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So with a classical mechanical keyboard like 6gv2 is it better to have ps/2 or usb ?
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Hi,

Who would have ever thought it possible to have 1316 pages on mechanical keyboards, I sure wouldn't have. smile.gif

Anyways I have read the first ten pages and the last ten pages to at least get some idea of what mechanical keyboards are about.

I am seriously thinking about changing over as I'm pissed with my current keyboard which is a Logitech combo MK710. I don't mind the mouse but the keys on my kb are constantly sticking unless I hit them squarely down.

I'm not a gamer, and my typing skills are definitely only 2 fingered if that means anything.

What I'm looking for is an illuminated keyboard which of course immediately cuts down my options. I find I sit in darkness a lot of the time and would prefer not to have to turn the light on to see what I'm doing.

I had almost convinced myself into buying a Razer BlackWidow before I really started looking deeper into the topic and finding that they are not the best of choices.

From what I have managed to find so far is Deck, Ducky and XArmor. Are there any I have missed and do you have any recommendations one way or another over build quality etc.

Cheers,
John
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I've really wanted a Cherry MX Blue switch keyboard, have it down to either the Black Widow Ultimate or the Filco Majestouch 2, can't decide, anyone know which is better? I have a Filco Majestouch w/ Cherry Red switches right now, so i know filco is good, just trying to get some more opinions.
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I've really wanted a Cherry MX Blue switch keyboard, have it down to either the Black Widow Ultimate or the Filco Majestouch 2, can't decide, anyone know which is better? I have a Filco Majestouch w/ Cherry Red switches right now, so i know filco is good, just trying to get some more opinions.

Filco no doubt as far as build quality. But it doesn't have all the extra cool stuff (or crap depending on your preference) that the razer has. My vote goes for the filco. But I like the classic look but better then flashy.
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I have been reading through this thread a while now and have been looking for the perfect new keyboard, but couldn't find anything fitting my needs so far...
Isn't there any mechanical keyboard that has:
  • MX Brown switches
  • Full Backlighting
  • Dedicated Macro Keys
  • German Layout
?
So far the only one I found is the Razer Blackwidow Stealth, but it is not available with german layout (argh) frown.gif
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@thejoy : I use the ps/2 when I can. But really there is very little difference. ps/2 can give full NKRO while you can hot swap USB. I use ps/2 mostly to free up a USB slot.

@half bit : Look for a Ducky Shine. I know they have a few different key layouts and are used to dealing with at least 2 languages smile.gif The large enter key may be hard to find however.
@johnmw1: I highly recommend the Ducky but the Deck is built like a tank and will last forever, so can't go wrong with either. Pick the one that looks best to you.

@MaestrO: Try a CM Storm "Quick Fire" if you want 10keyless. Its a nice board and will save you a bit of $ but is still big enough to feel full size.
 
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@johnmw1: I highly recommend the Ducky but the Deck is built like a tank and will last forever, so can't go wrong with either. Pick the one that looks best to you.

Hi Kip69,

I have just spent a huge amount of time this morning reading up on the Decks, and yes I would have to agree they do seem to be the "Rolls Royce" of keyboards, but the more I read about them and the more I read their forums they seem to me that they are not that keen on updating models or adding wrist supports etc.

I don't know maybe it's just me, and perhaps that is the whole point of the Decks that they are not changing models every other week that make them so popular. I'm also for me not so sure about the use of clear switches, but hey I don't know enough yet and could be easily swayed.

Cheers,
John
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Hi Kip69,
I have just spent a huge amount of time this morning reading up on the Decks, and yes I would have to agree they do seem to be the "Rolls Royce" of keyboards, but the more I read about them and the more I read their forums they seem to me that they are not that keen on updating models or adding wrist supports etc.
I don't know maybe it's just me, and perhaps that is the whole point of the Decks that they are not changing models every other week that make them so popular. I'm also for me not so sure about the use of clear switches, but hey I don't know enough yet and could be easily swayed.
Cheers,
John

How much would it cost to get a Deck down to Aus though?

Essentially the Deck is much better built, but the Ducky is more stylish. I like the black switches myself, but if you like the blues I guess you're stuck with the Ducky.
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I had almost convinced myself into buying a Razer BlackWidow before I really started looking deeper into the topic and finding that they are not the best of choices.
John

Yes, I was the same but did not actually realise it was mechanical at first. I thought the price was too much and also am now terrified of buying Razer products after my mouse was returned 3 times in 2 weeks plus everyone else I heard of owning their stuff also had the same experiences. I don't mean to bash a specific brand but this is not acceptable given the high premium prices, but strangely enough the last one I got came good and stayed good till present.

Back on topic, I orderd a Ducky Shine White w/Cherry MX Browns which I recieved yesterday. This is a damn fine keyboard, I love it. It's my first mechanical board upgrading from a cheap MS media keyboard. I had been looking into buying a board for like 6 months, doing some research, I really needed backlighting and I wanted something that did not look like a 'Gaming' product. The keys are very high compared to the way comsumer boards are, so I need to get used to it for the typing side (I am a poor typist, can't touch type). The switches a bit lighter feeling than I expected, but you do feel the tactileness especially once you get to work on it and it has a very nice sound not loud. It's got some weight to it feels really really strong in the build quality would make a great defense measure tongue.gif. I love the backlights, 5 levels from dim to extreme shining bright and a few different modes as well.
Tested some games COD4 and BF3 and it actually feels a bit faster and to my surprise actually felt like I did better than usual (I'm a terrible gamer, but I just play for fun.). But I definitey do not regret buying the Ducky Shine, absolute joy to use, if you need a mech board with good backlighting, this is it. Only downsides are no macros (don't use those myself) and no Tenkeyless yet (Which I did want for a small desk, but I do use the numpad anyway). That's all I can think of for now as I am not using it to type this right now unfortunately.
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@johnmw1: I highly recommend the Ducky but the Deck is built like a tank and will last forever, so can't go wrong with either. Pick the one that looks best to you.

Hi Kip69,

I have just spent a huge amount of time this morning reading up on the Decks, and yes I would have to agree they do seem to be the "Rolls Royce" of keyboards, but the more I read about them and the more I read their forums they seem to me that they are not that keen on updating models or adding wrist supports etc.

I don't know maybe it's just me, and perhaps that is the whole point of the Decks that they are not changing models every other week that make them so popular. I'm also for me not so sure about the use of clear switches, but hey I don't know enough yet and could be easily swayed.

Cheers,
John

Deck rolls royce? For real? I haven't heard that much. They don't seem very popular from what I can tell. Plus the font is butt ugly if you ask me. But you didn't biggrin.gif
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