Winter Mechanical Keyboard Survey (Responses)
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How many mechanical keyboards do you own?
How long have you been following or a part of the mechanical keyboard community?
What's your current favorite/most-used mechanical keyboard?
How much money have you spent on keyboards in the past year?
Where do you prefer to buy your mechanical keyboards from?
Do you use a mechanical keyboard at work/school?
Favorite all-purpose mechanical switch?
Favorite mechanical switch for typing?
Favorite mechanical switch for gaming?
Favorite Group Buy Website?
Favorite Overall Mechanical Keyboard Manufacturer?
Favorite Compact Mechanical Keyboard Manufacturer?
Favorite Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Manufacturer?
Favorite Mechanical Keyboard Community?
RGB Backlighting is...
Favorite Artisan Keycaps Manufacturer?
Favorite Keyboard Form Factor?
Which Keyboard Layout Do You Most Use?
Flipped spacebar?
What are the most important features that influence your mechanical keyboard choice?
What would you like to see in the mechanical keyboard community, manufacturers, hardware, etc. that's missing today?
Which country do you live in?
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2/1/2016 12:22:0921 to 2 yearsWASD v2 87 Key170AmazonYesCherry MX ClearCherry MX ClearCherry MX RedMass DropWASDWASDCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Hot Keys ProjectTenkeylessDvorakYes!
form factor, switches, aesthetic
USA
3
2/1/2016 12:25:562Less than a year
CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid
2400
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
YesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueMass DropCoolerMasterVortexCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
BrocapsTenkeylessQWERTYDSA, bruh.
price, switches, aesthetics
USA
4
2/1/2016 12:29:5911 to 2 years
CoolerMaster Novatouch
40MassDropNoTopre (45g)Topre (45g)Topre (45g)Mass DropCoolerMasterCoolerMasterCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
TenkeylessQWERTYHuh?
Actuation smoothness, tactile feedback
USA
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2/1/2016 12:32:292Less than a yearIBM Model M250AmazonYesBuckling SpringBuckling SpringCherry MX GreenMass DropIBMCoolerMasterCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYHuh?
Feel, strong keys, sound, style
USA
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2/1/2016 12:33:531Less than a yearCorsair STRAFE RGB0NewEggNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX RedMass DropCorsairCoolerMasterDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!SizeEven backlightingUSA
7
2/1/2016 12:34:2621 to 2 yearsRosewill RK-9000v2400AmazonYesCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX RedMass DropVortexVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Hot Keys ProjectTenkeylessQWERTYNope!
Trying new forms and switches
Availability of keyboards and keycap sets.
USA
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2/1/2016 12:35:591Less than a yearCorsair K95189AmazonNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropCorsairVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYNope!Switch, size, lightingUSA
9
2/1/2016 12:36:2361 to 2 yearsWinkeyless b.87940
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX ClearCherry MX ClearGateron BluesMass DropDuckyVortexWinkeyless
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYYes!
Layout, switches, keycaps.
Backlit Cherry profile keycaps!
USA
10
2/1/2016 12:37:579Less than a yearDucky Zero1000
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
NoCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX Blue
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
DuckyLeopoldDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
BingeCap60%QWERTYYes!Build, quality, materialsUSA
11
2/1/2016 12:39:47205 to 10 yearsFilco Majestouch 2100
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX RedMass DropFilcoFilcoCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!USA
12
2/1/2016 12:48:0961 to 2 years
CoolerMaster Novatouch
550
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX RedCherry MX RedCherry MX RedThey all suckVortexVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A must-have feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%
Swiss German/UK hybrid
Yes!
Authentic switches, form factor, stock keycaps
Switzerland
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2/1/2016 12:49:5322 to 3 yearsMK Disco TKL200
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesKBT RedKBT RedKBT Red
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
DuckyDuckyDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
KeyKollectivTenkeylessQWERTYYes!
A sturdy, heavy board with minimal to no branding.
