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joemtnbike
09-01-2011, 12:42 AM
Rather than hijack an earlier thread I've started a new one.

Looking for a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX brown (quiet) switches.
Will settle for blacks.
Please do not recommend k/b with blue switches as that is not acceptable to me.

Standard US k\b layout.
Including number pad.
Full n-key rollover. (I realize this requires a PS2 connection)
Available in the US from a reputable retailer.
No Razer products please.

So far I've only found the DAS S Professional Silent.
Do any of you know of any other options that meet this criteria for the same or less cost?

DI- Pernicious
09-01-2011, 12:48 AM
Steelseries 7g(i own one)
Steelseries 6gv2
Ione xarmor - Sweet looking keyboard also and has backlights behind keys for the dark.

I would probably go with the 3rd option, but the 7G has a super sweet palm wrest that not only looks beast but is very comfortable, moreso then it looks.

joemtnbike
09-01-2011, 01:03 AM
Doesn't the Ione use noisy Cherry MX Blue switches?
The Steel series use a different k/b layout.
non-US with the \ key moved down to take up half the rt. shift key.
Is that the UK version?

Any other options?

MrSniker
09-01-2011, 01:08 AM
http://www.deckkeyboards.com/

The linears come in black the tactiles in clear, I've been considering picking one up once this $10 keyboard hits the dust. I've heard nothing but good things about the keyboard, and while I don't expect gaming godness from these I do expect them to last.

From everything I've read on the forums and internet they seem to last quite some time. The game Altitude is hell on the arrows and F, D, and S keys and these rubber dome keyboards just don't last long enough.

joemtnbike
09-01-2011, 01:18 AM
http://www.deckkeyboards.com/

The linears come in black the tactiles in clear, I've been considering picking one up once this $10 keyboard hits the dust. I've heard nothing but good things about the keyboard, and while I don't expect gaming godness from these I do expect them to last.

From everything I've read on the forums and internet they seem to last quite some time. The game Altitude is hell on the arrows and F, D, and S keys and these rubber dome keyboards just don't last long enough.

Not less $ than the DAS .
I was hoping to spend less than $100 US not double that.
Looking at this one.
QUMAX Xarmor U9 USB or PS/2 Wired Standard Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823330017&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Keyboards-_-QUMAX+CORPORATION-_-23330017)

DI- Pernicious
09-01-2011, 03:42 AM
Looking at this one.
QUMAX Xarmor U9 USB or PS/2 Wired Standard Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823330017&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Keyboards-_-QUMAX+CORPORATION-_-23330017)

I guess there are different versions of the xarmor, never looked into it that far. Brown switch is quiet?