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DASKeyboards are verrrrryyy nice. We have them at work, some have the blue switches and some have the brown, extremely nice and worth the money if your looking for that "professional / business" mechanical keyboard. I personally like RGB myself, or atleast SOME type of led lighting. My home office has very little lighting (on purpose) and I just use LED lighting behind my monitors and a window for most of the lighting, so at night, having LEDs on my keyboard makes it so much nicer.

The Corsair Strafe RGB Silent and Logitech G810 are good keyboards but you are paying a lot for the brand name. I have no experience with those proprietary style switches but Im sure they can't be bad. CM Storm keyboards are also pretty good and nearly half the price of those 2 (can be found in all sizes with limited switch choice).

Or also look into Ducky Shine Keyboards, they are VERY popular within the keyboard community and can be found with a bunch of layout styles and switch choices.

good to hear you like the das
im not sure yet if i really need the rgb or not
i really like it as well but i rarely look at my keyboard while typing so im not sure if its important

right now i got a ducky shine 4 i think
it has red awitches and tbh i hate it compared to my old Apex M800

so im not sure what to do

CM always been good with their products and i have one of the first rapidfire BLUE's but its without Numpads which i need and the blues too clicky/noisy for me


need to think it over and see which one i should get

Corsair offers good quality and best software out of them - i think -

logitech looka nice and software suppose to be good as well

CM got RGB options? need to check them out


thing is im not sure qhich one of them come close to the Apex in terms of being low / kinda flat to type on

my ducky is very very high and its annoying

btw ary for typos im using my phone
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good to hear you like the das
im not sure yet if i really need the rgb or not
i really like it as well but i rarely look at my keyboard while typing so im not sure if its important

right now i got a ducky shine 4 i think
it has red awitches and tbh i hate it compared to my old Apex M800

so im not sure what to do

CM always been good with their products and i have one of the first rapidfire BLUE's but its without Numpads which i need and the blues too clicky/noisy for me


need to think it over and see which one i should get

Corsair offers good quality and best software out of them - i think -

logitech looka nice and software suppose to be good as well

CM got RGB options? need to check them out


thing is im not sure qhich one of them come close to the Apex in terms of being low / kinda flat to type on

my ducky is very very high and its annoying

btw ary for typos im using my phone

By "high" do you mean the keycaps themselves or how the keyboard sits? I looked at a few images of the Apex M800 and the keycaps look EXTREMELY low profile on them with those different "proprietary" switch styles. You don't really see that on a lot of keyboards. I can tell you for sure that the DAS Keyboards we have sit relatively flat/straight but the keycaps are medium profile (or normal i guess) with cylindrical curves. Pretty much the common type i see on most keyboards.

Heres a link showing different types of keycaps styles also, it goes even farther than just the 3 shown... http://i.imgur.com/zvFSlhj.png

And Yes (sorta) the CM Storm Keyboards have backlighting but you need to make sure. Some are cheaper and sold without lighting, and some just have single color lighting such as just white or red. I honestly prefer just white, and nothing extremely bright. Just something enough for me to see whenever I look down.
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By "high" do you mean the keycaps themselves or how the keyboard sits? I looked at a few images of the Apex M800 and the keycaps look EXTREMELY low profile on them with those different "proprietary" switch styles. You don't really see that on a lot of keyboards. I can tell you for sure that the DAS Keyboards we have sit relatively flat/straight but the keycaps are medium profile (or normal i guess) with cylindrical curves. Pretty much the common type i see on most keyboards.

Heres a link showing different types of keycaps styles also, it goes even farther than just the 3 shown... http://i.imgur.com/zvFSlhj.png

And Yes (sorta) the CM Storm Keyboards have backlighting but you need to make sure. Some are cheaper and sold without lighting, and some just have single color lighting such as just white or red. I honestly prefer just white, and nothing extremely bright. Just something enough for me to see whenever I look down.

i now realise i need a low profile keyboard and only mwch ones out there are
apex m800 and teroso which i dont know how good is...

also the g810 is some how low profile no?

i really liked that in my apex m800
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i now realise i need a low profile keyboard and only mwch ones out there are
apex m800 and teroso which i dont know how good is...

also the g810 is some how low profile no?

i really liked that in my apex m800

The G810 appears to be normal keycaps but they may sit lower giving them that low-profile look. But i dont think the size of the keycap is actually low-profile. The Apex M800 has some serious low-profile keycaps but I think they can achieve this correctly because they use that square style switch. I feel like a low profile keycap on an MX Cherry style switch would be extremely wobbly if you just replace the keycaps.

