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Poll Results: What colour Filco do you like?

 
  • 25% (12)
    Brown
  • 34% (16)
    Blue
  • 40% (19)
    Black
47 Total Votes  
post #1 of 66
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I'm interested in a mechanical loveboard since my Logitech is going mad. Now, question is, do I go for the cheaper Razer Black Widow... or... a Das Keyboard Professional?

Das is €129 + shipping

Razer Blackwidow is £70

Do all mech boards feature the ability to press a huge number of keys at once? My logitech couldn't and it really bugged me because I flew jets using it in BF2, and sometimes it wouldn't react when I was pressing loads of stuff.

Or... are there any other suggestions?

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Or new contender... the Filco!

http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=648


Razer ordered.
Edited by 98uk - 1/13/11 at 3:54pm
post #2 of 66
Blackwidow doesn't have NKRO(No key roll over) but has 'optimized key matrix.'
It's the only mechanical keyboard I've owned and the only Razer product I've owned. I don't know much about the DAS, other than that is uses MX Browns instead of Blues like the Razer. I enjoy the blackwidow, for both typing and gaming.
    
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post #3 of 66
I'm still on a Logitech as I got my current wireless illuminated for $50, but I would go with a Das. No reason to not and the student discount makes it even more affordable.
post #4 of 66
are you going to be gaming or typing more?

I have a filco majestouch with black switches and used a black widow (which has Blue switches) at CES, and i gotta say, i would hate gaming on the blackwidow after using cherry MX blacks. although, it was MUCH nicer to type with the blue switches than the blacks.

one of the DAS models comes with browns that I have heard are a good compromise.
post #5 of 66
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Originally Posted by JesusRaptor View Post
Blackwidow doesn't have NKRO(No key roll over) but has 'optimized key matrix.'
It's the only mechanical keyboard I've owned and the only Razer product I've owned. I don't know much about the DAS, other than that is uses MX Browns instead of Blues like the Razer. I enjoy the blackwidow, for both typing and gaming.
Hmmm... optimised matrix sounds cool.

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Originally Posted by virtualmadden View Post
I'm still on a Logitech as I got my current wireless illuminated for $50, but I would go with a Das. No reason to not and the student discount makes it even more affordable.
Well, Das's official store doesn't ship to the UK, so I would be getting it from a German site... which one assumes, does not offer student discount.

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Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx View Post
are you going to be gaming or typing more?

I have a filco majestouch with black switches and used a black widow (which has Blue switches) at CES, and i gotta say, i would hate gaming on the blackwidow after using cherry MX blacks. although, it was MUCH nicer to type with the blue switches than the blacks.
I would be primarily typing, but, there would be a large smattering of gaming in there. I heard the Filco's were soon to be discontinued or something?
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I would be primarily typing, but, there would be a large smattering of gaming in there. I heard the Filco's were soon to be discontinued or something?
they are, but there are many other companies that make boards with black and brown switches.

but if you are going to be typing far more than gaming i would go with the blues.
post #7 of 66
Thread Starter 
I'm sorry, but i'm not at one with the keyboard cool lingo. What is a blue (apart from a colour)? Also, I found some UK based Filcos in stock at an in-between price:

http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_search.asp?SG=10021

What's the difference between Tactile, Clicky and Linear? What switches do they have? I assume NKR means I can button mash correctus?

Rep+ so far to the friendly folk who shepherd me through the rather daunting world of typing.
post #8 of 66
I have
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823114011
I like it a lot although I do hit the caps lock often. I feel like the are offset just a bit differently maybe. It feels great and I got for 69 I think. No back light but
I have a 28" monitor so I don't need a back lit board.
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post #9 of 66
Quoted from thekeyboardco ;x

linear

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The Cherry MX 'black' key switch, gives a linear feel without the audible click of the 'blue' switch, it has a long key stroke of 4mm with the actuation point (key press) at 2mm. Easy, fast and stress-free typing, the famous features of Cherry MX linear feel.
Click

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The Cherry MX 'blue' key switch, gives a tactile feel with an audible click, it has a long key stroke of 4mm with the actuation point (key press) at 2mm. Easy, fast and stress-free typing, the famous features of Cherry MX tactile feel, with green LED's.
Tactile

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The Cherry MX 'brown' key switch, gives a tactile feel without the audible click of the 'blue' switch, it has a long key stroke of 4mm with the actuation point (key press) at 2mm. Easy, fast and stress-free typing, the famous features of Cherry MX tactile feel.
though there is more to it than that, like actuation force, ugh I wish I hadn't started now xD Where is twocables?
Edited by GeforceGTS - 1/13/11 at 3:08pm
post #10 of 66
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I'm sorry, but i'm not at one with the keyboard cool lingo. What is a blue (apart from a colour)?
The switch types are colour coded. Blue = Clicky, Brown = low force Tactile, Clear = Tactile, Black = high force linear, Red = low force linear. There are others, but those are the most common types.

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What's the difference between Tactile, Clicky and Linear?
These are descriptions of the style of key travel.

Tactile = a key switch where there's a 'bump' in the travel. Regular rubber domes/scissor switches can be described as tactile switches.

Clicky = like tactile, except it makes a click noise to co-incide with the tactile bump.

Linear = a key switch with no tactility. The switch gets progressively stiffer to press during the key travel whereas the tactile switch builds up to a point and then gives way.

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I assume NKR means I can button mash correctus?
Yes.
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