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purpleberry 22-04-2015 08:11 AM

[Recommend] Good Mechanical Keyboard
 
After days of researching I'm still a bit confused. What's a good brand and model? In terms of keys, I am more or less confirmed on brown plus 0.4mm o-rings (if I can get them). Basically I need the quietest with tactile feedback.

Keys: Brown + 0.4mm o-rings
Format: XT or TK
Media keys: Preferred but not necessary
LED blings: Not necessary
Palm rest: Needed
Usage: 90% work, 10% gaming
Connection: Wireless if there is. Currently only Filco has Bluetooth 3.0 (Taiwan made) but not sure how good is it.

Models that I have shortlisted
- CM Ultimate XT
- Corsair K70
- DAS Ultimate
- Filco Majestouch Bluetooth (?)
- Type Heaven Topre (?)

ondooy 22-04-2015 08:49 AM

http://i60.tinypic.com/6xwvix.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/maw5eu.jpg

brown/red switches ftw...

monikernemo 22-04-2015 08:57 AM

Daskeyboard has literally no palm rest..?

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purpleberry 22-04-2015 09:05 AM

For those with no palm rest, I don't mind getting a gel from those OEM shops.

Looking into topfre at the moment but the design is a bit -.-

huanlo2 22-04-2015 09:17 AM

get Corsair K70, the aluminum body jin sui

muddle 22-04-2015 09:17 AM

Logitech g710. Brown with o rings.

koroshiya8 22-04-2015 09:22 AM

I also prefer brown switch. Follow by black :)

Personally using k70 rgb.. Damn blink blink but I scared way too much the led will spoil :(

ragnarok95 22-04-2015 09:36 AM

U just want a mechanical KB to type then just get a filco. It is not cheap but it is a very solid kb. Next up will be ducky.

You want got design got dragon got tiger one then go for corsair or CM or razer.

purpleberry 22-04-2015 09:45 AM

Thanks but no Razer or Logitech for me. I am using their K800 which is legendary but the past 10-15 years with them have been more misses than hits.

I am quite keen on Clear keys but not sure where I can test one.

Filco prices seems closer towards Type Heaven Topre. Any comments on that one?

ragnarok95 22-04-2015 09:48 AM

Filco and type heaven using diff type of switches. You might need to try both out.

purpleberry 22-04-2015 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koroshiya8 (Post 93370694)
I also prefer brown switch. Follow by black :)

Personally using k70 rgb.. Damn blink blink but I scared way too much the led will spoil :(

It looks nice. If I get K70, it'd be the non-rgb one. I prefer the palm rest than the blings blings lol.

muddle 22-04-2015 09:54 AM

Cmstorm trigger z has detachable palmrest. Cmstorm mech has integrated palm wrest.

Nakedtoes 22-04-2015 10:52 AM

how abt for gaming with macro keys and multi media volume switch etc?

ragnarok95 22-04-2015 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nakedtoes (Post 93372479)
how abt for gaming with macro keys and multi media volume switch etc?

Corsair .

rockdjlow 22-04-2015 11:04 AM

Corsair k70

purpleberry 22-04-2015 11:07 AM

I've narrowed it down to
- Corsair K70
- Filco Convertible 2

Need to try Topre if it suits my typing style.

rockdjlow 22-04-2015 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpleberry (Post 93372800)
I've narrowed it down to
- Corsair K70
- Filco Convertible 2

Need to try Topre if it suits my typing style.

What is the lowest price for both?

I guess either both, you will take a bit of time to used to it from your typing style.

monikernemo 22-04-2015 11:18 AM

Am using a das ultimate but blue switch. The most disappointing part I would say is the footbar. Not a very wise solution for inclined keyboards.

Otherwise, the body is made of aluminum but sandblasted. Very solid and heavy. Aesthetically it is very clean, must go if you like blank keycaps (though some keys can be annoying because have to guess). Just sad that only has two USB 3.0 ports which I used to plug my blue snowball and Razer abyssus and no microphone/headphone jack.

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koroshiya8 22-04-2015 01:30 PM

K95 has a full set of macros... only problem is the software not user friendly at all.

Mikiberry 22-04-2015 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpleberry (Post 93372800)
I've narrowed it down to
- Corsair K70
- Filco Convertible 2

Need to try Topre if it suits my typing style.

Filco Convertible 2 - Enthusiasts in Geek hack and Deskthority have been praising it alot. User bases in Singapore is too little for you to rely on.

royfrosty 22-04-2015 01:48 PM

Using the filco convertible 2.

