I'm looking for a small mechanical keyboard under 100€ with blue switches and blue backlighting.
Should i get this one for 86€?
Does anyone know of a keyboard like the cm storm quickfire tk?
I really like the tkl size but this fits a full numpad in without making it wider. I'd love one of these but with brown switches and pbt doubleshot caps
Are there any keyboards with a similar layout to the CM QuickFire TK?
I like the numpad instead of the arrow keys, pg up, pg dwn, etc. I just can't find/not sure where to look for a keyboard like this with a standard layout for using key caps.
There is the CoolerMaster Quickfire TK, but for customs, good luck getting one for that price. The RS96 will be dropping soon on Originative.com, but that won't be cheap either.
Missing keys = Not full KB
I am more of a cherry MX enthusiast and wanted something cheap for On-The-Go coding thingies. I own the Blackwidow Chroma and Corsair K70 RGB blue MX for my home setup.
Looks like a CM storm quick fire TK
I have the full size with brown switches and love it.
I've got a CM Storm Quickfire TK Cherry MX Brown
Can send you time stamps when I am home. It's lightly use but the right keyboard foot fell off so you'll have to use it flat.
I can do $65 shipped for it.
CM Storm QuickFire TK comes in Cherry MX Red, Blue, Brown, and Green switches. Great entry-level Mech Keyboard.
check out /r/MechanicalKeyboards, they've been great help to me :)
Oh yeah those old IBM keyboards are loud as hell. This is the keyboard I use at the moment. It's pretty basic but well made, the blue keys are quite loud though and take a little pressure to activate. I'm by no means an expert but I think black, brown and clear mx keys are supposed to be quiet/er. They all have a different feel too so I'd read up on them first. Red keys are supposed to be good for gaming apparently. I've heard good things about corsair, ducky and das keyboards but they're a little more expensive.
Haven't really seen many white mechanical keyboards sorry, you could try painting it yourself :P
Fair enough. I have a backlit CM Storm which wasn't much more than that standard mech and I consider it pretty gamey. But you're right; I remember avoiding razer when I was looking for mine because of the proprietary switches.
> K70 RGB
I do have one of those, but I accidentally got the black switches on that one, which I don't like as much. I took that one in to work. The one in the picture is actually a CM Storm QuickFire TK (Compact) with Cherry MX Blue switches. By far the best keyboard I have ever owned.
The Quickfire TK is probably the closest you can get, though it still has the function keys.
Otherwise your best choice would be to go with what /u/jesusponcho suggested, and buy a 60% keyboard along with an external numpad, although it'll cost more, an advantage is that you can position the numpad freely.
CM Storm Quickfire TK. First mech (got it for christmas) and I fucking love it. Backlights match the switches, so you'll be wanting blue for clack, has a num pad with directional and FN keys built into it (numlock on/off toggles function) and dedicated media keys in the top row. Wire can be fed through channels left, right, or center depending on the orientation of your desk/tower. I love this board. 85 Bucks on Amazon but honestly your price range is just a touch too low for a good board. This is probably the cheapest you could go for something solid.
Thanks to everyone in this thread. You guys lead me to purchase this keyboard:
(I decided that red switches might be better for my gaming needs, because blue switches might be an annoyance in raids or competitive matches etc.)
OK, I think I can pony up the extra $15 for the CM QuickFire TK (as the Rapid doesn't seem to have backlighting or Prime shipping). Does this look like a good deal?
Also, which switch should I get? My use case is programming and writing papers, so I'll be doing a lot of typing. I've heard the Blue is the best here, and since I'll be using this at home, noise is not a big concern.
Actually, I rechecked and the one I linked uses Kaihl switches which is a Chinese clone of Cherry switches. They are said to have some inconsistency with their blue switches so cherry would probably be better.
Here is a CM Storm Quickfire TK with Cherry Blues and it has free shipping w/ Prime: http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1441688723&sr=8-3-fkmr1&keywords=poseidon+illuminated+cherry+mx+blue+switch+gaming+keyboard&pebp=1441688781240&perid=0N7CJ2ZRVG7P...
The CM Storm Quickfire TK has a version with Blues that is rather inexpensive (for a mechanical keyboard).
Of course, you can always look around for different keyboards and find one you like in your price range.
