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was browsing for hdmi cables and came across this didnt see it posted and my 10 year old dell wireless keyboad might have just found its replacement.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10809&cs_id=1080906&p_id=9181&seq=1&format=1#largeimage

Features:

Uses Cherry Red MX switches
Gold plated switch contacts
Switches rated for over 50 million keystrokes
2 mm keyswitch actuation distance, 4 mm full throw distance
Requires only 45 grams actuation force
Red LED backlighting for each key
Includes 2-port USB 2.0 hub
Convenient connections for headset and mic
Supports 5 sets of 50 macros each
Cylindrical shaped keytops
Soft-touch rubberized surface
Includes attachable wrist rest
Includes media key functions for controlling playback of multimedia content

there is also a non back lit model with black switches
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10809&cs_id=1080906&p_id=9180&seq=1&format=2&cpncd=EPICWIN2

Features:

Uses Cherry MX Black switches
Gold plated switch contacts
Switches rated for over 50 million keystrokes
2 mm keyswitch actuation distance, 4 mm full throw distance
Requires 60 grams actuation force
Blue LED lighting for the keylock indicators
Includes 2-port USB 2.0 hub
Convenient connections for headset and mic
Cylindrical shaped keytops
Soft-touch rubberized surface
Includes attachable wrist rest
Includes media key functions for controlling playback of multimedia content
 
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post #2 of 9
qpad/x armor clone


some people have had issues with them. and at that price i wouldn't waste my money on it.
post #3 of 9
Far from a rebrand. Not only is the Xarmer U9BL discontinued here is a comprehensive breakdown. Good luck getting all these features at the same price! Ill keep my fingers crossed and hope they go back on sale for 97 bucks.
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Qtronix/Xarmor/iOne Qpad Mk-85 clone to be precise.

http://www.corporate.qpad.se/modules/news/index.php?storytopic=11
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post #5 of 9
If you look at the post directly above you it explains it's not an Xarmor clone. All they did was outsource the enclosure. From someone who owns the Monoprice backlit keyboard I can tell you it's a great product. And it's far superior than the Xarmor ones. Not to mention the QPad MK-85 will cost you about $50 more because it's coming from Sweden.
post #6 of 9
Ok, so it really seems, that Monoprice > Xarmor.
Question is, if Monoprice > Qpad, or Monoprice = Qpad. Anyway, it's cheaper.
Also question is, if Maxkeyboard's Nighthawk > Monoprice
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how is the monoprice 64KRO? usb should be limited to 6KRO. ps/n is where you get NKRO. can anyone with the monoprice one test it out?
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by brute maniac View Post

how is the monoprice 64KRO? usb should be limited to 6KRO. ps/n is where you get NKRO. can anyone with the monoprice one test it out?

There are a few mechanicals with NKRO over USB now. 64 KRO could very well be possible.
post #9 of 9
Well...after 10 it is fairly moot unless you type with your toes as well as your hands.

It is NKRO surprisingly enough. I'd add to the NKRO wiki that it is but am precluded from doing so due to GH "technical errors". I should really post my copy somewhere more accessible.

http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?29596-Ripster-s-N-key-Rollover-Guide
Edited by ripster - 6/28/12 at 4:16pm
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