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Replacement for a Filco Majestouch

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Hi, my Filco is almost 6 years old and it's kinda on it's last legs. I had new solder and traces put on the PCB and switches switched in order to keep certain keys alive (cheers @Artikbot). This has worked, but now more and more keys are becoming unresponsive... this time it's left shift. I think it's getting to the point where the PCB is on it's last legs and any further repairs will only work until the next key fails.

As such, i'm thinking to get a new board, I really like my Majestouch, so happy to go with something similar. Would like cherry blues and a full numpad. Since I bought my Majestouch, there are many new boards on the market, so i'm wondering which are the best value nowadays? The only extra feature I would like is key backlighting.

I don't mind too much the budget and would prefer something more "professional" looking... i.e. no alien heads, gaming motifs or 10 year old anime girls emblazoned across the board.

Any tips on what boards may suit?
Edited by 98uk - 7/6/16 at 3:28am
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I've heard ppl rave about Leopolds and KUL boards but I've not tried them myself.
Filcos are really really expensive in the western countries. It's only about USD114.00 here in Malaysia and it cost way more in the western countries.
You could try to look at Ducky One or Ducky Shine 5? Ducky One (has both backlit and non-backlit versions) has a pretty good value for it's awesome build quality and features. Shine 5 is an RGB full size board. Recommend them because of the its reputable build quality and the modded/clipped Cherry stabs and they feel much smoother and consistent typing experience compare. They are also comparable to Costar stabs (wire style stabs) which are used on Filco's. I have a Filco as well they both feel almost the same.

Plus, Ducky boards come with Double Shot ABS keycaps which is much better than the thin plastic crap of Filco's. It doesn't matter if you have your own set(s) of keycaps.

I have a Filco MJ2 and also a Ducky One TKL RGB. I love the Ducky as much as I love my Filco. Filco is still my favouriet anyway.
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i just bought a new ducky one white & grey (non backlit) and i absolutely love it. i like its "classic" look. build quality is top notch. dual layer pcb, dye sublimated pbt caps, etc.

http://i.imgur.com/dthMFhN.jpg

if you don't mind a full size its a great option.
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