I'm pretty happy.USA
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2/1/2016 12:51:081Less than a yearVortex Poker 3300Local storeNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX ClearCherry MX BrownMass DropDuckyVortexDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
75%QWERTYYes!Size, led, colorCanada
15
2/1/2016 12:51:1511 to 2 yearsDucky Shine 3160
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropDuckyDuckyDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A must-have feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!pricemore raised keys. USA
16
2/1/2016 12:53:1731 to 2 yearsE-Element RGB600MassDropNoCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueMass DropCustom buildCustom buildCustom buildgeekhack
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
ErgodoxQWERTYNope!
aesthetics, compactness, layout
I'm still catching up with what's available today
USA
17
2/1/2016 12:53:45101 to 2 yearsVortex Poker 3435NoCherry MX BlackBuckling SpringCherry MX BlackMass DropCoolerMasterVortexCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!Netherlands
18
2/1/2016 12:54:1243 to 5 years
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2
400MassDropYesTopre (45g)Topre (45g)Topre (45g)Mass DropFilcoVortexDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYNope!Switch, Feel, Layout
I wish more people were able to experience Topre without having to dish out hundreds of bucks. If only they were available to try out on shelves or something at local dealers.
Canada
19
2/1/2016 12:58:276Less than a yearKeyed Up Labs ES-87400
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
YesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueMass DropDas KeyboardKeyed Up LabsCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?Price, Feel, SwitchesUSA
20
2/1/2016 12:59:0521 to 2 yearsVortex Poker 3130
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropVortexVortexLogitechA useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYNope!USA
21
2/1/2016 13:00:062Less than a year
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2
1000
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesTopre (45g)Topre (45g)I don't care/gameMass DropFilcoPFUCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.Hot Keys Project60%QWERTYYes!Germany
22
2/1/2016 13:06:1183 to 5 years
CoolerMaster Novatouch
600
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX ClearTopre (45g)Topre (45g)Mass DropCoolerMasterCoolerMasterCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!MinimalismUSB HubUSA
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2/1/2016 13:10:4261 to 2 yearsCorsair K95300No PreferenceYesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueMass DropCorsairNo PreferenceCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Hot Keys ProjectFullQWERTYNope!
Price, Switch, Materials, Design
Greater assortment of keys designed for backlit keyboards
USA
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2/1/2016 13:12:311Less than a yearWASD v2 87 Key175
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropWASDVortexVortex
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!
Aesthetics and durability
More custom keycap options
USA
25
2/1/2016 13:15:1811 to 2 years
CoolerMaster QuickFire TK
89AmazonYesCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX Brown
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
CoolerMasterCoolerMasterCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?How solid it isBasic guidesUSA
26
2/1/2016 13:17:031Less than a yearDucky Shine 5165Mk.com, md, amazonYesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueMass DropDuckyVortexDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?Backlight, qualityUSA
27
2/1/2016 13:18:0733 to 5 yearsVortex Poker 3170AmazonYesCherry MX GreenCherry MX GreenCherry MX GreenMass DropVortexVortexVortex
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.Zorbcaps60%QWERTYNope!Build QualityCooperationUSA
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2/1/2016 13:19:001Less than a yearCorsair K70110AmazonNoCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX Blue
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
DuckyCoolerMasterCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?
Switch type, reliability, design
USA
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2/1/2016 13:19:5063 to 5 yearsRealforce 87500
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
YesTopre (45g)Topre (55g)Topre (45g)Mass DropLeopoldLeopoldDuckygeekhack
Nice to have, but not required.
BambinoTenkeylessQWERTYYes!comfort, quality
More artisan keycap makers
USA
30
2/1/2016 13:25:051Less than a year
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB
150Local storeYesCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropCorsairCorsairCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A must-have feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?Sweden
31
2/1/2016 13:27:1023 to 5 yearsVortex Poker 3200
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX ClearCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueMass DropCustom buildCustom buildCustom build
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Click Clack60%QWERTYYes!Switch type, size
Plates that allow modding switches withoud desoldering
USA
32
2/1/2016 13:28:2883 to 5 yearsWinkeyless b.mini1500
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
NoErgo ClearsErgo ClearsErgo Clears
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
Custom buildCustom buildCustom buildgeekhack
Nice to have, but not required.
Click ClackTenkeylessQWERTYNope!Canada
33
2/1/2016 13:36:0733 to 5 yearsLeopold FC66040
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropLeopoldVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Click Clack75%QWERTYYes!
The keyboard layout, and ease of finding custom keysets.
