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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Emmuh;15555137 
Leopold - I have a Leopold, my friend had a Das ultimate, but just switched to a Leopold and says he cant go back to his Das. The Das has a glossy finish, which looks really good as long as you clean it from finger prints every hour or so... The Leopold has superb build quality, the fact that it is refered to as the "poor mans filco" is kinda funny imo as the same person who designed the Filco, also designed the Leopold so really the Leopold is kinda Filco 2.0 in a sense. If you post this question over on GeekHack they'll prob tell you Leopold as well, as a lot of people over there dont like the build quality of the Das or the glossy finish.

Leopold Pros:
-Superior Build Quality
-The cable is detachable
-There is a slit that runs along the bottom that is used for routing the cable to the left or right of the keyboard
-Non-Glossy Finish
-Comes in tenkeyless (if you're into that)
-Cheaper
-Full NKRO with p2
Das Pros:
-It has USB Ports
-Full NKRO with p2
-When you tell your friends how much your keyboard cost you can brag and say 150 instead of 110...
-Glossy finish can be used as a poor mans mirror for your GF when she puts her make up on


Haha I like that, You make some good Points.

You and 'Kick' I think have Convinced me tongue.gif Well done and Thank you =D
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Enjoy the leopold!
    
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post #13 of 20
I have both a filco m2 ninja TKL and a leopold TKL and tbh they are almost the same exact build quality. I would probably prefer the filco, but if your looking to save 50 bucks, its just about the same exact thing. Both feel like they are built very well.

I had a glossy keyboard once... never again.
    
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Das's are not fingerprint magnets....unless you don't touch the glossy parts and dust it regularly. Mine looks just as good as the day I bought it smile.gif
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Im also not sure if it will be better than my Current board The Model M, This thing is damn old But i have come to like it some =(
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post #16 of 20
Why not just get a Unicomp Spacesaver and upgrade to USB?
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Not really all that different: details here.
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post #17 of 20
Not sure the Model M is the greatest shift to a MX Brown switch. I'm just going to state that people are overstating the Das' fingerprint magnetism and board quality difference is really not that different between the two, so I don't get where people are saying that one is better than the other.

I disclaim that I currently have a Das with different keycaps now and just got my neighbor to get a Leopold. If both are being bought at retail price, I don't think that the 2 USB ports and nicer "Num Lock/Caps Lock etc" lights are worth a $30+ premium. The only reason I picked a Das over the Leopold was that Das provides a student discount that makes it similarly priced to the Leopold, which is when Das might provide more value.
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Not sure the Model M is the greatest shift to a MX Brown switch.

Why is that?
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post #19 of 20
I'm guessing he said that because the switches have a completely different feel and weight.
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Some people struggle with that big a transition.
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