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I love my das and I have the loud one with blank keys wouldnt trade it for anything man!
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena View Post
I guess you could say I only use my numberpad because it's "there." I doubt I would miss it. Thanks for the link! I've been eying the Leopold, but wasn't sure about build quality.
I actually depend on the keypad, but I only use it for the Enter and Ins key (I use the Ins for certain games).

When I use the Enter key, it's almost always with my thumb when I run into those times where it's much faster to just press the Enter key with my right thumb.

So, that's where I was coming from when I asked.


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Good to see someone promoting the Das! They've already sent me a discount code for it, I'm so close to ordering it.
Oh yeah, the Das Model S gets a ton of love and promotion in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide.


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Originally Posted by VanillaCena View Post
Awesome, looks like Leopold keyboards are high quality after all.
Unfortunately, I'm still torn though.
Das S Ultimate Silent for $100, Leopold Tenkeyless Otaku for $109, or Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless for $139...
The Das is nice because of the price . I like the Leopold due to it's size and blank keys. The Filco is the smallest of the bunch, but lacks blank keys and is the most expensive. However, RMA through Amazon for the Filco keyboard would be a cinch.
I wish there was a store cool enough to carry mechanical keyboards nearby that I could play with...
Regarding the Majestouch-2, I recommend asking for more information about it in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide to see how it compares to the original. I mean, if I remember correctly, then I think that the switches are mounted on the PCB instead of a sturdy metal plate.


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I personally own an EK leo otaku brown and a tenkeyless filco majestouch-1 with browns and the keys on the filco feel much cleaner and crisper to type on than the leopold. The keys on the leopold feel very mushy compared to the filco. Also, with the leopold, I had a squeaky spacebar problem which I addressed using a bit of lithium grease. One advantage that the leo has is the detachable cord, but I'd still definitely recommend the filco over the leo. If you want a filco otaku though.. you might end up having to order it internationally (unless you can find a personal seller in the states).

I hear the das is nice, but the glossy finish is ultimately what swayed me away from it. The filco and leo both have nice matte finishes to the body. The tenkeyless form factor is also pretty damn sweet.. but it does prove to be a bit inconvenient at times
VanillaCena: I may be remembering incorrectly, but I think the switches in the Leopolds are mounted on the PCB while the switches in the Majestouch-1 are mounted on a metal plate. I mean, I think that's why the Leopold feels relatively mushy in comparison

So I definitely recommend asking in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide.
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you sure will miss the numpad at first but after a while, you will learn to use the upper row, and it was just a great thing to do.

I have no regrets

and yeah you also could buy any mech keyboard and buy some blank keycaps.
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