Pros: Perfect keyboard. I'm in a cubicle style environment and I'm deserving of an office. With this keyboard, they are going to shove me into an office within days. No one can stand the sound of this thing nor the grin on my face. Upper management, here I come. I actually bought two of these since I have two cubicles in two different cities. I'm expecting two offices within the week. Success 101: If you can't earn your way into an office .... annoy your way into an office....
Cons: No reference marks on the "J" and "F" keys ... really? This thing cost just short of a C-note, has absolutely no frills ... no extra LEDs, no raised fonts, it's not wireless, it doesn't roll up - nothing. The least they could have given me was index references on the "J" and "F" keys. This is why this keyboard gets only 4 stars. However, they'll be forced to up my salary once I get my two offices, and then I can pay someone to put little nubs on my "J" and "F" keys.
Summary: Nice mechanical keyboard - quite a big footprint though - the keys on this are quite noisy - unless you like to make lots of clatter, I would go for the quieter versions of this keyboard. Keyboard is actually cream not white.
Good Quality First Mechanical - Blue Cherries a must!
DP "dp", Amazon
23 November 2014
Summary: Having every ergonomic keyboard you can think of (Microsoft and Logitech are my faves in that category) I opted to try out a blue cherry mechanical keyboard. What else to get than a good solid Cherry G80! The keyboard is modelled on the old PC keyboards of the 80s, same layout, same keys, same large slab of a unit. Nothing new or svelte here, and definitely no ergonomic moulding. Instead you get an old school keyboard with old school clicks!
Summary: So this is my first mechanical keyboard and I actually really like the feel of the keys. I was worried about what type of caps to get and went with this one and can say its one of the nicest feeling keyboards I have typed on. The keyboard is indeed louder than any previous membrane type keyboards I have used however this was expected. The only downside is the build quality.
Nostalgic keyboard which feels absolutely great to type with
2 November 2014
Summary: Feeling nostalgic and retro? This keyboard is perfect for that. It's not as big as it looks in the pictures - it's a standard sized keyboard. It weighs just a little bit more than a normal keyboard, and it feels like a good build (hard plastic and assertive keystrokes). Very comfortable to type and reassuring - those clicks actually help you keep focused on what you are writing.
Summary: Bought one of these keyboards because I missed the old mechanical sturdiness of the veritable IBM keyboards which seemed so more responsive than the ones you can get nowadays with desktop computers. Agonised over the right switches as I work in an open plan office where noise may be a factor, but decided to go with the MX Blues as my job no longer involves huge amounts of typing.
Summary: I bought this keyboard back in 2007 and has been using it as my primary keyboard for 6 years. If you have a small flat sharing with other people - DO NOT BUY IT unless the other person is happen to hear the "beautiful" old fashion type writer noise all the time. Otherwise this keyboard is a no brainer.
Summary: At last, a solid electromechanical keyboard that leaves you in no doubt you're hitting they keys in a positive and not 'possible' fashion. A solid build and as a touch typist I'm finding the mechanical action is actually improving my typing speed with far less errors. If it lasts as well as it looks it should prove to be real asset.
Summary: Ordered this keyboard and it arrived the next day. It's a joy to type on, I can consistently exceed 100 WPM using it, as opposed to around 85-90 on a standard keyboard. I also own a Filco Majestouch 2, this keyboard is not quite up to that level, but that's understandable considering it's half the price! I would recommend this keyboard for anyone who is seriously contemplating investing in a mechanical keyboard but may be put off by the price tags.