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Hi everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm having a tough time locating the perfect keyboard for myself, and because the CODE keyboard (with clears) is currently out of stock, I'm looking for alternatives.

  • Location: US
  • Price: $70 - $200
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, preferably white
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming & typing
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: The usual 6-key RO is fine
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Not needed
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Would be nice, but not necessary
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry clears or greens

I've seen that there's a few Duckys with clears, but they are also out of stock. I know the CODE keyboard with greens is available, but I'm still on the fence about the clickyness. How do you guys feel about greens?

Thanks!
Edited by Earthsiege - 3/15/14 at 10:00am
post #1062 of 2365
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mskc33 View Post

Thank you, Paradigm84, the one from Corsair looks nice. What about the noise though? Do you think the voice activation will be a problem when in TeamSpeak?

From my experience you can minimise the keyboard noise by adjusting your mic settings, but if you'd prefer a quieter board you could consider the K70 with MX Browns.

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Originally Posted by Earthsiege View Post

Hi everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm having a tough time locating the perfect keyboard for myself, and because the CODE keyboard (with clears) is currently out of stock, I'm looking for alternatives.

  • Location: US
  • Price: $70 - $200
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, preferably white
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming & typing
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: The usual 6-key RO is fine
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Not needed
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Would be nice, but not necessary
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry clears or greens

I've seen that there's a few Duckys with clears, but they are also out of stock. I know the CODE keyboard with greens is available, but I'm still on the fence about the clickyness. How do you guys feel about greens?

Thanks!

The WASD V2 CODE with MX Clears should be back in stock within the next few weeks, would you not prefer to wait?

I personally like MX Greens, but I'm going to wait to get an MX Clear CODE, I'd recommend you do the same. There isn't really much choice for backlit MX Green/ MX Clear boards other than the CODE.
post #1063 of 2365
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

The WASD V2 CODE with MX Clears should be back in stock within the next few weeks, would you not prefer to wait?

I personally like MX Greens, but I'm going to wait to get an MX Clear CODE, I'd recommend you do the same. There isn't really much choice for backlit MX Green/ MX Clear boards other than the CODE.

Perfect, thanks! I was curious if there were any good alternatives to the CODE, as my current Logitech G15v2 is really starting to get on my nerves, but I think a few weeks wait shouldn't be too bad for the CODE.
post #1064 of 2365
Best full sized brown keyboard for cheap?
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post #1065 of 2365
Best? Cheap?

Ducky Zero DK2087. You can get this with or without backlighting. The non-backlight Zero is one of the cheapest mechanical keyboards with all the basic features you want and the construction quality you get in the higher end boards. They have dual layer PCB and metal plate switch mounts for a solid typing feel.

Just my recommendation/2c.

Unless you literally meant a brown keyboard and not a keyboard with MX brown switches lol In which case, buy some spray paint and get the Zero anyway biggrin.gif
post #1066 of 2365
Location: US
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Ducky shine 3, filco majestouch 2 , gigabyte aivia osmium
Price: <$170
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): not necessary. If yes, then blue light
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): gaming and some typing
USB/ PS2: USB
Macro keys (yes/ no): not needed
Media keys (yes/ no): not necessary
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US layout
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): black or red

I am going to buy a new mech keyboard. I will be glad if someone can give me some suggestions base on my requirements.
Edited by ash152152 - 3/17/14 at 8:35am
post #1067 of 2365
Are you asking for suggestions with these qualities and features? Because I have some good suggestions if so
post #1068 of 2365
Quote:
Originally Posted by ash152152 View Post

Location: US
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Ducky shine 3, filco majestouch 2 , gigabyte aivia osmium
Price: <$170
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): not necessary. If yes, then blue light
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): gaming and some typing
USB/ PS2: USB
Macro keys (yes/ no): not needed
Media keys (yes/ no): not necessary
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US layout
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): black or red

I am going to buy a new mech keyboard. I will be glad if someone can give me some suggestions base on my requirements.

If you don't care about backlighting just get the Majestouch 2.
post #1069 of 2365
Or if you do not want to spend the extra money and you still want a nice design with a minimal look, you could always go with the Cooler Master XT with red switches. It is a great quality keyboard and it feels nice and low profile, being very comfortable to type on. I had one in cherry mx brown switches but I ended up getting a cherry tenkeyless and gave the xt to my wife to save the space. I also ended up getting another Topre switch keyboard and kind of put the mx switch keyboard to the side(using it for certain games and when I want a difference in typing experience).
Also, Leopold makes pretty steady keyboards in full size as well if that is what you want I would go with either Filco, Leopold, and or Cooler Master XT. They are listed from highest priced to lowest.
post #1070 of 2365
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Originally Posted by Travellerr View Post

Or if you do not want to spend the extra money and you still want a nice design with a minimal look, you could always go with the Cooler Master XT with red switches. It is a great quality keyboard and it feels nice and low profile, being very comfortable to type on. I had one in cherry mx brown switches but I ended up getting a cherry tenkeyless and gave the xt to my wife to save the space. I also ended up getting another Topre switch keyboard and kind of put the mx switch keyboard to the side(using it for certain games and when I want a difference in typing experience).
Also, Leopold makes pretty steady keyboards in full size as well if that is what you want I would go with either Filco, Leopold, and or Cooler Master XT. They are listed from highest priced to lowest.

You can get the Majestouch 2 for $170 and Latest Leopold for around $140. The CM XT is a good solid board as is the Ducky Zero, although the Zero uses ABS keys, but is significantly cheaper at around $90-100, but still just as solid in construction as the Shine 3 (which also uses ABS keycaps mind you).
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