Have to say its an awesome bluetooth keyboard. And solid build quality.

If you dare open up the keyboard, the soldering quality is no horserun. Highly recommended.

It has 4 memory to keep all the devices settings. And a usb cable just in case you need to just use when battery flat.

As of now, i have used the energizer lithium batteries, still going strong for 1.5mths.

Last measured each still have 1.47v. Still can last about 3 more months lol.

No gimmick softwares needed and no frills keyboards.

royfrosty 22-04-2015 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikiberry (Post 93376015)
Filco Convertible 2 - Enthusiasts in Geek hack and Deskthority have been praising it alot. User bases in Singapore is too little for you to rely on.

Pruss satu!

koroshiya8 22-04-2015 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikiberry (Post 93376015)
Filco Convertible 2 - Enthusiasts in Geek hack and Deskthority have been praising it alot. User bases in Singapore is too little for you to rely on.

Quote:

Originally Posted by royfrosty (Post 93376071)
Using the filco convertible 2.

Have to say its an awesome bluetooth keyboard. And solid build quality.

If you dare open up the keyboard, the soldering quality is no horserun. Highly recommended.

It has 4 memory to keep all the devices settings. And a usb cable just in case you need to just use when battery flat.

As of now, i have used the energizer lithium batteries, still going strong for 1.5mths.

Last measured each still have 1.47v. Still can last about 3 more months lol.

No gimmick softwares needed and no frills keyboards.

What's the damage like? is the bluetooth reliable ?

Silverback84 22-04-2015 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koroshiya8 (Post 93376171)
What's the damage like? is the bluetooth reliable ?

Interested to know too

royfrosty 22-04-2015 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koroshiya8 (Post 93376171)
What's the damage like? is the bluetooth reliable ?

Yes it is. $23x.

Its reliable leh. Some more dont consume much battery.

Mikiberry 22-04-2015 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koroshiya8 (Post 93376171)
What's the damage like? is the bluetooth reliable ?

250+ SGD. Premium in Singapore cos we are carrot head. I have not tested the bluetooth cos I dont own one (I rather buy in Japan in August), but seriously just use it with cable if you want.

My Filco MJ2 three years liao, still very solid. After cleaning it and lightly oil the red switches, it is so smooth.

purpleberry 22-04-2015 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikiberry (Post 93376015)
Filco Convertible 2 - Enthusiasts in Geek hack and Deskthority have been praising it alot. User bases in Singapore is too little for you to rely on.

Quote:

Originally Posted by royfrosty (Post 93376071)
Using the filco convertible 2.

Have to say its an awesome bluetooth keyboard. And solid build quality.

If you dare open up the keyboard, the soldering quality is no horserun. Highly recommended.

It has 4 memory to keep all the devices settings. And a usb cable just in case you need to just use when battery flat.

As of now, i have used the energizer lithium batteries, still going strong for 1.5mths.

Last measured each still have 1.47v. Still can last about 3 more months lol.

No gimmick softwares needed and no frills keyboards.

Oh my, I got myself a Type Heaven topre instead. Only the Filco brown + o-ring comes really close to what I want. I thought I'd rather wait for a couple of years to see how the wireless mechanical market develops. Besides I am quite concerned on the temper tantrums for bluetooth connection.

Mikiberry 22-04-2015 01:57 PM

Also you can consider CM novatouch. Topre TKL keyboard.

purpleberry 22-04-2015 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikiberry (Post 93376237)
250+ SGD. Premium in Singapore cos we are carrot head. I have not tested the bluetooth cos I dont own one (I rather buy in Japan in August), but seriously just use it with cable if you want.

My Filco MJ2 three years liao, still very solid. After cleaning it and lightly oil the red switches, it is so smooth.

Any idea how much cheaper they are in Japan? I think there should be plenty of players over there but not sure how different the keys are.

royfrosty 22-04-2015 01:57 PM

Mj2 is older model.

Mj2 convertible was released a year ago.

The good thing is you can use either bluetooth or cable. Best of both worlds.

Mikiberry 22-04-2015 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpleberry (Post 93376280)
Any idea how much cheaper they are in Japan? I think there should be plenty of players over there but not sure how different the keys are.

180 - 200 `````

royfrosty 22-04-2015 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpleberry (Post 93376280)
Any idea how much cheaper they are in Japan? I think there should be plenty of players over there but not sure how different the keys are.

$30-50 cheaper depending on the switches color.

