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post #1 of 10
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Greetings all,

I am currently looking at getting a new RGB TKL to replace my CM Mech.


While I love the Mech, it is simply too large and I would really love to go RGB.


What is the current popular opinion for the best TKL at the moment ? (both in common brands and the more "exclusive" brands) ... I am used to using MX Blacks, Blues, Browns ... never sued reds before but I am easy go when it comes to switches.


I am currently looking at the following (easier to get in my country):

Corsair K65 RGB Rapidfire
Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro S
Logitech G410
Razor Blackwidow Tournament Edition Chroma

Of these which is better ? What about the fancier brands ?


All information would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 10
I haven't physically tried the Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro S but I would be inclined to vote for CM. Their mech's in the past have been very good for what you pay for.
    
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wooting/the-analog-mechanical-keyboard-for-precise-movemen?ref=category

Best keyboard on the market, if the feel is right for you. I've done the research thumb.gif
post #4 of 10
I'd say get a Ducky One TKL RGB. I bought a Masterkeys Pro S but ended returned it for a Ducky. Those Red Switch on the Masterkeys Pro S feels mushy and it comes with a popped space bar. Maybe it's just me.
Ducky One TKL RGB has the modded/clipped Cherry Stabilizer so it's has a much consistent typing experience compare to non-clipped Cherry stabilizers.
However, if best RGB light is your priority, Masterkeys Pro S/L has the best RGB lighting I've ever seen, it also comes with a software to configure the lightings.
post #5 of 10
honestly it comes down to what features you want in your keyboard

i've the standard k65 rgb, masterkeys pro S and blackwidow chroma tornament. yet to try the ducky one tkl

if you want the best RGB configuration corsair wins that followed by razer. coolermaster has a very limited fixed profiles with minor effects and customization but on the plus side it can be used 100% without depending on the software.

both razer and corsair would spaz out when the software bugs which happens pretty often. razer has synapes which makes transporting your profiles easy if you are in the ecosystem and own multiple computers.

i never liked corsairs light bleed though and its cable is not removable

ducky would have the best build quality out of the the option judging from the other ducky that i own
post #6 of 10
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I bought a Masterkeys Pro S but ended returned it for a Ducky. Those Red Switch on the Masterkeys Pro S feels mushy and it comes with a popped space bar.....

Had the same impression - overall build quality was good but the keys felt dampened and not as crisp as on other boards
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Ducky One TKL RGB has the modded/clipped Cherry Stabilizer so it's has a much consistent typing experience compare to non-clipped Cherry stabilizers.

Is this the case for the regular Ducky Ones as well? Ducky only offers the default full size one color back lit versions in Germany which is in my short list of boards to get.
post #7 of 10
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Had the same impression - overall build quality was good but the keys felt dampened and not as crisp as on other boards
Is this the case for the regular Ducky Ones as well? Ducky only offers the default full size one color back lit versions in Germany which is in my short list of boards to get.

Yeah, I've tried the regular Ducky Ones and they do have clipped/modded Cherry Stabilizer as well. Non-clipped Cherry stabs is disastrous.
post #8 of 10
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That Ducky looks amazing !!

I finally got a chance to try the Pro S and Corsair K65 Rapid, I must admit that I am not impressed. My friend let me use his G410 and those keys are absolutely horrible and the feedback they gave, wow, never will I buy anything with Roamers.


The Pro S was disappointing, couldn't place exactly what was wrong but everything felt a little off and with the Corsair the buttons felt spongy



The question now is, where can I buy the ONE RGB and have it delivered internationally ?
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post #9 of 10
I think mechanicalkeyboards.com do have the Ducky Ones for around USD13X.00 but their internationship shipping cost a bomb, at least to my country.
Besides, you get the best keycaps quality amongst which is double shot keycaps. But the keycaps on the ducky kinda limits the led brightness of the board.
I swapped them out for a white double shot PBT and they look bright and vibrant as now.
post #10 of 10
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That Ducky looks amazing !!

I finally got a chance to try the Pro S and Corsair K65 Rapid, I must admit that I am not impressed. My friend let me use his G410 and those keys are absolutely horrible and the feedback they gave, wow, never will I buy anything with Roamers.


The Pro S was disappointing, couldn't place exactly what was wrong but everything felt a little off and with the Corsair the buttons felt spongy



The question now is, where can I buy the ONE RGB and have it delivered internationally ?
OCUK has a pretty good stock of Ducky boards, and they deliver internationally:

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/search?sSearch=ducky

Also, there is CCL:
http://www.cclonline.com/category/605/Peripherals/Input-Devices/Keyboards/attributeslist/1192001-1192002-1192003-1192004-1192005/
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