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So two years after this, I'm loking to buy another keyboard for typing. At that time I bought Logitech G710+ (brown keys) because I found a good deal locally and at first I was super pleased, but now I find some keys seem wobbly and one key cap stem chipped off (in their forum I read it is very common occurence). So I think its life is coming to an end.

Let me say that again, I seek keyboard strictly for typing and nothing else.

What I want this time the most, is robustness. That is the most important criterium. I don't want to change it again after two years.
  • Location: Europe
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country: Not much of a choice in my country, any European online shop is fine.
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Das Keyboard, Code Keyboard
  • Price: Up to 200 Euros, but can go even higher if necessary.
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, white only.
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size only.
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Typing only.
  • USB/ PS2: USB.
  • KRO: Not important.
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Preferably no, but don't mind if yes.
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Preferably no, but don't mind if yes.
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US, I think (the enter key is in one row).
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): I like Browns WAY MORE for typing than Blues. Either Browns or something better (if it exists).
  • *Noise level (high/low): any
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): Yes
  • *Stiffness (high/ low): I think low-ish?

Again, please suggest several models. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Grof Luigi View Post

So two years after this, I'm loking to buy another keyboard for typing. At that time I bought Logitech G710+ (brown keys) because I found a good deal locally and at first I was super pleased, but now I find some keys seem wobbly and one key cap stem chipped off (in their forum I read it is very common occurence). So I think its life is coming to an end.

Let me say that again, I seek keyboard strictly for typing and nothing else.

What I want this time the most, is robustness. That is the most important criterium. I don't want to change it again after two years.
  • Location: Europe
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country: Not much of a choice in my country, any European online shop is fine.
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Das Keyboard, Code Keyboard
  • Price: Up to 200 Euros, but can go even higher if necessary.
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, white only.
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size only.
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Typing only.
  • USB/ PS2: USB.
  • KRO: Not important.
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Preferably no, but don't mind if yes.
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Preferably no, but don't mind if yes.
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US, I think (the enter key is in one row).
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): I like Browns WAY MORE for typing than Blues. Either Browns or something better (if it exists).
  • *Noise level (high/low): any
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): Yes
  • *Stiffness (high/ low): I think low-ish?

Again, please suggest several models. Thank you.

CODE keyboard all the way.
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Thank you. I cannot seem to find any source in Europe, and from USA the shipping is too expensive ($70 to my country, and that will also will be added to the customs/import taxes). Is there any source in Europe, or any other suggestion?

I forgot to add I'd like a wrist pad, so I will have to buy that separately, and it will need to match the keyboard.
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Thank you. I cannot seem to find any source in Europe, and from USA the shipping is too expensive ($70 to my country, and that will also will be added to the customs/import taxes). Is there any source in Europe, or any other suggestion?

I forgot to add I'd like a wrist pad, so I will have to buy that separately, and it will need to match the keyboard.

Why? tongue.gif

Where are you from? I don't think you can acquire the CODE boards anywhere else. At least, I couldn't find them.
You can go Ducky? They do have matching (sort of) wrist rests made from leather.

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Wondering if someone can help me out. I need a new mech keyboard to replace my Black Widow Ultimate. It'll be used mainly for typing as I do a lot of writing, but I also game in my spare time. Maximum clicky is preferred.

I'm currently leaning towards a Ducky Shine Mini with MX greens, but according to the website blues are better for typing. Will there be much difference? I'd like to keep it "mini" if possible, as I literally never use the 10-key or the arrow keys, and am cursed with a small desk.
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Wondering if someone can help me out. I need a new mech keyboard to replace my Black Widow Ultimate. It'll be used mainly for typing as I do a lot of writing, but I also game in my spare time. Maximum clicky is preferred.

I'm currently leaning towards a Ducky Shine Mini with MX greens, but according to the website blues are better for typing. Will there be much difference? I'd like to keep it "mini" if possible, as I literally never use the 10-key or the arrow keys, and am cursed with a small desk.

Depends on how heavy you want the keys I suppose.
Personally I like the greens more, if it were for typing only. Guess touch typing will be easier with heavy keys. But it is personal.

