I was sceptical over the 'super stiff, last keyboard you'll ever need' that I was reading in reviews across the web, having been a victim of believing hype around keyboards before. But it's 5 years since I last bought a mech' board, and there aren't the companies making them for £80 any more (so this is actually one of the cheaper boards from an established manufactuerer out there).
The cheap chinese boards don't come in MX Browns (or even Brown knock-offs) and they're all covered in tacky RGB anyway, which is just wrong for a keyboard I'm using at work as well as home.
So I thought I'd go for this as 'what's a few more quid over the non-bluetooth version when I'm spending this much anyway?', and people have been raving about Filco for years on forums, so I thought it was at least unlikely to be awful.
It arrived today, and I'm very pleasantly suprised. Despite using the same switches as my old Coolermaster, this board gives them a noticably more solid feel, with the texture on the casing living up to the feel of a board of this price. The board just doesn't flex, and puts my 5yo Ducky board to shame in terms of build quality and refinement, even though they cost the same!
Bluetooth pairing is reasonably quick, and switching between machines is easy and slick.
I would knock half a star off for the USB mini-B connector, but in fairness I'm rarely going to use the board with a cable (and you can only rate in full stars). Micro-B, type-C, or even full-size USB B would have been better though.
Also quirky are the ordering of the media volume keys, but I've got my mouse reprogrammed for that so it's a non-issue for me.
With the non-alphanum keycaps swapped for some blank, green PBT ones I had lying around, it looks mint too. Although out of the box it looks perfectly inoffensive.
I finally realise why Filco has the reputation they do. I'll see how the stock keycaps last, but you can get double-shot replacements at a reasonable price if they do turn out to fade.
Very happy, with quick shipping from Keyboard Co as well.