More keyset variety.Norway
34
2/1/2016 13:37:440Less than a yearNone0NowhereNoNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneA useless feature.NoneNoneNoneNope!NothingNothingNone
35
2/1/2016 13:40:4921 to 2 yearsVortex Poker 3200MassDropYesCherry MX ClearCherry MX ClearCherry MX BlueMass DropDas KeyboardVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.60%QWERTYYes!Removable cordUSA
36
2/1/2016 13:46:3945 to 10 years
Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate
80
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueMass DropDas KeyboardDas Keyboard
I don't buy gaming keyboards
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
Still trying different forms
QWERTY
Clicky, Blanks, spartan design
USA
37
2/1/2016 13:47:110Less than a yearDucky Shine 520Local storeNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX RedMass DropDuckyDuckyLogitech
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A must-have feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!USA
38
2/1/2016 13:47:131Less than a year
CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid
300MassDropYesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BrownI don't care/gameMass DropCustom buildCustom buildCustom build
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYNope!Switch, size, portability Custom build guidesUK
39
2/1/2016 13:48:091Less than a yearCorsair K65100AmazonNoCherry MX RedCherry MX RedCherry MX Red
No experience with group buys / don't care
CorsairCorsairCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!Looks, feelUK
40
2/1/2016 13:52:1441 to 2 yearsVortex Poker 3600
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
NoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX BrownMass DropVortexVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
75%QWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.
Layout, build quality, reputation
Cheaper keysetsUSA
41
2/1/2016 13:53:421Less than a year
CoolerMaster QuickFire TK
200
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropCoolerMasterCoolerMasterCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYHuh?Ability to customize USA
42
2/1/2016 13:57:561Less than a yearVortex Poker 3130AmazonYesCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX Brown
No experience with group buys / don't care
VortexVortexVortex
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYNope!
Looks nice, types better
Cheaper keyboards :pUSA
43
2/1/2016 14:00:5771 to 2 yearsErgodox1000
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
YesCherry MX BlackCherry MX BlackCherry MX BlackMass DropLeopoldLeopoldDas Keyboard
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.KRAP (Krytone)TenkeylessQWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.Switch type, CaseDedicated media keysUSA
44
2/1/2016 14:01:5622 to 3 years
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2
500AmazonNoTopre (45g)Topre (45g)Topre (45g)
No experience with group buys / don't care
VortexVortexgaming lol4chan
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYNope!
switch, layout, keycap material
more ISO keysetsUK
45
2/1/2016 14:02:1371 to 2 yearsCODE 87 Key300
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX BlueCherry MX ClearCherry MX BlueMass Drop
None, Whomever is making the highest quality keyboards.
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!
Quality, backlight, keysets, endurance, reliability
Backlight keysets that pay proper respect to shifted multifunction key lighting.
USA
46
2/1/2016 14:04:433Less than a yearCustom Build250AmazonYesZealio ZealioI don't care/game
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
Custom buildCustom buildCustom build
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTZNope!Customizability
Shipping to Europe. Customs cost a fortune
Germany
47
2/1/2016 14:06:2921 to 2 yearsKeyboard Paradise v60250AmazonYesCherry MX RedZealiosCherry MX RedMass DropCustom buildVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYYes!
Switch type, cost, brand
RGB backlighting on a 60% board
USA
48
2/1/2016 14:07:231Less than a yearCorsair K70170AmazonNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX BrownMass DropCorsairCorsairCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYNope!
Switches and build quality
Good custom keycapsUSA
49
2/1/2016 14:09:220Less than a yearLeopold FC66010Local storeNoCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlackMass DropDuckyCustom buildCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
75%QWERTYNope!
Price,switch,quality,keycaps
France
50
2/1/2016 14:12:452Less than a yearPlanck280
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
YesPurple Zealio 65gPurple Zealio 65gPurple Zealio 65g
No experience with group buys / don't care
OLKBOLKBKeyed Up Labs
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
BingeCap40%QWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.
size, programmability, layout, price, switch
Topre PlanckUSA
51
2/1/2016 14:13:0821 to 2 yearsDucky One300
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX BrownCherry MX ClearCherry MX BlackMass DropCoolerMasterVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Too expensive to justify the cost.
Hot Keys Project75%QWERTYNope!