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Depends on how heavy you want the keys I suppose.
Personally I like the greens more, if it were for typing only. Guess touch typing will be easier with heavy keys. But it is personal.

Have you tried blues?

Unfortunately, I have only tried Razer's switches (I like them, clicky and satisfying), Reds, and Browns.

I really liked Razer switches, but I don't want another Razer product. Bought a Naga two months ago, it died within a week. Returned it to the store, got a replacement, it died in two weeks. No more Razer crap.
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Unfortunately, I have only tried Razer's switches (I like them, clicky and satisfying), Reds, and Browns.

I really liked Razer switches, but I don't want another Razer product. Bought a Naga two months ago, it died within a week. Returned it to the store, got a replacement, it died in two weeks. No more Razer crap.

Agreed.
Razer is overrated gear.

Had an Copperhead a while back. Felt nice in the hand but the quality is just sub-par at best.
Sure, if the stuff was like 20 euro's for the mice it would be okay.

How did you like the resistance of the brown switches? If that is about right for you, go blue. If you think they are too light, go green.
But as always, it is best if you can try out a few boards with the switches.

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Hello guys, I'm looking for two mech keyboards, one for a gift and one for me. About the first one, I know he's interested in a MX Brown or MX Red. The only feedback close to a mech is a Tt KNUCKER, he doesn't dislike the tactile response. I don't really want to give him a Razer, mostly what's available over here.

Location: Chile (if it ships here it's better can use a US box address also)
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Not sure, MaxKeyboard Nighthawk x8, CM Quickfire xti?
Price: < 160 USD (with shipping, stretchable a bit)
Backlighting: yes, also coloring.
Size: Full.
Use: Mostly gaming (RTS)
USB/ PS2: usb
Macro keys: Don't care.
Media keys: Don't care.
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): qwerty spanish (es or la) just for ñ
Noise level: Don't care.
Switch: MX Brown or MX Red

For the second one the restriction is that I use Linux, so the software's perks won't work. Backlighting only if controlled onboard. I also tend to do accidental key presses (want to minimize this).
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: None
Price: < 160 USD (with shipping, stretchable)
Backlighting: Yes, on board.
Size: Full or TKL.
Use:Gaming (RTS, FPS)/Programming
USB/ PS2: usb
Macro keys: Don't care.
Media keys: Don't care.
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): qwerty spanish, just for ñ
Noise level: Don't care.
Switch: MX Brown?

Thanks in advance for the help smile.gif.
Edited by ajgarher - 11/11/15 at 9:57am
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Hello guys, i'm looking for help too, i'm searching a 60% keyboard to go in class. I have already found some models but I'm not sure about some things and I want to have more choice, so maybe you can help me.

First of all, excuse my bad english it's not my native language, I'm a french guy.

I have a razer blackwidow in cherry mx brown so I search something with similar switch (I have tested red and black switch but my favorite it's the brown between).

So I found "Ducky Mini" but I want arrow keys so no, after there isa Varmilo but i don't like his grey look, and finally a perfect Leopold but i want more choice smile.gif



Location: China for a year (Taobao isn't easy to use for research)
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Varmilo VA68M , Leopold FC660M (because I don't want to add 1000 yuans for a FC660C with Torpre
Price: Medium
Backlighting: Don't care, class is during the day (even if I like RGB so much ^^)
Size: 60%
Use: Mostly coding, but gaming sometimes
USB/ PS2: usb
Macro keys: Don't care.
Media keys: Don't care.
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): qwerty
Noise level: Don't care.
Switch: MX Brown (or Topre if it's similar)



So thanks by advance if you can help me, propose some keyboard smile.gif


And ajgarher, the only one I can recommend is my blackwidow because it;s the only one I have own.
But you seem's dont like razer so the other one it's the Corsair K70.
I want to buy it so it's why I can talk a little bit about him but I'm not a pro so maybe you should wait some others advice smile.gif

Cya.
Edited by Eusebe50 - 11/12/15 at 12:25am
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