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!