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Hello everyone! I've made a thread similar to this one in the past asking what mechanical keyboard to choose. A lot of people recommended the Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate.

Well, after many reviews I have pretty much made my final decision and this is the one I'm most likely choosing.

So my question is.. To those who own this keyboard what's it like typing on it, etc? Would you say it's worth the $129.00?

The main reason I want to go with the Model S Ultimate is because I'm always on the computer, I type very fast (don't know exact WPM), I don't need to look at the keys, and I loooooooooooove the sound of those clicks

Thanks.
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There is this which is effectively the same keyboard without the gloss and the USB hub, except $30 cheaper.
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Well, the switches are also different. The one you linked has cherry switches, the Das S Ultimate has Blue.
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Well, the switches are also different. The one you linked has cherry switches, the Das S Ultimate has Blue.
Cherry MX blue switches, they both have the same thing although I personally have no idea which keyboard is better, but am waiting for the das s ultimate to arrive in the mail...
Edited by Sainesk - 2/5/11 at 6:21pm
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I paid 130 euro for mine (although it uses brown switches) and it was my first mechanical keyboard, don't regret it one bit. Best $100 I spent along with my audio gear.
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Awesome, thank you
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Cherry MX blue switches, they both have the same thing although I personally have no idea which keyboard is better, but am waiting for the das s ultimate to arrive in the mail...
They're made by the same OEM so quality is pretty much going to be equal. The Rosewill is the same design as the Filco, which is quite well built. The Rosewill also has the red backplate which looks pretty smart.
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I was debating between these two and went with the Rosewill.
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Hello everyone! I've made a thread similar to this one in the past asking what mechanical keyboard to choose. A lot of people recommended the Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate.

Well, after many reviews I have pretty much made my final decision and this is the one I'm most likely choosing.

So my question is.. To those who own this keyboard what's it like typing on it, etc? Would you say it's worth the $129.00?

The main reason I want to go with the Model S Ultimate is because I'm always on the computer, I type very fast (don't know exact WPM), I don't need to look at the keys, and I loooooooooooove the sound of those clicks

Thanks.
1) if you come out to nyc and go to jr there is the keyboard there you can try out a bit

2) having own this it was a good first mechanical keyboard. I didn't like the hump it comes with though. keys tend to get dirty with lettering. spacebar will get shiny. if you don't mind the noise go with it. i also tried the browns, i didn't like that it was so easy to hit some keys so that i ended up returning it

3) there's a student discount on it, for around 100 shipped if you qualify.
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post #10 of 32
They both use the same cherry blue switches and are made by Costar. Like ch_123 said, the Rosewill is basically the same thing without the shiny finish + usb. Another vote from me to save $30 and go with the Rosewill, especially if you are using it at home where it won't get shown off as much
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