Build quality, aesthetics
More 60% optionsUSA
52
2/1/2016 14:13:371Less than a yearDucky Shine 5152
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropDuckyDuckySteelSeries
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
KeyKollectivFullQWERTYHuh?switches, lighting, priceUSA
53
2/1/2016 14:13:532Less than a yearVortex Poker 3180MassDropYesCherry MX ClearCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlackPimp My KeyboardCoolerMasterVortexCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Too expensive to justify the cost.
BingeCap60%QWERTY
60 percent, standard layout
More artisan makers, more original designs
USA
54
2/1/2016 14:14:3711 to 2 yearsDucky Shine 30Local storeNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueGateron Clears
No experience with group buys / don't care
DuckyVortexCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYYes!USA
55
2/1/2016 14:17:4272 to 3 yearsVortex Poker 32000
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesTopre (55g)Cherry MX BlueCherry MX Red
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
Custom buildVortexCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Hot Keys Project60%QWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.
Layout, Programmability
The success of the PMK Launch Pad
USA
56
2/1/2016 14:26:583Less than a yearVortex Poker 3250eBay, local CLYesCherry MX ClearCherry MX ClearI don't care/gameMass DropNoneNoneNone
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Undecided
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYYes!
Size, switches, programmable
Not sureUSA
57
2/1/2016 14:27:551Less than a yearCorsair K900Local storeNoCherry MX RedCherry MX RedCherry MX RedMass DropCorsairCorsairCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYNope!Romania
58
2/1/2016 14:28:291Less than a yearMagicforce 68-Key Mini86MassDropNoCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueMass DropWASDLeopoldWASD
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?AestheticsLower keycap pricingCanada
59
2/1/2016 14:29:1751 to 2 years
CoolerMaster QuickFire TK
100
Several online markets (AliExpress, Ebay etc.)
NoCherry MX RedCherry MX RedCherry MX Red
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
Apple Standard Keyboard
Custom buildCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Undecided
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
ErgodoxQWERTYNope!
Switch, build quality, customization, ergonomy
More ALPS :D also I would love to see more travel friendly keyboard/mouse combos (trackball please)
Norway
60
2/1/2016 14:31:011Less than a yearWASD v2 87 Key145
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX Blue
No experience with group buys / don't care
WASDWASDWASD
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Too expensive to justify the cost.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessAZERTYHuh?
clickyness, customization
more shops in Europe, even online shops
UK
61
2/1/2016 14:34:3231 to 2 yearsWASD v2 87 Key580
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BlackCherry MX GreenCherry MX BlackPimp My KeyboardWASDCustom buildCustom build
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
75%QWERTYNope!Switch, look, layout
Completely custom double shot keysets (Imagine WASD keycap editor but with good quality double shot key caps).
USA
62
2/1/2016 14:35:311Less than a yearVortex Poker 3450MassDropYesCherry MX RedPurple Zealios 65g Cherry MX RedMass DropVortexVortexVortex
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.
Color, size, programmability, and keycapd
More availabilities USA
63
2/1/2016 14:39:451Less than a year
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2
250
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
NoTopre (45g)Topre (45g)Topre (45g)Mass DropCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Brocaps60%QWERTYYes!USA
64
2/1/2016 14:46:262Less than a yearVortex Poker 3650MassDropYesCherry MX BrownCherry MX ClearCherry MX BrownMass DropCustom buildCustom buildCustom build
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
65%QWERTYYes!aesthetic, feelUK
65
2/1/2016 14:54:231Less than a yearI-rocks kr-6251G60Local storeNoCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX Brown
No experience with group buys / don't care
Custom buildVortexCorsairgeekhack
Too expensive to justify the cost.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYHuh?
Cheap ass and cherry mx switches
Cheaper and more variation tp customize. And pls expand to country like indonesia
Indonesia
66
2/1/2016 14:57:373Less than a year
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2
400MassDropCherry MX RedTopre (45g)Cherry MX RedMass DropFilco
Whoever made the KC60
Whoever made the KC60
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYHuh?
Programmable, LEDs, Common Form Factor
Larger Canadian Scene. USD pricing and shipping really hurts right now.
Canada
67
2/1/2016 14:59:351Less than a yearWASD Code160
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX ClearCherry MX ClearCherry MX Clear
No experience with group buys / don't care
WASDVortexWASD
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Too expensive to justify the cost.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYYes!
switch type, size, media keys
USA
68
2/1/2016 15:00:1931 to 2 yearsLeopold FC660250
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesPurple ZealiosPurple ZealiosI don't care/game
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
RealforceLeopoldLeopoldgeekhack
Nice to have, but not required.
