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Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless MX Blue Click UK ISO Keyboard

FKBC88MC/UKB2

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The Convertible 2 Tenkeyless 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.

£140.00 (£116.67 ex VAT) 

Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless MX Blue Click UK ISO Keyboard - FKBC88MC/UKB2

  • Switch between 5 different devices, 4 Bluetooth and 1 USB
  • Tactile feel, audible click action (blue 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
  • 60g ~ 2.1oz 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.

Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless MX Blue Click UK ISO Keyboard - FKBC88MC/UKB2

Manufacturer
Part Number
FKBC88MC/UKB2
Connection
USB & Bluetooth
Cable length
1.8 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
88
Switch Type
Cherry MX Blue
Length
356 mm
Depth
135 mm
Height
33 mm
Weight
980 g
Compatible
PC USB and Bluetooth devices
Gross Weight
1.35 kg

Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless MX Blue Click UK ISO Keyboard - FKBC88MC/UKB2

  Bojan  19/08/2020
I've been buying keyboards from this fine companies for many years, and the quality of their stock and the level of the service has always been top notch. The same applies to this little Filco - great build quality, delivered in no time. Top marks. If you love clicky Blues but don't need that whole section on the right, then go with this, no reason to buy anything else.
  Alex  15/06/2020
Easily one of the best keyboard in the world. It is really an embodiment of the world-famous Japanese craftsmanship. A rock steady keyboard that has the best quality. If you are not a big fan of fancy-looking keyboard like me, you will defo enjoy this one.
However pairing with devices was a bit tricky, actually there is a little button in the front of the keyboard and you need to make sure you press that button before you can pair with any device. After that, press any of the 1-4 number and select the keyboard from you device.
  Pipps  08/06/2020
The quality and finish of this Filco Majestouch Convertible 2 keyboard is second to none. Premium matt keycaps and textured plate. This my first experience with a proper mechanical keyboard. For someone who types thousands of words for work every day, the smooth and seamless actuation of these Cherry MX Blue switches is mind-blowing.

The explanation of the fourth dip switch in the product manual is slightly unclear. Essentially, it toggles the function key, which is located on the right hand side of the space bar, between either enabling the media commands on the F1-F8 keys, or acting as a right click menu command. This right click functionality works really well.

I inexplicably struggled to get the keyboard to switch on or pair in Bluetooth mode initially. I checked everything, including the power in the brand new Sony batteries. After removing and reinserting these batteries several times, suddenly there was life. Anyone who experiences the same might want to fiddle with the batteries a few times.

Delighted that I upgrade from my premium membrane laptop-style keyboard to this full-on mechanical beast. The Cherry MX Blue switches are sublime. After 15 years of typing exclusively on membranes and laptops, I thought this necessary transition would be challenging. Very glad to confirm that it is not. Typing now flows better than ever.

A note on delivery. I ordered late Friday evening and received it Monday morning in the post, under the free of charge delivery service included within the product price. I was not expecting it to arrive until Tuesday. This is exemplary and rivals even Amazon. From an independent specialist business, this should be highly commended. Thank you.
  John  22/04/2020
Keyboard Heaven.
  Matt A  01/04/2020
Lovely keyboard, exactly what I was after.

Seems to be a bit slow reconnecting to Bluetooth in the morning (5-10s), but that's possibly due to my adaptor.
  Matt C  24/03/2020
I bought this keyboard to have a more portable version of my full size Filco Majestouch 2 while I was working from home.

The Convertible 2 has all of the hallmarks you expect from Filco - excellent build quality, great Cherry MX switches, and no frills. Both bluetooth and cable connectivity worked great out of the box, and the keyboard is very quick to wake from sleep or switch between devices with a key combo, when you are using bluetooth.

Very, very happy with my purchase.
  John 3-months on.  27/06/2020
I bought the Filco Majestouch Convertible 2 Tenkeyless keyboard at the start of the Lockdown, so I have used it for three months. It is mechanically excellent; I can type for ever. The keys are compatible with Windows-PC-UK. I can recommend this keyboard to keen typists.
It works very well with the dedicated cable, but it is more convenient for me personally to use the Bluetooth radio link.
I found the keyboard could not wake-up the computer over Bluetooth. There is no power setting on my Bluetooth tab. So, I use my mouse to send the wake-up call.
Occasionally a key repeatsssssssssssssssssss, this is not a major issue and may be diminishing. I have tried to fiddle with the settings but without success.
  tom  26/05/2020
This is an excellent keyboard!

- Build quality: The build quality is excellent, everything is well designed and well made. The keyboard legs are sturdy and the keys don't wobble. In short, it is build to last.

- Connectivity: The bluetooth works flawlessly. Nice to have a USB connection as well.

- Typing experience: Initially I wasn't sure what to make of the typing experience on these MX blue switches. The consequence of using a rubber dome keyboard for the last 15 years is that I invariably bottom out on my keystrokes. Bottoming out on MX blues means that your fingers absorb a lot of shock and I experienced some pain after prolonged periods. If you experience this, I would strongly recommend buying o-rings as it completely alleviates this problem.
  Skorp  28/04/2020
(i) What I love about the keyboard:
1. The build is great. Rigid, heavy, firm, and stable. I have two full size Das Keyboards as well, but they never stay on the desk as firmly as this Filco TKL does.
2. The form factor is prefect. It is simple, classic, has no extra edges (as e.g. some Cherry keyboards do) and fits perfectly on my desk between my other lots of stuff.
3. The Bluetooth works great, and I can just occasionally plug the usb cable in or out, just to have some variety. I had a problem with freezing of the keyboard on a letter once in a while, but I realised that it is a problem with the intel Bluetooth driver in interaction with power settings. Now the problem is solved.
4. The cherry MX Blue switches sound. No rivals. I type a lot and write a lot, and this is the heaven of a writer.

(ii) What I like about the keyboard:
1. The materiality of the frame. It is kind of a rugged plastic, and feels comfortable. Its not shiny or smooth therefore it doesnt show you the dust or finger prints.
2. The rubber pads under the keyboard. There are nice rubber pads under the keyboard, both in the flat position and under the legsstands. Although I dont use the legs, but still a must have feature.
3. The customising pins under the keyboard, which I havent used yet.
4. The multi-device option. I have already connected it to my laptop, ipad and iphone. Switching and pairing the Bluetooth was an enigma at the beginning, but finding the tiny English part of the manual on page 20 by help of the KeyboardCo customer service helped a lot.

(iii) What I dont like about the keyboard:
1. Perhaps the only thing is the material of the keycaps. I think they are ABS (not sure). But the surface is too smooth and I dont like the touch. I am therefore replacing the key caps with Das Keyboard Caps which are more sandy. I am also using orings under the keys to reduce the base vibration effect. But that is just a matter of taste I guess.
  Anonymous  05/12/2019
I have has the wired version for a number of months and found it excellent for ergonomics and sound. Unfortunately that meant carrying it to and from work. This bluetooth (cable is optional and included) version makes taking it places easier, and clears desk clutter.

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