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Common Mechanical Keyboards

Steelseries 6Gv2


Link: Newegg

Price: $89-$100
Switch Type: Cherry MX Blacks
Switch Mounting: Plate
Keycap Printing: Laser Etched
Key Shape: Sculpted
Interface: PS/2 and USB
Rollover: NKRO (PS/2) | 6KRO (USB)
Layout: US ANSI, Large Enter Key, Relocated [ /? ] key

Rosewill RK-9000



Link: Newegg | ChiefValue
Price: $80-$100
Switch Type: Cherry MX-Blue
Switch Mounting: Plate
Keycap Printing: Pad Printed
Key Shape: Sculpted
Interface: USB or PS/2 (adapter not included)
Rollover: 6KRO (USB) | NKRO (PS/2)
Layout: US ANSI
Extra Features: None
Drawbacks: No PS/2 adapter included.
Other: Red plate under keys looks sharp in normal light.

Overclock.net Edition Ducky DK9008 


Link: Overclock.net
Price: $110 ($140 for special edition)
Switch Type: Cherry MX Blues or Cherry MX Browns
Switch Mounting: Plate
Keycap Printing: Pad Printing (standard) Laser Etched and dye filled (special edition)
Key Shape: Sculpted
Interface: PS/2 or USB
Rollover: NKRO (PS/2) | 6+4 key (USB)
Layout: US ANSI
Extra Features: Detachable USB Cable, Fn Media Keys, Swappable Caps Lock & Control, Windows Keys Disable, 4 macro keys, Windows Key & Alt keys switchable.

Das Model S

 
Link: Das Keyboard
Price: $129-$135
Switch Type: Cherry MX Blues (Professional, Ultimate), Cherry MX Browns (Silent)
Switch Mounting: Plate
Keycap Printing: Laser Etched (Professional, Silent), Blank (Ultimate)
Key Shape: Sculpted
Interface: PS/2 or USB
Rollover: NKRO (PS/2) | 6+4 key (USB)
Layout: US ANSI
Extra Features: USB Hub
Drawbacks: Shiny case attracts fingerprints, USB hub requires separate port

Filco Majestouch 104

 
Link: Amazon
Price:
Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown, MX-Black, MX-Blue, or MX-Red
Switch Mounting: Plate
Keycap Printing: Pad
Key Shape: Sculpted
Interface: USB or PS/2
Rollover: NKRO (PS/2) | 6KRO (USB)
Layout: US ANSI
Extra Features: None

Topre Realforce 86U


Link: EliteKeyboards
Price: $265
Switch Type: Topre Capacitive Variable Weight
Switch Mounting: PCB
Keycap Printing: Dye Sublimated
Key Shape: Sculpted
Interface: USB
Rollover: 6KRO (PS/2 doesn't work)
Layout: US ANSI
Extra Features: Swappable Caps & CTRL Keys
Drawbacks:
Other: Numpad can be purchased separately. Topre Realforce 23U

Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional II


Link: EliteKeyboards
Price: $275
Switch Type: Topre Capacitive 45g
Switch Mounting: PCB
Keycap Printing: Dye Sublimated
Key Shape: Sculpted
Interface: USB
Rollover: 6 KRO
Layout: US ANSI
Extra Features: Switchable Caps Lock and Ctrl Key
Drawbacks: Altered layout
Other: Numpad can be purchased separately. Topre Realforce 23U

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate


Link: Razer Store
Price: $130
Switch Type: MX Blue
Switch Mounting: Plate
Keycap Printing: ABS, translucent key painted, then lasered.
Key Shape: Sculpted
Interface: USB
Rollover: 2KRO (USB) (but has a gaming optimized matrix around WASD)
Layout: US ANSI
Extra Features: Individual LED backlight for each key, USB hub, pass-through 3.5mm audio/mic jacks, media keys
Drawbacks: Some concerns about keycap durability, glossy surface holds dust and oil (fingerprints) easily.
Other: Dragon Age II Special Edition version available from Razer


From the Mechanical Keyboard Guide