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Originally Posted by mightydre View Post
Thank you for the replies W4LNUT5 and Christine.

I was looking at the Filco Otaku models to avoid the worn/shiny keycap problems. The only place I know of to get these is from EliteKeyboards and that'd end up around $140-$150 after shipping/tax for me. It looks like clownfart has the exact Filco I'm interested in.

SidewinderComputers appears to have the cheapest price for the standard Das in the US. I'm not sure about their return policies though--compared to buying direct--and they don't carry the Silent version with the cherry brown switches. The Ultimate Model S Silent direct from the Das store is $135 shipped.

I think you misunderstood me about the USB problems Christine. I'm not sure getting a USB hub would solve the problems I read about:

http://www.amazon.com/review/RYQHYP8...cm_cr_rdp_perm
http://www.amazon.com/review/R29QHFM...cm_cr_rdp_perm
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2XV0A7...cm_cr_rdp_perm

Perhaps these problems are specific to the Das model sold by Amazon. So no one with a Model S has any of these issues ?

Also, how many usb ports does the Das Model S use ? I've read some reviews that said 1 while others said 2 (one for the kb and one for the hub).
all those reviews are for the Das Professional not the Das Model S Professional.

regarding the Das Model S. 1 USB cable powers the keyboard, 1 USB cable powers the USB Hub. the USB Hub is optional.

they probably solved most USB issues the Das Professional had by powering the USB Hub on a separate USB cable.

SidewinderComputers has a 30 day return policy with a restocking fee.
Edited by lmnop - 4/29/10 at 10:16am
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post #3382 of 14566
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Originally Posted by mightydre View Post
Thank you for the replies W4LNUT5 and Christine.

I was looking at the Filco Otaku models to avoid the worn/shiny keycap problems. The only place I know of to get these is from EliteKeyboards and that'd end up around $140-$150 after shipping/tax for me. It looks like clownfart has the exact Filco I'm interested in.
I think that even the Otaku keys can get shiny because they look like they have the same coating. I mean, it's this sprayed-on coating that wears off.
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Originally Posted by mightydre View Post
SidewinderComputers appears to have the cheapest price for the standard Das in the US. I'm not sure about their return policies though--compared to buying direct--and they don't carry the Silent version with the cherry brown switches. The Ultimate Model S Silent direct from the Das store is $135 shipped.

I think you misunderstood me about the USB problems Christine. I'm not sure getting a USB hub would solve the problems I read about:

http://www.amazon.com/review/RYQHYP8...cm_cr_rdp_perm
http://www.amazon.com/review/R29QHFM...cm_cr_rdp_perm
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2XV0A7...cm_cr_rdp_perm

Perhaps these problems are specific to the Das model sold by Amazon. So no one with a Model S has any of these issues ?

Also, how many usb ports does the Das Model S use ? I've read some reviews that said 1 while others said 2 (one for the kb and one for the hub).
The Das can actually require absolutely zero USB ports since there is an included USB to PS/2 adapter to get full NKRO, and also since the USB hub doesn't need to be plugged in (it's optional, of course). But this keyboard requires a maximum of two USB ports: one for the keyboard and one for the USB hub. However, I recommend using the included USB to PS/2 adapter just so that there are absolutely no key rollover limitations.
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I think that even the Otaku keys can get shiny because they look like they have the same coating. I mean, it's this sprayed-on coating that wears off.
The blank keys aren't coated, and have a rougher texture.


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post #3384 of 14566
I love the texture of the blank keys personally.
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When I pick up a small mech keyboard, I'll probably get it with blank caps.

I really want a small one like the HHKB, but I'm not up for spending that kinda dough until I get a job here (Graduating in like 2 weeks)
    
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So then the blank Filco keys should look new longer?
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So then the blank Filco keys should look new longer?
They do for me.
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idk guys, my blank FILCO keys are pretty smooth...
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The blank keys that come with Otaku boards do have the coating. The blank keys you buy as a replacement set don't.
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Thanks for all the feedback. I've decided to go with an 87 key Filco. Unfortunately, the Otaku version was out of stock, so I got the regular printed version. I can always replace the keycaps years later when the originals get worn.
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