I have a Rosewill Helios RK 9200 with Blues
happen to be interested in this keyboard in a trade? I have the one with mx browns/white leds
Hey, just wanted to let you know that I decided to get a CM Storm TK with Brown switches (white LED backlighting!) and I am more than happy with my choice. Typing feels orgasmic (first mechanical keyboard ever, moved from a shitty $5 dell keyboard to this amazing product). Thank you for telling me about this, I don't think I'd take any keyboard over this. The backlighting is just beautiful as well, I don't mind being only limited to white.
Yes you could go that way. Or get a keyboard like the CM Storm quickfire TK, its missing the arrow keys instead of the numpad, but you can switch functions to your needs. I was in the same dilemma, I want a smaller keyboard, in comparison to my k70; but I still want a numpad. This keyboard solved my problem. Plus it's backlit! And you can buy it in green switches, that's pretty uncommon.
Do blue leds with rainbow covers look nice? A few weeks ago I saw a post of somebody with a Rapid-I put plastic covers over their white leds and made a rainbow look, which I thought looked very cool, but I'm looking into Quickfire TK Blue Switches, and was wondering if they would look good, or if I should just get a keyboard with white backlight.
You can find the cm storm tk for under $100 in most places. It has white led, but missing the arrow keys instead of numpad. You can switch between the 2 modes as needed however. Pretty solid keyboard, very happy with mine
Hey there! I've got a CM Storm Quickfire Tk with Cherry MX Browns and white backlighting. I'm at school currently, but I can pm you pictures later. Lemme know what you think!
Here's a link to the model on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1430926500&sr=8-2&keywords=quickfire+tk
Hey there! I have a Quickfire TK with Cherry MX Browns and white backlighting. It's like new, very minimally used, Here is the amazon link if you want to take a look: http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1430929071&sr=8-2&keywords=quickfire+tk
There is this CM Storm Quickfire, but it's tenkeyless, not full size. I'm not sure there are any keyboards under $100 that are backlit with genuine Cherry blue switches, but there are certainly kailh, greetech, or some other cherry clone options if you are willing to settle for lower quality at a lower price.
Personally I use a Ducky Zero 2108S that is backlit with MX Blues, but it definitely costs more than $100 and may be difficult to find in North America ( I purchased it in Asia)
I recently got the Quickfire TK form Coolermaster with MX Red switches. Really awesome keyboard with a pretty small formfactor (Arrow and certain function keys are embedded into the numpad). The buildqiuality is great, with the red switches its actually pretty quiet without lacking that special mechanical clack and it feels much more responsive then my old G110.
I bought it for 75€ maybe you can find a decent price from a retailer close to you.
P.S.: I have no fucking clue why the version with red switches is that much more expensive on amazon.com, i was able to find one with red switches for the same price as the others but thats a german retailer.
Has blue switches
It has backlighting, but can be turned off with the press of a button.
It combines the Ins/Home/End etc + arrow keys with the number pad making it more compact (unless you use those keys a lot)
It is relatively cheap as far a good quality keyboards go.
I just bought the Quickfire TK with Blues from Amazon yesterday for $75 and got an email saying it's expected to be delivered March 2nd-16th. If you buy it from Amazon (click other sellers) it's $99.99 right now but the price fluctuates a lot so keep an eye on it and you can save a few bucks.
The only option I can find for you is CM Storm Quickfire TK: http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_21?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1420179187&sr=1-21&keywords=mechanical+keyboard
It's not standard full size, but somewhat really close.
Or you can just go around this sub and find out if anybody is selling their keyboard that fits your need.
i dont mind at all, its a Cooler Master CM Storm, Quickfire TK, it has Cherry MX Blue mechanical switches. its a dream to type on due to the MX Blue switches, and the blue back light makes it easy to see the keys when you type.. I work in IT, and still look at the keys when I type, lol.
this is the link i bought it from. http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C
I'm using a CM Storm QuickFire (cherry mx reds, purchased about 3 yrs ago) https://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C but it looks like Amazon isn't selling it/its out of stock or something. Also doesn't work on my Corsair K70 Mk.2 (cherry mx blues) if that helps any!
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You seem to know a lot about what you want and what's good for you. If you have any questions please ask.
-You can go to MicroCenter and get a 4590 instead of a 4460 for $20 less, but that's only for one item and there's basically no difference with the 4460 and the 4590
-I added a mech keyboard in there because they are like a dream to type on. In your budget and your needs I think you deserve one. If you don't want a flashy RGB lights one you can get this instead
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Storm-QuickFire-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C this but Red switches.
