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post #1 of 27
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I've been looking at my options for an MX Cherry Brown keyboard and I've narrowed my selection to this Leopold:
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold,fullsize&pid=fc500rtab

And this Rosewill:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201042&Tpk=rosewill%20brown

And was just looking for opinions between them on which would be the better pick.
post #2 of 27
The Rosewill is a really good product, but I would rather go for the Leopold. I never used a Rosewill so I cannot back it up. The Rosewill logo can also be of an annoyance, but that may not bother you. If you are willing to spend $40 extra, then go for the Filco. Filco's are top notch!
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I'd go for a Filco, but I can't find any reasonable means of getting one shipped to Canada. tongue.gif
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post #5 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by n47;15329514 
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Troll.

From everything I've heard on here, the Rosewill actually has decent construction and is very reasonably priced. Might not be a bad purchase for ya afterall smile.gif
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post #6 of 27
I cannot speak for the Rosewill, but I have also heard that their quality is improving.

However, I do own a Leopold Tenkeyless with cherry browns and the build quality is absolutely superb.
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post #7 of 27
When the Filco Majestouch was still being sold on EliteKeyboards.com, the Rosewill keyboard was discovered to be the exact same board (except for the cable, keycaps, and LEDs).

The keyboard is/was the Costar CST-104. The Costar CST-104 was also used to "house" the internals of the ABS-M1, such as those low quality switches.

I can not say whether or not the CST-104 is still being used, however it most certainly looks like it. I mean when I study the picture of the Rosewill board, it looks perfectly identical to my Filco Majestouch.
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post #8 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;15330557 
When the Filco Majestouch was still being sold on EliteKeyboards.com, the Rosewill keyboard was discovered to be the exact same board (except for the cable, keycaps, and LEDs).

The keyboard is/was the Costar CST-104. The Costar CST-104 was also used to "house" the internals of the ABS-M1, such as those low quality switches.

I can not say whether or not the CST-104 is still being used, however it most certainly looks like it. I mean when I study the picture of the Rosewill board, it looks perfectly identical to my Filco Majestouch.

The only thing similar between the filco and rosewill was the controller(Costar CST-104)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HaiiYaa;15333086 
The only thing similar between the filco and rosewill was the controller(Costar CST-104)

And the switches themselves. tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster;15333104 
And the switches themselves. tongue.gif
...and the body.
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