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post #1031 of 2352
So, I am back once again.
And I am not 100% sure, but 85%
I really like the clicky noise from the blue switches, but I am not sure if it would annoy me in a long term.
Because if any of you can convince me, to use Cherry MX Blues, and tell me that they aren't annyoing, I'll get the K70 with blue ones for 120€
post #1032 of 2352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

The Ducky Zero has no detachable cable, no DIP switches, no media keys (so you'd have to use software), less durable keycaps and no adjustable USB repeat options.

As far as I know the build quality is the same.


Is this the CM keyboard you were going to recommend? I have found somewhere it is in stock. Why would you recommend this one over the Ducky?

Thanks again!
post #1033 of 2352
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LetsFailNoob View Post

So, I am back once again.
And I am not 100% sure, but 85%
I really like the clicky noise from the blue switches, but I am not sure if it would annoy me in a long term.
Because if any of you can convince me, to use Cherry MX Blues, and tell me that they aren't annyoing, I'll get the K70 with blue ones for 120€

No-one can convince you of that, we can't tell you if you'll find them annoying or not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyandSun View Post

Is this the CM keyboard you were going to recommend? I have found somewhere it is in stock. Why would you recommend this one over the Ducky?

Thanks again!

That's the one.

I think that would be a better choice for you, it has a media control layer in the F row and you said you'd prefer media controls. It's also made by Costar so the large keys won't be "squishy", which some people don't like.
post #1034 of 2352
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

No-one can convince you of that, we can't tell you if you'll find them annoying or not.
That's the one.

I think that would be a better choice for you, it has a media control layer in the F row and you said you'd prefer media controls. It's also made by Costar so the large keys won't be "squishy", which some people don't like.

Thanks! I am not sure what you mean by squishy - I guess ideally I need to try one out...

I am put off the CM keyboard because it looks a little 'gamey' - the font on the keys is the cause of this, I think. While I definitely am a gamer I much prefer the stylish, sleek look of some peripherals rather than those that are marketed to gamers and look aggressive and macho. The Ducky looks neutral in this sense (rather than looking like a gaming peripheral) and could be used in any environment, I think. Maybe it looks more neutral in person... ?
post #1035 of 2352
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyandSun View Post

Thanks! I am not sure what you mean by squishy - I guess ideally I need to try one out...

I am put off the CM keyboard because it looks a little 'gamey' - the font on the keys is the cause of this, I think. While I definitely am a gamer I much prefer the stylish, sleek look of some peripherals rather than those that are marketed to gamers and look aggressive and macho. The Ducky looks neutral in this sense (rather than looking like a gaming peripheral) and could be used in any environment, I think. Maybe it looks more neutral in person... ?

It's hard to explain, but they just don't feel as close to other keys as they might were they using Costar stabilizers.

I wouldn't personally let the keycaps on a board like that dissuade you from it, you could always buy aftermarket keycaps if you don't like them.
post #1036 of 2352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

The Ducky Zero has no detachable cable, no DIP switches, no media keys (so you'd have to use software), less durable keycaps and no adjustable USB repeat options.

As far as I know the build quality is the same.

I've heard anecdotally that some people prefer the feel of the Shine over the Zero, but I've never seen anything to substantiate that. It could just be people subconsciously preferring the more expensive item.
post #1037 of 2352
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Originally Posted by SkyandSun View Post

Thanks! I am not sure what you mean by squishy - I guess ideally I need to try one out...

I am put off the CM keyboard because it looks a little 'gamey' - the font on the keys is the cause of this, I think. While I definitely am a gamer I much prefer the stylish, sleek look of some peripherals rather than those that are marketed to gamers and look aggressive and macho. The Ducky looks neutral in this sense (rather than looking like a gaming peripheral) and could be used in any environment, I think. Maybe it looks more neutral in person... ?

Hey I would personally say the Quickfire Rapid from cooler master is a great keyboard for the money for a cherry mx keyboard. If you need something full size the I would go with the XT which comes in about every switch type excluding clear and white. Also, I replaced the keys with nice pbt ones that I got a while set for 42 dollars. So I mean realistically the XT and the Rapid are both great minimal and sleek keyboards that just look sexy with a similar set up. I would say go for it because of the fact that you can probably find one on sale and get new caps costing together 110 dollars, and which is not a bad price for a nice, solid, and well designed keyboard and caps. I hope that you give those models a chance because you most likely will not regret it.thumb.gif
post #1038 of 2352
Costar stabilisers look good, the more I research them. Which I guess rules out the Ducky.

What are you guys' opinions of Filco? I can see the Majesto 2 is over my budget, but the brand seems to come recommended... I guess the alternative is to buy the CM Quickfire XT and replace the keys - as I really don't like the font on them and I know it would annoy me. Is there a particular model of Filco you might recommend for me?

Or a set of replacement keycaps with a more neutral font for the Quickfire? I couldn't see anything on amazon.co.uk...

Does Filco have issues with 'pinging' and uneven fonts printed on the keys?

Thanks!
Edited by SkyandSun - 3/12/14 at 12:23pm
post #1039 of 2352
  • Location:
    Austria
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country:
    Amazon(or somewhere, where you can pay with paypal/debit card)
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind:
    Razer Black Widow Ultiamet 2013;Roccat Ryos MK Pro;Corsair K70
  • Price:
    0-200€
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ):
    Yes
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc):
    Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc):
    Gamming
  • USB/ PS2:
    USB/PS2
  • KRO:
    6-n (as long as it's enough for gaming it's ok)
  • Macro keys (yes/ no):
    Macro keys; Not neccesary
  • Media keys (yes/ no):
    Yes; but not as Fn-Keys if possible
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc):
    Qwertz(German)
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below):
    Cherry MX Blue

This is for a friend, if you might be asking why I post again.
Edited by LetsFailNoob - 3/12/14 at 12:24pm
post #1040 of 2352
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyandSun View Post

Costar stabilisers look good, the more I research them. Which I guess rules out the Ducky.

What are you guys' opinions of Filco? I can see the Majesto 2 is over my budget, but the brand seems to come recommended... I guess the alternative is to buy the CM Quickfire XT and replace the keys - as I really don't like the font on them and I know it would annoy me. Is there a particular model of Filco you might recommend for me?

Or a set of replacement keycaps with a more neutral font for the Quickfire? I couldn't see anything on amazon.co.uk...

Does Filco have issues with 'pinging' and uneven fonts printed on the keys?

Thanks!

if you're up for it, cherry stabilizers can easily be modded to feel better, and if you have click switches ( greens or blues ) after the mod it will feel just like a costar bar.

Filco is top level brand, excelent build quality, but if you want to save money the XT is 99% as good for lesser cost.
You won't find replacement keycaps on amazon, but check several places listed here.
http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide#post_6025244
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