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reliable mechanical keyboard?

Discussion in 'Gaming Peripherals' started by cjdavid, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. cjdavid


    Joined: Jul 14, 2013

    Posts: 99

    Hi Guys,

    My Corsair k95 died after 3 years, and during the first year some of the LED lights died. I have been tempted to get the corsair k70 lux mx brown, but would prefer something else this time round...if possible.

    I am curious about Razer's keyboards...do their led light last longer and what is their technical support like. Lastly, what keyboard do you recommend please?
  2. neil pettitt


    Joined: Mar 12, 2013

    Posts: 341

    Location: nottinghamshire

    Recently bought a razer blackwiddow chroma v2. It's my first razer keyboard and I've only had it about 3 weeks bit of feels great and I think the build quality is quite good....I was originally after a corsair K 95 but had bad experience with the software so went for the razer because I have the mamba mouse and feel the synapse software is easy to use
  3. Wulfster


    Joined: Feb 12, 2016

    Posts: 376

    Location: On the Goldwing

    +1 for the Razer blackwidow chroma v2.

    Had mine a couple of months now and the build quality is solid. My only gripe is the keycaps get greasy quickly but sorted that with some aftermarket keycaps. Translucent white tops with black body and front side printed, look awesome with led effects.

    Wrist rest is THE most comfortable ever too lol.


  4. Pocah


    Joined: Jul 11, 2017

    Posts: 819

    I have the K70 Brown and I think it was the K95 Red, and then bought a Logitech G810, and in my personal opinion is that the G810 is a far superior keyboard to both. The Corsair keyboards are nice, but the Logitech is on a higher level. It is more finished, more professional, and that includes the software which is superb. It is so much quieter, so much more responsive and one of the nicest things is that the illumination is just so much better than the Corsair. The Corsair bleeds light from under the keys so it illuminates everything, but the Logitech has no bleed at all, and that looks superb. The Corsair is actually pretty difficult to read in the dark because so much light bleeds out from underneath. The Logitech software is brilliant. The Corsair, well, frankly they have a pretty bad reputation when it comes to software. The G810 is in every way a superior product.
  5. Cromulent


    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

    Posts: 3,619

    Location: England

    If you want a really high end professional keyboard that is built to be a brilliant keyboard rather than just having loads of gimmicky gamer features you can't beat a Filco Majestouch 2 mechanical keyboard. Built like a tank. Excellent choice of mechanical switches and looks like a keyboard should. No software needed either.
  6. mistersprinkles

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2016

    Posts: 1,972

    Location: Oh Canada!

    I love my Corsair K70 RGB Mx Brown. Had it for four years.
  7. Therealjoe


    Joined: Jul 19, 2017

    Posts: 15

    My filco is 5 years old and still going strong. The paint on the bottom plate is peeling a little since I used methylated spirits to clean it but thats about it no other defects.

    Simplicity is the key to a good mechanical.
  8. Raumarik


    Joined: Jul 14, 2003

    Posts: 13,674

    Not Ducky, not steelseries..
  9. mid_gen


    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,388

    No problems with my Ducky Shine 3, had a good clean and spruce up recently, still as good as new. 5+ years old.
  10. welshdragon


    Joined: Dec 28, 2009

    Posts: 6,178

    Location: Wales

    I had a Ducky Legend and no a shine 5, no problems with either. Had a corsair at one point and nothing but problems.
  11. HazardO


    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 7,554

    Location: Cambridge

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
  12. foster grant


    Joined: May 10, 2012

    Posts: 5,724

    Location: North London

    Been using a Ducky Zero ( Reds ) for a few months no promlems at all, half the price of a lot of those other KBs and better build quality too
  13. V F


    Joined: Aug 13, 2003

    Posts: 15,731

    Location: UK

    What is wrong with Steelseries?
  14. Raumarik


    Joined: Jul 14, 2003

    Posts: 13,674

    M800, keys can't be swapped out, keycaps break and need to wait ages to get them replaced, can't purchase them anywhere to keep a stock etc. also several keys become squeeky after a handful of weeks of use.

    All in, garbage.

    Ducky were far worse though, never touching them again. Keys were fine but 3 warranty repairs for LEDs then after a year weren't interested in helping any further.
  15. V F


    Joined: Aug 13, 2003

    Posts: 15,731

    Location: UK

    How are the key caps breaking?
  16. Bickaxe


    Joined: Nov 8, 2013

    Posts: 7,832

    Location: Fareham

    Had my Ducky 3 for 4 years+. Heavy use and no issues at all.
  17. FredFlint

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 1, 2006

    Posts: 2,057

    I have a Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma and it's the best keyboard I have had and I have had a few. I ended up getting a second one for my other PC.