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Deck rolls royce? For real? I haven't heard that much. They don't seem very popular from what I can tell. Plus the font is butt ugly if you ask me. But you didn't biggrin.gif

I'm still fairly new to mech keyboards as well and all I've heard about Decks are their superior build quality ("built like tanks"). The Deck 82 was actually the first keyboard that piqued my interest at mech keyboards, but I agree that the font is certainly ugly.

Waiting on my KBT Race to come in, but it's still in Beijing. frown.gif I'm hoping to get it next week and I'll be sure to take pictures or even make a video of it. I also bought 40A rubber o-rings for it, so I'm hoping it's not as loud. It's gonna be nice to finally upgrade from my almost 3 year old Lycosa. I give my thanks to HWI for pointing me to the right direction for my first mechanical keyboard. biggrin.gif
    
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Deck rolls royce? For real? I haven't heard that much. They don't seem very popular from what I can tell. Plus the font is butt ugly if you ask me. But you didn't biggrin.gif

I'm still fairly new to mech keyboards as well and all I've heard about Decks are their superior build quality ("built like tanks"). The Deck 82 was actually the first keyboard that piqued my interest at mech keyboards, but I agree that the font is certainly ugly.

Waiting on my KBT Race to come in, but it's still in Beijing. frown.gif I'm hoping to get it next week and I'll be sure to take pictures or even make a video of it. I also bought 40A rubber o-rings for it, so I'm hoping it's not as loud. It's gonna be nice to finally upgrade from my almost 3 year old Lycosa. I give my thanks to HWI for pointing me to the right direction for my first mechanical keyboard. biggrin.gif

Oh congrats on that. Later on when those become more available I may pick one up. Never had a backlit board before. Did you do the group buy at deskthority?

As far as the Deck I honestly don't know much about them. I don't see too many owners of them. But thats probably more because of the looks.
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Oh congrats on that. Later on when those become more available I may pick one up. Never had a backlit board before. Did you do the group buy at deskthority?
As far as the Deck I honestly don't know much about them. I don't see too many owners of them. But thats probably more because of the looks.

I wanted to get in on the group buy for Deskthority, but it already ended by the time I saw they were also selling other backlighting colors. I ended up getting it from an individual seller from China for $110 + $28shipping so it's not a bad deal and at least I got the white LED version. I'm not a big fan of the red PCB underneath the keys, but that's just a minor thing. I'll be glad to answer any questions you have about it once I get it.
    
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Ah I see. I'm also waiting to see how the pure turns out.
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Ah I see. I'm also waiting to see how the pure turns out.

It looks interesting and clean, but it's too small for my needs.
    
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Ah I see. I'm also waiting to see how the pure turns out.

It looks interesting and clean, but it's too small for my needs.

Oh is it even smaller then the poker? I didn't know that.
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Oh is it even smaller then the poker? I didn't know that.

I think they are the same size or similar at least. I need more keys though, I can't imagine playing games without the F1-F12 keys or some of the other function keys as some RPG games tend to use those. I would miss refreshing with F5 or renaming with F2. wink.gif

The Poker/Pure are about 60% of a normal keyboard while the Race is 75% (according to their other names).
    
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Oh is it even smaller then the poker? I didn't know that.

I think they are the same size or similar at least. I need more keys though, I can't imagine playing games without the F1-F12 keys or some of the other function keys as some RPG games tend to use those. I would miss refreshing with F5 or renaming with F2. wink.gif

The Poker/Pure are about 60% of a normal keyboard while the Race is 75% (according to their other names).

Ah I see I didn't realize they race had the F keys. I personally never use them and think it kind of looks off on a mini keyboard. F for rename ha I never knew that thanks. Learn something everyday.
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Hey I was wondering where would someone pick up a poker/race other than the geekhack.org?? I for some reason can not create a account over there.
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There is qtan from Ebay/geekhack but you can try taobao though you'll need to use google translater or something. My gf says the individual Sellers/agents are really quick and friendly, though that is for clothes, not sure about tech stuff there.

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