Originally Posted by ElevenEleven
Oh I see. Yeah, I'm one of the people who prefer to have the option and don't mind paying extra. I like the soft glow around non-transparent caps, like around the zinc caps here:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also many of us get LED backlit keyboards for dark environments. My bedroom's usually pretty dark, and I like the soft glow of backlit keyboards on minimum brightness setting. And using pale/white keys for my non-backlit keyboard. Never got into blank caps, as I don't even like them aesthetically.
----Ok, so who wants to buy one of the LE Ducky Shines with pink or white caps and swap for the other color partially (pink modifiers or white modifiers, etc.)? I'm that interested in a pink/white shine set!
The light glow behind the caps I don't mind, however it's a novelty and something I'd get sick of after a week. My room is dark too, however I never turn my light off except when going to sleep. I can't stand gaming without lights on, I just feel tired. Movies I don't mind, but I'm laying on my bed and not touching the keyboard anyway.
Originally Posted by mafakingame
Do you by any chance know where I can test them out in Melbourne?
I've never laid my hands on any type of Cherry switches, and would like to do so before choosing between Red and Brown.
How does Leopold fair compared to Filco?
I actually don't mind having backlit as an option. However, I prioritize build quality over backlit.
No idea about testing keyboards. You MAY be able to go to PCCG and see, I know their staff are using mechanical keyboards. However, they don't have a store front so it may be difficult. I can't recommend either reds or browns because I love them both.
I would say Leopold is better price/performance, simply because the price is cheaper in Aus and their stock keycaps. However, Filco have a VERY good rep. FYI Leopold founder is an ex Filco employee, AFAIK. Just be warned, Leopold do have odd spacebars, so replacement keycaps could be an issue if you want to head down that road, though you can get Universal spacebars from various group buys or EliteKeyboards.