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I'm in the market for a good mechanical keyboard. Would like to hear some suggestions.
What are you going to use it for? mostly gaming, mostly typing or both?
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Eh I can't find anything backlit on there
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Both gaming and typing. Have been out of touch for keyboards. Guess Ducky doesn't have backlit keyboards.
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Both gaming and typing. Have been out of touch for keyboards. Guess Ducky doesn't have backlit keyboards.
Then I would suggest a keyboard with brown switches. They're a middle grown between blues (excellent for typing, but some people have issues gaming because of the way the key activation and release works for example) and blacks/reds (considered good for gaming).

The browns are non clicky (no audible click to tell you that the key has been pressed) and tactile (when you press, you go through a certain resistance, after which the key is activated, but you can still press downwards linearly, which eases typing).

Blues are clicky (but the click sounds nice IMO) and tactile too, but with slightly more resistance.

There are also whites, but I don't know much about them.

Das Model S and the Filco Majestouch can be sold with either brown or blue switches.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I miss old keyboards that have that feeling when you type on them. Today's keyboards just don't feel the same to me when I type and game.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I miss old keyboards that have that feeling when you type on them. Today's keyboards just don't feel the same to me when I type and game.
I have no experience with blue switches, but I feel that's it's not worth getting keyboard A instead of B simply because of gaming. So I'd suggest getting a blue Das Model S, try it out, see if the noise or gaming on it bothers you.
If it's bad, you have 30 days to return it, no questions asked, and you can get a brown instead (Model S Silent).

You could also get the Deck Legend, which has clears, which feel like stiffer browns. Apparently it's one of the current best made keyboards, and it's backlit. Not sure why this one isn't recommended as much for gaming+typing though.
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Duckies are not backlit. I'm liking my browns more than these blues :|
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Duckies are not backlit. I'm liking my browns more than these blues :|
I've been using my RK-9000 and I'm not sure what to feel. The strong tactile bump is nice - easier to not bottom out. I was used to that on my browns though (took longer to get it right though).

Still, the clicky sound of the blues is awesome.
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I have no experience with blue switches, but I feel that's it's not worth getting keyboard A instead of B simply because of gaming. So I'd suggest getting a blue Das Model S, try it out, see if the noise or gaming on it bothers you.
If it's bad, you have 30 days to return it, no questions asked, and you can get a brown instead (Model S Silent).

You could also get the Deck Legend, which has clears, which feel like stiffer browns. Apparently it's one of the current best made keyboards, and it's backlit. Not sure why this one isn't recommended as much for gaming+typing though.
I'll probably give the Deck Legend keyboards a try when I have the money.
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