The Tesoro Gram Spectrum Low-Profile is something closer to what you want but I have never heard of them before. They use their own style switches either in blue or red, so I am not sure if they are following principle of the colors like some companies do, but if they are, the "Blues" should be tactile-clicky while the "Reds" are linear-silent. But in the one review, he says the "Reds" give a tactile feel, so they may be closer to a MX Cherry Brown. TESORO GRAM SPECTRUM LOW-PROFILE
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The G810 appears to be normal keycaps but they may sit lower giving them that low-profile look. But i dont think the size of the keycap is actually low-profile. The Apex M800 has some serious low-profile keycaps but I think they can achieve this correctly because they use that square style switch. I feel like a low profile keycap on an MX Cherry style switch would be extremely wobbly if you just replace the keycaps.

The Tesoro Gram Spectrum Low-Profile is something closer to what you want but I have never heard of them before. They use their own style switches either in blue or red, so I am not sure if they are following principle of the colors like some companies do, but if they are, the "Blues" should be tactile-clicky while the "Reds" are linear-silent. But in the one review, he says the "Reds" give a tactile feel, so they may be closer to a MX Cherry Brown. TESORO GRAM SPECTRUM LOW-PROFILE


hey

not sure what to do yet.

still waiting for that Amazon Refund anyway

too many keyboards out there...

810 looks nice and like it would be great for my needs.
but as i said i need to make more research because Strafe RGB from Corsair looks nice aswelll

and so on
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I'm also wondering between a Logitech and a Corsair, but in my case these are: G610 Red and Corsair k70 Lux Red.
The thing is that I've read that due to the openness of the corsair and the metal plate, it's much louder then the usual red cherry keyboard and i would like to avoid waking the neighbors..
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I'm also wondering between a Logitech and a Corsair, but in my case these are: G610 Red and Corsair k70 Lux Red.
The thing is that I've read that due to the openness of the corsair and the metal plate, it's much louder then the usual red cherry keyboard and i would like to avoid waking the neighbors..

Reds in general are extremely quiet, I have noticed a pitch difference when using a more open board layout with clicky Blues asa compared to an enclosed board with Blues but for Reds i would assume it to be a minute difference. My new MagicForce 68 is an "open" style keyboard which I actually like a lot better compared to my old Razer Blackwidow. Much easier to clean and personally like the looks better.
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I'm also wondering between a Logitech and a Corsair, but in my case these are: G610 Red and Corsair k70 Lux Red.
The thing is that I've read that due to the openness of the corsair and the metal plate, it's much louder then the usual red cherry keyboard and i would like to avoid waking the neighbors..

got some insights to share about those keyboards?

still looking for one ... dont want to rush things just to be disapointed later.
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Yeah.. me too..
Well, yesterday i went to a local it store where they had the G610 RED and managed to play with it for a while, my thoughts below:

Keyboard is plastic but i don't consider it a bad thing, it felt like a quality plastic in my opinion (unlike my A4Tech X7 kbd)
I managed to type extremely quickly with it, it was very comfortable and not very loud. Space bar is very loud though, they used some kind of a metal springs and it makes clicky sounds.
No wrist wrest, which i found strange for the price - 135EUR
Media buttons are good, but the sound wheel is little loose, i would prefer it to be more scroll like or of a higher quality like on an audio system

Anyway, i think it's a very good keyboard, but I really want play with a Corsair Lux as well, before making my decision.
Personally I don't think aluminum will feel as good as plastic on a keyboard (cold in the winter?) but I might be wrong.
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Yeah.. me too..
Well, yesterday i went to a local it store where they had the G610 RED and managed to play with it for a while, my thoughts below:

Keyboard is plastic but i don't consider it a bad thing, it felt like a quality plastic in my opinion (unlike my A4Tech X7 kbd)
I managed to type extremely quickly with it, it was very comfortable and not very loud. Space bar is very loud though, they used some kind of a metal springs and it makes clicky sounds.
No wrist wrest, which i found strange for the price - 135EUR
Media buttons are good, but the sound wheel is little loose, i would prefer it to be more scroll like or of a higher quality like on an audio system

Anyway, i think it's a very good keyboard, but I really want play with a Corsair Lux as well, before making my decision.
Personally I don't think aluminum will feel as good as plastic on a keyboard (cold in the winter?) but I might be wrong.

I made the switch after almost 5 years using my Razer Blackwidow with MX Blues over to my 60% MF68 with Gateron Reds. Completely different keyboard but loving it much more compared to my black widow. Takes some time getting used though, Reds are harder to type on, but much much easier for gaming which is what i built this keyboard for. I still use a fullsize MX Blue keyboard at work.

The sound is noticeably different with the aluminum open frame of the MF68 but with its compact size, it feels better and you really dont notice the difference unless you actually look at it. I also have a key tester thats on a similar open frame but plastic and the MX Blues on that sound different then the MX Blues in the closed frame of the Razer Blackwidow, I prefer the blackwidow sound
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