Mechanical Keyboard Blue Switches,Gaming Keyboard Led Backlit For Computer PC & Mac Gamers (87 Keys Backlit) - £19.99 - Prime / £24.74 non Prime) - Sold by XLF Direct and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Mechanical Keyboard Blue Switches,Gaming Keyboard Led Backlit For Computer PC & Mac Gamers (87 Keys Backlit) - £19.99 - Prime / £24.74 non Prime) - Sold by XLF Direct and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 5th Sep 2017Edited by:"1gratefulgraham"
  • 【Anti-ghosting Mechanical Keyboard】Compatible Games And Office Mechanical Touch.This mechanical gaming keyboard adopts anti-ghosting technology that each key is controlled by independent switch,let you enjoy high-grade games with fast response,great for gamers,typist,programmer,writer etc................. I am typing on one now and paid more than this, its good, Aviation aluminum alloy pannel, slip design.Keycaps with unique bicolor mold injection for durable. Made of top-grade ABS and metal material with matte-finish texture, it is sturdy and robust and splash proof ..... 4.8 out of 5 stars ACE reviews
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just seen gotta spend over £20 to get free delivery NOT PRIME ONLY AS IN TITLE, trying to edit it out!
Edited by: "1gratefulgraham" 5th Sep 2017
Ordered. Been looking for a good backlit keyboard and it being mechanical (and having good reviews) I've bit the bullet. Thanks OP.
KinanswerMe2 m ago

Ordered. Been looking for a good backlit keyboard and it being mechanical …Ordered. Been looking for a good backlit keyboard and it being mechanical (and having good reviews) I've bit the bullet. Thanks OP.


Yeah I've got one, been using it months, amazing quality, solid reviews thinking of buying a spare
Edited by: "1gratefulgraham" 5th Sep 2017
NOT PRIME ONLY! I know caus I just ordered a spare although dont know when I will need it, poured coffee over this one last week, took the keys off, dried it, keys popped back on easy and it works like new
Edited by: "1gratefulgraham" 5th Sep 2017
Can't knock it for value for money.
However, this is a US layout which will have an impact on those who type a lot.

Shame all the cheap keyboards come with blue switches.

Voted hot for the price, but I know full well this is going to be a poor keyboard for any serious usage.
I have a one sold under the geezer brand and its great, well worth the 20 quid for mx blue copied switches
I'm a hardcore typist, and I did speculate about longevity on another Cherry-knockoff keyboard deal (Kailh/KailHa?? switches I think).

My first mechanical has been a mixed bag (Outemu Blues). Sure, it looks good (solid metal base and upper, has RGB lighting and all that)...but in operation, nearly four months in, the N key is smudged, already (I'm sure others will follow suit).

The E key seems to like repeating itself whilst typing, for no apparent reason, on and off, and slows my touch-typing speed.

Wondering if you get what you pay for with these Cherry MX-clone keyboards?


..is what I said about my current keyboard...though I did previously have a (non-mech) Logitech G510s which I put a warranty claim in on (as the keys smudged after about a year!!)..whereas the previous Logitech G11 kept on trucking and looked pristine after about 7-8 years.

Would love to find a mech keyboard that is built to LAST.
louiselouise37 m ago

I'm a hardcore typist, and I did speculate about longevity on another …I'm a hardcore typist, and I did speculate about longevity on another Cherry-knockoff keyboard deal (Kailh/KailHa?? switches I think).My first mechanical has been a mixed bag (Outemu Blues). Sure, it looks good (solid metal base and upper, has RGB lighting and all that)...but in operation, nearly four months in, the N key is smudged, already (I'm sure others will follow suit).The E key seems to like repeating itself whilst typing, for no apparent reason, on and off, and slows my touch-typing speed.Wondering if you get what you pay for with these Cherry MX-clone keyboards?..is what I said about my current keyboard...though I did previously have a (non-mech) Logitech G510s which I put a warranty claim in on (as the keys smudged after about a year!!)..whereas the previous Logitech G11 kept on trucking and looked pristine after about 7-8 years.Would love to find a mech keyboard that is built to LAST.


Nothing will ever beat real MX switches.
sach77 m ago

Nothing will ever beat real MX switches.



