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My first mechanical had blues, I like them better than blacks and clears, but much prefer browns and reds. It's really all personal preference, the only way you can know for sure what switch is best for you is to try them all.
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Quick opinion question. I need a keyboard for work; I use a ducky shining with red switches at home and love it for typing and gaming. Of these 4 options, which do you think would be best?

1. Corsair K90 (red switches)
2. Deck Legend 105 linear (black switches)
3. Filco Linear R (red switches; will cost me $250 before shipping from someone on GH)
4. Filco Ninja MJ-2 Linear (black switches) from Amazon

Mostly want to pick from these just in case I happen to like one of them more, I can swap my work and home keyboards tongue.gif
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Have you considered Leopold?
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I haven't because I heard of build quality issues with them (and how they're a cheaper sourced Filco), and if I'm not going to get a backlit keyboard, I'm fairly certain I'd go with a Filco.
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Unfortunately, the only way to find out which you will prefer is to try some, and that's not easy to do.
If you're gaming, most people will tell you to get a linear switch. Those are red or black.
If you'll be typing, they'll say get a tactile switch, like blue or brown.
I've found that, for me anyway, i can do anything on any switch. I gamed in tactile, and typed with blacks.
There's a load more information here. It's difficult to go wrong with any switch though, but i started with blues and loved them. Now i'm onto blacks and i love those too.

Thanks for the quick response,
Think it will have to be red or blacks then I think , Im going to have a read through that guide you showed me anyways.

Thanks thumb.gif
I was in the same boat as you, MARK, when it came to considering what kind of switch I would get. I decided to follow the general advise and get black switches since I do a whole ton of gaming more than anything. Luckily, I'm totally loving them up to this point, and while I know there are many more switches to try out, I feel I'm pretty contempt with these black switches, so I don't think I'll be in a rush to try another board anytime soon. That could potentially change if I feel my new server/LAN rig needs a new keyboard (it's currently using my old keyboard setup) but only time will tell for that. wink.gif
 
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I haven't because I heard of build quality issues with them (and how they're a cheaper sourced Filco), and if I'm not going to get a backlit keyboard, I'm fairly certain I'd go with a Filco.
What build quality issues?
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I haven't because I heard of build quality issues with them (and how they're a cheaper sourced Filco), and if I'm not going to get a backlit keyboard, I'm fairly certain I'd go with a Filco.

I think your source may be misinformed. Leopolds are solid keyboards, the main difference between a Leopold and a Filco is the stabilizers(imo). I'm not sure what you mean by them being a cheaper sourced Filco, but they don't have the same OEM, so they are not sourced from the same manufacturer.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Filco-Majestouch-Tenkeyless-Keyboard-FKBN87ML-EB-Cherry-Black-Linear-Japan-RARE-/130625524500?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item1e69e35314#ht_500wt_1413

" These keyboards are Japanese Domestic Models, meaning that they don't currently have retail distributors in the U.S. (EliteKeyboards, the distributor from whom I purchased this keyboard, no longer stocks Filcos, having replaced them with cheaper Korean-sourced Leopold keyboards.)"

Seen similar things in a few different places.
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That's a comment from someone trying to sell a Filco under the guise that it's rare, I wouldn't exactly trust that. Another reason not to trust him is that he thinks that keyboard has Cherry ML switches, which it does not. If you surf geekhack you will see just as many people that have issues with Filcos as with Leopolds.
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That's a comment from someone trying to sell a Filco under the guise that it's rare, I wouldn't exactly trust that. Another reason not to trust him is that he thinks that keyboard has Cherry ML switches, which it does not. If you surf geekhack you will see just as many people that have issues with Filcos as with Leopolds.

I agree you can't listen to someone who is trying to sell you a competing product. Leopolds are excellent. And the TKL with red switches is on sale for $89 right now. That would be my pick. I almost bought a filco but didn't feel it was that much better to warrant the huge price increase.

Whats the deal with $250 filco reds anyways? Were they a limited edition? Anyone know what they originally sold for? I'm just curious if people are jacking up the price because they are hard to find now or were they way more then the other models to begin with?
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You're never really done with the shuffle, you just take breaks.
Oh I totally agree. I think that was more me saying that to myself. So I would stop lusting over new keyboards so much. I really only use one so having more then 1 or 2 is a waste anyways. They hold their value pretty good though. Which is nice because you can flip them without too much of a loss when you want to try something new.
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