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Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post
Do all the Cherry MX keys ( of the same color ) exactly feel the same regardless of the branding on the keyboard?
To rephrase what's already been said, swith may sound/feel the same, but other aspects of the keyboard may change things.

For example, Both The BlackWidow and the Filco have the Blue MX switches, but have a distinctive sound. More then likely due to the key caps.

The Filco caps are thinner, slightly larger and taller.
The blackwidow caps are slight thicker and smaller.

Because of this, the Blackwidow Blue mx don't sound as clicky as the Filco.


I just ordered a DAS for my work. I went with the Blue MX again. haha. Now I'm wondering if I should have gone with the Brown to keep things slightly quiet. But I been using the Blackwidow at work and it's really not that loud....Wonder how loud the DAS is going to be....Youtube vids don't help much...to me Browns sounded just as loud as the Blues on Youtube.
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Das keys are identical to Filco keys other than the lettering.

Sound samples here.
Not a big difference.
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Originally Posted by ripster View Post
Das keys are identical to Filco keys other than the lettering.

Sound samples here.
Not a big difference.
I just like blues mx too much.... lol.

Co-Workers will just have to put up with it....
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Thanks to the OP for such a comprehensive overview of the world of mechanical keyboards. I had no idea they were so involved until I found this thread.

I have a Sidewinder X4 and my friend just purchased a BlackWidow. I used it in a game of SC2 and fell in love with the feel and its accuracy. The click noise of each keystroke is also pretty addicting to hear.

After reading this thread and look around Geekhack, are my only choices for mechanical gaming keyboards the BlackWidow or a SteelSeries if I am restricted to a sub-$100 budget?

I primarily play Starcraft 2 and when Battlefield 3 drops, I will be playing a lot of that. Additionally, I am in law school and do A LOT of typing. Is there a keyboard out there for me?
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Well, there USED to be $99 Leopolds. $109 now. Skip lunch one day.
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Well, there USED to be $99 Leopolds. $109 now. Skip lunch one day.
These are the boards made primarily by former Filco employees? Its hard to even find Filco brown's, which from what I can gather, are my alternative to cherry blues?
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Lol - this Filco employee thing is ANOTHER of those messed up Internet rumors. He was FIRED!! Probably. The new one is much better.
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These are the boards made primarily by former Filco employees? Its hard to even find Filco brown's, which from what I can gather, are my alternative to cherry blues?
you can find a filco brown on pchome
and let it ship from taiwan/china to you
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Kind of narrowed it down between the Razer BlackWidow and the Tenkeyless Leopold Brown. Contemplating the Das Pro silent also. Its just more expensive than the other two. Thoughts?
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From what I've seen, Razer's build quality isn't too great. I'd go for either the Leopold or the Das. So basically get the Leopold unless you really like how the Das looks, and think it's worth the extra cash.
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