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Hey Carter, can you comment on the OEM and stabilizers of the TK?
Also, you said in another thread that CM will not be using iOne again, but that the quickfire pro was still a good keyboard. What aspect do you not like about the iOne. I am just trying to figure this all out because I have narrowed my search for a mech keyboard down to the quickfire, qf pro, or quickfire tk. Thanks.

The OEM of TK is not one ever mentioned in Mechanical Keyboard market. Its quite funny as they have done several popular boards and manufacture one of the biggest hyped releases recently.

Moving away from that, iOne was actually not an awful manufacturer for us. The Pro unfortunately caught a bad wrap because we went with a snap method on the USB connector which required quite a bit of force to plug in.... In certain regions (Everywhere except North America) this was considered a really nice and secure fit/feature. The market here, was unable to plug in the keyboard properly and thus we had a "DOA" failure rate which was astronomical & deadly to the boards lifespan. In actuality the boards were perfectly fine.....

Also, iOne is really an automatic "NO" in the keyboard forums/dwellings we frequent and market to. We are constantly gathering feedback from our user base and make changes based on wants/suggestions (Hence the change in QF Rapid Branding), we decided it was no longer smart to work with a vendor which was not respected by the community we try to please.

As for all the boards you listed, it comes down to what feature set / form factor you want...

Personally, I use a Rapid & Trigger depending on where I am. (Home or office)
post #62 of 329
Interesting choice, Carter. smile.gif

And I'll agree with your general analysis of the situation. Besides, don't you find it a lot funnier to read how company "x" is "better" than company "y" without any kind of logic? ^^

Razer sure comes to mind a lot when discussing such. Even how things get relatively twisted and passed around with little to no truth. Hence why I avoid discussing OEMs.
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The OEM of TK is not one ever mentioned in Mechanical Keyboard market. Its quite funny as they have done several popular boards and manufacture one of the biggest hyped releases recently.
Moving away from that, iOne was actually not an awful manufacturer for us. The Pro unfortunately caught a bad wrap because we went with a snap method on the USB connector which required quite a bit of force to plug in.... In certain regions (Everywhere except North America) this was considered a really nice and secure fit/feature. The market here, was unable to plug in the keyboard properly and thus we had a "DOA" failure rate which was astronomical & deadly to the boards lifespan. In actuality the boards were perfectly fine.....
Also, iOne is really an automatic "NO" in the keyboard forums/dwellings we frequent and market to. We are constantly gathering feedback from our user base and make changes based on wants/suggestions (Hence the change in QF Rapid Branding), we decided it was no longer smart to work with a vendor which was not respected by the community we try to please.
As for all the boards you listed, it comes down to what feature set / form factor you want...
Personally, I use a Rapid & Trigger depending on where I am. (Home or office)

Thanks for the honest response. I really want the new TK but the browns wont be around til january and my keyboard is dying on me. One last question about the Pro; even though its made by iOne does it still use costar stabilizers?
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The Pro unfortunately caught a bad wrap because we went with a snap method on the USB connector which required quite a bit of force to plug in.... In certain regions (Everywhere except North America) this was considered a really nice and secure fit/feature. The market here, was unable to plug in the keyboard properly and thus we had a "DOA" failure rate which was astronomical & deadly to the boards lifespan.

Thanks for the post. I found the text highlighted above very entertaining. Why am I not surprised? smile.gif
     
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The OEM of TK is not one ever mentioned in Mechanical Keyboard market. Its quite funny as they have done several popular boards and manufacture one of the biggest hyped releases recently.

Are you going to tell us the name of this OEM? As a potential customer, I don't find this sort of evasive PR speak very reassuring.
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The OEM of TK is not one ever mentioned in Mechanical Keyboard market. Its quite funny as they have done several popular boards and manufacture one of the biggest hyped releases recently.

Are you going to tell us the name of this OEM? As a potential customer, I don't find this sort of evasive PR speak very reassuring.

As a potential customer you disprove the notion, "the Customer Is Always Right".

Too much is made of what Chinese/Taiwanese factory makes the keyboard.

Go take it to the Mice Subforum and start asking the vendors there.

Or go to Geekhack, they love to act like self entitled middle schoolers.
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As a potential customer you disprove the notion, "the Customer Is Always Right".
Too much is made of what Chinese/Taiwanese factory makes the keyboard.
Go take it to the Mice Subforum and start asking the vendors there.
Or go to Geekhack, they love to act like self entitled middle schoolers.

The public relations represenative for CM dodged the question about the OEM. I simply called him on it.

I'm pretty psyched for the TK, but if I can't get straight answers from CM that is going to factor into my purchasing decision. I would have respected Carter more if he was upfront and said "sorry, we can't reveal our OEM at this time", but he chose instead a sophistical approach.

Ripster, I admire your passion and dedication within this community, but you're way out of line here.
post #68 of 329
Nope. YOU are.

Most manufacturers don't talk about their OEMs, the plants they manufacture in, and their shoe size and you are the one making a big deal of something in the end that matters less than the final quality of the product.

If CMCarter doesn't want to tell it you should respect that and not get all huffy.
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