BooperTenkeylessQWERTYYes!
Switches, build quality, colour, moddability
custom click leaves and contact assemblies for (Matias) Alps switches
UK
69
2/1/2016 15:01:353Less than a yearTesoro Spectrum160AmazonYesCherry MX BlueCherry MX GreenCherry MX RedMass DropDuckyNoppooRosewill
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!Quality,PriceAPI for LED lights.USA
70
2/1/2016 15:03:32125 to 10 yearsDuck Octagon2000
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
NoZealios LinearZealios Tactile/LinearZealios Linear
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
FilcoLeopoldCustom buildgeekhack
Nice to have, but not required.
BrocapsTenkeylessQWERTYNope!
switches, form factor, materials
USA
71
2/1/2016 15:03:502Less than a yearVarmilo va68m210MassDropNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropLeopoldVortexLeopold
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
KeyKollectivTenkeylessQWERTYNope!USA
72
2/1/2016 15:04:172Less than a yearVortex Poker X200
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX BlackCherry MX BlackCherry MX BlackMechSupply!VortexVortexVortex
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYYes!UK
73
2/1/2016 15:05:5711 to 2 years
CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid
100Dutch web storesNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropCoolerMasterCoolerMasterCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYNope!ClickclackNetherlands
74
2/1/2016 15:06:121Less than a year
CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid
90Cheapest sourceYesCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropCoolerMasterCoolerMasterCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
TenkeylessQWERTY
Price, quality, and tactile switches
USA
75
2/1/2016 15:06:2922 to 3 yearsDucky Mini300AmazonYesCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX Brown
No experience with group buys / don't care
DuckyDuckyDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYNope!Quality, Price, SoftwareUSA
76
2/1/2016 15:07:3251 to 2 yearsTex Yoda1200
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
NoCherry MX ClearCherry MX ClearI don't care/gameMass DropOlkbCustom buildCustom build
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.
Weight, value, form factor
More custom colorway producers
USA
77
2/1/2016 15:08:437Less than a yearIBM Model F250ebayNoBuckling SpringCherry MX BlueI don't care/gameMass DropIBMCustom buildDeskthority
Too expensive to justify the cost.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
75%QWERTYNope!Customization
more buckling spring stuff
Italy
78
2/1/2016 15:11:461Less than a year
CoolerMaster QuickFire TK
160AmazonNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX BrownMass DropCoolerMasterVortexCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Too expensive to justify the cost.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYYes!Price, looks, switches
Cheaper keycap sets available worldwide
UK
79
2/1/2016 15:12:3732 to 3 yearsMatias ergopro 250
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesAlps AlpsCherry MX RedMass DropMatias LeopoldLeopold
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
ErgodoxQWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.ErgonomicMore ergo optionsUK
80
2/1/2016 15:13:3101 to 2 yearsnothing yet :(0AmazonNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX GreenCherry MX BrownMass DropIBMFilcoCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYYes!feels
More UK-ISO availability
UK
81
2/1/2016 15:14:5843 to 5 years
CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid
200AmazonYesCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX BrownMass DropCoolerMasterCorsairCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Hot Keys ProjectTenkeylessQWERTYNope!Media keys and sizeN/aUSA
82
2/1/2016 15:16:53122 to 3 yearsCustom Build1400
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
YesZealiosGateron BlueZealiosMass DropCustom buildCustom buildCustom build
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Too expensive to justify the cost.
Hot Keys Project60%QWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.feels
More custom keycap manufacturers
Finland
83
2/1/2016 15:18:2521 to 2 yearsDucky Mini0
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX Blue
No experience with group buys / don't care
DuckyDuckyDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYNope!USA
84
2/1/2016 15:18:3582 to 3 yearsRealforce 872000
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
YesTopre (55g)Topre (55g)Topre (55g)
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
Custom buildCustom buildCustom buildgeekhackA useless feature.BingeCapTenkeylessQWERTYNope!
quality,looks,build,customization,feel
Custom Topre keyboards
USA
85
2/1/2016 15:18:3622 to 3 yearsCustom Build600Self BuiltYesCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlackPimp My Keyboard---geekhack
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYNope!layout,switch typeCanada
86
2/1/2016 15:19:032Less than a yearVortex Poker 3450
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
YesCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX ClearMass DropVortexVortexRazer
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
75%QWERTYNope!quality, aesthetics More DIY tutorialsUSA
87
2/1/2016 15:19:4412 to 3 yearsLogitech G710100NewEggNoCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueCherry MX BlueMass DropLogitechCustom buildLogitech
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
40%QWERTYHuh?good looks
more custom building sets
Germany
88
2/1/2016 15:21:1921 to 2 yearsDucky Shine 31AliexpressNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX Brown
No experience with group buys / don't care
Keyed Up LabsVortexDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYYes!
