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I think that regardless of build quality / whatever, we can agree on two things:
1) Filco's case is better
2) WASDKB is attempting to make mechanical keyboards publicly available in the US.
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Mine should be here in a few hours, cant wait to see how purrty it looks also I got the blues since they are imo the sexiest switches.
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How can a switch be sexy?
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post #55 of 261
Nice review but ugly as hell keyboard
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
I think that regardless of build quality / whatever, we can agree on two things:
1) Filco's case is better
I don't think that's true at all. The WASD Keyboards' casing might have a visible seam on the side, but the Filco case is technically two pieces as well. It's thinner though, and thus not as durable.
WASD also has thicker screws with a deeper thread connecting both sections together.

Having my Filco and the WASD Keyboard; I'd say the WASD would probably be the most durable of the two, as the better screws and thicker plastic will definitely hold up longer.

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Nice review but ugly as hell keyboard
I wanted to show off every color. I'm gonna get another board ASAP to get some white keycaps across it. And do a bit of modding.

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Must... not.. buy... another... keyboard... xD

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I don't wish to come across as a Filco elitist but my Filco is quite sturdy. The WASDKB is untested and thus it is your word against mine. I've yet to hear a story of a Filco not being durable, and personally I get the idea that these keyboards are not catered to the mechanical keyboard lovers (like you and I) but rather the G15/G110/Saitek Eclipse users who want to buy in to this craze. I will not be buying from WASDKB as his products simply have no advantage to me for $10 less than a Filco that I can rely on and I have no need to customize my keyboard in such interesting combinations, for me an engraved PBT set with RGB modifiers, a wooden Esc key (thanks input nirvana!) and a wooden wrist rest (thanks Eric Barney!) is my dream KB setup. Nothing flashy. Although that glow in the dark Esc key might be cool.
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Original Filco's had an undisclosed problem that effected RMA/DOA rates by a large enough margin to warrant Elite Keyboards to switch to Leopold.

Me having the WASD Keyboard is for the testing reasons and I plan to be using it all August (if I go insane from the clicks I demand a sammich for my troubles. )

People tend to think, that for some reason, Filco's had no issues; which isn't true. The Majestouch 1's had an issue that we didn't find out about till later (though it shouldn't effect those with properly functioning boards right now) and the Majestouch 2 boards have an issue where some emit a sharp ping sound.

I'm not saying Filco's are bad but saying the build quality is better just isn't a fact as there's no way to base the filco's build being better.

On tangible aspects the WASD Keyboard is better than the Filco. In terms of soldering & PCB quality they are the same but the WASD keyboard harder to take apart due to the more heavy duty body construction and it's made of a thicker plastic which also helps it.

Those are tangible aspects to judge the merit on.
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Quote:
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The WASDKB is untested
Damn right, it's not as we are talking in a post made by a guy reviewing one.

Oh wait.

Besides, I wouldn't at all be surprised if the WASD keyboard was another standard Costar-made board, but of course I'd want to see the guts to be certain.

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and thus it is your word against mine.
Yes, except it's the word of a guy who has tried both, against the word of a guy who has only tried one. I know who I have my money on.

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I've yet to hear a story of a Filco not being durable, and personally I get the idea that these keyboards are not catered to the mechanical keyboard lovers (like you and I) but rather the G15/G110/Saitek Eclipse users who want to buy in to this craze. I will not be buying from WASDKB as his products simply have no advantage to me for $10 less than a Filco that I can rely on and I have no need to customize my keyboard in such interesting combinations, for me an engraved PBT set with RGB modifiers, a wooden Esc key (thanks input nirvana!) and a wooden wrist rest (thanks Eric Barney!) is my dream KB setup. Nothing flashy. Although that glow in the dark Esc key might be cool.
It's certainly debatable whether someone who already has a Filco should buy one, especially if they customized it. However, for a new buyer, the Filco is a better choice, certainly in regards to keycaps - the standard ones are known to wear out (for some people moreso than others though).
Edited by ch_123 - 8/4/11 at 9:43am
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