Can also consider used items through eBay etc if you have to, just look for clean ones.
FYI... the Blue are a lightning deal right now on Amazon US. CM Storm QuickFire TK. $65 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A378L4C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
That's a CM Storm QuickFire TK
Also if you're looking to get a keyboard in the $60 range I'd say take a look at some cheap mech keyboards. Take a look at the CM Storm Quickfire TK or the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid. Rosewill also has a good offering for about $10 more.
I have the TK with blue switches and it's a very solid keyboard.
What /u/Vell_muddasick is referring to is the Quickfire TK. There is a standard ten-key version by Cooler Master called the Quickfire XT
Thank you for your recomendation
Are you able to custom map the keys?
K120? Same. I have one of these but I don't even use it anymore. Mostly because it's loud, but I missed having the discrete numberpad too.
Cooler master has a ten key keyboard about the size of a tkl if you are interested. Amazon Link
I've got a Quickfire Storm TK with Browns (white LEDs) so idk if you'd be interested but i'm looking for an upgrade.
This is the one i just bought and i have zero complaints about it, best keyboard i've ever used / owned.
i got the tenkeyless version with cherry mx red switches.
Aren't Razer Greens closer to MX Blues? In that case, you might like the Quickfire TK with blue switches (it's got a blue backlight, too). I don't know how much of a difference there is between the two switches, though.
For Browns, I found the Rosewill Apollo, but I haven't really heard anything of it. I had a Rosewill RK-9000BR which I didn't have any trouble with, and I'd imagine it would be similar to that.
Do note that the former keyboard is a kind of weird full-size minus arrow key column layout, while the latter is a full-size one. Also, your choice isn't that bad, but for the price you could also get something like an MK Disco or a Ducky ~~Shine~~ One.
Anyways, you can always try /r/mechanicalkeyboards, but it would help if you provided a little more specifics (size is the one you're missing I think? Maybe more). Check out the wiki and you can also ask around on one of the dedicated threads for keyboard buying.
Heres a great mechanical keyboard for a good price http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A378L4C/?tag=pcpapi-20
I gotta get me a mech kb. Never had one. Right now i'm using a Razer Anansi with domes. I see your kb is $85 on amazon. The cheapest (and decent) mech kb i found so far is This one for $70. I don't need nor want a numpad (for space-saving factor), but I see yours incorporates the arrow keys into the numpad, so it seems you get the best of both worlds (space saving + numpad).
What is your experience with these 2 KB's and do you have any other recommendations?
If you are as obsessed with tiny keyboards as I am then Cooler Master makes some pretty badass ones.
Well, one has macros (there's a program that lets you use macros on LITERALLY any keyboard, any input device for that matter) with dedicated macro keys, the G710 has Cherry MX blues against Kailh blues, but it's quite a bit more expensive.
Another thing worth noting, the G710 has a non-standard bottom row, so replacing keycaps is near impossible.
IMO, if you're not wanting to spend much, get the Azio board. If you're spending more, I'd personally either get the CM Quickfire TK, which still has a non-standard bottom row, but it generally has better quality, and it also has somewhat of a unique layout, if you want a TKL layout (no numpad), there's the CM Quickfire Rapid, non-backlit but it's quite cheap, has more or less identical build quality as the TK, there's also the backlit Rapid-I, but it's $100. IMO, the price jump from the G710 is 100% worth it due to the standard layout and well, less ugly (some call it ugly, some don't mind it) design.
http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449965439&sr=8-2&keywords=mechanical+keyboard+cherry+mx+blue this is a very good one, its clicky and imho is a nice keyboard
Has MX Blues (the clickiest mechanical switch), and doesn't have the insert, home, page up/down/delete/end, etc so it's smaller than a full-size keyboard so you'll have more space for stuff on your desk.
If you want a full-size keyboard (with all those keys): http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-XT-Mechanical/dp/B00DKXXABK
Yes, TKL is something to consider. A lot of CS players and other fps players like to tilt their keyboard and the longer full keyboards can get kind of wonky. I just bought this for gaming: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1404
It is not backlit like you prefer though. I would suggest these for you:
1) CM Storm Quickfire http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C
2) Max Keyboard Blackbird http://www.maxkeyboard.com/max-keyboard-blackbird-tenkeyless-tkl-cherry-mx-backlit-mechanical-keyboard.html
3) Code TKL https://www.massdrop.com/buy/code-keyboard-cherry-mx-blues Your backlit TKL options are limited edit: I suggest mx reds for all.
