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I'm interested in getting a mechanical keyboard and it looks like browns are the type of switch that I should be looking at. What keyboards with browns can be ordered easily in the US, and do any of them allow for easily disabling/enabling of the Windows key? Backlighting would also be a plus, but not really a big deal.
    
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Das Model S Silent Pro would probably have the most availability (US) I'd think for brown switches.

EDIT:

There's also a Ducky reseller on eBay, but they're currently out of stock for cherry brown models.
Additionally, Elite Keyboards should be getting Leopold's in stock at some point this month (which will replace their former stock of Filcos).
Edited by candy_van - 2/3/11 at 3:34pm
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I forgot to mention that I'd also like media keys, whether they be in a separate cluster or if they go the fn+F# route. That is, unless someone manufactures a separate media key cluster similar to those plug in number pads.
    
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good luck
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I'm thinking about getting either one of those add on number pads or one of those little gaming cluster things and using sharpkeys or something to map it to serve as media buttons. Are there any such programs that can remap a key for one board but not the other? I'd bet if I got one of the gaming clusters, the included software would be able to make such a distinction. It would be nice of companies would just make media clusters so you could use them with any keyboard. Do Leopolds have any media keys or Fn media keys?
    
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post #6 of 11
You may also want to be on the lookout for the soon to be released X-armor U9BL-S, which is gonna use brown switches and has backlighting. My dream would be the Das S with backlighting...but you can't have it all...
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You may also want to be on the lookout for the soon to be released X-armor U9BL-S, which is gonna use brown switches and has backlighting. My dream would be the Das S with backlighting...but you can't have it all...
Any eta on that U9BL-S? After pecking on a adesso mech keyboard with cherry blues at Microcenter I was hooked on the mechanical feeling. I just don't care for the sound so much so I want a brown board and that U9BL-S looks to be everything I want.
 
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post #8 of 11
Buy my blanked Ducky with Cherry Browns.
post #9 of 11
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Any eta on that U9BL-S? After pecking on a adesso mech keyboard with cherry blues at Microcenter I was hooked on the mechanical feeling. I just don't care for the sound so much so I want a brown board and that U9BL-S looks to be everything I want.
Judging by the criterion your set, the U9BL-S is a good bet. If I had to guess, you would only have to sit tight for a short while longer to get it. The X-armor site is down for "maintenance" and some have reasonably guessed that the reason for this downtime is that they are adding their new line of keyboards to the online store.
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Judging by the criterion your set, the U9BL-S is a good bet. If I had to guess, you would only have to sit tight for a short while longer to get it. The X-armor site is down for "maintenance" and some have reasonably guessed that the reason for this downtime is that they are adding their new line of keyboards to the online store.
That wouldn't take this long. They're probably also redoing the website or something like that. Adding new product pages would take minutes and might not even require the website going offline.
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