Category: Keyboards

Das Keyboard III

Das Keyboard, Take Three. If this had been announced a month ago I might have paused before importing the Filco. It appears to use the blue Cherry keyswitches, which are a bit clickier (and consequently louder) than the brown switches on the Filco. It also has a USB hub, which the Filco lacks. It would […]

Filco Majestouch

Update 2009-06-23: It looks like there is finally an official US distributor of Diatec/Filco keyboards, Elite Keyboards. The “Otaku” version has no markings on the keys, like the Das Keyboard. This just in, after clearing customs from Japan: a Filco Majestouch FKB104M/EB. I first heard about Filco via the keyboard forums, and eventually ended […]

Keyboards Extended II

Update 2008-05-02: Got a SteelSeries 7G to try. It’s a non-starter, because on the Mac the “SteelSeries” function key occupies the left-hand Alt/Option key position and can’t be remapped. When ordering it I thought they had just put the SteelSeries logo over the standard Windows key. So I’m sending it back. Just for reference, the […]

Keyboards, Keyboards

Update 2008-05-08: Jake Seliger just posted a review of the Unicomp (Model M-type) Customizer Update 2008-05-06: Found the forums, which provided some nice feedback on different mechanical keyswitch models. Update 2008-05-01: I’ve compiled most of people’s suggestions in a follow-up post. This is why I love The Talk Show: in Episode 20, Dan Benjamin […]