Neowin: Tesoro Excalibur, an affordable mechanical keyboard

Neowin

TS Rookie
Hard-core gamers are a very particular breed that wants the best when playing a game. The lowest input lag on monitors, reducing the latency of the mouse, feeling the tactile response from a high quality keyboard.

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I'm always interested in affordable mechanical keyboards, they are great.

I'd still go with the CM Storm Ultimate though, here in Spain it's 5 Euros cheaper and it has "real" Cherry MX switches, this Kailh thing looks like some kind of Chinese knockoff.

I've had a CM Storm QuickFire Pro for 1.5 years (which was even cheaper due to having less LEDs) but it seems it's not available anymore. It works like new, the key symbols don't even fade at all.
 
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tipstir

TS Ambassador
The old IBM keyboards were okay they did fail and wear out too. For online gaming, Windows Media Center and general usage. I am using Logitech Wave K350 along with M710 or as a backup G100 mouse. I can't see spending so much for fancy keyboard just because it mechanical and has night blow keys (where your not suppose to even look at the keyboard when typing fast). Slap on for game usage the price jumps up..
 

Nima304

TS Evangelist
This is still more expensive than the Quickfire Rapid, which is a pretty solid mechanical keyboard. I use one at work with MX Blue keys and it's awesome. If they're trying to win customers with price, they certainly failed.
 

Bannhammer

TS Enthusiast
I'm always interested in affordable mechanical keyboards, they are great.

I'd still go with the CM Storm Ultimate though, here in Spain it's 5 Euros cheaper and it has "real" Cherry MX switches, this Kailh thing looks like some kind of Chinese knockoff.

I've had a CM Storm QuickFire Pro for 1.5 years (which was even cheaper due to having less LEDs) but it seems it's not available anymore. It works like new, the key symbols don't even fade at all.
The Kailh switches are cheap chinese knock offs. I've never personally owned one, though I own a good 7 or so mechanical keyboards (including Topre, which is by far the best switch out there) and everyone who owns them has negative things to say about them.

Like I said I don't own one but a lot of people on geekhack have tried them (granted most of them are bigger snoots than I am) and I have never heard anything good said about them.