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My Deck Legend Ice (Tactile) arrived last week. It is heading back to them this week. The keyboard just feels cheap. The cherry clears are "mushy" compared to even my Dell AT101W and are in no way as tactile as my Model M. A huge dissapointment for 189.00 (that is with shipping across Lake Michigan).
Oh fooey, well there goes that bucket.
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My Deck Legend Ice (Tactile) arrived last week. It is heading back to them this week. The keyboard just feels cheap. The cherry clears are "mushy" compared to even my Dell AT101W and are in no way as tactile as my Model M. A huge dissapointment for 189.00 (that is with shipping across Lake Michigan).
Get a Das or Filco!
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post #1613 of 14551
I think I will stick with the Model M. I am, of course, going to steampunk it

I really wish there were an alternate choice for a mechanical keyboard with backlighting.
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Yeah, I was almost sold when I saw the 1 led per key. I'm also not a fan of clicky and when I heard that they came in black switches I was about to hop on that.

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I am sure they are good keyboards, but I am not happy with the feel of the switches nor the fit of the keyboard. The case is pretty much the same as my Model M, just a black sparkly color. I figured for that much money it would be better....more modern, etc.
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Any idea if there's another manufacturer of mechanicals that offer led backlit keyboards?
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post #1617 of 14551
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Originally Posted by Kaankin View Post
OOh hold a tick, my g/f is going to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks, think she can maybe find a board with cherry reds?
I've never actually seen one, but I'm pretty sure that Cherry themselves make a keyboard with them. Maybe you should ask on geekhack.org, someone there might know.

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I just bought the Filco Tactile Click NKRO in Italian Red. Does elitekeyboards give out tracking numbers or not?
I dunno, but check the paypal payment to see if he entered it there, and if not then email him.

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Its amazing! I was wondering if it would be worth the money but after trying it out for a few hours I can happily say id pay double for it if I had to. Once you get used to not bottoming out the keys its so nice and soft to type on, and it is faster to type on too because I'm not bottoming out each key. My fingers just glide across it! Defiantly glad that I got the brown switches, after using them I think the click would be a bit unnecessary for me and perhaps annoying, although I suspect I'd learn to love it lol.

Seriously it should be a law to have this keyboard if you type more than 5 words a day, its great!

Now I'm going to do some of my uni work because that means lots of typing

Welcome to the club! Now you know what all the rage is about

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Any idea if there's another manufacturer of mechanicals that offer led backlit keyboards?
There's the Scorpius M10 BL, but I really doubt you'll be able to find it anywhere. Deck's parent company - TG3 Electronics - also makes backlit keyboards. Here's a list, but not all of them are mechanical. If I remember correctly I think they use Cherry Browns.
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I am sure they are good keyboards, but I am not happy with the feel of the switches nor the fit of the keyboard. The case is pretty much the same as my Model M, just a black sparkly color. I figured for that much money it would be better....more modern, etc.
they are not the same materials. Model M housing is made out of ABS and the Deck Legend housing is made out of polycarbonate aka thermoplastic which doesn't yellow like ABS and is impact resistant (shatter proof) overall it is a stronger and lighter plastic.

and just how advanced can a housing get?

the Deck Legend is one of the highest quality mechanical keyboards from the controller, keycaps, led, switches, soldering, plastics to the warranty.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 2/17/10 at 6:58am
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post #1619 of 14551
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they are not the same materials. Model M housing is made out of ABS and the Deck Legend housing is made out of polycarbonate aka thermoplastic which doesn't yellow like ABS and is impact resistant (shatter proof).

and just how advanced can a housing get?

the Deck Legend is one of the highest quality mechanical keyboards from the controller, keycaps, led, switches, soldering, plastics to the warranty.

Christine
It's not actually the plastics themselves that yellow anyway, it's because of the flame retardant chemicals they add to it. This is a good read.
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It's not actually the plastics themselves that yellow anyway, it's because of the flame retardant chemicals they add to it. This is a good read.
I know that already.

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