PBT keycaps, detachable cable
Ducky Shine > 3 TKLArgentina
89
2/1/2016 15:22:301Less than a yearCustom Build1000
Peer markets (/r/mechmarket, GH forums, etc)
NoCherry MX RedCherry MX RedCherry MX Red
Forums (geekhack, deskthority, reddit etc)
VortexVortexVortexgeekhackA useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYNope!GoldLess assUSA
90
2/1/2016 15:23:0145 to 10 yearsDucky Shine 5300Local storeNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropDuckyDuckyDucky
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Hot Keys ProjectTenkeylessQWERTYYes!Canada
91
2/1/2016 15:23:051Less than a yearVortex Poker 350MassDropNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BlueCherry MX BrownPimp My KeyboardVortexVortexLogitech
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYNope!Looks & featuresMore ISO keycapsFinland
92
2/1/2016 15:24:2971 to 2 yearsCustom Build400
Mechanical Keyboard Special Sites (mechanicalkeyboards, elitekeyboards, etc)
NoCherry MX GreenCherry MX GreenI don't care/game
No experience with group buys / don't care
Custom buildVortexDon't care
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
CustomQWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.FeelCheaper pricesUSA
93
2/1/2016 15:25:2341 to 2 yearsVarmilo VA/B 87650MassDropYesCherry MX ClearCherry MX ClearCherry MX BrownMass DropVarmilloLeopoldCoolerMaster
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Too expensive to justify the cost.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYDSA/SA, bruh.Switch, layout, qualityUSA
94
2/1/2016 15:27:324Less than a yearCODE 104 Key600AmazonYesCherry MX ClearCherry MX BlueCherry MX Clear
No experience with group buys / don't care
WASD
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
A useless feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
TenkeylessQWERTYYes!
Tactile Feedback/ Annoying Colleagues.
Backlit Doubleshot Keys. The only game is Vortex.
USA
95
2/1/2016 15:30:261Less than a year
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
500AmazonNoCherry MX ClearCherry MX BlueCherry MX Clear
No experience with group buys / don't care
Custom buildCustom buildCustom build
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
UndecidedKeyKollectiv75%EURKEYYes!Switch, LayoutLove for EuropeGermany
96
2/1/2016 15:31:0911 to 2 yearsVortex Poker 3200AmazonYesCherry MX ClearCherry MX BlueCherry MX Clear
No experience with group buys / don't care
VortexVortexVortex
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
60%QWERTYYes!
Feel, Quality, Looks, Sound
Cases for portability.UK
97
2/1/2016 15:32:051Less than a yearCorsair K70170AmazonNoCherry MX RedCherry MX BlueCherry MX Red
No experience with group buys / don't care
CorsairCorsairCorsairVoatA must-have feature.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?Rgb, SoftwareUSA
98
2/1/2016 15:33:061Less than a yearDucky Zero100Local storeNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropDuckyVortexDucky
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?
Price, switch, looks, NKRO
USA
99
2/1/2016 15:33:061Less than a yearDucky Zero100Local storeNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownCherry MX BrownMass DropDuckyVortexDucky
Nice to have, but not required.
I don't like/buy artisan keycaps
FullQWERTYHuh?
Price, switch, looks, NKRO
USA
100
2/1/2016 15:36:3121 to 2 yearsCorsair K65170MassDropNoCherry MX BrownCherry MX GreenCherry MX RedMass DropCorsairFilcoCorsair
/r/mechanicalkeyboards
Nice to have, but not required.
Brocaps60%QWERTYYes!switch type, compact
some sort of technology that can change switch types in a keyboard? like for example if I want blues i can hit a button, if i want reds i can hit a different button etc.
USA
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