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Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless MX Brown Tactile UK ISO Keyboard

FKBC88M/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 Brown Tactile UK ISO Keyboard - FKBC88M/UKB2

  • 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.

Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless MX Brown Tactile UK ISO Keyboard - FKBC88M/UKB2

Manufacturer
Part Number
FKBC88M/UKB2
Connection
USB & Bluetooth
Cable length
1.8 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
88
Switch Type
CHERRY MX Brown
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 Brown Tactile UK ISO Keyboard - FKBC88M/UKB2

  Yon  10/11/2021
The Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless MX Brown is simply fantastic. Surprised with the quality of this product. Very versatille device. Totally recomendable keyboard.
  Anonymous  01/09/2021
I work in publishingjournalism and type for a living. In the past year, I've been using another solidly-built keyboard with red MX switches, and whilst I've enjoyed the smooth actuation, lately I've been craving a bit of tactility. Disliking the click of MX Blues, I chose MX Brown.

I've always wanted to get a Filco based on its classic looks and great reputation for quality, and I have to say, the keyboard is even better in person - the keys are responsive, there isn't an annoying resonant noise inside the chassis when typing, and the stabilizers are brilliant. Coming from linears, it was a bit jarring to use a tactile switch at first, but after several days, I've just about nailed down the actuation force needed to overcome the bump and 'float' across the keys. I'm already seeing my speed and accuracy improve thanks to that feedback, and whilst I still enjoy my MX reds keyboard, the Filco gets the job done that much better.

Bluetooth connectivity is wonderful to have as I like a cordless workspace; pairing is quick, the connection is reliable, and waking the keyboard from sleep takes a second or two at most, much quicker than I had anticipated. Filco has made a bit of a mess of the manual, which is quite convoluted, so have some patience with it!

My only gripe are the stock keycaps and their laser-printed legends, which I will be replacing with white on black double-shot caps. I guess the stock ones would last a good while too, so this is maybe preference rather than something anyone should worry too much about.

Other than that, the weight, the classic black look and the option to go wireless makes this a stunning typing tool that should last a long, long time. Thank you Keyboard Company for the speedy delivery and fun swag inside the box!
  JC  08/11/2020
I purchased a Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless with MX Brown switches. It's an excellent piece of kit, and I'm delighted with it. What really impressed me, though, is the service from the Keyboard company. I had a couple of teething problems with the keyboard (which were due to my ineptitude) and the customer service team were really helpful in sorting them out. I'll definitely shop with them again.
  Richard  29/08/2020
Ordering from Keyboard Co was very easy and the delivery was faster than I expected. The keyboard turned up in perfect condition and there was a couple of Keyboard Co branded items in there too. As I havent had any issues, I cant speak for their customer service but I hear a lot of good things in other reviews.

Before buying this keyboard I was using a Logitech Romer-G keyboard that I got a while back and was using it for my day job as a programmer. I liked the mechanical keyboard compared to the standard rubber dome keyboard as decided that it was time to get a new one.

The Filco Majestouch is such a solid keyboard, it weighs a good a mount and has good rubber feet that mean that it never moves around unless you pick it up. The keyboard has no flex in it at all which means that you wont get any creaking or bouncing keyboard noises. Seems odd to talk about lack of noise on a mechanical keyboard but these are some of the bad sounds and what you want to hear is the keys as they make all the satisfying sounds.

The Cherry MX Browns seem to get a bit of a bad rep these days with people saying that Cherry have just been making the exact same key for decades and other companies have come up with better switches. All that might be true, but I really like the way that these keys feel and sound. What makes them even better is they way that the keyboard is constructed which seems to dampen mechanical echoes or pings inside. This means that each one of the keys make a satisfying sound.

I ordered the Tenkeyless (TKL) version and I can honestly say that I in my job, I havent missed the num pad. There are the odd occasions where I have gone to press the enter key on the numpad and missed that but such a minor thing for the benefit or more desk space and my mouse being closer to the middle.

The way that the media keys are ordered are counter intuitive with the up volume being on the left and the volume down being on the right but I dont use them a huge amount and took a couple of months to get used to it. There are some DIP switches on the bottom that allow you to move a few key locations around like the caps-ctrl and it comes with alternative keycaps to support that.

I was worried about the lack of PBT keycaps but the stock ABS ones feel great and if they do end up with some shine in a couple of years or any of the legends wear off, I can always buy a set of the Filco PBT keycaps on the Keyboard Co website.

