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Matias also has the QuietPro which feels pretty good and is the most quiet out of the Alps & Cherry MX switches.

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post #13692 of 14551
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

Matias also has the QuietPro which feels pretty good and is the most quiet out of the Alps & Cherry MX switches.
The switch itself is quiet, but they didn't bother to silence the rest of the keyboard (bottoming out, releasing keys) so while it may technically be the quietest mechanical switch (note: they do not consider Topre to be mechanical) it's definitely not the quietest mechanical keyboard.

I would probably recommend a Topre board, or a PCB-mounted MX Brown/Red with O-rings over the QuietPro.
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The switch itself is quiet, but they didn't bother to silence the rest of the keyboard (bottoming out, releasing keys) so while it may technically be the quietest mechanical switch (note: they do not consider Topre to be mechanical) it's definitely not the quietest mechanical keyboard.
I would probably recommend a Topre board, or a PCB-mounted MX Brown/Red with O-rings over the QuietPro.

 

Browns & Reds are not as tactile as the Matias, and you can quiet the bottoming out if you really wish.

 

The "clack" you hear is only on the bottom stroke but not the release. As the switch is dampened on both the downward & upward travel.

It's a pretty good design all things considered.

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Yes, Das started putting media keys on their boards again and probably changed OEM's to reduce costs vs Costar.

Rosewill Backlit
Ducky Shine II
CM Storm Trigger
Logitech G710+ (would have to wait for a sale)

Those are the best options for backlit boards.
QPad, Max Keyboard, XArmor, Razer and a few other brands are made by iOne, so if you're not willing to buy from boards made by that OEM, they'll be out of the question.


As far as standard boards go:
Ducky DK9008, DK9008-G2, DK9008-G2 Pro
Rosewill's non-backlit line-up
Filco

Cooler Master's Storm Quickfire TK is also an option, but it's a weird one since it's a compact keyboard but integrates the arrow keys, and edit cluster into the num-pad instead of getting rid of the numpad.

What is so great about Ducky? Who is their OEM? All I know is they use cherry stabilizers which are inferior to costar. Is ducky quality really high, how does it compare to WASD, the old Das, Filco
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What is so great about Ducky? Who is their OEM? All I know is they use cherry stabilizers which are inferior to costar. Is ducky quality really high, how does it compare to WASD, the old Das, Filco

 

Ducky's quality is on par with Costar made products (Filco, "old" Das, WASD, Thermaltake Meka G1, Rosewill, etc.)

 

They do not use Costar or iOne as an OEM (but I can't say who.)

 

The cherry stabilizers are just fine. Some folks may complain about them &/or not like them as much as costar stabilizers but when you're new to mechanicals, they will still feel superior to non-mechanical keyboards.

 

The DK90** products are higher quality then the DK10** products, but both lines are still good since the DK10** was revamped almost 2 years ago.

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What is so great about Ducky? Who is their OEM? All I know is they use cherry stabilizers which are inferior to costar. Is ducky quality really high, how does it compare to WASD, the old Das, Filco

I believe that is a matter of opinion. I personally like the Cherry stabs.
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I am very slightly intrigued by this. What is this white switch? :
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Ducky's quality is on par with Costar made products (Filco, "old" Das, WASD, Thermaltake Meka G1, Rosewill, etc.)

They do not use Costar or iOne as an OEM (but I can't say who.)

The cherry stabilizers are just fine. Some folks may complain about them &/or not like them as much as costar stabilizers but when you're new to mechanicals, they will still feel superior to non-mechanical keyboards.

The DK90** products are higher quality then the DK10** products, but both lines are still good since the DK10** was revamped almost 2 years ago.

So basically Costars would be perfectly fine for a first time buyer of mechanical keyboards?
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Ducky's quality is on par with Costar made products (Filco, "old" Das, WASD, Thermaltake Meka G1, Rosewill, etc.)

They do not use Costar or iOne as an OEM (but I can't say who.)

The cherry stabilizers are just fine. Some folks may complain about them &/or not like them as much as costar stabilizers but when you're new to mechanicals, they will still feel superior to non-mechanical keyboards.

The DK90** products are higher quality then the DK10** products, but both lines are still good since the DK10** was revamped almost 2 years ago.

So basically Costars would be perfectly fine for a first time buyer of mechanical keyboards?

Absolutely.
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I will say, one guy on Geekhack is really trying his damnedest to get me to start out with a Ducky because of the Cherry Stabilizers instead of the Costars that are in the CM Storm keyboards (e.g. Trigger) or Rosewill boards.
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