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I currently have a CM Storm QFR (MX Red), and while I like it overall I'm not fond of the height of the keyboard. The base seems a bit thick and the feet add to that. What are some good options for TKL mechanical (Reds or Browns) that are also lower profile than the QFR?

I played around with a Logitech G710+ and while I am not a fan of the keyboard, I liked how the keys felt. I know that the 710+ uses browns and o-rings, but was wondering if anyone knows what kind of o-rings it uses so I can try to replicate the feel.
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Originally Posted by jedolley View Post

I currently have a CM Storm QFR (MX Red), and while I like it overall I'm not fond of the height of the keyboard. The base seems a bit thick and the feet add to that. What are some good options for TKL mechanical (Reds or Browns) that are also lower profile than the QFR?

I played around with a Logitech G710+ and while I am not a fan of the keyboard, I liked how the keys felt. I know that the 710+ uses browns and o-rings, but was wondering if anyone knows what kind of o-rings it uses so I can try to replicate the feel.


To answer your first question, yes there are shorter keyboards, but there are also lower profile (shorter) key caps which may solve your issue. For the shorter thing, I sort of want to know why it matters, aesthetic reasons or ergonomic? If it is the second then, maybe try a wrist rest or adjusting how you hold your hands while typing instead of buying a whole new keyboard.

According to the website, it is 35 mm tall, so just find something shorter if you like. According to the mechanicalkeyboards.com product info, the ducky shine 3 tkl and ducky zero tkl are 1.25" tall which converted is 31.75 mm, so there you go.

To answer your second question, they are black o-rings. So to get what you want you could get a Ducky Shine 3 TKL with Cherry mx Browns and order some black o-rings and install them. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the info! I was actually looking at the Ducky Zero (Ducky Shine 3 also look good, but a bit pricier). I think my issue with the height is mostly mental than anything else. I'm used to thinner keyboards, but it really hasn't been too much of an issue. There are other minor nitpicks with the QFR that I am having, so the switch to the Ducky may work in more ways than one.
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Thanks for the info! I was actually looking at the Ducky Zero (Ducky Shine 3 also look good, but a bit pricier). I think my issue with the height is mostly mental than anything else. I'm used to thinner keyboards, but it really hasn't been too much of an issue. There are other minor nitpicks with the QFR that I am having, so the switch to the Ducky may work in more ways than one.

What specific issues are you having?
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What specific issues are you having?

Really small stuff... The rubber pads on the bottom leaving black marks on my desk (white desk), The cord is a bit stiffer than I would like and does not stay connected/secured to the built in wire management slot, and the rubberized case seems to attract dust and dirt a lot easier. It's a solid keyboard and if I had to keep it, I would be fine, but since i'm still within return I was thinking of making a change.
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Really small stuff... The rubber pads on the bottom leaving black marks on my desk (white desk), The cord is a bit stiffer than I would like and does not stay connected/secured to the built in wire management slot, and the rubberized case seems to attract dust and dirt a lot easier. It's a solid keyboard and if I had to keep it, I would be fine, but since i'm still within return I was thinking of making a change.

Well I don't think I can solve the first issue, my ducky doesn't leave marks on my desk, but my desk is black. You can get your own cable that is braided and not as stiff and might fit better into the wiring thing (the ducky shine 3 has that as well, I haven't experienced any issues with mine, it stays in fine) and I didn't know that the whole case was rubberized I thought it was plastic on the QFR, well the only cure for dust is cleaning.
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Well I don't think I can solve the first issue, my ducky doesn't leave marks on my desk, but my desk is black. You can get your own cable that is braided and not as stiff and might fit better into the wiring thing (the ducky shine 3 has that as well, I haven't experienced any issues with mine, it stays in fine) and I didn't know that the whole case was rubberized I thought it was plastic on the QFR, well the only cure for dust is cleaning.

Forgot that I can just change out the cable. Also appreciate all the other info.
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Upping the feet on my Filco helped me for example..
So maybe you'll search for one that has some.

A good wrist rest could solve that issue aswell.
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