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[Amazon.ca] Pictek Mechanical Keyboard Back down to 19.99

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dicecube wrote: What would be the quietest switches? Thanks
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Looks like made in the exact same factory as the red dragons. Decent for the price, but that one is in a corner collecting dust now and possibly into the electronic recycling depot soon. Bought a Ducky One 2 and it's like 10x better.
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Mephod wrote: Just posted my review video on YouTube. Not allowed to plug the link here. But you can probably find it. Channel is Beau-Urns

Basically it’s crap
I took the time to watch your review... devoid of almost any useful information
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mrblack747 wrote: not even FULL KB !!! omg.... useless!
Many people prefer TKL.

It's not "useless" or they wouldn't make them, and no one would buy them
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Ordered one for my kids to use on a build. It will be good enough
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Thanks op

Great timing..let's giver a go..!!!

If it's really that bad it's going back..amazon is great for that
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cgg123321 wrote: You need to try Kailh whites. If blue are the absolute worst clicky switches (they are, especially the cheap ones), whites are the absolute best. The click is so solid and consistent with no rattle, and the keys don't wobble due to the box white design. Seriously, I used cherry blues for several years before realizing how bad they were, give them a try if you don't mind spending a bit more. They're still considered one of the cheapest switches too.

did a quick search about them .... and checked amazon . was able to find the switches only. so am i supposed to buy a plain keyboard and plug those switches in? .. seems way to much work .. i just wanna get a solid keyboard and not worry about it ... maybe when my K70 dies . i.ll try the ducky as i seen good reviews about it
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bobor wrote: Can this be set to a single coloured light for the entire keyboard?

Sometimes I'm just looking for a simple back-lit keyboard when using it for work
It answers that in the description. But "no".
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blakjak wrote: FYI - Pictek does the exact same thing. I know this first hand as they were willing to "negotiate" a 5-star review from me. Just look at the amount of very likely fake 5-star reviews with tons of useless photos. Their products may be decent, like Aukey's and MPOW's. but Just be aware that they are doing the same thing others were banned for doing.
Yup what I do with these kind of products is filter for 1 to 3-star to see any potential problems, if you just look at 5-star then 99% probably received the product for free or got paid.
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otakuz wrote: .........
but to be honest .. I love blue .. its like music to my ears .. sounds like a type writter
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McGarnagle wrote: Looks like made in the exact same factory as the red dragons. Decent for the price, but that one is in a corner collecting dust now and possibly into the electronic recycling depot soon. Bought a Ducky One 2 and it's like 10x better.
I have the redragon with blue switches (and this one). The Pictek is WAY lower quality than the redragon
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otakuz wrote: did a quick search about them .... and checked amazon . was able to find the switches only. so am i supposed to buy a plain keyboard and plug those switches in? .. seems way to much work .. i just wanna get a solid keyboard and not worry about it ... maybe when my K70 dies . i.ll try the ducky as i seen good reviews about it
What size of keyboard do you prefer? Smaller gaming style with no keypad and possibly no F-keys? Or you need F-keys but no numpad?

There are many good keyboard choices now that are cheap (even compared to mainstream corsairs) and are completely feature-packed. I actually had a K70 myself as well, and sold it recently to get a "cheaper" chinese board that had way better specs and was hot swap (can change the switches without soldering. But you can get prebuilt low budget "enthusiast" boards that come pre-built with kailh switches, in this case the kailh box whites. Ducky are decent pre-builts, but there are many more options available on the market now.

Just an example of a portable 65% (the smallest I'd suggest imo, to retain arrow keys and page up page down etc), and NJ68. BT, Type C, Hot Swap, RGB, Good build quality, clean style, good keycaps, Kailh Whites - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000666625692.html?


But this is assuming you want clicky. Once I went tactile (and then to good tactiles) I can't go back. I haven't tried electrocapacitive (like topre, but NIZ makes an affordable one) yet but it's on my list for sure: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08292JRZ3
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Who would give this kb a makeover?

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I think Yellow switches are the quietest one.
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what? still in stock with that price?????? resisted!!!!!! come on guys...i have like 3-4 mechanical keyboards collecting dust..i dont need another one...
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I ordered one of each size when they were $15 and don't regret it. They feel cheap, but better than inexpensive oem keyboards so they are useful for occasional use, backups and spare keycaps.
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Mephod wrote: I got this keyboard yesterday. It’s not good. It weighs nothing, they plastic feels like a cheap dollar store toy.

The entire keyboard arrived bent and flexes with minimal pressure. It slide around on the desk

The actual switches are perhaps passable, the rest is trash

Even at $20 is barely a deal.
Thank you for sharing. Your kind of feedback is valuable.
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Mephod wrote: I got this keyboard yesterday. It’s not good. It weighs nothing, they plastic feels like a cheap dollar store toy.

The entire keyboard arrived bent and flexes with minimal pressure. It slide around on the desk

The actual switches are perhaps passable, the rest is trash

Even at $20 is barely a deal.
I totally agree with you. I got mine yesterday as well. A slightly more forceful press on any keys towards the centre of the keyboard (i.e. the space bar) and you can see the keyboard flexes down about 1-2mm down to the table (equal to the height of the rubber pads on the sides). It's not a bad keyboard for what it does (it's a mechanical, it has some flashy colors and is very loud...). Honestly at $15, its alright but I'm not sure if its much of a deal.
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Showing $39.99 w/ $8 off coupon now. Deal's deadddd

Glad I resisted yet another crappy keyboard, though at $15... $20 it was tempting to leave in one work location I don't visit often.

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