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Originally Posted by nijikon5 View Post
Is it easier to find these boards in China?

If so, that's going to be great news.

My father is visiting China in April ( under sad circumstances, my grandfather is rather ill ). However, I have cousins that can help me acquire a few keyboards and have my father bring them back. Thinking about picking up the US version of the Reds and Browns is they are available in China. BTW, I know Blues aren't popular in Asia, but do they offer them in Blues?
probably. but I noticed some keyboards that you can buy in China are cheaper in Taiwan maybe it's the currency or maybe it's because they are locally manufactured? I assume Cherry has a plant in Taiwan somewhere.

it cost $145-150 to ship a Filco in the US and $165 to Canada? so if he can get the Cherry G80-3494LYCUS shipped to the US for $150-160 it's not that bad... especially when you consider how much POM keycaps cost.

a while back I quoted a post from geekhack, it was a price inquiry to some company that makes keycaps and they were pretty expensive.

oh you guys should get a kick out of this.



it says the keycaps are laser etched...

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 3/30/10 at 10:43am
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post #2742 of 14564
The laser etching is the most appealing thing about the wireless Filco, I think. I like the secure connection of wired, but maybe I'm just outdated in my thinking. Does laser etched imply that they may be thicker as well? I know some people have an issue with what they see as thin, relatively flimsy caps on the Filco.

I have a friend who is going to visit family in Vietnam. I have no idea what/if is available there so far as boards go, but he's gonna check.
    
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post #2743 of 14564
I don't think they have to be thick. can't have full n-key rollover on wireless. this model had a really buggy Bluetooth chip that FCC wouldn't license so it was never sold in the US. a geekhack member in January this year contacted Diatec support and they said a new model is being developed. Datacomp who manufactured the steelseries 7g showcased this model at Computex a couple years back so they were the original manufacturer not Costar, maybe they only manufactured the Bluetooth aspect.

Christine
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post #2744 of 14564
Woot, looks like I'm going to get one or two of those Cherry KBs after all.

Thanks to Christine for the heads-up on them and the info.

Also thanks to kip for offering his services to everyone.
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I may indeed go for one of the reds. I've been in need of a low force keyboard due to hand pain. I have a board with browns on the way, as well as a keytronic (yuk, dome, but I've heard they are acceptable) that allegedly is 35g for the primary keys. we'll see how it goes.
    
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post #2746 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Otterclock View Post
I may indeed go for one of the reds. I've been in need of a low force keyboard due to hand pain. I have a board with browns on the way, as well as a keytronic (yuk, dome, but I've heard they are acceptable) that allegedly is 35g for the primary keys. we'll see how it goes.
in Chao's review he mentioned the Cherry MX Red switches feel lighter than the 35g capacitive switches on the Topre.

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I don't think they have to be thick. can't have full n-key rollover on wireless. this model had a really buggy Bluetooth chip that FCC wouldn't license so it was never sold in the US. a geekhack member in January this year contacted Diatec support and they said a new model is being developed. Datacomp who manufactured the steelseries 7g showcased this model at Computex a couple years back so they were the original manufacturer not Costar, maybe they only manufactured the Bluetooth aspect.

Christine
Do you know if the BT issue was with the dongle or the boards' chip?

My laptop's got BT on it, and it'd be worth it to pick up one of those boards to use with it if it's just an issue with the dongle.
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post #2748 of 14564
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Do you know if the BT issue was with the dongle or the boards' chip?

My laptop's got BT on it, and it'd be worth it to pick up one of those boards to use with it if it's just an issue with the dongle.
I think it was the chip. the new one will probably be out at the end of the year or next.

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post #2749 of 14564
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I think it was the chip. the new one will probably be out at the end of the year or next.

Christine
I am an impatient spud!

But thanks for the info.
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in Chao's review he mentioned the Cherry MX Red switches feel lighter than the 35g capacitive switches on the Topre.
Reds are sounder better and better. Just gotta wait and see if the browns are light enough, which they may be since I'm coming from relatively stiff rubber domes. If I like the browns, I'll go for the best one I can find (the one on its way is a Compaq 11800), preferably a Cherry board, not a filco/das. If I think I can stand to go even lighter and won't miss the slight tactile bump, the Reds.

Thanks again for the info; it really opened up some options I hadn't considered.
    
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