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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

  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!
  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.
  Anonymous  12/06/2020
Brilliant. Brown switches are great - quiet yet tactile. I have one with blue switches and find it bit loud and cheap sounding. Absence of number pad makes it somehow much easier to use with more space on the table - it also feels more solid and better proportioned. Again how brown switch one at work with numpad but prefer this one. Bluetooth works well though it does not support Mac sleep protocol To wake Mac up - beware Mbp16 is fussy - it takes good 2min after connection for it to recognise key strokes. Its not keyboard fault as on iPad Pro it wakes and types within seconds. I like the option of being able to just make it wired. Can set up 3 devices and switch quite easily. Keys are solid and very comfortable to type. The whole thing is heavy and well put together. It does not wobble nor creak. It could have been made of steel. Brilliant.
  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.
  Anonymous  19/06/2020
Only few lines to share my full satisfaction with the product and to highlight how pleasant the purchase experience was. I look forward to my next keyboard!
  Chris  07/06/2020
I am very happy with the Filco Convertible 2 Tenkeyless keyboard. Spending most of my working day on the keyboard or mouse, I wanted to make sure I was using devices that were ergonomically well designed, and also (if possible) a joy to use.
Conventional keyboards with keypads are very wide. If you are right-handed, this means that the keyboard is off centre from your screen and chair, and also your mousing hand is unnaturally far to the right. Whilst I had gotten used to position for many years, I have realised for some time that it is far from ideal. Therefore, I decided to purchase a tenkeyless keyboard - and I thought, while at it, why not get a mechanical keyboard as well, to improve the experience of typing?
The size of this tenkeyless keyboard is a great improvement over the conventional, and allows me to have the mouse in a comfortable position. Also, I am very happy with the mechanical switches. This is my first mechanical keyboard, and the Cherry Brown switches feel great - the activity of typing is now very tactile and satisfying.

 

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