Overall, I would say that this is without a doubt the best keyboard I have used by a long margin. I love using it and find it so comfortable and it is worth every penny. I cant recommend it enough and people at work get to hear all about it!
  Robb  03/07/2020
I've been using a wired Filco Majestouch 2 for a number of years now and absolutely love it. But was looking for a wireless mechanical keyboard and the convertible fitted the bill. An absolute pleasure to use, and the Brown MX switches provide the perfect level of tactile response, while still being quiet.

Great service from the Keyboard Company and would highly recommend.
  Kiat  11/08/2021
My first high-end keyboard having used whatever came with the computer or was lying around. Decades ago I did buy a Cherry keyboard for double the price of a cheap one and it was an improvement, which always stuck in my mind. Then over the past 5 years I've noticed more expensive keyboards on the market and never understood why. Then I decided to take the plunge spending 10x what I'd ordinarily look to spend and got the Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless MX Brown Tactile UK ISO Keyboard. What a magnificent keyboard it is! I always prefered the definite action of IBM and Dell server keyboards and the action on this is perfect for me. The build quality is first class. The features of multi-device bluetooth, wired and easy toggling are designed very well and have been flawless. The only problem has been how to keep it clean as (a) I'm too lazy to put on the rigid plastic cover at night and (b) I eat and drink at the keyboard way too often. But that is not the keyboard's fault :) Very happy with the keyboard and customer service (this was exchanged with a Ninja). Would buy this same keyboard again from the same supplier.
  Daniel  21/06/2021
Already a Filco owner, I wanted to go TKL to save a bit of desk space and I wasn't disappointed! The same predictable quality. Great feeling plastics and keycaps and the MX Brown's are as you'd expect - smooth, relatively quiet (coming from somebody who mostly uses clicky Blues!).

Super happy (as always) with the service from Keyboard Co!
  JA  11/01/2021
Arrived quickly just after the Christmas break, got in contact because of the shipping delay due to the office being closed for Christmas. I got a speedy and great response.

Keyboard is high quality and never faulty unlike my last bluetooth keyboard from a different brand, the battery lasts for a long time too. Read other older reviews for a sense of the typing experience and quality, I would agree with them.

Cannot recommend the keyboard and the service highly enough.
  Paul  26/10/2020
I've been using the Filco keyboard for 6 months now and its been excellent, before that I was using the horrible laptop keyboards. The product has been excellent with no problems, and has also been tested by a 4 yr old and a kitten so its very robust. The keyboard company were excellent both with their advice and the speed and efficiency of delivery. They shipped to France for me, and it arrived quickly and was well packaged. Would definitely recomend.
  Cliff  13/07/2020
I'm absolutely delighted with my Filco keyboard, and with the service provided by The Keyboard Company.

This is my first ever mechanical keyboard, and the feel and feedback from the brown switches makes typing an absolute pleasure. The support for bluetooth profiles works well, and allows me to easily switch between my laptop and desktop. I still have to have two mice, but that is much less hassle than using two keyboards!

I would have no hesitation in recommending The Keyboard Company and the Filco keyboards to anyone who is looking for a good quality mechanical keyboard.
  Tak  11/07/2020
I have been using the Filco Convertible 2 TKL keyboard for a couple of weeks. It is the most solid build keyboard that I have ever used. With the CherryMX brown switch, it gives me a very good tactile feel, not too light, not too stiff, just about right for office work.

The keyboard had a small issue after a few days of use. Some keys were not responding. I was disappointed and thought that it's time to say goodbye to the keyboard. I contacted The Keyboard Company customer service and they were extremely helpful and caring about my situation. I was told to contact Andy their technical support to try and fix it. He responded promptly with a few pieces of advice to diagnose the problem. However, there was no luck still so they were happy for me to return the keyboard with postage included.

As I like this keyboard so much, I didnt want to give up on it just yet! Finally, I have got my keyboard back to work by turning it off and on a few times. I believed its some sort of signal jam in the keyboard that caused the problem. Since then, I have not encountered any of that ever again.

I would definitely recommend this Filco Convertible 2 TKL keyboard. You can never go wrong with a Filco keyboard. Yes, Filco keyboards are not as fancy as the other brands ones. However, if you care about build quality and durability, Filco for sure is a right choice for you.
  Silviu  06/07/2020
Been using a keyboard with mx brown in the office for a long time but at home I've been stuck with a slim keyboard until finally I decided to buy this Filco Convertible 2 and it's such a major improvement. I like the size of it and the bluetooth connectivity plus of course the mx browns are great to type on. And it feels very solid.
Had no problems buying it, got to me quickly and everything was in order, so thank you KeyboardCo.

 

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