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Good afternoon everyone,

I have just had to RMA my Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, due to one of my keys LEDs giving up. I'm sending it off soon, but I want a different keyboard. I am not a big fan of the Cherry Blue as it is noisy, and I want to get a different switch type keyboard, just to try it out. I am a programmer and gamer but it is more important that it is a good typists keyboard.

Looking at switches, I think a Brown switch is the most suitable. Does anyone have any recommendations? They don't have to be sold by Overclockers, but a name of any keyboards people can recommend would be great. I am using my Apple Wireless Keyboard at the moment and I must say that it is nothing like my keyboard :( can't use this for too long!
 
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I have been looking around, have seen this, the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium keyboard, looks pretty good!

I have the gigabyte keyboard. My only gripe is that is makes a tingy sound when typing fast. it may just be me haha

all in all it is a lovely keyboard and I very much like it :) (also, you cannot change the keyboard light colour but you can change the useless button at the top right to other colours.....)
 
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Good afternoon everyone,

I have just had to RMA my Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, due to one of my keys LEDs giving up. I'm sending it off soon, but I want a different keyboard. I am not a big fan of the Cherry Blue as it is noisy, and I want to get a different switch type keyboard, just to try it out. I am a programmer and gamer but it is more important that it is a good typists keyboard.

Looking at switches, I think a Brown switch is the most suitable. Does anyone have any recommendations? They don't have to be sold by Overclockers, but a name of any keyboards people can recommended would be great. I am using my Apple Wireless Keyboard at the moment and I must say that it is nothing like my keyboard :( can't use this for too long!

my qpad mk-80 did that too.
 
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Good afternoon everyone,

I have just had to RMA my Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, due to one of my keys LEDs giving up. I'm sending it off soon, but I want a different keyboard. I am not a big fan of the Cherry Blue as it is noisy, and I want to get a different switch type keyboard, just to try it out. I am a programmer and gamer but it is more important that it is a good typists keyboard.

Looking at switches, I think a Brown switch is the most suitable. Does anyone have any recommendations? They don't have to be sold by Overclockers, but a name of any keyboards people can recommended would be great. I am using my Apple Wireless Keyboard at the moment and I must say that it is nothing like my keyboard :( can't use this for too long!

If you hate noise, you're pretty much stuck with Brown. You can order different cherry switch types from the keyboard company just to try out; and there's also Topre if you don't mind trying under 7 days DSR.

My recommendation would be

Fullsize/TKL without LED: Filco Majestouch 2 - Topre capacitive
With LED: Ducky Shine 2/Year of the dragon edition
If you like compact layout there's the KBT Race, KBT Pure, Noppoo Choc Mini white and KBC Poker.

Topre is like a much better version of brown (again IMO), but they cost like 220 GBP or so :p
 
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If you hate noise, you're pretty much stuck with Brown. You can order different cherry switch types from the keyboard company just to try out; and there's also Topre if you don't mind trying under 7 days DSR.

I don't hate noise but my Blackwidow could keep the neighbours up, I didn't mind as such and to be honest it won't be a deal breaker at any stretch.
 
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I like the look of the Ducky Shine II, however if i have to import one from the USA then it would add expense, but it does look nice... and I have a choice of switches then too :D i still have to wait until Razer accept my RMA request and send me back a new keyboard to sell on really so I have a while yet, although this Apple Wireless keyboard is making me grind my teeth... i thought I quite liked it on my MacBook but on a desktop this is just no good.

edit: Ducky Shine really is expensive, probably to the point of too expensive. I would think anything over £100 is pushing it unless there is a very good reason.
 
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I like the look of the Ducky Shine II, however if i have to import one from the USA then it would add expense, but it does look nice... and I have a choice of switches then too :D i still have to wait until Razer accept my RMA request and send me back a new keyboard to sell on really so I have a while yet, although this Apple Wireless keyboard is making me grind my teeth... i thought I quite liked it on my MacBook but on a desktop this is just no good.

If you can wait, Ducky Nordic is opening soon.
Otherwise you can order one from China and the seller will have *ahem* certain ways (not sure if it's legal to mention this) to help you save on custom.

There's also the Deck keyboards that I forgot to mention, but they only comes in Brown and Clear switches.

I'd definitely recommend trying blue switch + thick PBT keycap, it's addictive. And Topre switch also.

Edit: If money is an issue I'd recommend CM Quickfire Rapid (the tenkeyless one) switch of your choice; together with a nice set of thick PBT keycap/Signature plastic doubleshot =p. Only cons is no LED.
 
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Ok that's good to know! Haha is that so ;) i won't tell!

The Deck keyboards don't look my style. The CM Quickfire looks good but as you say, no LEDs is quite a biggie for me, I would rather have LEDs but I think, in the end, it wouldn't be a deal breaker if it didn't have LEDs because it will be cheaper, but I do want them!
 
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LED is nice, especially the Shine 2 with the "reactive lightning" mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8nyw45z9A0

LED is pretty much deal breaker to me since I love PBT keycap, and for some technical reasons there's no such thing as PBT Led keycap.

With all that said, in Ducky "homeland", Shine 2 is ~100GBP; and I doubt Ducky Nordic price would be anything lower than ~120 GBP but they do have some nice design (only for Nordic - I'd dig up some link laters) if you want to wait.
 
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Thats looks hugely distracting to type on :p

BUT... does your keyboard do that? :cool:

No i wouldn't buy a keyboard that does that, but it would be cool. The keyboard itself looks good though, with backlit blue or white LEDs would be perfect for my needs but it is an incredibly expensive keyboard!
 
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With all that said, in Ducky "homeland", Shine 2 is ~100GBP; and I doubt Ducky Nordic price would be anything lower than ~120 GBP but they do have some nice design (only for Nordic - I'd dig up some link laters) if you want to wait.

Yeah drop any links in, I don't think I'll buy one for a month or so :)
 
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