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Filco Convertible 2 Tactile Action USA ASCII Keyboard


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The Convertible 2 keyboard from master keyboard makers - Filco. This keyboard is 'convertible' from a USB wired keyboard to a Bluetooth wireless keyboard, and you don't even need to unplug it from your PC. It combines the high quality typing feel of Cherry MX switches, steel mounted in a rock solid body all put together in a very slick package. These keyboards just make you want to type, now on all of your devices.

£142.80 (£119.00 ex VAT) 

Filco Convertible 2 Tactile Action USA ASCII Keyboard - FKBC104M/EB2

  • Switch between 5 different devices, 4 Bluetooth and 1 USB
  • Tactile feel, ergonomic click action (Brown switch)
  • Rear mounted DIP switch located at the base of the keyboard
    1. Lock Windows and Application keys
    2. Swap CapsLock and left Ctrl keys
    3. Swap Esc and [` ~] keys
    4. Swaps Fn with Windows/App key
  • Gold contacts
  • 4.0mm travel
  • 2.0mm actuation point
  • 55g ~ 2oz actuating force keyswitch
  • Switches tested to 50 million actuations
Average battery life is about 6 months based on 5 hours use a day, the keyboard can be used without batteries, powered by a USB charger or PC.

Includes: Keyboard, detachable cable, velcro cable tie, extra keys, keypuller, 2 x AA batteries, dust cover and manual

Bluetooth adaptor NOT included.

Filco Convertible 2 Tactile Action USA ASCII Keyboard - FKBC104M/EB2

Part Number
USB & Bluetooth
Cable length
1.8 Metre
Language Layout
Number of keys/buttons
Switch Type
Cherry MX Brown
440 mm
138 mm
39 mm
1.2 kg
PC USB and Bluetooth devices
Gross Weight
1.7 kg

Filco Convertible 2 Tactile Action USA ASCII Keyboard - FKBC104M/EB2

  achooley  22/11/2016
Amazing keyboard. And fast delivery.
  Andrei  10/11/2016
First mechanical keyboard that I own, but I've tested a few i the past. And I'm not so impressed, especially for a reputable brand such as Filco.

Construction quality seems far from high. The keys wobble if you move them from the top, especially the space and Esc (though this now seem to affect typing experience). Also, my standard of comparison are not mechanical keyboards, but mostly the Thinkpad notebook keyboard and the apple aluminum desktop keyboard. Both gave a sense of well-make that is lacking in this keyboard.

The keys themselves seem a bit undersized to me: I have large long fingers and I'm used with thinkpad and mac aluminum kbs that I know have kind of oversized and ovespaced keys.

Also, the MX brown switches seem at the same time kind of mushy, too deep keypress distance (from my prev experience with good quality notebook keyboards), too noisy (though the noise seems to come from keycap hitting backplate or something, not the switch itself) and not crisp enough (yeah, they are tactile, I can feel with certainty when the key was pressed, but they feel a bit too linear in response or something like that, it's hard to describe, there's not that 0 or 1 feel or completely pressed or not pressed at all, nothing in between).

This sounds pretty self-contradictory, I know :)

I guess the idea desktop keyboard for me would be a desktop version of old-school Thinkpad keyboards (I think they had spring + scissor switches?). Don't think this exists, though.

But overall, this is a solid classic desktop keyboard and mx-brown switches are great for precision typing, nothing to reproach here.
  Anonymous  05/11/2015
Thanks for your follow-up, I have received the keyboard it is my first mechanical keyboard and I really like it!

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