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Originally Posted by HoppyBlaster View Post
So, should I head over to elitekeyboards and chalk my experience up to really bad luck, or should I drop my $$$ for a Deck, Das, an Overclocks line or someone else?

Thanks folks.
Between the OCN Ducky DK9008 or DK1008 (since those are the full sized boards), Das, & Leopold FC500R's (EK's Fullsized leopold boards); you should just look at will cost you the least and what you like the best (in terms of looks.)

The Deck is also a good option, but it will be considerably more and only really give you backlighting.
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I´m a bit lost in all the mechanical boards available. Can you recommend a borad with clears (or browns). Some features I would like to have:
- tenkeyless (not a killer feature)
- backlight
- clears or browns
- no glossysurfaces
- good build quality
- and i f possible a german layout)

Thank you!

Bestwishes Swoti
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Between the OCN Ducky DK9008 or DK1008 (since those are the full sized boards), Das, & Leopold FC500R's (EK's Fullsized leopold boards); you should just look at will cost you the least and what you like the best (in terms of looks.)

The Deck is also a good option, but it will be considerably more and only really give you backlighting.

Thanks for your quick reply, TT.

So, you think my Filco situation is a fluke, and it's OK to purchase elitekeyboards' products again? I'd really like to get a bullet-proof board before dropping another $150.
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post #12904 of 14551
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Originally Posted by swoti View Post
I´m a bit lost in all the mechanical boards available. Can you recommend a borad with clears (or browns). Some features I would like to have:
- tenkeyless (not a killer feature)
- backlight
- clears or browns
- no glossysurfaces
- good build quality
- and i f possible a german layout)

Thank you!

Bestwishes Swoti
The only small form factor backlit board is the Deck 82. Though, KBC has one due to come out also.
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post #12905 of 14551
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Originally Posted by swoti View Post
I´m a bit lost in all the mechanical boards available. Can you recommend a borad with clears (or browns). Some features I would like to have:
- tenkeyless (not a killer feature)
- backlight
- clears or browns
- no glossysurfaces
- good build quality
- and i f possible a german layout)

Thank you!

Bestwishes Swoti
There will be a KBTalking Pure that's a backlit tenkeyless. As well as a backlit Ducky tenkeyless.

On the other hand; the only other options available right now are the Razer Black Widow Ultimate Stealth or the X-Armor U9BL-S

The DK9008-S Shine should be available at the end of the month, and in browns as well.

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Originally Posted by HoppyBlaster View Post
Thanks for your quick reply, TT.

So, you think my Filco situation is a fluke, and it's OK to purchase elitekeyboards' products again? I'd really like to get a bullet-proof board before dropping another $150.
I've got two Filco's and two Leopold's from them (Full sized & tenkeyless on both accounts.)
As well as numerous other Mechanical boards from various companies; I would definitely chalk it up to a fluke.
Edited by Tator Tot - 10/23/11 at 1:09pm
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Grrr. The backlit version of the Poker is in no way related to the Poker. It's the KBTalking Pure or something of the sort. One is Taiwanese, one Chinese.
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Grrr. The backlit version of the Poker is in no way related to the Poker. It's the KBTalking Pure or something of the sort. One is Taiwanese, one Chinese.
Vortex (run by KBC) is who designed the Poker and they are also who is designing this small form factor backlit keyboard.
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The backlit tenkeyless ducky is available to the end of the month? With clears?
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The backlit tenkeyless ducky is available to the end of the month? With clears?
No, the Shine is a full sized board, and should be available at the end of the month in browns at least. Clears most likely.
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post #12910 of 14551
@HoppyBlaster
Before you go buying a new board, have you tried greasing the stems? I think silicon grease is the recommended type but someone here can tell you.

Next try to dampen the stems. I recommend the dental band method first but if you can't get them the non-stick pad method could help. I silenced mine with non-stick pads and hit helped with the sound but use a thin one or you lose the good feel of the board.

Let us know how that goes.
 
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