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KrisBali
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Apr 2, 2018
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Durgod, masterkeys, code, wasd, this one, ducky, leopold, which is best value for money in 100dollar range please... Mx brown.. Going crazy with all the choices. Aaaaahhh. Thanks
Apr 2, 2018
Jino74
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Apr 4, 2018
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The Vibe, Masterkeys (Pro S), and Leopold (FC660m or FC750R?) all have steel plates which create a superior typing experience (IMO). Between these 3, I would go with the Leopold or the Vibe. Not mentioned in your post, but also to my liking, is the Varmilo VA68m.
I don't have experience with Durgod, Code, WASD, nor Ducky, but with the Vibe and Leopold, I don't think I'd consider any of them. (again, this is my opinion).
Apr 4, 2018
KrisBali
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Apr 4, 2018
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I really appreciate your opinion, thank you. The masterkeys pro m does not have a steel plate? The varmilo is 179 dollars, 100dollars more than the masterkeys,you think its worth the 100dollars more?
Apr 4, 2018
Jino74
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Apr 5, 2018
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My guess is that the Masterkeys M uses a steel plate.
Generally, I've observed that sub-$100 boards are good starter boards, but the sweet spot is in the $100-$150 range, such as the Vortex Race 3/Vibe, Leopold, etc. The Varmilo, IMO, is overpriced, but an excellent board with a unique layout. I personally find the Varmilo VA68m form factor to be almost-perfect for my usage pattern. (See below)
If you're starting out with mechanical keyboards, I think a Masterkeys M will suit you fine for a while. I suspect you may not have decided on the form factor as well - I highly recommend you reflect on your keyboard usage pattern and determine what form factor you need. Some questions you should ask yourself are: Do I need Ins-del-home-end keys? Do I need arrow keys? Do I need numpad? Based on above, you can determine whether you need full sized, TKL, or something different such as the Vibe/Masterkeys M/VA68/etc. (My ideal form factor is Race3/VA68m because I need both ins-del-home-end and arrow keys, but not numpad.)
I hope this helps!
Apr 5, 2018
KrisBali
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Apr 5, 2018
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This greatly helps, many thanks. I bought the masterkeys m brown in the end, my first mecha keyboard. The vibe is superb looking and highly tempting but 70 dollars more, making it cost twice the price of masterkeys. A little too pricey for a keyboard i will use a little only on weekends. But very good looking form factor that keyboard.
Apr 5, 2018
Jino74
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Apr 5, 2018
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Good choice, and good luck! Brown switch is a good start, and I recommend you jump into Zealio switch keyboard if you get sucked into the hobby. Just be ware that this hobby is a bottomless pit and there are no perfect keyboards out there!
Apr 5, 2018
KrisBali
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Apr 6, 2018
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Thanks for tip , I will surely check the zealio keyboard if I get sucked into the hobby as you so perfectly phrased. It took me over a month to decide on the keyboard to buy, was tempted by the das keyboard 4 at first, but price again made me review my choices.
Apr 6, 2018
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