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So, I've had my Das with blue's for quite some time now, was lucky to buy it used for around $80 shipped from the UK (I live in Denmark) and it has been a great keyboard! Unlucky for me, I have the tendency to have soda placed around my keyboard, so you can guess what happened to my PRT SC, SCR LK and Pause row frown.gif Anyway, I've been looking at a new keyboard, and I really like the look of the QuickFire TK and the way they have integrated the numpad and arrow keys and so on. I'm just worried about the build quality, I'm used to my Das which has a pretty solid feel, so I was ready to jump on a Ducky, as I loooove they way they look, and the more clean look they offer. However living in Denmark makes it almost impossible to find a Ducky, and if I were to buy it from MechanicalKeyboards.com it would be to expensive with import fees and such. My criteria for a new keyboard would be: Blue switches, backlit (blue preferably), great build quality and a mat bezel (getting tired of the fingerprints on my Das.)
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I have a Quickfire TK blue and I LOVE it. Then again I have nothing to compare it to as it's my first mech keyboard. The only thing I dislike about it is that it doesn't have independent media keys. You need to hold the Function Lock button for a few seconds to switch between the media keys and the F keys. I was also contemplating a Gigabyte Alivia Osmium, but that's significantly more expensive than the TK.
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I have a Quickfire TK blue and I LOVE it. Then again I have nothing to compare it to as it's my first mech keyboard. The only thing I dislike about it is that it doesn't have independent media keys. You need to hold the Function Lock button for a few seconds to switch between the media keys and the F keys. I was also contemplating a Gigabyte Alivia Osmium, but that's significantly more expensive than the TK.

Thanks for your input! I just checked out that Gigabyte keyboard, and it's not really my style, I like the more clean looks of a filco more. I love Ducky, because they are fairly clean looking, and still have nice features, such as back lighting.
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post #4 of 7
I wanted to upgrade from my das too but then i realized that there are no usb ports in the ducky shine =/

If i were i will def get the ducky shine

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I am another very happy TK owner. I have Brown switches though, but the build quality is amazing on this keyboard. Go for it, you are going to love it smile.gif
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post #6 of 7
The TK is OK. Its backplate is plastic, so the board feels light, but it does appear to be good quality. But if you're not looking for backlighting, there's many higher quality keyboards. Filcos, for instance. Or the Matias Quiet Pro. There's a lot.
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+1 for Filco.

Only board I ever used that was more of a tank was a Deck Legend.
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