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Originally Posted by 98uk;14109103 
KeyboardCo. Check my post in the KB section!

I checked that site. I dont want to spend $35 on 5 keys, thanks for the link though.

Anyone else know of any e-tailers in the USA that sells red keycaps for Filco?
post #12402 of 14566
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Originally Posted by ChoboGuy;14112427 
When a brand is discontinued due to "the number of manufacturing problems with soldering connections", I would say that's pretty bad.

The blackwidow is also manufactured by iOne, but it's internals share virtually no similarities with the XArmors (even the PCB is different). I do not think that the Zibal is going to be the same as the XArmor.

X-Armor never announced why they closed the door; though the main reason is most likely due to cost competition. If multiple partners are gonna sell the same product as you; it's hard to compete (price wise) in the consumer market unless you have an established name.

The Zibal is definitely just another U9BL based board. MX-Black Switches, Moinix branding, and Green backlighting are the only difference.
IF the price is right, that won't be a problem though.

On the other hand, as with any OEM work, a company can cheap out and request less QC and Process Review to get a product out quicker and for less money. Or they can pay for more QC and Process review to get out a better built product.

X-Armor, Moinix, Qpad, Tessoro, & Owltech all sell boards based on the U9BL design. That's not a bad thing (a good thing for the OEM, iOne.) In the consumer's eyes, it's actually a okay-ish move. We get more mech products on the market from bigger companies to hopefully drive prices down but at the same time, we get less market diversity.
Catch 22 there.
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Originally Posted by spacegoast;14113803 
I checked that site. I dont want to spend $35 on 5 keys, thanks for the link though.

Anyone else know of any e-tailers in the USA that sells red keycaps for Filco?

Front page at the bottom of the guide:
The AliXpress keycaps are slightly different compared to PLU/PLUM/Ducky/DAS/Filco keycaps. They fit perfect though.
The 37 Keys are for your letters and numbers. Shipping is usually pretty quick as well.
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How good is Das Keyboard's customer service?

Am I expected to pay the shipping if I want to return something? Or are they like Newegg and they pay the shipping?
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Originally Posted by Idra;14117062 
How good is Das Keyboard's customer service?

Am I expected to pay the shipping if I want to return something? Or are they like Newegg and they pay the shipping?
You'll have to pay, that's almost standard for anyone.

It's good though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChoboGuy;14112427 
When a brand is discontinued due to "the number of manufacturing problems with soldering connections", I would say that's pretty bad.

The blackwidow is also manufactured by iOne, but it's internals share virtually no similarities with the XArmors (even the PCB is different). I do not think that the Zibal is going to be the same as the XArmor.

There's no proof that iOne is the OEM for Razer, just speculation.
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What is a panic button?
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See my KBC Poker review, it's simply a red key with the word Panic printed on it:
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So its just a simple key cap to to replace the ESC one?
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post #12409 of 14566
Or any keycap, I chose the Esc.
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post #12410 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725;14117876 
See my KBC Poker review, it's simply a red key with the word Panic printed on it:
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img4137y.jpg

That's awesome! biggrin.gif not to be a copycat, but yeah, im so getting that tongue.gif
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