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Poll Results: Which is the best value?

 
  • 16% (6)
    FILCO / $160
  • 29% (11)
    LEOPOLD / $109
  • 32% (12)
    WASD / $120-140
  • 21% (8)
    DAS / $120
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post #31 of 45
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Thanks everyone for their posts! I purchased a WASD Semi-Custom- please check the OP for my justifications against other brands. I would love feedback on my decision and I could always get another !
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post #32 of 45
WASD boards are pretty sweet, if they offered a tenkeyless boards and PBT keycaps I would probably own one.
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post #33 of 45
I also purchased what the OP exactly bought. Semi WASD with browns with No O-ring. Although under comments (when purchasing), I requested for them to include 1 free O-ring so I can know the difference - I just hope they read it and sends me one It will be in my hands by Nov 1 (according to UPS).

BTW, regarding OP's comment on the Newegg's NEWCUSTOMER10 code with the rosewill Blues --- it DOES NOT work. I believe the $20 gift card invalidates the $10 for new customers. I've tried and it didn't work. I believe it works with the rosewill browns though.

BTW, can you buy PBT keycaps and just put it in the WASD keyboard?

Example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PBT-black-en...#ht_2456wt_859

I know it's for tenkeyless but I'm just wondering if it can be done. Or is there any other website you can purchase a set of PBT keycaps?
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post #34 of 45
You can replace WASD's keycaps with PBT keycaps, though it kinda defeats the purpose of their custom keyboards in the first place...

If you want a website try:
http://www.vendio.com/stores/E-sport...ng-equipments/

It's the same guy from the Ebay site, but he has his own store that he uses that sells for a little cheaper.
post #35 of 45
It's all personal preference, but I say the Leopold because they have the red switches available, and clear switches. You can't get that from Filco, and really the build quality for Filco, and Leopold is equal. You even get a detachable cord, which can be channeled. The only thing I don't like about the Leopold is the LED's in the caps themselves. Other than that everything about the Leopold is a better deal. Remember Leopold includes PBT, while FILCO, WASD does not. That is a deal breaker for a lot of keyboard lovers. Good luck!
post #36 of 45
Got my WASD yesterday, LOVE IT!
post #37 of 45
I just received my WASD keyboard and so far I'm very impressed.

My only big problem is it does NOT work with my cheap KVM switch.

Are mechanical keyboards not compatible with kvm switches?

EDIT: I think its solved now but its kinda weird. I tried plugging in the WASD keyboard to the mouse port of the kvm switch and it worked. For some reason, the keyboard wants to be plugged to the mouse port instead of the keyboard port. lol.
Edited by keplenk - 11/2/11 at 10:53am
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post #38 of 45
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Quote:
I just received my WASD keyboard and so far I'm very impressed.

My only big problem is it does NOT work with my cheap KVM switch.

Are mechanical keyboards not compatible with kvm switches?

EDIT: I think its solved now but its kinda weird. I tried plugging in the WASD keyboard to the mouse port of the kvm switch and it worked. For some reason, the keyboard wants to be plugged to the mouse port instead of the keyboard port. lol.
That's weird! Although if I'm not mistaken, both of the ports should be the same.

You got Browns right? Did you get one switch with an O-ring? How does it feel? My board should be here today (took 6 days because of the weekend) and I can't wait to try it out when I get home!
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post #39 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarK_MischieF;15545639 
That's weird! Although if I'm not mistaken, both of the ports should be the same.

You got Browns right? Did you get one switch with an O-ring? How does it feel? My board should be here today (took 6 days because of the weekend) and I can't wait to try it out when I get home!

Yes I did get the browns without the O-rings ($120). However, I requested on the "comments" when buying that if they could include 1 O-ring as free sample. Actually they did -- they included 4!

IMHO, I like it withOUT the O-rings. I like the sound of bottoming out. If I put an O-ring, it feels like an ordinary keyboard because the sound of bottoming out is almost non existent.

Again, that is just my opinion and I've used the keyboard for less than 24 hours. I will give an update if I like it with the Orings.
Edited by keplenk - 11/2/11 at 12:18pm
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post #40 of 45
Just an update:

Is it normal that some of the keys are already fading?

I've got C, V, M, the "L" on the left Ctrl, and A of left alt already faded. I've owned it in less than 1 week. I just play starcraft for 2 hours a day. Other than that, I only use the mouse most of the time - or am using my HP touchpad.

Do you think WASD will replace this?

I was hoping that it would last a few months before it fades. I was also expecting that "A", and the number 1,2,3 keys would first fade since I use it a lot for Starcraft 2.
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