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post #11 of 21
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Filco owns the patent for keycap front side printing.
DAS is also much cheaper these days because they no longer use the same vendor which everyone praises on these boards.

WAIT WHAT? O_O;; When did Das switch vendors? Are you saying the new vendor is cheaper and/or worse than the old one? If so...well mark me sad...very sad.

As for the patent, that wouldn't stop Klass1k from getting his from qtan or another ebay vendor would it?
post #12 of 21
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Filco owns the patent for keycap front side printing.
DAS is also much cheaper these days because they no longer use the same vendor which everyone praises on these boards.
Do you have a link to the patent?

Excuse me, what?
Das always has and still uses Costar.
As far as I know, the new one they announced today still does.
Edited by csm725 - 8/9/12 at 11:08am
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Filco owns the patent for keycap front side printing.

DAS is also much cheaper these days because they no longer use the same vendor which everyone praises on these boards.

Fascinating.

FUD or do you have any citations?
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post #14 of 21
I don't know about the Filco patent. But I e-mailed Das and got this reply:
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Thanks for your interest in Das Keyboard. I can't disclose the names of our vendors, but I can say that the new media keyboards are made in China. The Ultimate and Professional for Mac keyboards are made in Taiwan.

If you have any other questions please let me know.

Kind regards,

Das Keyboard Support

So the rumour is true O____O

In short:

Das Professional S - Costar
Das Professional S Silent - Costar
Das Professional S Mac - Costar
Das Media Edition - Unknown China vendor
post #15 of 21
I wouldn't overreact to this.

Where IS my Made in China iPad?
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post #17 of 21
They mentioned on their Facebook page that they don't have the equipment to do front side printing.
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This is funny but I did spot another Chinese mechanical keyboard clone with Bank Gothic font.
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post #19 of 21
hate to necro this thread, but i spent lots of time searching, and figured someone else might be looking as well.
These are the keys i just put on my Das Ultimate. They have front and top print. I was concerned about the transparent black, but I think they look better than the stock keys from my Das.
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post #20 of 21
Dont know if this is still relevant but i managed to find some key-caps that are side printed and backlit

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Mechanical-keyboard-keyboarded-personality-translucidus-keyboarded-abs-black-translucidus-keycaps-104-key-87-key-68/2230037_32682519686.html

enjoy
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