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For the brown switch, we had a logistical delay. I am showing them hitting 3/25 or earlier. Pushing hard.....

As for regional selection, we do it based upon selling trends in each region. You have to remember, despite its standard tenkeyless build, we are marketing this towards the gaming sector.

In EU, the market is very accustomed to cherry blacks due to it being the most common switch used in gaming keyboards in the EU region.

For US, we found blue/brown to be the best fit while offering other switch types thru our own store.

When you have one product carrying the same outlook, with only varying switch types, it becomes very confusing to vendors/retailers/etailers to have so many SKU's for essentially the same product in their eyes.

Our higher end models coming soon to the US will all be retail with the more expensive brown switch which we find to be the best gaming switch, tactile feedback, light actuation force, easier on the ear, and lack of double tap issue found in the blue switch.

Hang in there.... our ultimate goal is to be able to support all of these boards with all switch types, but this is a process that does not happen overnight.

If you guys came out with some sort of "stealth" model. Just a plain black without all the logos. You could put filco out of business!!
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can i have a special board made with greens?
thanks <3

Haha, I am with you on that. I LOVE the greens.... unfortunately they are a super pricey switch and could prove to a massive shortage issue.
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For the brown switch, we had a logistical delay. I am showing them hitting 3/25 or earlier. Pushing hard.....
As for regional selection, we do it based upon selling trends in each region. You have to remember, despite its standard tenkeyless build, we are marketing this towards the gaming sector.
In EU, the market is very accustomed to cherry blacks due to it being the most common switch used in gaming keyboards in the EU region.
For US, we found blue/brown to be the best fit while offering other switch types thru our own store.
When you have one product carrying the same outlook, with only varying switch types, it becomes very confusing to vendors/retailers/etailers to have so many SKU's for essentially the same product in their eyes.
Our higher end models coming soon to the US will all be retail with the more expensive brown switch which we find to be the best gaming switch, tactile feedback, light actuation force, easier on the ear, and lack of double tap issue found in the blue switch.
Hang in there.... our ultimate goal is to be able to support all of these boards with all switch types, but this is a process that does not happen overnight.

Gotta say this is a nice board with blue's but cant wait for the browns. This was my first mechanical board which is funny why i waited so long but the price point nailed me and I had to get it, plus the 10keyless is an awesome setup too.

What are these higher end models? Did I miss something from earlier or ces 2012?
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For the brown switch, we had a logistical delay. I am showing them hitting 3/25 or earlier. Pushing hard.....
As for regional selection, we do it based upon selling trends in each region. You have to remember, despite its standard tenkeyless build, we are marketing this towards the gaming sector.
In EU, the market is very accustomed to cherry blacks due to it being the most common switch used in gaming keyboards in the EU region.
For US, we found blue/brown to be the best fit while offering other switch types thru our own store.
When you have one product carrying the same outlook, with only varying switch types, it becomes very confusing to vendors/retailers/etailers to have so many SKU's for essentially the same product in their eyes.
Our higher end models coming soon to the US will all be retail with the more expensive brown switch which we find to be the best gaming switch, tactile feedback, light actuation force, easier on the ear, and lack of double tap issue found in the blue switch.
Hang in there.... our ultimate goal is to be able to support all of these boards with all switch types, but this is a process that does not happen overnight.

Gotta say this is a nice board with blue's but cant wait for the browns. This was my first mechanical board which is funny why i waited so long but the price point nailed me and I had to get it, plus the 10keyless is an awesome setup too.

What are these higher end models? Did I miss something from earlier or ces 2012?

I would say don't hold your breath. Not to be a hater but imo they are kind of a flop. Well what I saw which was the Pro. They are full layout which is fine. But the real reason everyone loves the QF is that the oem is Costar. So the build quality is very good. The pro seems to be from a different oem and from a thread I saw at GH. The quality is inferior to the current ones. Hopefully I am proved wrong though.
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I would say don't hold your breath. Not to be a hater but imo they are kind of a flop. Well what I saw which was the Pro. They are full layout which is fine. But the real reason everyone loves the QF is that the oem is Costar. So the build quality is very good. The pro seems to be from a different oem and from a thread I saw at GH. The quality is inferior to the current ones. Hopefully I am proved wrong though.

SO costar makes the QF? I also heard it was filco, I dont think costar makes theirs though right? I think someone said filco since the packaging is darn near the same as the Filco Ninja Majestouch-2. Onlt thins is that of the boards on costars page they dont match the CF, but I do believe you since your pretty hardcore with the mech boards.

