The Filco Majestouch-2 is one of the most well known mechanical keyboards in the gaming world.
The Japanese keyboards have been produced for years, but only around 2008 did they become popular when they were adopted by the booming South Korean eSports scene in games like StarCraft and WarCraft III. With the rapid expansion of the Western gaming scene in the last couple of years on the backs of games like StarCraft II and League of Legends, Filco mechanical keyboards have become increasingly popular worldwide.
Today, we’re looking at a unique variant of popular Majestouch-2 model called the Ninja. Like the Das Keyboard, the Ninja doesn’t have any legends on the top of its keys – they are blank. However, instead of being entirely removed in the case of the Das Keyboard, the Ninja has its legends printed on the front of the keys. It’s an unusual configuration, but it makes a lot of sense – it means the key legends won’t be worn away over time and it looks pretty amazing as well.
Now that we’ve introduced the keyboard, let’s have a look at its major features and specifications from the manufacturer.
Features and Specifications
- Tactile feel, ergonomic click action (Brown switch)
- Gold contacts
- 4.0mm travel
- 2.0mm actuation point
- 55g ~ 2oz peak actuating force keyswitch
- Switches tested to 50 million actuations
- Blue LEDs
The Filco Majestouch-2 Ninja comes in suitably black packaging. There are the normal specifications, noting the above information, as well as a shot of the legends in the dark.
On the back, there’s a nice graphic explaining the various features and advantages of choosing a Ninja keyboard: “No more fading letters! Font size and balance are totally perfect.” The specifications are listed here, too.
The inside of the box is far more interesting! We’ve got the keyboard itself under some nicely form fitted tough plastic dust cover.
Once we take everything out of the box, we can see that we’ve got a few extras stashed away at the top – a PS/2 to USB converter, a key puller and two replacement Special keys (which have the Windows logo printed upon them, hence they also known as Windows keys).
Now that we’ve successfully gotten the keyboard out of the box (skills!), let’s have a look at this keyboard’s physical features.