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Mechanical Keyboard Help

Dec 26, 2006
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Hello peoples.

I am looking for a mechanical keyboard, with preferably cherry brown switches, I am in Canada, so availabililty is pretty slim here. I mainly play css (pub for fun) and type.

I am interested in these models, does anyone have any experience with these or other models with cherry browns.


this one is readily available here for around $106 before tax and shipping



don't know the difference between the 2 versions.

I think I read the xarmor has a rubbery key coating like the qpad mk-80 tpu just reviewed.

Thanks for the help.
Apr 6, 2009
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I would stay away from the xarmor. They don't have a good reputation for reliability. You can't go wrong with the Ducky. The difference between the two ducky boards is that the second one is a different revision. I've heard good things about both models. The second revision does nkro over usb but apparently it doesn't work with on Macs. You also can't go wrong with the Das, that is a solid keyboard too.

You can't go wrong with the Das or the ducky. The Deck is another option. It has backlighting and cherry clears which are hard to find on a new board.

One other option is a used keyboard. I'm typing on a cheap used Cherry POS board with cherry clears right now and it's a nice board. Here is a link, for $20 you can't go wrong.