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Considering white otaku style key caps for my black Filco. Anybody have this setup so I can see it before I take the plunge?

White on black looks great.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1053471/enter-the-filco-white-ninja
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White on black looks great.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1053471/enter-the-filco-white-ninja

Thanks, my searching skills leave much to be desired.

That looks incredibly good, looks like I'll be buying them.
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Thanks, my searching skills leave much to be desired.
That looks incredibly good, looks like I'll be buying them.

The engraved white PBTs are what ripster has in that pic. Technically not "otaku", I guess.

I have them as well and strongly recommend them for their feel and durability over ABS if you have the extra cash ($48ish for 104 key set, iirc).

They are the only replacement keys I've ever purchased, but I'm sure someone can explain options more.
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Not the best picture, and I just moved into my new place so everything is a mess, but my beloved Filco Majestouch "Otaku" with Cherry MX Blue switches. Bought it three years ago. Usually people's first impressions using it are "Where are the letters?!?!", then "***, it's hella loud!", followed promptly by "OMG, this is the best feeling keyboard I've ever typed on!" c:

A couple questions though: I'm looking to buy another Cherry MX keyboard, to see what they feel like. Of the blacks, browns, and reds, which are usually more popular? Also, I am absolutely in love with the Filco's, but EliteKeyboards has replaced them with the Leopolds. Are they still available anywhere?
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Not the best picture, and I just moved into my new place so everything is a mess, but my beloved Filco Majestouch "Otaku" with Cherry MX Blue switches. Bought it three years ago. Usually people's first impressions using it are "Where are the letters?!?!", then "***, it's hella loud!", followed promptly by "OMG, this is the best feeling keyboard I've ever typed on!" c:

A couple questions though: I'm looking to buy another Cherry MX keyboard, to see what they feel like. Of the blacks, browns, and reds, which are usually more popular? Also, I am absolutely in love with the Filco's, but EliteKeyboards has replaced them with the Leopolds. Are they still available anywhere?

I would say the most common is browns since they are kind of in the middle between clicky and linear. Filcos are now sold on Amazon through the keyboardco. Stock has been low lately not sure if they got the shipment they were expecting to amazon yet or not.
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Haha I feel dumb. I posted in the Diablo GB That I thought arabic numbers were like actual numbers in the arabic language. Didnt know that arabic meant the regular numbers.
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I would say the most common is browns since they are kind of in the middle between clicky and linear. Filcos are now sold on Amazon through the keyboardco. Stock has been low lately not sure if they got the shipment they were expecting to amazon yet or not.

How are they in the middle? From what I understand about mechanical keyboards, the tactile switches have a little "bump" in resistance when pressed, whereas the linear ones have resistance that increases at a fixed rate. And the only real "clicky" switch are the blues.

I'm a bit reluctant to go for either the reds or the browns because the actuating force on the blues are just the tiniest bit on the light side for me. But at the same time people say that the blacks can be tiring to type on. Oh why couldn't they have made a silent blue switch! They are perfect aside from the complaints I get on vent!
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I would say the most common is browns since they are kind of in the middle between clicky and linear. Filcos are now sold on Amazon through the keyboardco. Stock has been low lately not sure if they got the shipment they were expecting to amazon yet or not.

How are they in the middle? From what I understand about mechanical keyboards, the tactile switches have a little "bump" in resistance when pressed, whereas the linear ones have resistance that increases at a fixed rate. And the only real "clicky" switch are the blues.

I'm a bit reluctant to go for either the reds or the browns because the actuating force on the blues are just the tiniest bit on the light side for me. But at the same time people say that the blacks can be tiring to type on. Oh why couldn't they have made a silent blue switch! They are perfect aside from the complaints I get on vent!

I mean they are in the middle of big click and straight linear. A small bit of friction.
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Personally I have MX browns, blues and blacks, I use the browns and blacks the most, and I often switch around, I always use black switches for gaming and I usually type with the brown switches. However I do enjoy typing on the blacks because it is a smoother action than the browns, a friend of mine recently got a ducky shine with reds and as soon as I typed on it I fell in love, it is the next keyboard I want to get. The black switches to tire my fingers out, if I am needing to write anything long I usually switch the browns, reds are just a lighter black switch.

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How are they in the middle? From what I understand about mechanical keyboards, the tactile switches have a little "bump" in resistance when pressed, whereas the linear ones have resistance that increases at a fixed rate. And the only real "clicky" switch are the blues.
I'm a bit reluctant to go for either the reds or the browns because the actuating force on the blues are just the tiniest bit on the light side for me. But at the same time people say that the blacks can be tiring to type on. Oh why couldn't they have made a silent blue switch! They are perfect aside from the complaints I get on vent!

the bump is almost non existent. therefor, it's in the middle of being tactile and linear.


blues is the only switch that matters IMO
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