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Originally Posted by Kip69 View Post
I am having trouble finding the Cherry boards in Taiwan too, places that used to have them are out of stock. Can someone help me find the one with reds for Manyak
sorry to hear

you should try obook. I got a quote from them they will ship a Cherry G80-3494 from China to America by Freight with no insurance for $202.59 US (Paypal)

Cherry G80-3494LYCUS-0 White
  • Polystyrene casing
  • PBT keycaps
  • Laser Etched printing.

Cherry G80-3494LYCUS-2 Black
  • ABS casing
  • POM keycaps
  • Laser Etched printing.

Edited by lmnop - 5/17/10 at 4:09am
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Can you post the obook www addy please
 
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Can you post the obook www addy please
http://www.myobook.net/

they are a export service that ship products from Taobao, Newegg China, Amazon China and a couple other sites.

e-mail obook@yahoo.cn for price inquiry.
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Can someone point me to where you can buy replacement caps for the Model S? I don't need any, I just want to know for future reference.
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I read somewhere that the blank keys in Otaku boards have a surface coating similar to the printed keys, and that the separate blank keyset has just a matte surface.
Does this mean that the blank Otaku keys will also wear out and become ugly & shiny, thus making it better for an aesthete such as myself to buy a printed keyboard + a blank keyset?
You are right that the stock keys that come with the Filco "Otaku" boards will wear out in the same way, but the blank keys available for purchase shouldn't wear out like that because there's no coating, but instead it's just a texture. They almost look like they're sandblasted, but I don't know yet.

Either way, we talked about it a few pages ago in this thread and that's when I learned that the blank keys available for purchase at ElliteKeyboards.com aren't coated.
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The non-coated ones still end up shiny, but they don't look as ugly as the coated ones when they do.
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Can someone point me to where you can buy replacement caps for the Model S? I don't need any, I just want to know for future reference.
I think I read somewhere the Filco keycaps are compatible with the Das but it will be a 'tight' fit. skcheng can put that to the test.

I definitely remember reading someone complaining about their Das Professional F, J keys and Metadot replaced them.

and of course harvesting double shot keycaps from Cherry keyboards.

so you have a couple options.
Edited by lmnop - 5/17/10 at 5:04pm
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I think I read somewhere the Filco keycaps are compatible with the Das but it will be a 'tight' fit. skcheng can put that to the test.

I definitely remember reading someone complaining about their Das Professional F, J keys and Metadot replaced them.

and of course harvesting double shot keycaps from Cherry keyboards.

so you have a couple options.
Hmm, interesting. Mostly the Cherry keyboards part. Basically, if I need to replace any keys, I can just find a Cherry with double-shots and then I have an entire board of keys at my disposable.

Just nice to know in-case of a problematic situation. Thanks!
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Hmm, interesting. Mostly the Cherry keyboards part. Basically, if I need to replace any keys, I can just find a Cherry with double-shots and then I have an entire board of keys at my disposable.

Just nice to know in-case of a problematic situation. Thanks!
they don't even have to be double shot they can be laser etched which are more common on Cherry keyboards. Cherry laser etching process is nice because the lettering has the same texture as the keycap and they use some kind of special ink filling process you can't see any burn marks.

Cherry


Metadot

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they don't even have to be double shot they can be laser etched which are more common on Cherry keyboards. Cherry laser etching process is nice because the lettering has the same texture as the keycap and they use some kind of special ink filling process you can't see any burn marks.
Even better, gives me more options.

Just three days to go.

EDIT: Oh wow. Both of them look pretty nice, but the Cherry definitely looks a bit cleaner.
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