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I would say don't hold your breath. Not to be a hater but imo they are kind of a flop. Well what I saw which was the Pro. They are full layout which is fine. But the real reason everyone loves the QF is that the oem is Costar. So the build quality is very good. The pro seems to be from a different oem and from a thread I saw at GH. The quality is inferior to the current ones. Hopefully I am proved wrong though.

SO costar makes the QF? I also heard it was filco, I dont think costar makes theirs though right? I think someone said filco since the packaging is darn near the same as the Filco Ninja Majestouch-2. Onlt thins is that of the boards on costars page they dont match the CF, but I do believe you since your pretty hardcore with the mech boards.

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TO tell you the truth I don't know exactly how the manufacturing goes. But the filco and QF are pretty much identical. QF has a different pcb because of the detachable cable. But they are pretty much the same.

And I am a mech keyboard noob. I just fell in love biggrin.gif
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TO tell you the truth I don't know exactly how the manufacturing goes. But the filco and QF are pretty much identical. QF has a different pcb because of the detachable cable. But they are pretty much the same.
And I am a mech keyboard noob. I just fell in love biggrin.gif

lol cool, but i think i have some catching up to do thumb.gif
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As for regional selection, we do it based upon selling trends in each region. You have to remember, despite its standard tenkeyless build, we are marketing this towards the gaming sector.
In EU, the market is very accustomed to cherry blacks due to it being the most common switch used in gaming keyboards in the EU region.
For US, we found blue/brown to be the best fit while offering other switch types thru our own store.
When you have one product carrying the same outlook, with only varying switch types, it becomes very confusing to vendors/retailers/etailers to have so many SKU's for essentially the same product in their eyes.
Our higher end models coming soon to the US will all be retail with the more expensive brown switch which we find to be the best gaming switch, tactile feedback, light actuation force, easier on the ear, and lack of double tap issue found in the blue switch.
Hang in there.... our ultimate goal is to be able to support all of these boards with all switch types, but this is a process that does not happen overnight.

So, I understand you will release first the MX Black here in Europe...and, afterwards, you will start introducing other models, right? Then, I'll have to find somebody to proxy me a keyboard from the US or buy one directly from pchome tongue.gif

And yes, I agree with browns being the most "neutral" keyboard...I have a keyboard with them and they are "all-terrain" wink.gif

PS: any estimates about MX Reds or MX Brown for Europe? Sure, I know you don't like to throw dates around as if they were coins (just the quarter will give us a ton of info...because its not the same Q2 than Q3 biggrin.gif )...but on another forum many users are on the waiting game for this keyboards and I believe we need to start looking overseas to get it.
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As for regional selection, we do it based upon selling trends in each region. You have to remember, despite its standard tenkeyless build, we are marketing this towards the gaming sector.
In EU, the market is very accustomed to cherry blacks due to it being the most common switch used in gaming keyboards in the EU region.
For US, we found blue/brown to be the best fit while offering other switch types thru our own store.
When you have one product carrying the same outlook, with only varying switch types, it becomes very confusing to vendors/retailers/etailers to have so many SKU's for essentially the same product in their eyes.
Our higher end models coming soon to the US will all be retail with the more expensive brown switch which we find to be the best gaming switch, tactile feedback, light actuation force, easier on the ear, and lack of double tap issue found in the blue switch.
Hang in there.... our ultimate goal is to be able to support all of these boards with all switch types, but this is a process that does not happen overnight.

So, I understand you will release first the MX Black here in Europe...and, afterwards, you will start introducing other models, right? Then, I'll have to find somebody to proxy me a keyboard from the US or buy one directly from pchome tongue.gif

And yes, I agree with browns being the most "neutral" keyboard...I have a keyboard with them and they are "all-terrain" wink.gif

PS: any estimates about MX Reds or MX Brown for Europe? Sure, I know you don't like to throw dates around as if they were coins (just the quarter will give us a ton of info...because its not the same Q2 than Q3 biggrin.gif )...but on another forum many users are on the waiting game for this keyboards and I believe we need to start looking overseas to get it.

Just import it.
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Haha, I am with you on that. I LOVE the greens.... unfortunately they are a super pricey switch and could prove to a massive shortage issue.

yeah i bet. i ordered almost 200 of them to stock up and switch as many keyboards (well really, just two lol) to greens. closest thing to buckling spring without the fatigue!
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