd say go for Filco. Like people said it's common for Rosewill to have connector issues. And Das Keyboard switched manufacture recently so the quality isn't the same as before.

Although if you want to save a few bucks, CM Storm QuickFire rapid is pretty close to Filco quality and cost about half thumb.gif

 

 

I've tried one at a local store and I must say that the new version without all the branding is pretty sweet. Doesnt feel as solid as the Filco though, but for the price it's pretty damn good!

post #10 of 19
Go with the Filco board if you have the money so you don't have to deal with the Rosewill cable shorting out.

It would be nice if there was a non detachable cable version of Rosewill keyboards because they are really nice to type on.
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