If you buy over in amazon you can use a 3rd party forwarder to ship to sg. Which reduces the overall cost to $20-30.

purpleberry 22-04-2015 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikiberry (Post 93376301)
180 - 200 `````

Quote:

Originally Posted by royfrosty (Post 93376322)
$30-50 cheaper depending on the switches color.

If you buy over in amazon you can use a 3rd party forwarder to ship to sg. Which reduces the overall cost to $20-30.

That's not bad. I will be going early next year and by then, would be itchy for another keyboard.

bapexsubcrew 22-04-2015 02:58 PM

i'm using roccat ryos mk pro. so far so good.

purpleberry 22-04-2015 03:09 PM

Is it just me or topre keys feels like brown with o-rings? Just that topre keys can feel the spring back in action after you press it, adds a more tactile feel to it.

ondooy 22-04-2015 03:12 PM

topre and kaihl switch feels like plastic...
it's like when you press, they keys might come off... =:p

Gattberserk 22-04-2015 03:55 PM

I using the cheap Tesoro keyboard. So far so good...



Not that bad actually.

purpleberry 22-04-2015 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ondooy (Post 93377973)
topre and kaihl switch feels like plastic...
it's like when you press, they keys might come off... =:p

Topre keys are much harder to remove compared to cherry ones and they are much more sturdier in my opinion. But I must say that the kb may not appeal to all users as there will always be those that are more drawn to cherries.

ragnarok95 22-04-2015 09:03 PM

Filco. Build like a tank.

Previously owned the filco brown, then the blue and now the red. I'm using minila now.

royfrosty 22-04-2015 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ragnarok95 (Post 93385496)
Filco. Build like a tank.

Previously owned the filco brown, then the blue and now the red. I'm using minila now.

Actually i stumble upon the minila and the convertable at that time.

But about the spacebar. Its split into 3 part.

purpleberry 22-04-2015 09:30 PM

Wish there's something like this in SG where you can try as much as you can before burning a hole in your pocket. Curious to try out other Filco-like brands there.

http://i.imgur.com/gBbwln9.jpg?1

shadow84 22-04-2015 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpleberry (Post 93386158)
Wish there's something like this in SG where you can try as much as you can before burning a hole in your pocket. Curious to try out other Filco-like brands there.

http://i.imgur.com/gBbwln9.jpg?1

Closest to this in singapore is x-treme solutions.

ragnarok95 22-04-2015 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by royfrosty (Post 93386097)
Actually i stumble upon the minila and the convertable at that time.

But about the spacebar. Its split into 3 part.

Hate the space bar on the minila. HATE IT.

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpleberry (Post 93386158)
Wish there's something like this in SG where you can try as much as you can before burning a hole in your pocket. Curious to try out other Filco-like brands there.

http://i.imgur.com/gBbwln9.jpg?1

X-treme solution in SLS lo.

koroshiya8 22-04-2015 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ragnarok95 (Post 93385496)
Filco. Build like a tank.

Previously owned the filco brown, then the blue and now the red. I'm using minila now.

Filco and Ducky both super solid build..
Cosair is not too bad also.

MsiH97G43 22-04-2015 10:35 PM

i am thinking which to get. Deck Blue led or teroso blue led. Prices about the same.

Any comments?

Currently using Armaggeddon AK 770i.

live2snap 22-04-2015 11:06 PM

Between corsair k70 and corsair k70 rgb, which is better? I don't need to change the led backlight.

ondooy 23-04-2015 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by live2snap (Post 93388369)
Between corsair k70 and corsair k70 rgb, which is better? I don't need to change the led backlight.

you already have your answer
Quote:

I don't need to change the led backlight.

rambez 23-04-2015 12:36 AM

k70 non rgb is good enough. feels quite sturdy

LegendZenify 23-04-2015 02:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by live2snap (Post 93388369)
Between corsair k70 and corsair k70 rgb, which is better? I don't need to change the led backlight.

K70 RGB obviously better, but also cost more.
Up to you if you wanna get K70 with red led (which might not go well with color scheme) or the RGB (rainbow effect is pretty cool for showing off =:p)
Don't get the K70 with blue LEDs - those are ****.
http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKe..._year_31_dead/

koroshiya8 23-04-2015 08:00 AM

K70 RGB i have to reiterate is it's software is still very buggy.... always 'malfunction'... in the sense that the LEDs cant be changed once it malfunction (need a replug of USB or sometimes restart PC). Function wise Keyboard can still work but things like dedicated media keys may not.. see if you can tahan or not..

FYI, i'm using the usb 3.0 connection. In terms of build it doesnt disappoint.


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