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post #6511 of 36843
Hey,

Is the Unicomp Mechanical Buckling Spring Keyboard USB 104 worth $65 (price i can get it at)? I am having a tough time picking the right keyboard. I really wanted MX browns, but this seems like a great price...

Thanks in advance.
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post #6512 of 36843
Like this is what I am saying


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post #6513 of 36843
I wanted to repost my question as I would like help on this. Should I not bother with a mechanical keyboard?
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuraNova View Post

Hey, just a question, if I may...
I had been considering a new keyboard for a long time. Someone on the forums suggested Elite Keyboards.
Is this a good model to get? I'm thinking of getting one around summer time.
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold,fullsize&pid=fc500rrab

Also, to add, does the club have any other suggestions?
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post #6514 of 36843
the only problem i see with the FC500 is the non standard spacebar. once it gets shiny you'll going to have a tough time replacing it since no spacebar in the market will fit it. not even the one from the FC200 and they are from the same company. really stupid decision on leopold's part.

other than, i say go for it if you need a full size keyboard. if you're fine with tenkeyless, i'd get a FC200 or a cm storm.
post #6515 of 36843
I don't think it makes a difference to me if it's full sized. I rarely use the keypad to begin with. Should I pick up a white FC200 instead? $89 is not a bad price IMO.
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post #6516 of 36843
I just picked that up and I love it. I too moved from a full size to a TKL and will never go back to full size.

Can't quit talking about how much I love this keyboard.
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post #6517 of 36843
id get a cm storm if you're not too turned off by the logos. but yeah, white fc200 isn't bad either.
post #6518 of 36843
Is the Storm Quick Fire any cheaper in quality? I want a keyboard that will last.
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post #6519 of 36843
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuraNova View Post

Is the Storm Quick Fire any cheaper in quality? I want a keyboard that will last.
It is a rebranded Filco.
Same maker (Costar), same material, same shape/size, same thickness.
But You have to put up with it's stupid logo, and coating (preference).
Edited by Erio - 3/25/12 at 3:46pm
post #6520 of 36843
Thank you to those who helped. I have one more noob question for the club, so forgive my noobishness.

Is there really a major difference between the switches? I see all sorts of colors, but don't really know if there is a difference between them. Is the difference responsiveness? Sound? Reliability?

Thanks for helping me on this. I've been in need of a new keyboard for over a year, but I've been more interested in going mechanical for a new keyboard.
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