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Yea Filco's are a little premature, also pad printing = fading letters
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What are the reasons? I despise keys that shine out quickly.
Better build quality which you could actually feel. I mean I own both a Leopold browns and a Filco browns and the keys on the Filco actually feel crisper, more precise, etc. Not to mention a few members complain about squeaky spacebar on their Leopold and stuff.

As for the keycaps, like GoD said, they'll get shiny at one point. An easy solution would be this (borrowed from Panda's thread ):

A Filco reds with PBT engraved keycaps
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1000 grit sandpaper, rematte the keys and make them true Otaku
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Such a tough decision. The keys on the Filco shine faster but the quality is better, I've heard that Leopold fixed the squeaky keys issue in recent batches.
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*cough*filco*cough* Yea, I'm bias deal with it
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post #46 of 76
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Such a tough decision. The keys on the Filco shine faster but the quality is better, I've heard that Leopold fixed the squeaky keys issue in recent batches.
get some double shots over at geekhack if anyone has

if only the colors weren't grey and something else
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^ Depends on whom you ask. lol For me, nope but I can tell you that if I had to choose between a Filco and a Leopold, I'd definitely pick a Filco.
Why?

What does a Filco have quality/feature wise that a Leopold doesn't?

I see many people say Filco > Leopold yet I haven't seen any examples
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Why?

What does a Filco have quality/feature wise that a Leopold doesn't?

I see many people say Filco > Leopold yet I haven't seen any examples
Filco keys are supposed to feel more "crisp" while the Leopold is a little more gummy, I can tell you after typing on a Meka G1 those things are gummy as all hell and gummy is no fun to type on, between the Filco and Leopold I would bet it has a little to do with how the switches are mounted as well as Filco keycaps look like they'd be lighter so of course they spring back better.
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^ Thx

Is the difference really that big? With the crispness vs gummyness? (Got a Razer Tarantula currently that in the 1st week of purchase orange juice fell over it, causing it to be extremely extremely gummy, so I'd really love a crisp keyboard now )
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post #50 of 76
Leopold is still going to be a good keyboard and I doubt you'd really notice a difference unless you typed on them side by side, but I do love my Filco.

Also, thanks for the flame
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