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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post

Just get the XT then, it's Costar OEM which means you can replace keycaps on it easier and so is the Rapid as well.

TK and PRO is made by different OEM, it's basically on if you're set on Brown switches, the XT is your only option really.


Yea.... USA gets 15-28 day shipping, which is bearable, but any other country is shafted with 60 days. Whole bloody month!


However in my case processing only took 1 day, they're in the process of shipping it now. No idea why they say 10 days, it depends on user-to-user basis.

edit: the pro is made by iOne, while the TK is apparently made by the same oem as the ducky tenkeyless boards
Edited by Spade616 - 2/15/14 at 1:25am
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post #12 of 17
Sounds to me like you want clears.

Ergo clears or jailhouse blues really, but those are non-standard so you would have to modify a board if you wanted to go that route. Standard clears are, well, standard-er wink.gif
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post #13 of 17
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How do you modify a board to get "jailhouse blues"? Because clears are almost impossible to get in South africa. Not sure I'll have the guts to modify my first mechanical keyboard, but just out of interest's sake tongue.gif.

EDIT: Ok I googled it, and I don't think I will be "jailhousing my blues tongue.gif
Edited by Razor88 - 2/15/14 at 1:56am
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Is Costar that much better than other OEM's? Oh theres the Logitech G710+ as well, but it's slightly higher than I would like to pay. And theres the Stealth versions of the CoolerMasters.

Their build quality is usually top notch, however, it depends if you prefer Costar stabilisers to Cherry stabilisers. Cherry stabilsers are a tiny bit more "mushy" but much more quiet, Costar's are the opposite- feel more mechanical, however, you can get a "pinging" sound from them, which can usually be solved with a bit of grease and they can also make a rattle noise.

Cherry stabilsers

Costar stabilisers
Edited by VindalooJim - 2/15/14 at 2:21am
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Thanks for the replies guys smile.gif. But nobody answered my second question? Are MX browns much different to rubber domes?
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Thanks for the replies guys smile.gif. But nobody answered my second question? Are MX browns much different to rubber domes?

From WAD Keyboards: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/mechanical-keyboard-guide

A typical keyboard uses rubber dome technology which is similar to that used in your TV remote. They generally don't have much tactile feedback and feel mushy. The lifespan is much shorter since the rubber dome keyboard can wear out much faster than a quality mechanical switch keyboard. Rubber dome switches are often the culprit of "mushy" feeling keyboards.

Short answer yes.
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Thanks for the replies guys smile.gif. But nobody answered my second question? Are MX browns much different to rubber domes?

Much, much different. The difference is night and day with the tactile bump.

All Mechanical key switches, even the ones without tactile feedback such as reds and blacks feel vastly superior to rubber dome membrane keys.
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