Is this an OK keyboard? Is there anything wrong with it or does it have a bad reputation among this community of keyboard gurus? http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C
Well, if your willing to give up the floating keys, I'd try the Quickfire Rapid-i or the Quickfire TK the TK is a lot better for CSGO binds and the rapid i is a lot like the novatouch and their both ten keyless. there's also the Corsair k65 but it has a weird bottom row so no keycaps. Also try a Varmilo VA87M, Asus Claymore which is like the Rapid i with floating keys, and a CODE 87
you can pick from blue, green, red, or brown cherry mx switches here. http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C
Take a look at this one: http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ It comes at a good price, MX Blues and has blue backlighting.
Yep. And MX Greens will light up green.
The CM Storm Quickfire TK sounds like a good fit.
You also might like a regular tenkeyless keyboard paired with an external numpad.
Only the brown switches have the white LED, however that is a option.
I own the Quickfire TK, and i love it. It's well lit, nice quality, and is also nice and compact without sacrificing the number pad.
Huh, my mistake then.
Edit: Just looked it up Thats a bit over the price range
I would go CM sotrm quickfire tk, it's the size of a ten keyless with all the keys http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438380709&sr=8-1&keywords=cm+storm+quickfire+tk
Towards the upper end of your budget, but check out the Quickfire TK
Can you not order here and wait for it to be in stock? Seems like a decent deal. http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C
I have this keyboard if you are interested.
Edit: The one with red switches btw, amazon link wouldn't go to the right one.
You should probably go with this one. Same manufacturer but it's got much better reviews and is less expensive.
By QFR you mean Quick fire rapid? The Quick fire TK has white back lighting. From Newegg it didn't look like the quick fire rapid had back lighting. Here is the TK that I am talking about: http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C
Also, to the other guy, I don't really care about Macro keys. I don't play games that I would need them for. I only play video games about 1-2 hours a day, and a little light typing. The reason I like the 710 is because of the plentiful media keys and the volume wheel.
Neither of you said anything about the custom Nighthawk keyboard. For the same price as the Logitech, but very high quality and custom keycaps. I like that one too. No backlighting, but that is only really a small addition I don't care too much about.
Using hover hound - I see amazon has it for 100 bucks..
That's 9899 dollars cheaper.
I fully recommend the Cooler Master Storm Quickfire TK I like that it is more compact, but at the same time still has arrow keys (and I use the numpad for macro keys)
You can find cooler master boards for under that price.
The Cooler Master TK is a solid choice.
There's the CM Storm Quickfire. I'm not sure how durable it is, as it seems to be the cheapest keyboard with Cherry switches.
If look isn't a factor to you, maybe you'd dig the Unicomp keyboards. They are basically copies of the IBM Model M keyboards from the 80's. They are very, very durable, and Unicomp allegedly has trouble making them profitable, as they never break. The problem is that their keys are quite heavy, and are not the best for gaming.
This is what the CM Storm Quickfire sounds like, and this is what the Unicomp Ultra Classic sounds like. There are other mechanical keyboards that aren't so loud. Personally, I love the sound and feel of the clicky kind of keyboard.
CM Quickfire TK. I have two and i love them. They aren't too expensive either. Just need to get used to switching on and off numlock. https://smile.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468513739&sr=8-1&keywords=cm+quickfire+tk
I will probably be getting rid of mine soon. I have a red and a blue.
$20 over your budget but a really good Cherry mx blue keyboard to match your adder if your willing to go over your budget a bit
I've also stumbled upon this but I can't really vouch on the quality of that board
I'd get this instead as it's LED backlit, from a very reputable company, and has lots of Amazon reviews. It also is cheaper because you won't have to buy any keycaps. The cable is also detachable. Overall it seems like a much better option.
Funny, seems to me you can get good mechanical keyboards for cheaper (and that's a backlit model with an enhanced layout, you can go much cheaper if you're willing to go with Razer). The fantastic SteelSeries Rival is about $50.
You're right though about everything else. Still, as soon as the Steam controller hits the market it seems like a better option.
Amazon is an option.
This is pretty good If you want brown switches