Earlier this year I spent literally hundreds of hours and dollars testing and reviewing five different clicky keyboards: the Apple Extended Keyboard II, the Matias Tactile Pro 3, the new Das Keyboard for Mac, the Leopold, and the Filco Ninja Majestouch-2. You can read (and listen) all about it here and here.

The short of it is that the Das and the Filco Ninja were my favorites of them all — both these keyboards have incredible build quality, use the Cherry MX Blue Switches, and have a nice click without any hollow ring. I love typing on these keyboards. However, the Das Keyboard was too big and bulky for my taste, and so I landed on the Filco because it’s tenkeyless and I like the look of the “ninja” keycaps. All of these keyboards are pretty ugly, but the Ninja is the best-looking ugly one of the bunch.

For a long time the Filco Ninja has been (ironically) hard to find. But it’s just recently back in stock at Amazon. This is the keyboard I use every single day — literally, I’m using it this very moment to type these words. If you’re looking for a high-quality, tenkeyless, clicky keyboard then this is, in my opinion, the best bang for your buck.

December 10, 2012