I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the keycaps are (for reasons mentioned above). Anyone got any recommendations?
louiselouise1 h, 6 m ago

I'm a hardcore typist, and I did speculate about longevity on another …I'm a hardcore typist, and I did speculate about longevity on another Cherry-knockoff keyboard deal (Kailh/KailHa?? switches I think).My first mechanical has been a mixed bag (Outemu Blues). Sure, it looks good (solid metal base and upper, has RGB lighting and all that)...but in operation, nearly four months in, the N key is smudged, already (I'm sure others will follow suit).The E key seems to like repeating itself whilst typing, for no apparent reason, on and off, and slows my touch-typing speed.Wondering if you get what you pay for with these Cherry MX-clone keyboards?..is what I said about my current keyboard...though I did previously have a (non-mech) Logitech G510s which I put a warranty claim in on (as the keys smudged after about a year!!)..whereas the previous Logitech G11 kept on trucking and looked pristine after about 7-8 years.Would love to find a mech keyboard that is built to LAST.



I've had 2 different boards with Kailh Blue switches (which this keyboard likely has), and after a while both developed the same issue (repeating characters).
Will not bother with them in the future.
louiselouise40 m ago

I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the …I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the keycaps are (for reasons mentioned above). Anyone got any recommendations?


I hear positive comments about brands such as Filco and Leopold. They sound very pricey though.
blue switches are not for gamers! brilliant for typing but for gaming is just no no
Is the noise loud when you type? Im looking for mechanical keyboard that is subtle sound
Husla1 h, 6 m ago

Is the noise loud when you type? Im looking for mechanical keyboard that …Is the noise loud when you type? Im looking for mechanical keyboard that is subtle sound


Blue switches are always loud.
You want any other coloured switch if 'subtle sound' is a requirement.
Therefore, this keyboard (and most other cheap mechanical keyboards) won't be suitable.
louiselouise5 h, 15 m ago

I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the …I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the keycaps are (for reasons mentioned above). Anyone got any recommendations?


You need to look for keycaps made from PBT and injection molded for them to be the longest lasting. See some useful info below, although I would say that laser etching an dengraving should last a while too!

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Thanks, will do for cheap gaming PC.
louiselouise14 h, 52 m ago

I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the …I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the keycaps are (for reasons mentioned above). Anyone got any recommendations?


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louiselouise5th Sep

I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the …I'm thinking not only about typing accuracy, but how hard-wearing the keycaps are (for reasons mentioned above). Anyone got any recommendations?


The keycaps are an interchangeable part, so why buy a series of crap keyboards, when you could buy one good keyboard and a few sets of keycaps. You could even buy two of one set, and just replace the letters as they go.

Also, if you're touch-typing, why not just get blank keycaps? They look nicer for longer, and also help reduce reliance on looking at the keyboard.
oligreen9 h, 46 m ago

The keycaps are an interchangeable part, so why buy a series of crap …The keycaps are an interchangeable part, so why buy a series of crap keyboards, when you could buy one good keyboard and a few sets of keycaps. You could even buy two of one set, and just replace the letters as they go.Also, if you're touch-typing, why not just get blank keycaps? They look nicer for longer, and also help reduce reliance on looking at the keyboard.



It would be nice if you recommended a few - perhaps purists reckon Logitech gaming keyboards are crap, but the prices aren't the cheapest in the land?
louiselouise11 h, 2 m ago

It would be nice if you recommended a few - perhaps purists reckon …It would be nice if you recommended a few - perhaps purists reckon Logitech gaming keyboards are crap, but the prices aren't the cheapest in the land?




Personally I dislike "gaming" keyboards, because I think they don't look as nice, and they're loaded with features most people are just never gonna use, but to each their own.

It really depends on what you're gonna use it for, so I'll give a quick rundown of what you might want to look for:

Layout:
There are three basic layouts to choose from, which include Full, Ten Keyless and 60%. Full is exactly what you think of what you think of when you think of a keyboard (numberpad, arrow keys, letters...), and is probably essential if you do any data entry or excel docs. Ten Keyless takes away the numberpad, because if you don't need it, why should it be taking up space on your desk? 60% is the smallest form factor, so no keypad, no arrow keys, and no F1, F2 etc. keys. Which the average user never really uses anyway.

Switches:
These will affect the feel of the keys. I'll just leave this handy little flowchart for those.
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Brands:
So long as you don't get one of the cheap ones off amazon, you should be fine. Logitech are actually quite good quality boards but they're generally not very stylish.
As for recommendations, I'd say just to take a look at the reddit mechanical keyboards wiki, which is a very good source. Personally, I really like the Ducky One and the Poker 3.

Basically, if you go to reddit.com/r/mechanicalkeyboards , you'll find out everything you'd ever need to know.
Get PBT keycaps. you'll never go back to ABS ones
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