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[Amazon Canada] TOMOKO Mechanical Gaming Keyboards 87 Keys Blue Switches $45.29

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[Amazon Canada] TOMOKO Mechanical Gaming Keyboards 87 Keys Blue Switches $45.29

This is probably one of the cheapest mechanical keyboards in Canada. Based on the 3rd screenshot, it's using outemu blue switch. They are a chinese clone of Cherry and popular choice for sub 50 mechanical keyboards. They are pretty decent quality but require 5g extra pressure to be pressed compared to Cherry's. (55g vs 60g)

I couldn't find a review for this particular model but I found this review, which is for non-led version.

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Apr 16, 2017
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I am searching on amaozn. i see Teamwolf 87 Key Gaming Mechanical Keyboard has $42 or less price. Why i will choose TOMOKO ?
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toalan wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 2:24 am
Weak sauce, I present to you the finest mechanical keyboard that slave labor can produce; https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N6A3MZT?psc=1
60g +/- 15g
that's some large error margins.

Nice that it has multicolor LEDs though. My $80 DasKeyboard Cherry Blue doesn't even have a backlight....
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I have the Tomoko 87-key black non-backlit version and just want to post some info for those considering buying
Overall I would recommend it, but perhaps with a few modifications (see below)

-Cost: it varies between on average, $39-49
-Quality: pretty solid base with some "weight" but the keys seem "thinner"
-Switches: loud as you'd expect for Blue keys. I went and bought some $1 USD silicone rings from Aliexpress/ Ebay and it helped dampen the "bottoming out" but not the actual sound of the blue switch
-Lettering: with the non-backlit version, you'll read several reviews from Amazon that the lettering will fade. I've used the keyboard 5+hrs per day for about 3 months and can confirm that is true. The Amazon description says "laser engraved" but looks more like printed onto the keycaps. I wish I got a backlit version instead, so even with fading, the light will illuminate the letters
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I got the Mechanical Eagle z-77 for $30 and LOVE it, I assume the keys are somewhat the same
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Has anyone seen these keyboards without blue switches? I'd want any switch but blue.. . :|
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Mysticode wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 12:09 pm
Has anyone seen these keyboards without blue switches? I'd want any switch but blue.. . :|
Word. "these" being Tomoko? Or in general?
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enko wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 1:01 pm
Word. "these" being Tomoko? Or in general?
The whole sub $50 crowd of random Chinese mech keyboards.
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Mysticode wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 1:20 pm
The whole sub $50 crowd of random Chinese mech keyboards.
Don't you know, everybody wants "blue" switches and everybody wants their keyboards to be permanently ready for the pride parade. I have handled this brand of keyboards before and they are generally well made for the price, but I don't understand why they are so insistent on the rainbows still...
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Man, if they'd just put an ergonomic bend in these, these wrist breakers are terrible.
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I'm very tempting to try these cheaper variants ...

I've been using Cherry MX Browns and I really like the feeling, compared to Red & Blue, I'm hoping they will have something similar to Brown so I can use for work :)

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