Originally Posted by gene-z
It's a brown switch. And the pinging is only noticed on certain keys and some are really louder than others. Like my arrow keys sound perfect and I'll only hear a very faint ping if I put my ear up to them, which is acceptable to me and I don't hear them during normal usage. But then I have other keys where I can be leaned back in my chair and hear the ping really loud, to the point I hear it echoing inside the keyboard housing. This seems like a defect to me, especially when people talk about soldiering on new switches and opening up the existing switch to reseat the spring to fix the problem.
And this dumb mcrip effect you speak of is a bit silly. When I start spending upwards of $150 on a simple peripheral such a keyboard, I expect something of top notch quality. I mean, come on, the stock keycaps on my dell keyboard feel of better quality that this keyboard, and that thing probably cost $15.
again its mostly making mountains out of molehills.
but i assure you your dell keyboard uses the same cheap thin ABS keycaps that Filco/CM/Ducky/Leopold use unless you specifically get PBT Caps from Leopold or Ducky on some of their models.
This is why some people don't like Filco, they think the premium they're paying for the build quality should include better keycaps.
Also the wobbly some people said replacing the caps with PBT/Thick PBT reduces the wobble.
Just an FYI, putting on SP DCS Doubleshots won't help the wobble much.
If you're unhappy with your purchase, return/exchange it. Maybe you got a lemon, i dunno. I haven't had any noticeable ping from my filcos or my Leopold. I do know i prefer Costar stabs a lot more than Cherry Stabs. That's the only thing i dislike about the 700R. That and the non universal spacebar.