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Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja review

£100 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Diatec

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja is a USB keyboard with Cherry switches and a matt black finish.

We were excited to try out the Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja when we got it in. For a while, Diatec keyboards weren't particularly easy to find (some are now sold via Amazon.com), and we were curious to see what set the Ninja apart from the rest of the pack. It's a very good keyboard with a few unique features, but it might not be worth the extra cash to most PC users.

Typing on the Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja feels similar to other mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX Black switches. Its keys have no feedback at the actuation point, so we were more likely to bottom out each keypress. Normally, we're not a  fan of black-switch boards, but typing on the Ninja felt slightly crisper than it did on the other keyboards we tried with black switches.

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It uses the standard (US) key layout and orientation, so we immediately felt comfortable typing on it. The Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja also comes with Cherry MX Brown and Blue switches, if you prefer, and you can buy a version without the ten-key number pad.

This Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja keyboard is undoubtedly called the "Ninja" because of its matt-black aesthetic. Matt black is not a new look for mechanical keyboards. What the Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja does differently, however, is "side-printed keys."

Diatec opted to print the keys on the side facing the typist, rather than the top of the key, meaning you can still see which key you're typing, but you don't have to worry about the print wearing off after too much use. It's a small, but very thoughtful design element meant for true workhorse typists.

Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja Expert Verdict »

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There aren't any other bells and whistles to speak of on the Diatec Filco Majestouch Ninja and that's probably because it's meant for people looking for a keyboard designed to take a pounding, not people looking for fancy media keys and macro-scripting software.

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