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Currently in my cart, just wanted to double check that there isn't something I am missing on Newegg. I prefer either Blue, or Brown switches, 10 key is a must and I prefer backlighting as well. I have been browsing for the past few days and have looked at just about everything on the site, although the price is a bit high, I am purchasing from a gift card, so its all good.

Here is what I had my sights on:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA23C0NS0622

Is there anything else I should be looking at over this that has the same features for the same price or lower?
Edited by Mattb2e - 6/11/13 at 1:54am
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I would wait. Ducky had a fully backlit Zero keyboard at Computex that could be arriving soon. Since the original Zero's are around $90, I'm guessing the backlit one would be around the same price of the one you're buying and it'd be a real full size keyboard with proper arrows and delete buttons.
     
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I have the Quickfire TK in red switches and I must admit it's pretty nice for the most part. I got it for $15 off and wouldn't really spend anymore than what I got it for. It's built solid, feels sturdy, the red switches are nice and quiet (Compared to my black widow). Probably one of the cheapest backlight mechs on the market. My only problem is the numberpad. I mean, it's cool they made a numberpad in the tenkeyless design, but it's counterintuitive. If you can get past that the keyboard itself is great. Plus, it apparently has full n-key rollover over usb, but I hear only certain motherboards can really take advantage of that.
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I just bought a quickfire tk the other day. I wish i hadn't.
My keyboard broke and I was forced to buy another one quickly, i rushed the decision and now hate my choice.
as aadk mentioned, ducky are releasing a new round of keyboards soon. I would wait for them.
Although the tk design is intuitive, its a pain in the arse having to swap between arrows and keypad, and after a week using it I am still not accustomed.
Unless, like me, you must buy a new keyboard immediately, i would wait for the new ducky series (or even buy a current gen ducky)
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Im no mechanical keyboard enthusiast but I really like my quickfire rapid. I think the coolermaster mechanicals are really good value and quality. If I were to buy again or for my next keyboard I might go for the Ducky though, especially since what was mentioned earlier about their new model. Get those blues whatever you do thumb.gif
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I would wait. Ducky had a fully backlit Zero keyboard at Computex that could be arriving soon. Since the original Zero's are around $90, I'm guessing the backlit one would be around the same price of the one you're buying and it'd be a real full size keyboard with proper arrows and delete buttons.

Oh, cool. I was unaware. The only problem with Ducky is if I should have a problem with it, getting it replaced could be quite the chore being that its a Chinese company and all. Im not really sure how I feel about that quite yet. I do know that Ducky is well regarded here on the forum, and probably for good reason. If the full backlit Ducky shows up on Newegg in the next few days, I will consider purchasing it, yet I doubt it will be available that quickly being that it was just announced. Thank you for the heads up though biggrin.gif.
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I have the Quickfire TK in red switches and I must admit it's pretty nice for the most part. I got it for $15 off and wouldn't really spend anymore than what I got it for. It's built solid, feels sturdy, the red switches are nice and quiet (Compared to my black widow). Probably one of the cheapest backlight mechs on the market. My only problem is the numberpad. I mean, it's cool they made a numberpad in the tenkeyless design, but it's counterintuitive. If you can get past that the keyboard itself is great. Plus, it apparently has full n-key rollover over usb, but I hear only certain motherboards can really take advantage of that.

Unfortunately the current price for the TK with blues is $104, I know they have gone on sale for much less, had this purchase not been funded by a gift card, I would be waiting for the price to drop tongue.gif. I don't see issue with the number pad at all, I use it quite often, and I pretty much require it. The only thing I would have to get used to is the double zero, because im used to a double wide single zero. Either way, I like the implementation of the arrow keys and the 10 key layout.

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I just bought a quickfire tk the other day. I wish i hadn't.
My keyboard broke and I was forced to buy another one quickly, i rushed the decision and now hate my choice.
as aadk mentioned, ducky are releasing a new round of keyboards soon. I would wait for them.
Although the tk design is intuitive, its a pain in the arse having to swap between arrows and keypad, and after a week using it I am still not accustomed.
Unless, like me, you must buy a new keyboard immediately, i would wait for the new ducky series (or even buy a current gen ducky)

Sorry you had an issue with yours, however mistakes happen, its just the luck of the draw. I could order a Ducky and that could be broken....
In terms of the number keys and having to switch between the arrows and such. I don't use the arrow keys, the numberpad on the other hand I use every day. Having to switch the number pad off to use the arrow keys is not a huge deal for me, and I actually welcome it because it brings the profile of the keyboard down to the size of a TKL sized keyboard.

To each their own tongue.gif.


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Im no mechanical keyboard enthusiast but I really like my quickfire rapid. I think the coolermaster mechanicals are really good value and quality. If I were to buy again or for my next keyboard I might go for the Ducky though, especially since what was mentioned earlier about their new model. Get those blues whatever you do thumb.gif

Yeah, I have heard the same things, in terms of cost and what you get, the CM products seem to be worth it. As far as blues, I have been on the fence between blues and browns, however I have decided that if im going to go for a Mech. keyboard, it should be a proper mech. keyboard therefore blues are a must biggrin.gif.
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Originally Posted by oneilljstn View Post

I just bought a quickfire tk the other day. I wish i hadn't.
My keyboard broke and I was forced to buy another one quickly, i rushed the decision and now hate my choice.
as aadk mentioned, ducky are releasing a new round of keyboards soon. I would wait for them.
Although the tk design is intuitive, its a pain in the arse having to swap between arrows and keypad, and after a week using it I am still not accustomed.
Unless, like me, you must buy a new keyboard immediately, i would wait for the new ducky series (or even buy a current gen ducky)

Can't you just keep it on arrow key mode since you wanted 10-keyless anyway?
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i have the blue QFTK, very nice build. everything i'd expect. the F key went limp on me, then started working again out of the blue, so I never ended up returning it for RMA. I played with a bunch of other keyboards, but for the price (60$), it was a bargain.
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Can't you just keep it on arrow key mode since you wanted 10-keyless anyway?

Exactly, and you have use of the insert, home, end, delete and page up/down keys this way.
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i have the blue QFTK, very nice build. everything i'd expect. the F key went limp on me, then started working again out of the blue, so I never ended up returning it for RMA. I played with a bunch of other keyboards, but for the price (60$), it was a bargain.

Yeah, unfortunately its currently over $100, which is a bit more than what I would like, but its off a gift card so I will bite the bullet.
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I would recommend the quickfire rapid- it is made by Costar and is practically a re branded Filco Majestouch 2 for less than half the price. It is the best quality TKL board you can get in that price range.

The only Ducky worth having is the Shine II which is very expensive and difficult to get hold of depending where you are- the shine III, soon to be released will be just as expensive.

Ducky is a Taiwan company -just like many other computer hardware company's: ASUS, Gigabyte, G.Skill, ASRock, ACER, BenQ, Thermaltake.
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