post #121 of 121
Hello everyone,

My first post here, just registered to resurrect this ancient thread. Two questions:

1. Are any of the lesser-known Chinese brands particularly worth looking into? Here's a list of some I've been able to find, is there anything else worth checking out?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Code:
双飞燕 A4Tech [TW] (血手幽灵)
http://www.win2.cn/
https://shuangfeiyan.tmall.com/

黑爵 Ajazz
http://www.a-jazz.com.cn/
https://ajazz.tmall.com/

达尔优 Dareu
http://www.dareu.com/
https://daeryou.tmall.com/

魔力鸭 Ducky [TW]
http://www.duckycn.com/
https://ducky.tmall.com/
https://duckyjs.tmall.com/
https://duckyoumaiga.tmall.com/

IKBC [TW]
http://www.ikbc.com.cn/
https://jyhysm.tmall.com/
https://jweqsm.tmall.com/

凱酷 Keycool [TW]
http://www.kc-keycool.com/
https://bqsm.tmall.com/
https://zlshuma.tmall.com/
https://kaiku.taobao.com/

新贵 Newmen
http://www.newmen.com.cn/
https://xinguishuma.tmall.com/

诺普/诺朴 Noppoo [Out of Business?]
http://www.thenoppoo.com/
https://noppoo.tmall.com/

雷柏 Rapoo (VPro)
http://www.rapoo.cn/
https://rapoo.tmall.com/

铁修罗 Tesoro
http://www.tesorotec-cn.com/
https://tesoro.tmall.com/

2. Are keyboards with Chinese-made switches even worth considering if I wouldn't want to end up with some low-quality stuff, or is Cherry MX the only way to go?

Meanwhile, for anyone else also looking into what's available on the Chinese market, here's a short reference of the key vocabulary:
  • 机械键盘 mechanical keyboard
  • 背光 no backlight
  • 凯华 Kailh switch, one of the domestic switch manufacturers, also "Kaihua"
  • 樱桃 Cherry switch, colors:
    • 青 blue, literally "nature's color"
    • 茶 brown, literally "tea"
    • 奶 white, literally "milk"
    • 白 clear, literally "white"
    • 红 red
    • 黑 black