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Old 15th July 2011, 2:24 AM   #1
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Default OCAU Mechanical Keyboard Thread (No selling here, please use the Trading Forums)

Taking the advice that was given in the Bought a New Gadget, Gizmo or PC Hardware and Want to Share? Show it Off Here! here I am creating a thread in which those who want to talk mechanical keyboards can do so without fear of reprisal or reprimand!


OCAU Mechanical Keyboard Thread



Required reading for those in the market for a mechanical keyboard.
Tips for maintaining your mechanical keyboard
Test out your typing skills
Mechanical Keyboard Manufacturers

Where to buy


Reviews


Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless:

Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless:
Das Keyboard Model Professional S:
Leopold FC500R:
Leopold FC200RT:
Razer Blackwidow:
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate:




Sound comparison - MX Blues vs Rubber Domes vs Scissor Switch



Sound comparison - MX Brown vs MX Blue vs MX Black vs MX Red





Any information you think should be listed in the OP let me know and I'll update.
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Old 15th July 2011, 2:30 AM   #2
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I sold my blackwidow because the keys were too noisy for my gf when she's trying to sleep -.-
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Old 15th July 2011, 2:42 AM   #3
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Razer make disgustingly bad keyboards, steelseries all the way.
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Old 15th July 2011, 2:57 AM   #4
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My Razer Tarantula was dying (Z and a few other keys worked sporadically) so I upgraded to a Filco Majestouch R Limited Edition.


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'tis fair awesome The smoothness/linearity of the keys makes me feel like I'm typing on a cloud of silk. I absolutely love it
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Old 15th July 2011, 3:08 AM   #5
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I've got an Amstrad keyboard I think is mechanical, I haven't been able to find it on the internet and I dont want to try and pull off a key and look.

How do I work it out? its not as loud as my white ALPS mechanical keyboard but it feels solid as fuck. its PS2
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Old 15th July 2011, 5:14 AM   #6
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bought a 6gv2 few weeks back, once i got used too it i love it for typing and gaming, used to the noise now... not too bad
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Old 15th July 2011, 9:14 AM   #7
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My Razer Tarantula was dying (Z and a few other keys worked sporadically) so I upgraded to a Filco Majestouch R Limited Edition.

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'tis fair awesome The smoothness/linearity of the keys makes me feel like I'm typing on a cloud of silk. I absolutely love it
This is the one i bought a while ago - Cherry Reds are easily the best one for gaming imo
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Old 15th July 2011, 9:37 AM   #8
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Proud Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless owner here, cherry MX blue
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Old 15th July 2011, 9:45 AM   #9
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I think you're forgetting something


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Proud Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless owner here, cherry MX blue
Pete up at 7:37? What on earth?
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Old 15th July 2011, 9:49 AM   #10
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I have a classic PS2 IBM Model M at home in the cupboard (G15 on my desktop) and I use a das professional silent at work.
Mechanical FTW.
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Old 15th July 2011, 10:12 AM   #11
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does anyone have a Cherry G81 black (mechanical afaik), are they any good? turns out that my work have two of them, wondering what people whove used G81s think, cheers
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Old 15th July 2011, 10:13 AM   #12
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I've got a blackwidow ultimate, it was a nice introduction to mechanical keyboards, but I had a few issues with it that made me go back to my G110 for the moment:
  • Had to remove a non slip foot as the keyboard was risen too high in the middle and would rotate in use.
  • Keyboard doesn't even seem to be flat and tends to be a bit wonky
  • Audio passthrough jack broke so I couldn't use my headset anymore

Should have known what I was getting into as I've had nothing but bad experience with other razer products, but hopefully will be getting a DAS soon.
Tempted on the steelseries 7g but I don't like the smaller backspace/larger enter key, and I hate the fact they removed the left hand windows key. Does anyone who has one know if you can get that key working as a windows key again? using the left windows key just feels unnatural.
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Pete up at 7:37? What on earth?
I work full-time, derp
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Old 15th July 2011, 10:22 AM   #14
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Filco Blue's for the win, haven't even started to use it yet lmao!
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Old 15th July 2011, 10:28 AM   #15
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Had my eye on the Das Model S Pro Silent for a while now, next time I do a PCCG order it'll be on my list... and I'll post a review up
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