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My Sidewinder X6 has served me well for about 8 years now,but the space bar is getting a little dodgy and the paint is peeling off some of the keys,so I am looking for a replacement.

I've narrowed it down to 2 choices -

The EagleTec KG010
or
the Plugable Full Size 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard

I like the blue back lighting on the KG010,but the smaller size of the Plugable is really appealing after having the X6 take up so much of my deskspace.
Wondering if any one has any experience with either of these boards and if there are major issues with them,they both appear to have really good reviews.
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post #2 of 4
Do you have a specific budget in mind? There are great mechanical keyboards out there - that have the backing of some rather more reputable companies standing behind them. For the record, I have never heard of either "Plugable" or "EagleTech". Not me being snobby, just want to protect your wallet.
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Pluggable is a good company, I would definitely recommend their keyboard over the EagleTech one.
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Ended up picking the Eagletec KG010,I've had it for a little over 2 weeks now and I'm liking it. NKRO works,haven't found any combo of keys that don't work,has a really nice mechanical click feel/sound to it,still trying to decide if I want to add O rings to keep it from bottoming out so it doesn't echo across the house.Apparently it is really loud to any one I'm on the phone with.
LEDs are all evenly bright,it has 10 levels you can set the back lighting to from dim to light up the room bright.
Only complaint is I'm not fond of the font,but that's easily fixed at some point as it uses standard MX keycaps.
So for $39.99 shipped it's been great.

Edit- Forgot to mention that that is an aluminum plate the keys are mounted to,it's solid enough you could probably crack some ones skull with it.
Edited by infernal rodent - 4/7/17 at 9:31pm
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