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Needed a new keyboard to replace my Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (super old), and picked up a Das Keyboard 4C Ultimate for $89.99 last Friday. However, as I read more about it, I'm beginning to think I messed up.... the switches aren't Cherry, they're some knockoff from China. The keycaps are apparently garbage plastic. And to top it off, apparently the reliability of the keyboard is in question?

I thought Das Keyboard were the OG mechanical keyboard guys before they got super popular, and am a little upset that their quality has gone downhill faster than AMD stock prices. Should I return it and get something different?
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200% return it, buy a Ducky and you'll be happy. There are plenty of other mechanical keyboards that are better in quality. IMO I only buy keyboards with genuine cherry keys. With the clones you YMMV, people had to take apart and re-bend Kailh switches to get the click back. So far in my experience Ducky has been better in quality construction. Get a keyboard with standard row keys and Vortex backlit PBT keys and you're set. I currently own 4 mechanical keyboards. Deck Keyboard, Ducky Shine 4, WASD CODE, G710+ and the Ducky was the one with better overall quality. The Deck was my daily driver since 2009 and has had no malfunction in keys. Of course then it also cost about $189 back in 2009, you pay for what you get.
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