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the keycaps on the Filco are definitely polystyrene. the casing could also be polystyrene or polycarbonate.

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post #3272 of 14564
Going to be giving the 7G some love this weekend. With that said, already missing the Filco.
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post #3273 of 14564
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I just suddenly became curious: regarding the Majestouch boards, what is the material used to make the body/casing?
It's some variant of PC I think.

Quote:
Originally Posted by olli3 View Post
Not sure, but wikipedia says:

That is assuming majestouch boards are made from the same stuff as a regular board, but I'd imagine it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylon...adiene_styrene
"Regular" boards are definitely not made from ABS. ABS is pretty much the strongest plastic used in computer equipment - like on the Model M and Topres. "Regular" keyboard are mostly PVC.
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Hey Manyak, have you seen this http://translate.google.com/translat...&sl=auto&tl=en page which has pictures from different switches and good pictures how they work.
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Hey Manyak, have you seen this http://translate.google.com/translat...&sl=auto&tl=en page which has pictures from different switches and good pictures how they work.
Yup, know all about it
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Hey Manyak, have you seen this http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpark16.wakwak.com %2F~ex4%2Fkb%2Ftech_cherry_mx.htm&sl=auto&tl=en page which has pictures from different switches and good pictures how they work.
Whoa!! I've been looking like this for a long time now, but I didn't know how to ask for it! Thanks to this, I now have a much, much clearer understanding of how the Cherry MX switches work! My favorite part is the Flash animation of the Cherry MX Blue that they included at the end of all of their explaining, pictures, and diagrams:

http://park16.wakwak.com/~ex4/kb/tech/cherry_mx_click.swf

*Right-Click and Select "Play" to start movie.

Plus, I love everything else that is explained. Now if only a web page like this existed that was created in English. But hey, if there is one, then I want to see it. I'd love to see one that's just as good as this one or better! But damn, this page is more than I could ever ask for. I now know everything that I have been wanting to know for at least the past 2 or 3 months.

Awesome. Thank you, Dezeer.
Edited by TwoCables - 4/23/10 at 3:30pm
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post #3277 of 14564
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"Regular" boards are definitely not made from ABS. ABS is pretty much the strongest plastic used in computer equipment - like on the Model M and Topres. "Regular" keyboard are mostly PVC.
my bad, I just assumed that if it said keyboards were abs on wiki that that would mean a bog standard kb. guess not ;p
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I'm having trouble gaming with my Model M Is it just the "learning curve" or is the model M considered to have a very hard switch?
 
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It is fairly stiff at 70g, it takes a little while to get used to it. It isn't really a gaming keyboard, its only advantage is that the actuation and reset points are exactly the same, otherwise it isn't very good for gaming; average rollover, heavy, tactile, loudly clicky, very large. For typing it's still considered one of the best, but it isn't really intended for gaming.
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It is fairly stiff at 70g, it takes a little while to get used to it. It isn't really a gaming keyboard, its only advantage is that the actuation and reset points are exactly the same, otherwise it isn't very good for gaming; average rollover, heavy, tactile, loudly clicky, very large. For typing it's still considered one of the best, but it isn't really intended for gaming.
Aw okay, thanks for the reply.


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